Meet Sean Kelly

Sean Kelly can help you get your message into the hearts, minds and wallets of your target audience.

Sean Kelly

Sean has extensive experience in strategic communications, writing, film & radio production, public relations and social marketing.

He has worked for groups including Cuso International, Unicef Nova Scotia, the Lester Pearson Institute, and the Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia.

Since 2015, Sean has been working with the Clean Nova Scotia Foundation, first as Manager of Communications & Marketing and now as Director of Energy and Clean Climate Programs.


Sean has spent 30 years working and volunteering with non-profit groups, and he specializes in doing a lot with a little. 

Sean was the editor of The Sustainable Times, an award-winning magazine on environment and development issues sold by subscription and at newsstands across Canada.

Through the magazine, documentaries and an innovative story service, Sean was an early adopter of content marketing, an approach that uses journalistic, narrative story-telling to promote an organization’s impact.

His writing has been published in Outpost, New Internationalist, The Globe and Mail, Destinations, The Halifax Daily News, Saltscapes, and Verge. He has won a National Magazine Award, a Gabriel Award for documentary (for the radio doc A Piece of Paradise), and a Global Citizen Award from the UN 50th Anniversary Committee of Canada.

Skism’s clients included:

  • Marine Renewables Canada
  • Atlantic Region Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies
  • Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia
  • Nova Scotia Nature Trust
  • New Dawn Enterprises
  • ACAP Cape Breton
  • Pitu’paq Bras d’Or Partnership
  • HeartWood Centre for Community Youth Development
  • National Judicial Institute of Canada
  • Atlantic Council for International Cooperation
  • Nova Scotia Environmental Network
  • Ecology Action Centre
  • Visual Arts Nova Scotia
  • Coastal Communities Network
  • Tourism Nova Scotia
  • Journeyman Film Company
  • The United Way