Natasha Comeau is a Program Associate for the Global Mental Health program at Grand Challenges Canada. In this role, she supports seed innovators through the negotiation process and funding lifecycle.
Natasha holds a Master of Global Affairs degree from the University of Toronto’s Munk School and a Bachelor of Arts Joint Honours Degree from McGill University in International Development and Political Science, with a minor in Gender, Sexuality, Feminist and Social Justice Studies. In 2020 she completed a Fellowship in Global Journalism with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.
Natasha has experience working with a number of non-profit organizations across Canada, including completing her master’s internship with AIDS-Free World’s Code Blue Campaign where she provided policy research on ending gender-based violence perpetrated by UN personnel. Before joining Grand Challenges Canada, Natasha worked for Together Project, an initiative based in Toronto which supports the settlement of newly-arrived refugees. Natasha is also a freelance writer for a number of Canadian and international publications, primarily reporting on maternal and reproductive health topics.