Writing

Since she can remember, Joan has been mesmerized by the power of words and their ability to evoke emotion. Over time Joan honed a skillset that allowed her to convey her own stories and messages. This unwavering love for meaningful story telling has become her signature style.

Joan is a proud, featured contributor at the Huffington Post Canada and USA. Her work has also been published in the Hamilton Spectator, and she is one of the featured authors in “Making it in High Heels,” a national platform to inspire women.

Her portfolio of work varies from scripts, media copy, speeches, columns and book
contributions.

Only with awareness will there be change, and I applaud these filmmakers for shedding light on these stories and issues. Joan Kelley Weisshaar Walker: Former Model, Avid Fashionista and World Vision Ambassador I love the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and this year was no different.......

Where does time go?  2017 was quite a whirlwind, and that is why I have taken some time for reflection, evaluation and deep appreciation.   The New Year always brings anticipation for the future.  So much planning and dreaming during this time- with that comes to......

Ladies, I want to talk to you about your feet. Where they take you, and how the journeys you encounter all come down to how you got there. I have the privilege of authoring a chapter of the latest book in the series Making it in......

Like Many women, I love to shop. I love the thrill of the hunt, the sense of accomplishment and the creativity. Christmas shopping is even more exciting because of the crowds and deadlines. I love finding the perfect gift and the excitement when you can’t......

Mauril Bélanger, MP, was recently named Honorary Speaker for a day in the House of Commons. He had put his name forward for the official position of House Speaker before his diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. He......

Author Joan Kelley and Canadian country superstar Michelle Wright have something in common: in the midst of busy lives in the public eye, both women volunteer with World Vision Canada. Joan’s recent conversation with Michelle sheds light on many aspects of the world renowned singer-songwriter’s life, including......

Jennifer Moonfoxy (right) with the author in Canada. Canada is home to people from all over the world, each with a unique story. Many have endured and sacrificed to be here including my dear friend, Jennifer Moonfoxy. Today, Jennifer is a successful financial services manager......

When it comes to malnutrition, babies are among the world’s most vulnerable people. In places like Cambodia, World Vision’s Starting Strong program protects little ones from life-long stunting and death. Photo: World Vision As a child advocate, I recently had the opportunity to travel to Cambodia to......

The other day, I observed a mother obviously frazzled in a line at a store. Her three young kids were demanding of her attention and her hands were full, including the smartphone ringing in her hand. She was aggressive and abrupt to the sales person......

It is a sobering realization that not a day passes when we are not assaulted with tragic events that happen in the world. Some are natural and cannot be avoided, like earthquakes or floods. Others are the aftermath of decisions made by people who seem......

Canadian funny couple Colin Mochrie (left) and Debra McGrath (far right) share more than world-class comedic talent. They love spending time with some of the poorest children on the planet. Joan Kelley talked with them recently.  ...

As a child advocate, I recently had the opportunity to travel to Cambodia to see some of the work World Vision is doing to make a difference. It was the first time I took my sons to see how many people in developing countries live.......

Ten years ago at the 10th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide I went to Rwanda with World Vision. I knew it would be a difficult trip, but I had no idea the impact that trip would have on me going forward. Now, as we near......

There nothing like a change of season to make you rethink your wardrobe. To find out what to wear this spring and summer 2016, I spoke to Molly Fitzpatrick, the Chair of Scrubs in the City, a Sick Kids Hospital Foundation, who also happens to be a......

It’s been some time now since the factory collapse in Bangladesh, a devastating and needless tragedy for countless people. The only good thing to come of it is that more people around the world have started to realize the price of cheap goods. This disaster that......

What’s a cup of coffee anyway? Well in Canada, adults drink 2.8 cups per day on average. Worldwide, coffee is a multi-billion dollar industry that supports the livelihood of countless families. To actor Hugh Jackman, perhaps best known for his role as Wolverine in the X-Men franchise,......

The 45th annual Juno Awards will be broadcast this Sunday, April 3, from Calgary. The Junos highlight Canada’s very best musical talent in many categories, including Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year. One of the contenders in this category is Hamilton, Ontario’s own band The City......

The Boston Marathon has always been one of the most prestigious of the major marathons since it began, April 19, 1897. This year, runners from all over the world stepped their way along the same winding, 42.2km course the marathon has followed for many decades.......

Joan Kelley Walker: Real Housewife and Humanitarian By: Jen Lawrence For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. – Ephesians 2:10 Joan Kelley Walker, a speaker, writer, and humanitarian who was featured......

I’ve worked in media my entire career. For the past 25 years, I’ve been in front of the camera and behind the camera in a lot of different capacities. From producing and directing corporate videos and commercials, hosting Red Carpet Diary during TIFF and my......

Joan Kelley Walker with Todd Bender, founder of City Kidz in Hamilton Growing up in small town Saskatchewan, I never really knew what bullying was. Our town was made up of around 200 people. I went to school with 36 kids and that was the......

It seems like a no brainer. Supporting charitable organizations and doing acts of kindness is the right thing to do. Most people get that. My family and many Canadians are very privileged. I feel we have an obligation to give back, to “pay it forward.”......