Working with Government: Leveraging Municipal, Provincial and Federal Support
In this session, “Working with government: leveraging municipal, provincial and federal support”, Rob will share insights on the programs and services offered by each level of government to help build local economies. He will discuss strategies and tactics for engaging elected officials and civil servants to generate investments, and talk about the processes and interaction of government departments when coming to a decision. He will give you useful information about how to improve your advocacy and take a multi-partisan, partnership-driven approach to get the best results for your community.
About the Speaker
Rob has 13 years of government relations experience at the federal, provincial and municipal levels in Canada. Provincial work brought him to Ottawa in 2011 where he led government relations efforts for the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA). During that time, he advanced human resources and skills development policy, led intellectual property reforms, and built a strong network in Ottawa’s political community.
Rob earned his Master’s Degree from the Clayton H. Riddell Graduate Program in Political Management at Carleton University. He followed that experience by working with some of Canada’s best lobbyists at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities where he worked on housing and public safety.
He went on to work at a national public affairs firm where he became Vice President. There he delivered billions of dollars in investments to client sectors, significant provincial and national legislative victories, and major regulatory reforms in sectors as diverse as health, construction, retail and supply chains, and skills development.