Who We Are

Shani Gwin is the owner and operator of Gwin Communications and has 9 years of professional communications experience working for government, private and not-for-profit organizations. The majority of her career was spent at the City of Edmonton as a communications advisor and working as a consultant in her off hours. Her experience with Edmonton Fire Rescue Services and the City of Edmonton’s Emergency Operations Centre have prepared her to deliver emergency strategic communications advice to her clients in a crisis. Shani Gwin has been the communications lead on high profile initiatives, issues and media events during her career with the City of Edmonton including: Uber, infill, Syrian refugees, UN Women partnership, Indigenous Peoples Initiative, Suicide Prevention Strategy, Urban Isolation/Mental Health Council Initiative, the Indigenous Art Park, Lewis Farms Facility and Park and several complex development projects.


Shani began Gwin Communications in 2016 to focus on Indigenous communities and organizations. Gwin Communications has supported numerous organizations including:

Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund

Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation
Confederacy of Treaty No. 6
former Treaty No. 6 Grand Chief Tony Alexis
Métis Nation of Alberta
First Nations Health Consortium
Northlands K-days Pow Wow
Niginan Housing Ventures 
Aboriginal Professional Association of Canada

Parodos Social Marketing

ISL Engineering and Land Services


As an Indigenous person, Shani recognizes the importance of protocol and building trust in order to provide personalized strategies that work for Indigenous communities and organizations.