Leah Ward


Areas of Expertise: Government Relations, Corporate Communications, Issues Management, Western Canada

Leah brings two decades of experience in both the private and public sectors. Leah’s expertise is providing advice to leaders and organizations that hones in on core goals and drives outcomes. She is the former Director of Communications to Rachel Notley and the Alberta NDP Caucus where she secured consistent and frequent media coverage exceeding that of all opposition leaders across Canada. She also served as a senior advisor to former Premier Rachel Notley during the NDP’s term in government. Leah provided advice and strategic communications direction to the Premier and Cabinet on environmental and energy policy, Indigenous relations, and social services policy. Leah has a Master’s degree in political science from the University of Alberta and an honors degree in political science from Carleton University. Leah is also an occasional commentator. Her recent appearances include CBC’s Power and Politics, CBC Calgary’s political panel, CPAC, CTV National News, CBC’s Alberta at Noon, and the CBC podcast West of Centre. Recently, Leah won two 2022 Reed awards for Best Canadian Online Ad Campaign, and Best International Issue Campaign (Sub-national).

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