Harvey Cooper

Working both in Canada and overseas, Harvey Cooper has honed an expertise over the last 3 decades in assisting the non-profit, co-operative and voluntary sectors effectively represent their interests to government at all jurisdictional levels. He currently serves as the Manager of Government Relations for the Ontario Region of the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada.

The Federation represents some 100,000 non-profit housing co-operative residences, home to over a quarter million Canadians. As Government Relations Manager, Harvey oversees a full range of public affairs and communications responsibilities including government and media relations, strategy development, and spearheading many grassroots advocacy campaigns.

Through his experience, Harvey has developed and finely tuned strategies to ensure that the third sector plays to their essential organizational strengths. This has resulted in effective advocacy and a heightened impact in the formulation of public policy at all levels of government. His ability to gain the trust of and work with political parties of all stripes is very well regarded by those in public life.
Mr. Cooper was recently honoured by the province-wide Ontario Co-operative Association as the inaugural winner of their Spirit Award for work in Government Relations and Advocacy.

Over the years Harvey has volunteered his time with a number of community organizations and currently serves as the Membership Chair on the Board of Directors of the Public Affairs Association of Canada (PAAC). Harvey can be reached at hcooper@chfc.ca.