Navigate the intricacies of government affairs with our experienced team, spanning all levels of government. We will help you manoeuvre the ever-changing political landscape to achieve your objectives by forging strong relationships, influencing policy, and providing strategic counsel.
Unlock the power of collaboration between your organization and the federal government with our top-tier government relations services. We specialize in navigating the intricacies of the political landscape, providing you with a strategic advantage in shaping policy and achieving your objectives.
Our expert team of seasoned professionals has an unparalleled understanding of the inner workings of government, allowing us to craft effective advocacy strategies tailored to your unique needs. From comprehensive legislative analysis to targeted stakeholder engagement, we are your trusted partner in building strong relationships with key decision-makers and influencers.
With our meticulous approach and extensive network, we ensure your voice is heard on Parliament Hill. Let us be your bridge to success, maximizing your impact and delivering tangible results.
Impacting Legislation & Regulation
Empower your organization's influence on legislation and regulation with our expert analysis and guidance. We pride ourselves in getting into the intricate details of emerging policy to ensure your voice is heard and your impact is felt in shaping legislative and regulatory outcomes.
To maximize your chances of securing government funding, we help you navigate complex application and approval processes, build influential connections, and craft compelling proposals, ensuring your organization stands out and secures the financial support it needs.
Meticulous preparation, memorable meetings and a sustained presence helps to ensure that government officials know you, your perspectives, your issues, and projects. We have the strategy and tools to ensure that you are your own best advocate.
Making a splash can pay dividends. Our team of experts create exciting and results-oriented Hill Days that set up impactful meeting blitzes and brand-building receptions.
Achieving success with the Ontario government requires more than just access. Positive outcomes result from delivering the right message to the right decision-makers at the right time.
We have a team with decades of experience inside and outside of government that is adept at aligning client objectives with government priorities. We simplify the complexities of government, while focusing on solutions for government and opportunities for clients. We work with companies, not-for-profits, associations and unions to develop effective strategies, supported by a compelling narrative, to deliver client wins.
Our team has experience across many policy areas, with expertise in construction, infrastructure, skilled trades, land development, economic development, financial services, scale-up, international trade and investment. We help to connect the dots between policy imperatives, funding opportunities, market dynamics and client objectives.
Strategic Counsel & Advisory
We know the Ontario government – its priorities, its motivations and its influencers. Coupled with a thorough understanding of your organization and objectives, we can advise on a plan and the best path to success.
Policy & Document Development
We are solutions focused. From researching issues to monitoring national and international developments to crafting policy solutions, our team has deep experience in producing research, submissions, presentations and arguments that move governments.
Lobbying & Government Engagement
Whether it’s intelligence gathering, monitoring government or arranging meetings with key decision-makers, we have the networks to position your organization for success. Plus, we can seamlessly integrate your lobbying efforts with digital and media campaigns for the greatest chance of success.
It’s important to know who might support your position...and who might be against it. We work with clients to identify key stakeholders and develop a plan to amplify their impact or mitigate their opposition.
Sussex is one of the few large national firms that offer a dedicated Municipal Practice Group. Our Municipal Team has well over 50+ years of combined experience working in and with municipal governments across Canada.
Our Team has an unparalleled understanding of municipal law-making and procedural issues within rural and urban municipalities. This knowledge base produces client success time and again. If you need to find the winning combination of local politics, good public policy, and project success for your organization – make Sussex your first call.
Municipal governments operate uniquely in every jurisdiction, and we can assist on anything related to licensing and regulatory issues, to land-use planning guidance, steering permitting approvals, navigating procurement bids, providing community engagement plans and garnering the support of elected officials and municipal staff, we are experts in understanding how municipalities work, and how to directly advance and safeguard the interests of our clients.
Planning & Development
We actively work to shift NIMBY attitudes through strategy, communication and grassroots mobilization to balance the goals and support projects that would otherwise be stalled. We work with developers specialized in real estate development and our portfolio of work consists of commercial, industrial, retail, residential and mixed-use properties.
We monitor upcoming municipal project opportunities across industries and position clients to become the preferred proponents for new bids and contract renewals. We develop advocacy campaigns to showcase client service offerings to public officials in order to generate positive support for the adoption of their products and solutions.
Energy & Environment
We have a deep understanding of the regulatory and policy landscape that influences assets integrated with the grid. We excel at providing stakeholder mapping, strategic plans and election monitoring/briefings. Our team has assisted on pipeline replacements and development site plans applications for new technology applications in large urban centres and small townships.
We build bridges between businesses and municipalities to develop public-private partnerships and monitor for grant opportunities that invest in and support the client. We advocate for a climate where businesses can thrive and support the commercial anchoring of companies that make municipalities culturally rich, diverse and livable.
Licensing and Regulatory
We identify conflicts in bylaws and regulations that create unnecessary barriers for businesses in all sectors. We navigate the layers of bureaucracy to bring clear and concise information to clients, influence policy and escalate to political officials ensuring the delivery of business licenses, permits and by-law exemptions.