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COVID-19 UPDATES & RESOURCES

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Courtney Edwards

Lead, Proposals and Reporting

Joined the team: October 2019

Courtney Edwards is the Lead of Proposals and Reporting. In addition, Courtney coordinates board relations as the Interim Board Relations Lead. As of March 2020, she also tracks emergency business support programs and educates the Platform Calgary team on resources that could be beneficial to Platform’s stakeholders. 

 

Help startups with?

Courtney believes even though startups hear about resources, they do not know where to begin, where to go and what's worth their precious time. Through Platform Calgary, Courtney wants to help change that and properly guide these startups.

 

#LoveYYC!

Originally from Edmonton, what motivated Courtney to come to Calgary was the openness of the people living here. She appreciates Calgarians, who go out of their way to make introductions and invite people into your network, company, community or home! Courtney can also easily see the grit, passion and hustle that Calgarians have, and she loves it! 

 

Experience

With a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and English, Courtney knew she wanted to work in the field of communications. Through working for the Government of Alberta in Advanced Education and in the Economic Development and Innovation Portfolio, she found her love of working as a civil servant. Courtney finds her current role to be a perfect fit, as it combines her experience working in communications with government relations 

 

Fun outside of work?

During her “spare time”, Courtney is pursuing a Masters of Counselling due to Courtney placing a heavy emphasis on community. She saw the value that having a broader community brings, especially when it came to her education. When not working or studying, Courtney has a bucket list of restaurants and bakeries in Calgary she wants to visit due to being a huge foodie.