Director, Ontario Government Relations

Wellington Advocacy is a national full-service public affairs team with decades of professional experience serving as senior advisor in Canada’s highest political offices.  We deliver a full range of government relations services, strategic communications, digital mobilization and global partnerships to corporations, trade associations, and non-profit organizations.  Together, our team’s diverse skill set complements each other to ensure the best advice, analysis and mentorship to our partners and clients. We believe this culture is personally and professional rewarding, offering members of our team a meaningful role in making a difference.

Job Title: Director, Ontario Government Relations


Wellington Advocacy is looking for an experienced senior professional to become part of the Ontario Practice. Reporting directly to the Ontario Vice Presidents, this role serves as a strategic representative of Wellington Advocacy to the stakeholders at the highest levels of the Ontario Government and Wellington’s clients.

The Role:

  • Independently manage and coordinate business development;
  • Providing leadership, vision and strategic direction to clients regarding government interactions;
  • Help clients navigate policy challenges and government engagement;
  • Write and produce clear and compelling government relations plans, client presentations, memos, proposals and client briefing note;
  • Conduct research on a variety of issues across different sectors and identify potential opportunities and strategies for clients;
  • Develops, drives, and executes strategic plans for business development, communications, and advocacy;
  • Develop strong and productive relationships with stakeholders;


  • Post-secondary education in political studies, public relations, communications or a related field.
  • Very strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated strength in public presentations.  
  • A minimum 7 years’ experience in government, government relations, or public affairs, including working in a political office.
  • Established relationships with officials and political staff in key ministries and ministers’ offices
  • A strong understanding of the provincial government decision-making process.
  • Bilingualism is an asset.

Qualified applicants should submit your cover letter and resume to

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