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Sue Calhoun

Photo: Paula Lirette photography Shédiac NB 2013

Sue Calhoun was born in Southern Ontario but has lived in Eastern Canada for 35 years. For more than a decade, she worked on newspapers in Ontario, Newfoundland, and Nova Scotia, freelanced for CBC television and radio, and wrote for such magazines as Canadian Geographic and Maclean's. For the past 30 years, she has worked as a researcher, writer, and consultant, first in the fisheries and more recently in her own company, Calhoun Research & Development/Recherche & Development, based in Moncton, NB. She has written business plans to promote community economic development and has worked with community groups to develop strategic and marketing plans. She writes frequently on information technology, e-commerce and business issues, with a focus on women, for goverment agencies and departments. For eight and a half years (2007-16), she also worked with the Greater Moncton Homelessness Steering Committee to raise awareness about this important issue. For this, she received an Atlantic Award, presented by Investors Group, and a Certificate of Recognition from the City of Moncton "to recognize the positive impact she has had on those living in lower socioeconomic situation and your overall ambition for helping those in need...The leadership and commitment you have demonstrated is appreciated as you have been an advocate and a voice for the marginalized in our society." Sue has a diploma in Community Economic Development (CED) from St. Mary's University in Halifax and an MBA from the Université de Moncton. She is a past president (2008-2010) of the Canadian Federation of Business & Professional Women.

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Growing Up Female in New Brunswick. 1970-2000. Moncton: NB Advisory Council on the Status of Women, 2001.
Ole Boy: Memoirs of Canadian Labour Leader J.K. Bell. Halifax, NS: Nimbus Publishing, 1992.
A Word to Say: The Story of the Maritime Fishermen's Union. Halifax, NS: Nimbus Publishing, 1991.


Volunteer of the Year, Acadian Co-operative Movement, for her role in starting a parents' co-op to take over an ailing daycare centre in Shédiac, New Brunswick, 1995., 1995
Honourable mention, Canadian Association of Journalists Awards for "Death on the Farm", 1990.
Atlantic Journalism Award, best magazine/feature writing for "Death on the Farm", 1990.
YWCA Woman of Distinction Award, Women in Public & Community Service, 2009
Atlantic Award, presented by Investors Group, 2016
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