People in public affairs

PIPA showcases highly accomplished, current PAAC members and highlights their role within the larger industry community.  By emphasizing shared experiences and best practices, the PIPA stories help practitioners benefit from the knowledge of peers while fostering new connections.
Dr. J. Stephen Andrews
July 30, 2020

Dr. J. Stephen Andrews

Director of Legislative and Political Affairs, Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association

Steve Andrews is currently the Director of Legislative and Political Affairs at the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association. Prior to that, Steve was a Government Relations Advisor at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) for 11 years. He also worked at Toronto Hydro Corporation as the Manager of Communications and Public Affairs for a number of years. Steve also worked in the government of Ontario both as a civil servant and political staffer in the 1990s. He has a PhD. in political theory (Queen’s University, 1994 and a Master’s degree in social policy (University of Toronto, 1996). ‍

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Jane Hilderman
November 30, 2018

Jane Hilderman

Executive Director, The Samara Centre for Democracy

Jane Hilderman is the Executive Director of Samara Canada, a nonpartisan charity that strengthens Canada’s democracy by making it more accessible, inclusive and responsive for Canadians. As Executive Director, she is found frequently discussing Samara’s work in the media and across the country. Her previous roles at Samara include Research Director.

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