More Than a Meeting: How to get decision makers to support your issue

November 9, 2021 — 5:30PM to 6:45PM EST
(virtual event)

Communities like St. James Town that are taking action on climate change need to work with governments to get them moving, too. 

Learn how on November 9, 2021, from 5:30PM to 6:45PM EST.

Meet government officials and the outside professionals who work with them—hear how you can get political decision makers to support your work.

At this event you’ll hear about what it is like working for Toronto’s top decision makers, while also learning how government relations experts reach out to elected leaders from across the political spectrum at all levels. 

You’ll hear from:

  • Ed Birnbaum, Director of Legislative Affairs for Toronto Mayor John Tory 
  • Robin Buxton-Potts, Chief of Staff for Toronto Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam 
  • Kim Wright, Principal at Wright Strategies, and one of Ontario’s leading municipal affairs experts
  • Amir Remtulla, Principal at Amir Remtulla and Associates, a former Chief of Staff for the Mayor of Toronto Rob Ford who represents clients across Ontario

Find out what the pros have learned about engaging with politicians successfully—what works and gets action. Hear how to get your work in front of key decision makers and what you need to do for success.

In addition to asking questions at the event, attendees are asked to submit questions in advance by November 5 for our moderator, Aidan Grove-White, to ask the panelists. To submit your questions, please email: and