Innovation Fellow, Metcalf Foundation
Danielle Olsen has spent 15 years in the workforce development field. Her work has included developing programs and policy with a focus on workforce solutions that provide improved economic opportunities for low-income populations, while meeting the skills and labour needs of employers.
Her experience has included serving as the Executive Director of the Hospitality Workers Training Centre, a sector-based labour-management workforce development organization in Toronto, and working as a senior advisor to the Ontario Minister of Training Colleges and Universities and Finance, with responsibility for the skills, employment, and education files.
Danielle is a Metcalf Innovation Fellow, exploring best practices to improve economic opportunities for low-income people, while meeting the skills needs of business and regional economies. She holds a BA in Labour Studies and International Development from York University.
The session will outline the rationale and strategic components of an effective government relations strategy, including: knowing your audiences, partner / stakeholder involvement, shaping a local and provincial narrative/engagement strategy, and using data / evidence to advance your objectives.
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