Global Public Affairs
About Us

Global Public Affairs is Canada’s leading public policy and government relations consultancy. Our team of professional consultants provides strategic counsel to clients, using their unmatached understanding of the Canadian political process to achieve results. Global’s team draws from a range of experience from their work in industry, all levels of government and the public service – including having held positions as Deputy Ministers, Assistant Deputy Ministers, City Councillors, Chiefs of Staff, Senior Policy Advisors and assistants to Prime Ministers, Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliament and Members of provincial legislatures. Global team members are adept at stakeholder management and identifying high-value outreach targets for a variety of cultural policy, funding, and infrastructure needs.

Headquartered in Ottawa, Global also has established practices in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Washington, DC. Our teams conduct government relations work at all three levels of government – municipal, provincial, and federal.

Cultural Industries Practice Group

Global’s Cultural Industries team provides clients with timely identification, analysis and advice on how to manage pressing public policy challenges, oftentimes across multiple jurisdictions. Drawing on our diverse political and bureaucratic experience, our team offers strategic and tactical counsel to clients on how best to develop relations with key decision-makers and how to manage relationships with and between levels of government. Global has represented the full spectrum of the arts and culture sector including:

  • Music
  • Festivals and Performing Arts
  • Museums, Galleries and Libraries
  • Sector associations and coalitions
  • Books/Magazines/Newspapers (Publishing)
  • Broadcasting and Interactive Digital Media

We have previously or currently work with:

  • Canadian Arts Coalition
  • National Ballet of Canada
  • Association of Canadian Publishers
  • Canadian Music Centre
  • Canadian Music Publishers Association
  • Canadian Music Reproduction Rights Agency
  • Canadian Private Copying Collective
  • Canadian Independent Music Association
  • Writers Guild of Canada
  • Copyright Board of Canada
  • Olé
  • Cineplex
  • Canadian Newspaper Association
  • l’Union des artistes
  • ca
  • Design Exchange Museum
  • International Centre of Art for Social Change

Transportation, Infrastructure and Communities Practice Group

Global has worked with a range of capital project proponents across all aspects of their planning processes – project concept and business case development, funding opportunities identification, assistance with capital campaign development and launch, and development of communications material and presentation development. We have previously or currently work with:

  • Artscape
  • Arts Commons
  • Science World British Columbia
  • Terry Fox Research Institute
  • Pacific Health Innovation eXchange
  • Edmonton Opera
  • Royal Canadian Regiment Museum
  • Great Northern Way Campus (joint real estate venture involving the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia Institute of Technology and the Emily Carr University of Art+Design
  • Mount Allison University
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Calgary
  • Maher Melford Terminals
  • Prince Rupert Port Authority
  • Greater Victoria Harbour Authority
  • Nanaimo Port Authority
  • Edmonton International Airport
  • Fluor Infrastructure
  • Plenary Group
  • Macquarie Infrastructure
  • MaRS – Alexandria Real Estate Holdings

Areas: Arts Consultant, Capital Campaigner/Planner, Marketing and Publicity

Services: Advocacy, Capital Campaign/Planning, Communications, Community consultation, Consulting, Crisis Planning, Cultural Policy/Planning, Events, Grant Consultant, Heritage Designation, Marketing and Communications

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Other Areas Serviced
  • AB
  • BC
  • Canada-wide
  • ON - Metro Toronto Area
  • ON - Ottawa Area
  • ON - Province-wide
Science World British Columbia – Global Worked with Science World BC to secure a $10.5 million allocation in 2009 delivered through Infrastructure Stimulus funds. This work with Science World BC involved a two-year project to secure funding and was particularly challenging given that “science centres” were not a category that was deemed eligible for federal funding under the funding program.
Contact: Sean Casey, Vice-President Cultural Industries at Global Public Affairs. 613-783-6740.