Monkey Hill Health Communications Inc. is based in Metro Vancouver and serves clients across Canada.
Together, Monkey Hill’s two principals have close to 30 years of experience in health and research communications in a variety of settings including hospitals, health authorities, research organizations and health-related non-profits. We understand the challenges and opportunities of these unique settings. This insight enables us to help you make the most of your resources in order to reach your goals.
Alison Osborne, Communication Strategist
Working as a communicator in Canada’s health and research sectors for almost two decades, Alison Osborne is drawn to the challenges and rewards of achieving understanding, buy-in and positive action in these complex, multi-stakeholder environments. A skilled communication strategist, she also has a special talent for conveying complex information in ways that are creative, compelling and clear.
Previously, Alison held leadership communications positions at the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research and the BC Research Institute for Children’s & Women’s Health (now the Child & Family Research Institute), and worked as a communicator at Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of British Columbia.
Alison is certified as a Knowledge Translation Professional from the University of Toronto. In addition to her work under the Monkey Hill banner, Alison is a founding associate of Knowledge Communicators, a Vancouver-based knowledge translation and research communication group with a national focus.
Kevin Fukawa, Technology Strategist
Kevin Fukawa is a web consultant, developer and project manager who has been building web sites and implementing online technologies for health care and non-profit clients for more than a decade. Kevin’s understanding of clients’ requirements allows him to select the most appropriate, cost-effective platform and bring together a specialized team of web experts to ensure project success. He’s especially known for his ability to turn “geek speak” into English, and for efficiently taking care of every detail for site development and maintenance.
Kevin has a personal passion for web usability and accessibility – writing simple, elegant code that ensures a website renders perfectly across all platforms and operating systems, including mobile devices and adaptive technologies for people with disabilities (e.g. screen readers).
Monkey Hill understands the value of collaboration. We love working with others, and we’re tapped in to a local community of competent and creative service providers. Depending on the scope of your project and its requirements, we can call in other qualified professionals to help get the job done, such as designers, specialist coders, photographers or videographers. We’re also regularly invited to collaborate on projects led by other consultants and agencies.
Referrals are at the heart of our business. We’re thrilled when clients and colleagues recommend our services to others. Likewise, we gladly offer referrals to other service providers who do great work and share our professional values. Contact us to find out more.