Communications Consulting

Jonathan Koch is an award-winning historian and storyteller who profiles the people and places of Canada’s Prairie Provinces.

Jonathan has over a decade of experience  in professional communication, both as a newspaper reporter and editor, and as a corporate consultant, specializing in rural communications.

Jonathan’s rural background and diverse skill set makes him ideal for project work involving audiences in rural communities.

Click the links below to view examples of Jonathan’s work for corporate clients and for the Forgotten Alberta project:

Prose and Profiles

Jonathan Koch has over a decade of experience in professional communication, both as a newspaper reporter and editor, and as a corporate communications specialist.

As a freelance writer and columnist, Jonathan’s work has been published in several Alberta weekly newspapers, including the Prairie Post East and West editions, Brooks Bulletin, Calgary Herald, and Medicine Hat News. He has also contributed to the Western Standard, Alberta Views, and Alberta History Journal.

Jonathan is also an experienced corporate communications specialist, and has developed and implemented strategic communications initiatives  and campaigns for several rural-focussed organizations including:

  • Mountain View County
  • Municipal Area Partnership “Finishing the Dream” Project
  • Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan
  • Alberta Distance Learning Centre

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Rural Alberta Physician Attraction and Retention


Return to Rural (R2R) BIG Rural Leadership Training Program

The Return to Rural (R2R) Big Rural Leadership video series was developed by R2R and ForAlta Communications Consulting as part of the Big Rural Leadership Training Program, a certificate program exclusively for elected and appointed municipal leaders, municipal staff, and community leaders in or serving rural communities.   For more information, please visit

The Forgotten Alberta project


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Chronicling the forgotten people and places of the southern Alberta drybelt. 2014 Alberta Heritage Resources Foundation Heritage Awareness Award recipient.