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Lisa Bendall

Lisa Bendall

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Award-winning freelance writer and book author Lisa Bendall grew up near Ottawa and was educated at the University of Toronto. Her articles appear in many of Canada's top magazines such as Reader’s Digest and Zoomer. Lisa often writes on health and family topics, and has particular expertise in disability-related issues. She is the author of two guides on living with a disability. She also produces and edits web content for corporate clients, and writes articles geared to younger audiences (OWL magazine, Scholastics Canada).



After Disability: A Guide to Getting on with Life. Key Porter Books, 2006.
Raising a Kid with Special Needs: The Complete Canadian Guide. Key Porter, 2008.


Winner, Seventeen Magazine 1991 Short Fiction Contest
Finalist, Writers’ Union of Canada 1996 Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers
Honourable Mention, National Magazine Awards, 2009
Best Health Blog Award, Embrace Life category, 2011
Excellence in Urology Health Reporting Award, American Urological Association, 2011
Public Education Award, Media Print Category, Canadian Dermatology Association, 2013
Second Place, Best Health Blog, Canadian Blog Awards, 2013
Winner, Short Articles, PWAC Awards, 2014
Finalist, Creative Non-Fiction Category, Room Magazine Annual Writing Contest, 2014
Finalist, Best Feature Article, PWAC Awards, 2018
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:


Presentation Description

Lisa addresses audiences about good deeds and their inspiring ripple effects. She also speaks on topics related to disability issues.