Joe MacDonald

Joe MacDonald, Professor and Program Coordinator in the Seneca College Government Relations Management Program, is a four-term President, Past President and Life Member of the Public Affairs Association of Canada.

With more than 30 years in politics and public affairs Joe has served as Special Assistant to two provincial cabinet ministers, Senior Partner with FPR Corporate Communications & Public Affairs, President of The MacDonald Group, Senior Counsel, Public and Corporate Affairs for The Innovative Research Group Inc., Partnerships & Public Affairs Manager of the Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area and as an Associate with GCI Canada Inc. As an independent consultant he provided client support in advocacy training & program development.

An experienced political strategist, organizer and campaign manager, Joe has managed election campaigns in eight provinces, at all levels of government and served in senior positions in federal and provincial leadership campaigns including serving as federal leadership campaign director in 2002-03. Joe has appeared on Canada AM, CBC Toronto’s Metro Morning, Global News, City TV and CP24, as well as Live Drive with John Tory on NEWSTALK 1010.

A graduate of the University of Waterloo (Hons. BA, MA), and a doctoral candidate at York University (ABD), Joe also taught Advocacy & Government Relations at Ryerson University in Toronto. He is a volunteer member of the Silver Dinner organizing committee for Healthy Minds Canada. Joe can be reached at