Director of Communications
Steph Vasko (she/her) is the Director of Communications at the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness (COH). She leads the team responsible for designing the COH's publications and communications materials, which range from reports and books to infographics and videos, that help advance our mandate to enhance the impact of research on policy and practice. Since 2009, Steph has been working with the COH's Homeless Hub website, a key vehicle of knowledge mobilization and the world’s largest library of homelessness research. She also manages communications and design-driven projects for clients of COH's social enterprise, Hub Solutions.
With a background in communications, web and graphic design, Steph designed several of COH's seminal reports and led the redesign of the current Homeless Hub website. She's skilled in both the aesthetic (interface design, user-experience design) and technical (programming, content management systems) aspects of website development.
Steph graduated from McMaster University’s multimedia and communications program in 2007. In this time, she has been involved in website development and communications management at a variety of organizations in Canada and Switzerland, from non-profits to non-governmental organizations in consultation with the United Nations.
When not thinking about all things design, Steph can be found exploring Toronto with her kids.