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Nikky Manfredi

Nikky Manfredi

Communications and Content Specialist

Nikky is our Content and Communications Specialist, which is a fancy way of saying she is CSI’s in-house writer. Her job is to capture the cross-sector magic and game-changing solutions happening within CSI’s walls and across Canada’s social innovation ecosystem, translating the work we do into the stories you’ll find on the CSI Network News blog and in our weekly newsletter. 

Nikky is passionate about solutions-oriented journalism. She seeks an empathetic and data-driven approach to multimedia storytelling; an approach she’s honed through her work fact-checking magazines, interviewing artists and documenting the lives of those at the centre of social movements. These experiences often remind her that stories are a means through which we can imagine ourselves into new and transformative ways of being. Prior to joining CSI, she worked at The Walrus, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and Pillar Nonprofit Network. 

In London, Ontario, where she studied political science, critical media theory and journalism, Nikky fell in love with the small-town-in-a-city feel. In Banff, she fell in love with the mountains. Now, in Toronto, it’s the people. When she isn’t getting lost in a story, Nikky likes to get lost in other ways: on a long hike, over a warm meal, on a dance floor, in a conversation.