Patricia Starr was born in Toronto and heads her own Consulting Firm that specializes in fundraising/special event co-ordination, fact-checking, editing, research and writing. She received her training at Ryerson University and has had four of her books published – two internationally. She has a long history of community involvement and is the recipient of several awards for community service. She is also the Associate Editor of the Blue Book of Canadian Business.


“Tempting Fate”
Non-fiction personal story – published across Canada (1993)

Deadly Justice
A romantic mystery novel – published internationally (1997)

Final Justice
The sequel – published internationally (2002)

The Third Hole
The third book in the DDeLuca Series – published (2013)

Brief CV excerpts:

  • Fact-check, research and edit for international clients and national publications on a regular basis
  • Coordinate and provide leadership to staff and volunteers for fundraising and special events of social service agencies
  • Ghostwrite policy papers and speeches for executive and politicians
  • Wrote a four-part series on “International Cooks” for a national trade publication
  • Wrote featured articles for national newspapers

Chairman & CEO – Ontario Place Corporation (Canada’s largest provincial theme park)

  • Supervised the Agency’s financial operation with an annual budget of $20 million dollars
  • Developed a new planning and priorities strategy that resulted in a $2 million dollar reduction of the deficit with the help of members from across the Province

In the Community:

  • Spearheaded the research, development, fundraising and day to day operation of a successful pilot project for the independent living of Seniors and physically disabled individuals that resulted in four large housing facilities in Toronto
  • Organized two successful gala fundraisings on behalf of the Metropolitan Toronto Reference Library in association with the Crime Writers of Canada
  • Provided expertise to a local Community Centre on volunteer management and grant submissions with very successful results


  • Gold Medal: Ministry of Citizenship and Culture – Ontario
  • New Leadership – Assoc. of Y’s – United States and Canada
  • Canada Day Achievement for Volunteerism
  • B’nai Brith Canada – Woman of Distinction
  • State of Israel Bonds – Woman of Valour

Speaker and Commentator:

  • Canadian Club
  • Front Page Challenge – Vancouver
  • CBC Public Affairs
  • Crime Writers of Canada
  • Elizabeth Fry Society

Former Board Memberships:

  • O’Keefe Centre (Hummingbird) for the Performing Arts
  • Metropolitan Toronto Housing Authority
  • Committee of Adjustment, City of North York
  • United Way of Metropolitan Toronto
  • Canadian Jewish Congress
  • Ben Gurion University