karmadharma is a creative agency that helps enterprising organizations who want to do good in the world do better. Because when do-gooders do good, the returns will be extraordinary.

Your ambitious goals fuel our creativity.

us in a nutshell

our why.

our mission

Help individuals and organizations fulfill their potential, amplify their impact and have the courage to be themselves in this lifetime.

our values

  • Be of service.
  • Keep an open mind.
  • Treat people as they want to be treated.
  • Step forward into courage.
  • Get it done & own it.
  • Being unapologetically us, f*ck the haters.

our promise

transformative growth

For you, your organization, and the greater good.

KarmaDharma Collective

meet the team.

We are a tight-knit team that will work (work, work, work, work… did you sing it?) for client success. We whole-heartedly give a shit about our clients. I could go on and on, but really you should just chat with us. We are super nice, pinky swear.

Mitch Brule

Account Coordinator

Sara Knowles

Creative Designer

An open letter from peter

the dreamer.

Peter’s mission in life is to be of service – at karmadharma, that takes the form of helping businesses have the proper structures, strategies and marketing plans to help them achieve their goals and dreams.  He has 20 years experience in the media business including sales, marketing and operations. Over the years, he has worked with hundreds of SMB’s helping them grow their organizations. As an entrepreneur and a leader, he focuses on 3 main areas: self-awareness, empathy and transformative growth.

Our true gift of this existence is to be the light that helps another light grow. To be the light of presence that truly recognizes something, and helps that thing move into the light of its own self.

Partners in Creation.

Our roster of industry experts will help ensure your success… and it doesn’t hurt that they help us look really smart.

Brands who have felt our love

clients.

Ready to do something great?

work with us.

Don’t hesitate to contact us, at any time, for all your questions. We are always happy to offer you coffee (or green tea, if you meet Peter…).

KarmaDharma acknowledges that our office, located in Ottawa, is on the unceded, unsurrendered Territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin Nation. The Anishinaabe Algonquin peoples have lived on this land since time immemorial. We recognize and deeply appreciate their historic connection to this place. We also recognize the contributions of Métis, Inuit, and other Indigenous peoples have made, both in shaping and strengthening this community in particular, and our province and country as a whole.

Copyright © 2023 karmadharma. Intellectual Property.

Ann-Catherine Désulmé

Account Coordinator

Ann-Catherine is somewhat of a marketing unicorn. She is both artistic and ridiculously organized. True story! Not to mention, she is our resident podcast queen.

Annik Daoust

Chief Operations Officer

She is the glue that holds us all together. Our internal team can count on Annik to carry out projects, answer her team’s thousands of questions and manage everything… with a Chai latté in hand.

Bárbara d’Oro

Content Strategist

Barbara is a journalist by trade who loves talking to people, asking great questions and giving a voice to their stories. Being Brazilian, she also loves a mean BBQ marathon at your local churrascaria.

Brian

Brian Mikula

Account Strategist

The entrepreneur, he will ‘tea’ you up for success (that would be more funny if you knew he founded a tea company). But seriously, this guy has a mind for marketing.

Francesca Désulmé

Account Coordinator

Artist, communications enthusiast and social justice advocate, Francesca brings a plurality of lived experiences to the table. Organized, passionate and creative, she’ll help bring your projects to the next level.

Geneviève
Côté-Nault

Account Coordinator

Gen will bring the energy to kick-start your project and the grit to see it through. Her conscience will find you the best strategy and probably save the planet along the way.

Karen Bramhill

Account Strategist

Artist, epidemiologist, operations specialist and true lover of life; Karen is a true polymath that brings a wealth of care and knowledge to every engagement. And for the record, ambiguity and her are not the best of friends.

Jenna Araujo

Creative Lead

Jenna is the Swiss Army knife of creative…with a smile. She’s got a design solution for almost any problem accompanied by the most infectious giggle in the industry.

Jennifer
Lim-Tamkican

Creative Designer

Having done it all as a marketing freelancer, Jennifer applies a very thoughtful & practical mindset to her designs. She is the perfect combination of creative and cool in art and in life.

Michelle Bell

Chief Marketing Officer

Michelle is an intensely caring, and lovably nerdy, triple-threat: her creative, strategic & engineer brain are the perfect recipe for taking your organization to the next level.

Peter Georgariou

CEO & Founder

A Buddha-loving, health nut who races in Ironmans and runs marathons in his free time. He brings a bit of heart to each of his clients. Just wait and see how accurate that statement really is. 

AN OPEN LETTER FROM PETER

When I started KarmaDharma in early 2017 after a long corporate career, I was excited by the prospect of entrepreneurship. I wanted to write my own script. Sail my own ship. I was tired of fulfilling someone else’s goals.

Yet the lustre was quickly waning on the dream. We felt like we had to take on all sorts of jobs to make sure we could feed the kids and keep a roof over our head. We were doing a ton of work that we loved, but a good chunk of work as well that simply served to pay the bills.

Then, we got the opportunity to work with CURE Foundation, a national breast cancer foundation out of Montreal. We got to tell the story of breast cancer survivors and help the foundation get their message out to the world.

Over time, we were fortunate enough to start doing more and more work with foundations, charities, not-for-profits, social enterprises, etc.

These weren’t the most lucrative jobs, but they were the ones that filled our souls…hmmm….

* Cue butterflies in my tummy like a teenage first date. It was clear this is exactly where we needed to be.

* Cue epiphany.

We need to put our gifts in service of organizations whose sole mission is to make the world a better place: impact organizations. Booya.


A lot of agencies and consulting firms can’t be bothered with impact organizations because they usually don’t have much money. Clearly, this is not the quickest way to fortune and fame for us, but it is where we do our best work.

And it is where we can make a difference in the world.

We can combine the best practices in strategy and marketing from the for-profit world with the knowledge and expertise in the mission-based sector to create a force for good.


Our mission truly is to help you fulfill yours. 

It courses through every fibre of our DNA. It is what we were sent here to do.

We are do-gooders that understand how markets and marketing work. We can hold space for both mission and margin to help organizations structure themselves for long term sustainability and get their message out to the world.

In the end, if we are to be remembered for one thing, it will be that we gave everything we’ve got in service to making this world a better place for everyone and everything.

Alan Horic

Senior Digital Ads Strategist

Alan is all-knowing (no joke) when it comes to deploying your digital marketing strategy; from search to display to Account-Based Marketing, he can turn your ads into a revenue generating machine.

Assia Merazi

Creative Director

Mrs. Creative Worldwide hailing straight from Dubai, Assia is eager to unleash her strategic design genius on your brand. Yalla!

Brent Martel

Web Development & Marketing Automation

Brent is our resident experts on making websites that convert and simplifying your marketing technology to make it work for you. Sounds good, right?

Rob Hyams

Chief Creative Officer

Rob has been building brands and campaigns since he came out of the womb…or at least that’s what it feels like. He has a rare gift; an ability to distill the complex into a succinct and compelling story.

Project Manager / Account Strategist

What we are looking for

We are looking for a purpose-driven creative mind that thrives in helping clients bring their projects and aspirations to life. You will work with our clients to help them develop their strategic direction and build the marketing plan to bring it to life. You will have the pleasure (for the most part 😁) of working closely with our internal team and partners consisting of traditional and digital marketing, creative and graphic design, web developers, as well as other areas of the agency. 

You will work very closely with our team to manage, schedule, organize, and help create and implement client strategy. You will be working with several accounts and need to be able to manage your time effectively and work well on tight deadlines. 

Company Overview

karmadharma is a creative agency that helps enterprising organizations who want to do better in the world, do better. (We also put this into action and try very hard to do better every day!) Because when do-gooders do good, the results for all will be extraordinary. Our Ottawa-based creative agency is looking for a like minded human to join us in this Marketing Coordinator role.

We are growing and are looking for passionate and qualified people to join our team of extraordinary and eclectic people.

We need you to

  • Be an awesome team member
  • Make a difference in the world (No pressure. 😁)
  • Become a trusted advisor to our clients
  • Understand client needs and find creative solutions to help them achieve their goals. 
  • Understand your client sector and its challenges in order to seize opportunity of growth and make the appropriate recommendations. 
  • Develop, implement and execute strategic marketing plans
  • Coordinate initiatives with internal team and partners, 
  • Ensure projects are within scope of work, budget and in line with their branding.
  • Manage your time judiciously 

We need your

  • Strong emotional intelligence and a growth mindset (If you know everything, we are not the right place for you.)
  • Ability to not take yourself too seriously
  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively, and anticipate client’s needs
  • Great understanding of traditional and emerging marketing channels
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-sensitive environment, managing multiple tasks with varying priorities. 
  • Familiarity with the latest trends, technologies and methodologies in creative strategy, marketing, etc.
  • Great writing and communication skills in both French and English

Your know-how

  • A strong desire to make a positive impact in the world
  • A good head on your shoulders
  • Kindness, empathy and compassion
  • A minimum of 7 years experience in marketing strategy or any related field 
  • And if you are on a journey to become a better version of yourself, you probably fit the team! 

We offer

  • Permanent, full-time position
  • Flexible schedule;
  • Possibility of remote work;
  • Office located in the Westboro district, close to all services
  • Competitive salary according to experience and qualifications;
  • Benefits.
  • Professional training.
  • Unlimited time-off
  • Office close between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Please submit a resume that showcases the required responsibilities and skill sets above. 

Only those whose skills and qualifications closely match the requirements of this position will be contacted.

We can’t wait to meet you!

We are all Care Givers.

The Montfort Hospital Foundation has been promoting the well-being of Eastern Ontario since 1986. It solicits, receives and administers funds that enable the Montfort Hospital to pursue its mission and achieve its objectives.

Recently the Foundation has launched a Regional Health Hub in Orleans that houses many specialists under one roof; an innovative evolution in healthcare creating a one-stop-shop for all your health needs.

The Need.

The Montfort Foundation was looking to tell, in a more compelling way, their story and the impact they were having in the community. 

Simultaneously, they were also looking to develop and execute a campaign strategy designed to increase awareness levels and donations for their new location and accompanying capital campaign for the Orléans Health Hub.

The Foundation's Identity.

Since the Foundation’s visual identity and narrative was hitherto directly tied to the hospital, we conducted an in-depth discovery phase, and developed a distinct design system that showcased how their work is directly impacting the efforts of the hospital to improve the health of the community.

Visual Identity

With a deep dive (and seemingly too many  post-its) into the vision and purpose of the Foundation,  “BonHomme” came to life; a symbol of care and support representing the role of the donor in the patient experience.

Website

Previously the Foundations only online presence was on the Montfort Hospital’s website. It could be hard to find, navigate and  difficult to truly understand the role of the Foundation. As part of this new identity we created a donor-friendly website which clearly communicates the impact of how donor contributions are being used to improve patient care and staff satisfaction. 

The Campaign

We subsequently developed a donor-acquisition strategy which included campaign creative, paid digital campaigns, social media campaigns as well as video, display and television ads. 

Video Campaign - TV & Digital

After helping build the Case for Support for the Orleans Health Hub Capital Campaign, we developed a creative campaign to highlight the various services and benefits of this new local, innovative health hub. At the heart of the concept was a butterfly which spoke both to transformation of health services delivery as well as a the campaign itself taking flight. 

We are more than just a thrift store.

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul has been operating in Canada for over 175 years and is composed of 800 conferences (chapters) across Canada. They help more than 350,000 people each year providing home visits to the isolated and material support in the form of non-perishable food, clothes, household items and furniture to individuals and families. The Society also provides assistance to refugees, immigrants, and northern communities. That’s what I am talking about. We love what they do and could not wait to get started. 

The Need.

The Society was looking to broaden the awareness of the work they do, and their donor base beyond their aging membership in order to continue their much needed work for the next 175 years.

the solution.

Website

We created a new, modernized, donor friendly website that tells the story of the Society in a more compelling way integrating key points from their Case for Support.

Digital Campaign

We then deployed a series of digital campaigns and creative for various events (World Day of the Poor, Giving Tuesday, Christmas, etc.) throughout the year that ran on Facebook targeting Catholics across Canada to increase their donor base and website donations.

Print Campaign

We created a series of print assets to support the Society including an ad for the 2021 Ottawa Business Journal Giving Guide, New Donor Welcome Package and Monthly Donor Program.

A fresh coat of paint.

We are proud to have helped Nelligan Law refresh their look and feel. A refreshing take for a law firm, Nelligan decided to show off the more human side of their firm and their commitment to the community in their new identity. Watch the new promotional videos and see who the real hero of the story is.

Corporate Assets.

As part of a Brand Makeover for Nelligan, we created essential corporate elements, such as a website re-design, business cards, stationary, practice group guides and other marketing materials. Here is a just a taste of some of our work: 

The Campaign.

We hope you never have to call us…

Sometimes life can get messy. No one plans for this, but when it happens, you want the best on your side. These ads focus on those times. “We hope you never need us, but if you do..”

 Instead of putting our expertise and experience and the heart of the story, we chose to demonstrate our empathy and understanding for the difficulties facing our clients.Our clients are truly the heroes of our story.