Grant and Partnership Development Associate
A highly dedicated and bilingual professional, Michelle specializes in writing and designing complex requests for funding – primarily grant applications and responses to Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for municipal, provincial, and federal government opportunities. She works closely with clients to interpret government language and develop creative application responses that target key funder priorities. Michelle has advised a wide range of clients, including not-for-profits and charitable organizations, on available funding opportunities / best practices for doing business with all levels of government.
An educated, focused, and trusted professional, Michelle has a Master of Arts in Canadian History, specializing in Women’s Studies, from the University of Ottawa. She has Secret Clearance from Public Services and Procurement Canada, and is a member of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals. Michelle’s expertise includes advising on procurement (tender) opportunities, developing bid response templates, and developing policies and processes for bid responses and funding requests. Clients appreciate her exceptional skills in writing and conducting quality assurance, as well as her expertise in communicating and developing relationships with government stakeholders.
With over 15 years of industry experience, and a respected reputation for being obsessively detail-oriented, Michelle applies her experience working with government and private sector organizations to ensure each client’s vision, values and creativity shine throughout their funding applications / proposals.