Lindsey Bertrand (née Pinto) is a communications professional specializing in public engagement in complex issues. She is particularly drawn to projects that aim to create meaningful structural change, and believes strongly that open discourse and access to information are crucial for Individuals and communities.
Lindsey currently works as the Communication & Digital Engagement Specialist for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' BC Office (CCPA–BC), and serves on the board of the BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA).
She also researches, writes, and speaks about democratic communication issues including Internet openness, media concentration, the digital divide, media literacy, privacy, access to information, consultation and moderation models, and diversity of voices in media—and has worked with organizations with such foci, including the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association (BC FIPA) and OpenMedia.
Lindsey earned her MA from the School of Communication and Culture at Royal Roads University. Her Master's thesis is entitled “Fear promotes the status quo”: Surveillance discourses and environmental activism in Canada. Lindsey also holds a BA in Communication from Simon Fraser University, and has a Certificate in Advanced Project Management from Langara College.
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In her spare time Lindsey enjoys fiction, bicycling, and, of course, exploring the Internet.
She lives in Vancouver with her husband, Nathan, and their cat, Archer the Dovah Cat.
Photo credit: Terra Poirier, 2016.