Getting to Know Stacey Ann Berry

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Owner, Consultant & Public Speaker

Stacey Berry is founder and owner of Bstellar Consulting Group.  She has more than 15 years’ experience teaching youth and adults from diverse communities.  

Prior to starting  Bstellar Consulting Group, Stacey taught professional development seminars at Seneca College within the Continuing Education Department and facilitated workshops for United Way Toronto and York Region. She also worked politically for the Provincial Government of Ontario for 5 years. She began her career in government as a Community Relations Assistant to a Member of Provincial Parliament. She then worked as an Office Manager and Correspondence Coordinator to the Ontario Minister of Health Promotion and Sport, as well as, a Government and Public Relations Liaison to the Ontario Minister of Consumer Services.  

She has worked in the non-profit sector as a Federal Policy assistant for Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) in Washington, D.C, where she conducted political mapping, legislative research, created congressional dossiers, attended US Congressional Committee hearings at Capitol Hill and prepared briefings on public policy issues related to housing, youth violence and veteran affairs. She has also worked in the private sector as a medical receptionist, customer service representative and legal assistant. She also worked as a Junior Drafter for Municipal Property Assessment Corporation and camp counselor for the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Stacey is passionate about community development, advocacy and capacity building. Some of her community involvement includes volunteering for the 29th Annual Turkish Conference on U.S. Relations for the American Turkish Council, supporting the Transitional Housing Corporation's Adopt An Apartment program and participated in the 2010 Y2Y Global Youth Conference at the World Bank headquarters in Washington D.C. She volunteered as the Chair for the Spelling Bee of Canada’s fundraising committee and organized the 2013 “Support the Love of Reading Fundraiser.” She interned as a Floor Director for Rogers TV, Toronto, served as the Volunteer Director for Black Pearls Community Services Inc.  She co-founded an awareness campaign on Ebola, organized health and educational symposiums for marginalized communities.

In 2015, she participated in the Heart and Stroke Foundation's Advocacy Day in support of Bill 45, Making Healthier Choices Act . She volunteers on the planning committee for the Olive Branch of Hope's annual We Believe Gala and serves as a mentor for Inspire North's York University chapter.

Stacey was recognized as one of the 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women in 2016 and received a Role Model award from Diversity Advancement Network.  She is also the recipient of the "Women of Courage-Young Leaders" Award from the Endless Possibilities of Hope and Development Organization and the"Outstanding Contribution to Student Experience"Award from York University, Liberal Arts and Professional Studies.  She has been interviewed by CBC News, CHRY 105.5FM, CIUT 89.5FM, G98.7FM, Rogers TV- Daytime Toronto and CHAA 1610-Voces Latinas. She was featured as a "Women Empowered" in the  Toronto Caribbean Newspaper.

Stacey completed professional development training in management and leadership at the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars in Washington, D.C.  She obtained a Masters' Degree in Public Policy, Administration and Law and an Honours BA from York University. She also  holds a diploma in Court and Tribunal Administration and a certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Seneca College. 

She is an Executive Reporter for Soulful Image Magazine, has a column in Where Itz At Magazine and writes for her blog, Resources for Youth.