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12 Sep

An Evening with Katie Telford, Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Canada

September 12, 2017 | By |

On Sept. 25 Katie Telford visits SPPG on “Politics and Policy: the Best Job in Ottawa”

Photo of Katie Telford at a podium ((Photograph by John Woods)


Please note registration for this event is now full.

Maclean’s magazine calls her the “most influential woman in Canadian politics”; Prime Minister Trudeau describes her as “hard-working, tough, honest, and wicked smart”. Katie Telford, Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister and top strategist, will be visiting the School of Public Policy and Governance to speak about what it’s like to have the toughest – and best – job in Ottawa.

You won’t want to miss her insights into politics and policy today – and her mission to get more women into positions of power.

Sponsored by the David Peterson Leaderhsip Fund. This is the first event in SPPG’s Women and Leadership series this year.

Short Bio

Katie Telford is the current Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau.

She previously served as the National Campaign Co-Chair and National Campaign Director for Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada’s successful 2015 federal election campaign. Her leadership spearheaded a new focus on grassroots organizing and innovative campaign technologies that contributed to the election of the first Liberal majority mandate from Canadians in 15 years.

She has lead and advised on multiple campaigns including her role as National Campaign Director on Justin Trudeau’s Leadership Campaign in 2013. Over her career Katie has provided senior counsel on a wide range of federal and provincial issues to non-profit organizations, the private and public sectors, and political parties. Katie was ranked in the 50 Most Powerful People in Canadian Business, and Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. She and her husband Rob Silver are proud parents of their son George and dog Biko!

(Photograph by John Woods)

Registration is required (seating is limited and available on a first come first serve basis).