Curious Public Uplift Application

Applications are due September 9, 2022.

Applying is easy and will take no more than 10 minutes.

Are you an extraordinary non-profit or NGO working on something in the Greater Toronto or Greater Vancouver Area that has the potential to make our world a better place?

Curious Public wants to hear from you to offer our communication advice and expertise to help you reach your audiences – at no cost.

All About You

We’re looking forward to working with you!


    Who are you?

    What’s your mission?

    How do you think we can help?

    What sets you apart from everyone else?


    Feel free to send us your application in a snazzier format -- although at this time we are only able to accept .pdf files.

    Questions? Curious to know more?

    Email: [email protected]

    On behalf of all of us here at Curious Public, thank you for you submission. Stay tuned and follow us for updates!


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    “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu

    Are you an extraordinary non-profit or NGO working on something in the Greater Toronto or Vancouver area that has the potential to make our world a better place?

    Do you believe you could benefit from fresh perspectives and hands-on help with:

    Narrative Development  Communications Strategy  Brand Repositioning  Speechwriting  Public Relations

    If so, Curious Public wants to offer our communication services and insights to help you move your audience to action - at no cost. 

    About Curious Public Uplift

    Every year, we provide our communications services pro bono to one local charity or non-profit. We call this initiative Curious Public Uplift, because it gives voice to our belief in the importance of all of us working together to uplift and build our communities.

    How It Works

    Every year we ask for applications from interested organizations. We'll review all the applications and choose one organization to work with.

    What You'll Get

    • Hands-on narrative creation help – the equivalent of three months of our agency's work
    • A walk-through tutorial on how to harness that narrative
    • Five pieces of content for you to use as you see fit (blogs, op-eds, speeches, web pages etc.)

    How To Apply

    We don't need much. Just tell us a little about your organization using this application form. Then, send it back to us by Friday, September 9th, 2022.

    Past Uplift Recipients


    Learning for a Sustainable Future

    Learning for a Sustainable Future’s (LSF) mission is to empower Canadian kids to change the world. But to prepare young people for a climate-altered future, our school system needs to do more. Teachers need more resources and knowledge about climate change, and students need more opportunities to learn about and act on climate change. As part of its Uplift initiative, Curious Public (then LRC) advised them on how to revise their communications strategy and build more brand awareness.


    The Scarborough Women's Centre

    Scarborough Women’s Centre (SWC) is a non-profit organization that gives support, information, resources, counselling and workshops to women in the community. As part of its Uplift initiative, Curious Public worked with SWC to refresh its narrative, update communications materials and better connect the centre with its audiences, including women and families, donors, local businesses and supporters.

    Curious Public (then LRC) was awarded with the centre’s “Volunteer of the Year Award.”


    Urban Alliance on Race Relations

    Curious Public worked with the Urban Alliance on Race Relations (UARR) to strengthen the organization’s digital and brand communications. 

    UARR was founded in 1975 by Torontonians concerned about the recent rise in hate crimes. The founders were an alliance of leaders from the business, religious and political worlds. UARR had been a leading voice in advocating for building a better, fairer region for 40+ years. But UARR came to the Uplift program because they felt the organization’s brand was out-of-date and missing opportunities to achieve its mission – connect allied groups to fight for change.

    "We try to lift people up to the mic through Uplift. The idea is to help organizations get a share of voice out in the community so they can be heard, which is important when fundraising, looking for new people and trying to make an impact on the community.”

    -Lloyd Rang, President, Curious Public

    Our Services

    Content and Insights

    We help good people tell great stories.

    Curious Public finds out what makes you unique. Then, we give you the story, the content and the strategy to move your audience. We don’t do jargon. We don’t write marketing-speak. We give you tailored and smart service every time.


    We tell you things about yourself that you didn’t even realize – and we use those insights to drive engagement for you.


    We use the insights we discover to create a great story for your organization – one that connects to your audience and moves them.


    Great writing makes you stand out – and we have some outstanding writers. We’re all about great words for good people – like you.

    Digital Content

    We create bespoke, authentic, and resonant multi-media content – that engages your audience and aligns with your goals.


    Whether it’s giving the speech of your life or elevating your elevator pitch, we are the best in the business at making you sound like the best possible version of you


    We can teach your people to do what we do. Our courses include:


    • Give the Speech of Your Life
    • Elevate Your Elevator Pitch
    • Storytelling 101
    • Digital Storytelling for Startups
    • Clear Writing
    • Speechwriting
    • Writing And Giving A Great Presentation
    • The Art Of The Briefing Doc
    • Intergenerational Communication with Gen X, Y & Z
    • Media Relations 101 – Pitch like a Pro
    • Media Training – for Beginners
    • Media Training – Advanced

    About Training

    Digital and Social

    We’ll help you craft expert campaigns that get people talking for all the right reasons.

    Curiosity is at the heart of our approach:


    We ask you all the right questions to build narratives, strategies, and campaigns customized to your organization and its leaders.


    We make sure you’ll stand head and shoulders above the competition with personalized, honest, and smart content.


    When you want to grow or evolve your messaging, we can offer trusted consulting and training, or create tailored communication campaigns to meet your goals.

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    Welcome to Curious Public

    Curiosity is always at the heart of our approach to helping good people tell great stories.

    Curious Public was created on the foundations of Lloyd Rang Communications and builds on the tremendous experiences had with incredible clients down the street and across the globe.

    If you want to get people’s attention, tell a great story.

    The trick is to understand your audience, and build a connection to them that’s unexpected, fresh and memorable.

    Our Services
    Insights  Narrative  Writing  Digital Content  Speechwriting  Training  Digital and Social

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    We believe curiosity changes the world, and businesses, for the better.

    Let’s get curious

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