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Join the Public Affairs Association of Canada (PAAC) on Thursday, May 30th for our next event in the Women in Public Affairs (WIPA) series – The Politics of Public Affairs.

WHY ATTEND?

Our esteemed panel will share their thoughts on how they manage and excel in their work as public affairs practitioners with the job as political pundits on TV, radio and online. This is not an easy balance, especially as the tone of the political rhetoric becomes more heightened leading up to the federal election, and social media continues to be a volatile platform for these debates.

Tiffany Gooch, Kim Wright, and Ginny Roth will share their experiences and lessons learned, and what motivates them to take on these challenging roles in the public eye while achieving results for their clients regarding policy issues on all three levels of government.

The event will feature an insightful Q&A with three leading public affairs experts who also take on the role of political pundits:

Moderator:

Nam Kiwanuka

Nam Kiwanuka is a multi-platform journalist and the new host of The Agenda in the Summer. She has hosted magazine shows for the NBA and CFL and was a MuchMusic VJ. She has worked with CNN and BET and was a columnist for the BBC’s Focus on Africa magazine.

In 2012, Ms. Kiwanuka gave a Tedx talk called ‘The Power of One’ and spoke of the impact we all possess in changing another’s life for the better. She has been an Ambassador for the Canadian Red Cross and in 2008, she was honoured to be named by Chatelaine Magazine as one of ’80 Canadian Women to Watch’.

Panelists:

Tiffany Gooch – Consultant, Enterprise Canada

A skilled consensus builder, creative political strategist, and talented event manager with a tremendous mind for logistics, Tiffany’s work centers on government relations and public affairs campaigns. Her experience in strategic communications planning, with a practical approach to digital media and a natural, decisive leadership style make her the ideal calm in a storm during a crisis situation. Prior to Enterprise, Tiffany worked extensively in the provincial government in Ontario. Tiffany is often called upon as a speaker and moderator for civic roundtables in the Toronto area, consulting with numerous political campaigns, social enterprises and not-for-profit organizations on strategic communications, fundraising and business planning. Tiffany is a political opinion columnist for the Toronto Star and has writing published in the Globe and Mail, Metro News, and CBC.

Ginny Roth- National Practice Lead for Government Relations, Crestview Strategy

Prior to joining the Crestview team, Ginny worked at Queen’s Park and as party organizer for the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario. At Crestview Ginny acts as the lead consultant for both national trade organizations and corporate clients with a specific focus on servicing clients in the disruptive economy space helping them navigate the regulatory and legislative challenges that exist with new market entry. Ginny holds a Combined Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Contemporary Studies from the University of King’s College in Nova Scotia. She has appeared as a panelist and contributor on television and radio commenting on a wide range of political issues for CTV, CityTV and other media outlets.

Kim Wright – Principal, Wright Strategies

Leveraging her deep knowledge of politics and public affairs, Kim Wright recently founded Wright Strategies. Since 2005, Kim has engaged in public affairs campaigns across Canada and with each order of government, providing strategic counsel to a wide range of national and international clients. Kim is best known for providing public affairs support at the municipal level. Kim’s expertise is not limited to one level of government—she has been involved in politics at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels since 1990. Prior to her career in public affairs, she spent several years at Queen’s Park with the NDP Caucus providing political and legislative counsel. In addition, she served as Executive Assistant to two Toronto District School Board Trustees. Kim is a frequent media commentator on political issues. She regularly appears on CP24, CityTV, AM 640, Global News, Toronto Star, National Post Radio, and the CBC.

ABOUT WIPA:

For a decade, PAAC has profiled numerous successful women in public affairs in candid conversation with our members and guests.

With WIPA, PAAC is committed to create an opportunity for women across the industry to come together in an informal setting, to share experiences, ideas and explore how we can work together to build a more diverse and representative public affairs industry.

Space is limited. Be sure to register ASAP to avoid missing out on this exciting event.

Date:

Thursday May 30th, 2019

Location:

Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) LLP

Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower,

22 Adelaide Street West, Suite 3400

Registration Fee:

$40 per person + HST

Agenda:

5:30pm to 6:00pm: Refreshments/Registration

6:00pm to 7:00pm: Moderated Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A

7:00pm to 7:30pm: Networking

Register Here >>

Join the Public Affairs Association of Canada (PAAC) on Thursday, May 30th for our next event in the Women in Public Affairs (WIPA) series – The Politics of Public Affairs.

WHY ATTEND?

Our esteemed panel will share their thoughts on how they manage and excel in their work as public affairs practitioners with the job as political pundits on TV, radio and online. This is not an easy balance, especially as the tone of the political rhetoric becomes more heightened leading up to the federal election, and social media continues to be a volatile platform for these debates.

Tiffany Gooch, Kim Wright, and Ginny Roth will share their experiences and lessons learned, and what motivates them to take on these challenging roles in the public eye while achieving results for their clients regarding policy issues on all three levels of government.

The event will feature an insightful Q&A with three leading public affairs experts who also take on the role of political pundits:

Moderator:

Nam Kiwanuka

Nam Kiwanuka is a multi-platform journalist and the new host of The Agenda in the Summer. She has hosted magazine shows for the NBA and CFL and was a MuchMusic VJ. She has worked with CNN and BET and was a columnist for the BBC’s Focus on Africa magazine.

In 2012, Ms. Kiwanuka gave a Tedx talk called ‘The Power of One’ and spoke of the impact we all possess in changing another’s life for the better. She has been an Ambassador for the Canadian Red Cross and in 2008, she was honoured to be named by Chatelaine Magazine as one of ’80 Canadian Women to Watch’.

Panelists:

Tiffany Gooch – Consultant, Enterprise Canada

A skilled consensus builder, creative political strategist, and talented event manager with a tremendous mind for logistics, Tiffany’s work centers on government relations and public affairs campaigns. Her experience in strategic communications planning, with a practical approach to digital media and a natural, decisive leadership style make her the ideal calm in a storm during a crisis situation. Prior to Enterprise, Tiffany worked extensively in the provincial government in Ontario. Tiffany is often called upon as a speaker and moderator for civic roundtables in the Toronto area, consulting with numerous political campaigns, social enterprises and not-for-profit organizations on strategic communications, fundraising and business planning. Tiffany is a political opinion columnist for the Toronto Star and has writing published in the Globe and Mail, Metro News, and CBC.

Ginny Roth- National Practice Lead for Government Relations, Crestview Strategy

Prior to joining the Crestview team, Ginny worked at Queen’s Park and as party organizer for the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario. At Crestview Ginny acts as the lead consultant for both national trade organizations and corporate clients with a specific focus on servicing clients in the disruptive economy space helping them navigate the regulatory and legislative challenges that exist with new market entry. Ginny holds a Combined Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Contemporary Studies from the University of King’s College in Nova Scotia. She has appeared as a panelist and contributor on television and radio commenting on a wide range of political issues for CTV, CityTV and other media outlets.

Kim Wright – Principal, Wright Strategies

Leveraging her deep knowledge of politics and public affairs, Kim Wright recently founded Wright Strategies. Since 2005, Kim has engaged in public affairs campaigns across Canada and with each order of government, providing strategic counsel to a wide range of national and international clients. Kim is best known for providing public affairs support at the municipal level. Kim’s expertise is not limited to one level of government—she has been involved in politics at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels since 1990. Prior to her career in public affairs, she spent several years at Queen’s Park with the NDP Caucus providing political and legislative counsel. In addition, she served as Executive Assistant to two Toronto District School Board Trustees. Kim is a frequent media commentator on political issues. She regularly appears on CP24, CityTV, AM 640, Global News, Toronto Star, National Post Radio, and the CBC.

ABOUT WIPA:

For a decade, PAAC has profiled numerous successful women in public affairs in candid conversation with our members and guests.

With WIPA, PAAC is committed to create an opportunity for women across the industry to come together in an informal setting, to share experiences, ideas and explore how we can work together to build a more diverse and representative public affairs industry.

Space is limited. Be sure to register ASAP to avoid missing out on this exciting event.

Date:

Thursday May 30th, 2019

Location:

Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) LLP

Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower,

22 Adelaide Street West, Suite 3400

Registration Fee:

$40 per person + HST

Agenda:

5:30pm to 6:00pm: Refreshments/Registration

6:00pm to 7:00pm: Moderated Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A

7:00pm to 7:30pm: Networking

Register Here >>