Julie Whelan
Julie Whelan

Stakeholder engagement and facilitation, strategic planning, research and analysis, project management

Julie regularly supports Canada’s creative sector (organizations, municipalities, and industry associations) with strategic plans and digital strategies. She is currently managing a collaborative project to explore the potential for a shared audience analytics platform amongst nearly twenty of Toronto’s leading cultural institutions.

Julie has an extensive marketing and communications background, with assessment, research, and analysis experience in the screen, publishing, and digital media industries. In her free time, Julie also serves as a Strategic Advisor to the media and digital literacy organization Hands On Media Education

A skilled interviewer, writer and client liaison, she has presented at the CFC’s Building Enterprise Resilience Conference, Digital Media at the Crossroads, Ontario Creates Research Showcases and Ontario Creates Digital Dialogues. Julie is working towards the Anima Inclusive Management Certificate and recently completed OCAD University’s Introduction to Design Thinking course.

Prior to joining Nordicity, Julie worked in the marketing divisions of international publishing houses Penguin, Random House and HarperCollins UK. She has advised entrepreneurial media companies on business planning and growth strategies, partnerships and promotions.


  • B.A., McGill University
  • MBA, specialization in Arts and Media Management, Schulich School of Business

Nordicity is a leading international consulting firm providing private and public-sector clients with solutions for Economic Analysis, Strategy and Business, and Policy and Regulation across four priority sectors: arts, culture and heritage; digital and creative media; and information and communication technologies (ICTs) and innovation. With offices in London (UK), Toronto, and Vancouver Nordicity is ideally placed to assist our clients to succeed in the rapidly evolving global markets.