Denise Balkissoon

Ontario Bureau Chief

Denise Balkissoon is based in her hometown of Toronto. She has been executive editor at Chatelaine, where she edited a National Magazine Award-winning feature about long-term care (and perfected her well-honed ability to put the fun in feminism). She has also been a columnist, reporter and editor at the Globe and Mail, where she co-hosted and co-produced the podcast Colour Code about race in Canada, which won a Digital Publishing Award. From 2011 to 2018, she was a founding member of the Ethnic Aisle, a groundbreaking digital magazine about ethnicity and racism in the Greater Toronto Area. She has been recognized by the Urban Alliance on Race Relations for her longstanding commitment to integrating racial justice into Canada journalism.

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