Personal interests and professional services
                      Personal interests and professional services

Art Osborne is regarded as a seasoned communicator, administrator and emergency management information specialist (see LinkedIn Professional Groups - Emergency Management on this website).

He has extensive communications and marketing experience, including senior positions in media, business and not-for-profit association administration (particularly healthcare) as well as background
 in communication planning positions in the public service with the provincial and federal governments .


Clients have included  leading corporations and institutions through Art Osborne & Associates, a boutique consulting service based in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario  on the Canada - United States border.


A podcasting expertise is now available to integrate this communications tool into your communciations strategy. Planning, writing, narration and production services are available.





His broadcast media career experience (on-air and administrative in radio and televisions) includes radio program host, journalist, interviewer and program manager. He has extensive background in audio-visual productions.

Volunteer participation in the community and province provides a mastery level knowledge of the not for profit sector through positions on various positions on Boards of Directors, Committees and community causes/events.

He’s developed and taught courses at a College level for adults in public relations/ communications theory and practice as well as designed/executed communication plans.

Additionally, he’s conducted workshops on communication planning and media training for spokespersons (for staff and board members) in the private and not-for-profit sectors.

His consulting practice and personal approach to projects are based on a foundation of excellence in business and customer service ethics as outlined in the principles of: the Sault Ste. Marie and District Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Public Relations Assocation.

In healthcare his background includes: Diploma, Clinical Management, Ontario Hospital Association credit program; Front Line Leadership, The Achieve Group; Continuing Education Teleconferences, through Telemedicine, University of Toronto and Northeastern Ontario Teleconference Network, Sudbury; Quality Service in Healthcare, sponsored by Harvard School of Public Health, and presented at Babson College, Boston, MA

Professional achievements and affiliations have included:

> International Association of Business Communicators > Health Care Public Relations Association of Canada > Public Relations Society of America, Health Academy, only Canadian to hold membership at the time > Society for Health Care Marketing and Public Relations, certification awarded, 1985; accreditation, 1991; only Canadian to earn designation at the time > The Canadian College of Health Service Executives > Michigan Healthcare Communicators Association, Past Director, Upper Peninsula Michigan District 8; first Canadian to hold office > Association for Health Care Philanthropy > Canadian Association of Gift Planners, Charter Member

Experienced in international settings, Art Osborne has organized trade missions to Ireland and Costa Rica. He’s also produced television documentaries on armed forces roles in Germany, Cyprus and Egypt. Personal travels have taken him to various Caribbean countries. Family military service research is a current special interest.


A series of podcasts is in planning and production stages and is available on the Podcast page of this website.

Special interest current and former memberships:

Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 25

Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre

Arts Council of Sault Ste. Marie & District



Sault Ste. Marie Museum



Art Gallery of Algoma


Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce


Bomber Command Museum of Canada

Canadian Aviation Historical Society


Canadian Lighthouses of Lake Superior


Lake Superior Marine Museum


Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders Glens Association 



More information here:


Member Carlton University 

Tory Society


Carlton University is oldest, largest and best-known journalism school in the country was founded in October 1945 in the wake of the Second World War.


I make a modest donation monthly and as a result am considered a member of The Tory Society described as a unique giving society, established to recognize Carleton’s most generous and loyal donors. It is named after Henry Marshall Tory, Carleton’s founder and first president.


As a former journalist and a career communications professional, I like to think my small but regular donations help a little in supporting the next generation of those who have goals described this way by Carlton U:


Whether your goal is to cover the news, shape public policy, promote worthy causes or generate buzz about the Next Big Thing, a Carleton journalism education is the perfect path to any career in truth-seeking, change-making or storytelling.

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