Erica Wilson, BA, MGA
The WFM-Canada welcomes Erica as our new Director of Media and Communications. In 2020, she graduated from the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, obtaining a Master of Global Affairs (MGA) with an emphasis in innovation policy. She spent the Summer Volunteering with the World Federalist Movement’s Toronto Branch as Director of Communication and working for the Bay Area Climate Change Council. Her experience with media was honed through her role as Director of Podcasts for the Munk School’s media organization Global Conversations. She produced podcasts in collaboration with the NATO Association of Canada for their 70th anniversary and a multi-part series on the global environment with the Environmental Governance Lab. In 2019, Erica did an internship with UNICEF’s Human Rights Unit in Geneva where she attended the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council as well as several countries reviews at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights related to individual countries compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Michelle Lawrence, CPA, CGA
Michelle started her accounting and administration career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Kingston, Jamaica. She worked as an Accountant/Office Manager in the Jamaican Embassies in Havana, Cuba and Washington DC, USA and worked as a locally recruited staff at the Jamaican High Commission in Ottawa, Canada. During her tenure with the Jamaican Foreign Service, she travelled extensively to Embassies, Consulates and High Commissions in the Caribbean, Europe and North American. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Commerce, with a Specialization in Accounting from the University of Ottawa and is a Certified General Accountant (CGA), Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA). To further her accounting career, Michelle worked for 7 years for a private conference and event planning company in Ottawa, as an Accountant and then as their Manager of Finance, with responsibilities for all corporate accounting for the group of companies and Association Management for two not-for-profit organizations. Almost four years ago, Michelle made the transition from the private sector to the not-for-profit sector when she became and still is the Manager of Accounting at the Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa.