You can rise above the noise.
We can help.

Lakeview Public Relations is the place where curiosity, experience and creativity merge to tell your remarkable story.

Over the years, we’ve gained substantial experience working with a wide range of businesses and organizations, from Crown corporations and all levels of government, to nonprofits, businesses both large and small, professional associations and in education.

Your outcomes matter to us. That’s why everything we do is goal-based, meaning we start by identifying and then focusing on what you need to achieve for success. Nothing is ever done for the sake of doing it, but with your outcome in mind. (And if you aren’t sure what your goals are, we can help you with that too.)

Where our work has taken us — virtually or in person.

Vancouver, British Columbia
Toronto, Ontario
Kingston, Ontario
Ottawa, Ontario
Peterborough, Ontario
Elliot Lake, Ontario
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Edmonton, Alberta
St. John’s, Newfoundland
Richmond, Virginia
Dallas, Texas
Boston, Massachusetts
Seattle, Washington
London, England
Mumbai, India
Beijing, China

Our team

Colleen Gareau - Senior communication strategist and owner of Lakeview Public Relations

Colleen is a goal-driven communication professional, an inclusive leader and a strong project manager who approaches each situation as an opportunity to seek creative solutions and raise the bar for effectiveness.

During 25 years in communication, she built and led the communications department of the RCMP; created and implemented the first employee communication program for the Province of Nova Scotia; modernized communication departments for the community and health services department in York Region and for the City of Kingston. She was a senior consultant for the re-engineering of Canada’s pension systems and led communications on a major IT project for Export Development Canada. Colleen has consulted with such companies as Canada Post, Bell Canada, Aerospace and Defence Human Resources Partnership, the Ontario Association of Engineering Technicians and Technologists, the Canada Games and a variety of small businesses, and nonprofits.

Colleen’s work has been recognized with awards for a social media campaign, special event communications, and for writing and special events management. Colleen has also been honoured by the Halifax Regional Municipality for her volunteer work and in the Nova Scotia Legislature for community leadership.

Maureen Hyland - Senior consultant and writer

Maureen began her career as a journalist and progressed to copy-editor, assistant features editor and features editor. For the past 10 years, she worked in the communication department of the City of Kingston with responsibility for internal and external communication for human resources, sustainability, the clerk’s office, accessibility, IT departments, financial services and the CAO and mayor’s offices. Throughout her career, she has been a freelance writer and graphic designer, working with the County of South Frontenac, Cancer Care Ontario and local businesses. Her creativity, extraordinary writing and editing skills, and enthusiasm for her clients’ projects never fail to surpass their expectations.

Helen Boyd - Project manager and administrator

Helen has managed projects and budgets for the City of Kingston’s communication department and contact centre, the City of Peterborough’s Provincial Offences Office and for the Ministry of the Attorney General. Today, she brings her expertise to Lakeview to ensure that projects are delivered on time and on budget. Her superior organizational skills make her the go-to person for events, to manage deliverables and timelines, and to ensure that budgets are optimized.