Director of Communications
As Director of Communications, Doug Firby ensures that the Canada West Foundation’s research and western perspective informs debate on key public policy issues. A veteran journalist, Doug also has extensive experience in communications, marketing and news media.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Doug was the Director of Communications & Media Services for CREB® (the Calgary Real Estate Board) where he oversaw all internal and external communications and helped manage the REALTOR® brand and image. Previously, he acted as the Director of Communications and Media for Sunshine Village Ski & Snowboard Resort. He is best known for his six years as Editorial Page Editor at the Calgary Herald, and later Editor of Digital Content Development. He has held editorial and marketing roles in St. Catharines, Windsor and Winnipeg. An accomplished editorialist, Firby is the recipient of the Best Editorial Writing (Ontario) for three years running, and his newspaper won a National Newspaper Award under his tenure.