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Applications Now Open for Curious Public Uplift

Helping Greater Toronto and Vancouver Non-Profits and NGOs Tell Their Stories – at No Cost to Them

Toronto, Ontario, July 20th, 2022 – Curious Public, a firm specializing in communication strategy, narrative development, issues management and media training, today announced that it is accepting applications for its annual Uplift program, which selects one Greater Toronto or Vancouver-based non-profit or NGO to receive communication services and insights – at no cost to them. 

Curious Public Uplift offers the selected non-profit or NGO hands-on narrative creation help – the equivalent of three months of agency work. The Uplift recipient will also get an expert walk-through on how to harness the new narrative to refresh their communications materials and will also receive five pieces of content of their choice (blog posts, op-eds, speeches, web pages etc.).

“There are a lot of great organizations out there doing great work – and they have really great stories to tell,” says Curious Public President Lloyd Rang. “The challenge is that sometimes they’re not heard due to lack of resources, people, or funds to tell their story, and we think that’s a real shame. So, we try to lift people up to the mic through Uplift. The idea is to help organizations get a share of voice out in the community so they can be heard, which is important when fundraising, looking for new people and trying to make an impact on the community.”

“We are so grateful to have been chosen as the Curious Public Uplift client for 2021,” says Lynda Kosowan of the Scarborough Women’s Centre. “They listened carefully, consulted with various members of our team, and came up with a wonderful narrative on our messaging. Curious Public also provided very detailed recommendations to help us achieve our communication goals, which we will be implementing in the next several months.”  

Past Uplift recipients include Learning for a Sustainable Future, the Scarborough Women’s Centre and the Urban Alliance on Race Relations.

“In a world where a lot of people try to do well,” says Rang, “we think it’s essential to do a bit of good. So, Uplift is here to help an organization doing really good work today thrive in the future.”

Applying for Uplift is straightforward and takes little time. Interested organizations can find application forms and program details at The deadline for Uplift submissions is Friday, September 9th.