Jonathan Bennett is a writer and a Principal at Laridae Communications Inc. Jonathan provides sought-after strategic council and has a wealth of experience in public and non-profit sector communications, planning, branding, marketing and governance.
Jonathan’s past roles include Chief Communications Officer and Director, Planning, at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre where he was a member of the hospital’s senior management team for six years. Jonathan has worked in management consulting, the health care sector, the book publishing industry, and the non-profit sector. As a volunteer board member, he was President of the Kawartha Haliburton Children’s Aid Society and was a committee chair on the board of the Writers’ Trust of Canada.
Jonathan is also the author of six critically acclaimed books, the most recent of which is The Colonial Hotel (ECW Press, 2014). His previous work includes the critically acclaimed novels, Entitlement and After Battersea Park, two collections of poetry, Civil and Civic, and Here is my street, this tree I planted, and a collection of short stories, Verandah People, which was runner up for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. He is a winner of the K.M. Hunter Artists' Award in Literature.Jonathan Bennett's other writing has appeared in many periodicals and journals including: the Globe and Mail, The Walrus, Southerly, Cordite, Antipodes, and Descant.
Born in Vancouver, raised in Sydney, Australia, Jonathan lives in the village of Keene, near Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.