Hello! My name’s Charlotte Santry. I’m a British journalist in Toronto who moved here from London, UK, in July 2012. I love unearthing news stories, writing, exploring, eating and being outdoors.
This blog’s about relocating to Canada. It also tries to highlight some of the fun stuff you can do in and around Toronto, especially for people who share my passion for skiing, hiking, camping, cycling, wildlife-spotting and generally being out in the fresh air.
Maybe you’re thinking of making a similar move abroad, or maybe you just enjoy reading about Toronto. Or perhaps you know me and want to see how I’m getting on *waves*.
I started out as a trainee reporter on local newspapers in Enfield and Haringey, north London, covering everything from local celebrities to council politics. When our local hospital’s emergency unit was threatened, I led a campaign to save it and organised a protest march attended by 5,000 people.
From local papers, I moved to weekly magazine Health Service Journal (HSJ), working my way up to Chief Reporter for both HSJ and Nursing Times. This involved writing and news editing articles for print and online on topics including health policy, management and clinical practice.
*One of my HSJ investigations, into GP opening hours, is here ($).
*My exclusive on how England’s lowest paid nurses would be hit by planned pay changes is here ($).
Since moving to Toronto, I’ve worked as a freelance writer for newspapers, magazines, websites and corporate clients in the UK and Canada, including Telegraph.co.uk, the British Medical Journal, the Sunday Telegraph, Canadian Immigrant and Canadian Healthcare Network.
I hope you enjoy my blog; please let me know what you think and get in touch if you have any suggestions for future articles or blog posts (see Contact page).