Photo credit:  Laurel Leaf Photography .

Rebecca Fortin is an artist in process.

Rebecca uses the art of storytelling and journalism to deepen the understanding of public health and health promotion issues across Canada and globally. She is a 2017 Global Journalism Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. She also applies these communication skills as the founding Chair of Health Promotion Canada


Rebecca holds a Health Promotion Masters degree with the University of Toronto's School of Public Health. Most recently she worked as a senior-level policy adviser with a public health department in the Greater Toronto Area.

Her Masters thesis used arts-informed qualitative research contributing to I WAS HERE, a Photovoice project of the National Film Board of Canada and St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.

Rebecca’s research was published in Global Health Promotion featuring the collective dialogue from photographs taken by young mothers who’ve experienced homelessness


Rebecca is based in the Toronto-area and has a modest number of children (zero) for this decade and geography. Rebecca lives with her loving husband (Chris), vivacious dogs (Milo and Copper) and debonair cat (Ross).