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Government Relations

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When government decisions impact your business, active representation at all levels is critical to success. How and when you communicate with the government, especially in times of crisis, can dramatically affect your bottom line. 

With our government relations consulting services, you can feel confident that your interests are well represented at the federal, provincial and municipal levels. 

Our veteran team of public policy experts have decades of experience translating business to government, and government to business. We apply our deep industry knowledge to build government relations strategies that leverage meaningful relationships with government decision-makers and policy influencers. 

Our government relations team is located in Ottawa and Toronto, with affiliates in Calgary, Victoria and Halifax. 

Government Insights and Monitoring

Successful government relations require keeping an ear to the ground in Ottawa while building a reputation and sustaining a relationship with the government over the long term. Our networks span regulatory and advisory agencies in all regions.  We work with all parties, at all levels. We deliver tailored profile-building plans to foster meaningful and productive relationships so that when issues arise, the right government door is already open. 

Whether it’s focused match-making between business executives and government officials, or broadly targeted profile-building through Parliament Hill receptions, social events, digital advocacy or earned media, our government relations consultants will ensure that as your business grows, so does your relationship and profile with the people in government who matter most to your business. 

Registration and Lobbying

The business of government relations is highly regulated and monitored at the federal, provincial and municipal levels. The rules are complex and differ from one jurisdiction to the next. Even an honest misinterpretation can trigger a formal investigation, harming your reputation and relationship with the government.  

As one of the top lobbying firms in Canada, we will work with your legal, regulatory and government relations teams to develop an awareness and compliance plan to ensure all of your lobbying registration and reporting requirements are clear and manageable. 

Digital Advocacy

Our team will work with you to build and implement a digital advocacy strategy to drive awareness and momentum for your priorities, in sync with your overall profile building and strategic government relations agenda.

Coalition Building

We bring proven experience in coalition and network building to amplify your organization’s voice on matters of public importance. When strength in numbers matters, our coalition building services can identify and connect you to partners in alignment with your goals to maximize the impact of your outreach.

Policy Analysis & Briefs 

The Proof Strategies government relations team offers expert counsel and assistance when you need to make your case to the government, to ensure they hear what you’re saying, at the right time, in the right forum. 

Our policy brief consultancy services help you identify and develop opportunities to present your evidence and advice to the government through Parliamentary Committee briefs and appearances, written submissions, regulatory proceedings, and specialized outreach programs to orient and educate the government about your business, and your priorities. 

Whether it’s pointing you in the right direction, opening the door, or holding the pen, our government relations team will leverage decades of experience to make sure there are no missed opportunities to share your advice and analysis with the government at the right time, in the right way. 

Public Opinion and Research

Our strategic counsel includes knowing when and how to engage in public opinion surveys to demonstrate the depth of support for your agenda. A well-timed survey can be a powerful tool to deploy with government, media or both. Our experienced team works with top polling companies to develop and conduct surveys that are credible and timely, helping to test messages, confirm support or measure progress. 

Federal & Provincial Budget Input & Analysis

From participation on sectoral advisory councils to formal pre-budget consultations and stakeholder lock-ups to strategic lobbying outreach on your budget priorities, we can help guide your participation and messaging through the government’s fiscal policy, planning and spending processes.