Government and Stakeholder Relations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
A public affairs and strategic communications professional, Raymond's experience comes from working both within government and outside of it. He is a seasoned communicator who excels at storytelling and has the ability to deliver complex messages in a clear, simple and concise manner. As a member of the Government Relations team at CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO), Raymond serves as the subject matter expert on transportation issues within the City of Toronto.
Prior to this, Raymond served as the Executive Assistant to a respected Toronto City Councillor where he oversaw all aspects of communications, policy and legislative matters. He has worked to build relationships by engaging internal and external audiences and delivering measurable results that influence policy.
As a former advisor to a federal Member of Parliament and the City of Toronto's Deputy Mayor, Raymond has worked collaboratively with politicians from across all party lines. He knows and understands the inner workings of governments.
Raymond has extensive experience developing and implementing successful communication plans for numerous clients. He has coached senior executives in the private and not-for-profit sectors in areas such as strategic communications, corporate planning, media training and public policy development.
In addition to his professional work, Raymond is a frequent guest speaker at conferences and lectures, including at the college level. As a mentor to young people and supporter of youth empowerment, he is a frequent motivational speaker at youth-driven events and volunteers his time with the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Toronto.
Raymond holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto and a post graduate certificate in Corporate Communications from Humber College.
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