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Shelley Cohen

Ottawa, Ontario, CA

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Shelley Cohen

  Ottawa, Ontario, CA


• Voicemail and ‘on-hold’ voice for Rogers Canada, National Gallery of Canada, Canada Post, CIBC/President’s Choice Financial / Amicus, CIBC Visa, The Shopping Channel, Ottawa Int’l Airport, plus many others for 25+ years;
• Recipient biographies announcer - Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence - 2016 & 2017
• Voice Actor for animated videos "Online Mail" and "Mobile App" for Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) - "Stick Mom" on YouTube and the CRA website
• Voiceover on video explaining customs declarations upon returning to Canada for Canada Border Services Agency
• Teaching Becoming a Voice Actor at Fat Dog Productions - Winter & fall 2014, fall 2015 & 16
• Writing and teaching “Becoming a Narrator” course at Algonquin College – Winter 2010/2011/2013 and Fall 2011;
• Wrote and delivered Narration Basics courses; coach individuals in vocal development and presentations;
• Wrote script and storyboard for the Natural Resources Canada program “Geomapping for Energy & Minerals” recruitment video;
• Wrote English script and produced English and French radio Public Service Announcement s for the “Aboriginal Treaties” Exhibition – Library and Archives Canada;
• Wrote and narrated 2 television commercials for a hi-tech training company; and one for a Halifax law firm; wrote corporate videos for the National Capital Commission, Canadian Tire and Royal Bank;
• Narrated 2 ACTRA award-winning radio programs – "The Romance Novel" – CBC “Ideas” and “The Plague” – CHEZ-FM;
• First female radio announcer in Castlegar, B.C.
2013 Video Narrator - Animated training video – National Defence - General Assembly Production Centre (G.A.P.C.)
Video Narrator / Avatar - "Online Training" - National Defence G.A.P.C.
2012 Web Video Narrator - How to...for cars Bart Mart Productions
On-camera Actor – “Head Nurse Elizabeth” – “The Dream Team” Canadian Medical Protection Association
Video Narrator – 2 educational videos – National Defence Dominique Soutif Productions
2011 Video Narrator – Boeing Training Videos, Eedo KnowledgewareCorp. COHM Technologies
Narrator – “Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s 2011 Mortgage Consumer Survey” Bart Mart Productions
Avatar Online Learning Facilitation Training, Dept. of National Defense, General Assembly Production Centre (G.A.P.C.)
Voicemail Narrator - IVR System Canadian Wildlife Habitat
2010 Video Narrator – “Canada’s Creative Economy Capital” – Ottawa Centre for Research & Innovation G.A.P.C.
Narrator – “Welcome to BCD Online Tutorial” Dept. of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Narrator – “Welcome to Canada” Web videos for Mexico and Czechoslovakia –
Citizenship & Immigration Canada – G.A.P.C.
2009 Writer – “Geomapping for Energy & Minerals: Partnering for Northern Prosperity” Web video
Natural Resources Canada
Actor – On-camera – Canada Post safety training video Stonehaven Productions
Narrator – “CODE: Development through Education” G.A.P.C.
2008 Narrator – Jumpstart Program The War Amps
2007 Radio Writer / Producer – “Spirit & Intent: Aboriginal Treaties” exhibition PSA Library and Archives Canada
Narrator – 2 PSA’s – Team Royal Lepage Home & Garden Tour for Chrysalis House Sound Venture
2006 Video Actor – Off-Camera – Several personas – Training video – Canada Customs Image Tree Studios
2005-06 Audio Narrator – Cassettes for Blind – Tax Forms & Guides – Canada Revenue Agency Sound Venture
TV Narrator – (2) Radio Commercials – Canada Mortgage & Housing Acart Advertising
2004 Video Narrator – Training Video – National Bank of Canada Swat Films, Montreal
TV Narrator – 7 Commercials - Beechwood Cemeteries Christine Mercier Productions
Narrator Web demo – eAppraisal Healthcare Halogen Software
Narrator PSA - TV – The War Amps “Jumpstart” program – National War Amps
Actor – on-camera - “License to Grill” Knight Productions
Narrator – CD-ROM – Status of Women Canada Reel Impact Video
Narrator - PSA – Learning Disabilities Association of Canada Delta Media / G.A.P.C.
2003 PSA Narrator - PSA – Radio – The War Amps “Keytag” program – National War Amps of Canada
WEB Narrator – Web demos – “eAppraisal & eAppraisal Healthcare Software” Halogen Software
TV Narrator – Commercial – “Canada Day in the Capital” – N.C.C. - CBOT Carleton Productions


English (North American), English


North American


Middle Aged

Special Skills

Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Radio, Telephone, Television


See above for past 10 years and below from (Phone hidden)

2002 CD-ROM Narrator – Instructional CD for nurses - Soc. of Oby/Gyn. Of Canada Total Creation Productions
Video Narrator – Educational Video (30,000 copies) – The Senate of Canada Senate Communications
TV Narrator – PSA – Ringette – Canadian Ringette Association Reel Impact Video
2001 TV Narrator – PSAs – Perimenopause & Menopause - Soc. of Oby/Gyn. Of Can.-1 Radio / 1 TV Total Creation
Narrator - Bali Furniture 2 commercials – CJOH & CBC TV Reel Impact Video
Narrator - Two PSA’s – Global Climate Change – Volunteer Central Registry - 1 Radio/1 TV G.A. P.C.
1999 TV Writer / Narrator - 2 commercials - Delcom International CBC Television Productions
CD-ROMs Narrator - Crane Operator Instructions - Ont. Engineering Society G.A.P.C.
Narrator - Agri-Can Services - Agriculture Canada Archaemedia
1998 TV Writer – Commercial – Boyne, Clarke Lawfirm, CBHT-TV – Halifax
1997 TV Host – Corporate video, on-camera – “Child Care Council of Ottawa-Carleton” Bull & Fish Productions
Narrator – Corporate video, off-camera – “Ottawa-Carleton Safety Council”
CORP. VIDEOS Narrator – Training video, Dept. of Transport - CD Rom, Autoskill, Image Projection Studios
Narrator – Introduction to Canadian Exporters’ Awards Presentations, MTR Productions & G.A.P.C.
1995 – 96 Narrator – Audiocassette for the Blind Human Resources Development Canada, T-Base
Writer / Narrator – Corporate videos, off-camera - “All Events Party Planning” Reflections Video
“The Rideau Canal Skateway: Keep the Love Alive” – National Capital Commission (N.C.C.) & The Royal Bank Group & “Canada Day Family Celebration Contest” – N.C.C. & Canadian Tire, Theresa Seguin Productions (1995 & 1996 productions)
Actress – Commercial – on-camera – MacArthur Renovations, CBOT-TV. Narrated many commercials off-camera for CBOT from 1985 - 1995
1984 – 94 Host – Introductory video – on-camera - “The Meridian Telephone System”, Bell Northern Research
Anchor – Video newsletter - on-camera - “NucleoNews”, Atomic Energy, R. Charbonneau Productions
Presenter – Industrial video - on-camera - “Policy of Recognition” – Treasury Board of Canada, Mainstreet
Narrator – Off-camera - Introduction to “Rest and Relaxation”. Others include Eastern Breeders, Department of Transport, Canada Parks, Health & Welfare Canada, Official Languages Commission, and many more.
RADIO Narrator – “Romance Novels”, CBC FM – “Ideas” – ACTRA Award winning 3 part series.
2 Radio dramas – CHEZ-FM, one ACTRA Award winning.
Writer / Broadcaster – Wrote, edited and broadcast tape documentaries, including a 13-week series, “To Your Health”, CBC AM Network.
1989 – 1990 Fill-in Announcer – Host - “The Bert Adkins Show”, “CBO Morning”, “Radio Noon” and “All In A Day”; local FM weather and entertainment inserts; News reader – “Radio Noon” & “All In A Day”.
1984 – 1990 Traffic Commentator – CBO Radio
1981 – 1983 Announcer / Host – CHIM-FM, Kelowna, B.C.
1979 – 1981 Announcer / Host – CKQR- AM, Castlegar, B.C.



Diploma - Radio Broadcast Communications - British Columbia Institute of Technology


  • Delivery Methods

    .mp3 files by email

  • Turnaround Time

    24 hours

Service Description

Voice overs for commercials, Public Service Announcements, corporate and Web videos, and telephony, Shelley is also a vocal coach and teaches 'Becoming a Voice Actor', a 14-week course in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and now over Skype.


Shelley is great to work with and never has let us down. She is a terrific voice coach, extremely dedicated and is able to easily share her experience, knowledge and skills.
GAPC is Shelley Cohen’s client since 1993.

Ken Stewart - Executive Producer and President – General Assembly Production Centre Entertainment (G.A.P.C.)

Shelley Cohen has to be one of the top voice over talents we have had the pleasure of working with over all the years COHM Inc. has been in business. Her knowledge and expertise in the industry makes Shelley an essential part of our team.
COHM has been a client of Shelley’s since 1990.

Brittany Lauzon Vice President – Commercial on Hold Marketing (COHM INC.)

Shelley Cohen is a true professional in her field. She is very sensitive to contexts of different narrations and not only can she do, but can also teach it.
Dominique has been Shelley’s Talent Agent since 2000 and voice actor for his company Continental Productions.

Dominique Soutif Owner – Continental Productions and First Stage Talent Agency

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    / 5 PSCN for Job #134540 Main IVR Greeting Fast, Professional. An excellent asset to the voice talent community.
    Mar 29, 2015