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Donette Chin-Loy Chang

Donette Chin-Loy Chang

Donette is a communications strategist, philanthropist and Ryerson alumna

About Donette Chin-Loy Chang

Donette Chin-Loy Chang is a well-respected communications strategist and philanthropist. Her career in communications and media, spans four decades. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree in Journalism, Ryerson University and studied for the Masters in Communication and Culture, Ryerson University. She was bestowed honorary degrees from Ryerson University and the University of the West Indies.

In the early 2000s she was partner in La Grassa Chin-Loy Communications, Toronto. 1984 she was a consultant with Ruder Finn & Rotman, a leading USA public relations firm, and worked on the Jamaica file, providing counsel to the Prime Minister, ministers of government, crown corporations and media. She also headed the Jamaica Government’s radio service in the late 1980s. And in 1990 she founded and was CEO of Donette Chin-Loy and Associates, a leading public relations firm with a roster of international clients.

In the late 1970s and 80s Ms. Chin-Loy Chang was a reporter/producer for CBC Radio – local and international services.

She has written for several publications including Maclean’s Magazine, Canada, and helmed the first tour for Caribbean journalists to Washington D.C., invited by the OAS, IDB and World Bank. She has mentored and trained journalists throughout the Caribbean including Haiti and was a visiting lecturer at the University of the West Indies faculty of Mass Communications.