Siobhan Kukolic is a storyteller at heart. She writes to inspire the belief that we have all we need to be the change we wish to see. She is currently working on publishing a book about helping people find their passion.
She started her career as a copywriter working on campaigns for organizations including Esso, Mead Johnson, Grand & Toy, Labatt, and S.C. Johnson. While raising her kids, she volunteered as co-chair of her school council for seven years, helped get eight 20-foot maples donated for an eco-classroom and co-ordinated the building of a school Peace Garden with 115 donated trees and shrubs for Earth Day.
She co-founded a not-for-profit movement called Blueberry Shark, named after a healthy fruit and the only animal that doesn't get cancer, with a mission to create the healthiest kids in the world.
By providing a voice for those who didn't have one, she rallied enough media attention to help crowd-fund $105,000 in two weeks to pay for an unfunded drug for a mom-of-two dying of Stage 4 brain cancer. She also used media attention to nudge the government to change drug coverage policy right before an election and get a $360,000 a year drug covered for a 12-year-old Cystic Fibrosis patient.
Her letters to the editor are frequently published in the National Post and she has represented her neighbourhood by making deputations at City Council and the School Board.
She spends her time blogging and juggling the schedules of her three kids as they follow their dreams in competitive Irish dance and ice hockey. www.siobhankukolic.com