Karli Zschogner is an organizer, a connector and a storyteller. It is particularly important for her to give back and encourage those individuals and the communities she connects with.
Growing up as the daughter of a bush pilot and nurse on a Northeastern Ontario rural subsistence hobby farm near Parry Sound/Wasauksing First Nation, she is no stranger to hard work and working collectively towards a common goal.
As a filmmaker, multimedia journalist and professionally-trained facilitator in deep-rooted conflict resolution, she is driven by the value of equity in that success and human achievement is measured when we uplift each other together.
As a multimedia journalism trainer in first nation communities, she has seen and acted on the need to uplift, empower and encourage those under-represented to find their own voice.
Shaped by powerful experiences listening and interviewing survivors in Guatemala and Rwanda, Karli has pursued roles in conflict resolution and as an ally to addressing Indigenous rights, trauma, refugees, gender-based violence, and the impact on the environment including coordinating Canada’s All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Prevention of Genocide, founded by former General and Senator Roméo Dallaire to seek common ground and action in leadership.
Karli graduated from the University of Ottawa in Conflict Studies and Human Rights and the University of King’s College for Journalism. Her short documentary “Constant Contact’ which follows and African Nova Scotian mediation program has screened at the 2018 Atlantic International Film Festival Youth Program, 2018 Sick Kids Foundation’s Vids for SickKids, 2019 Halifax Black Film Festival.