Government Relations

CHG was founded in 1985 with one driving philosophy: to blend excellent advice with strategic, hands-on action plans to achieve results. For over 30 years, our team of consultants have facilitated and managed the Government Relations strategies of our clients.

How CHG Differs in Government Relations

CHG has developed a solid reputation for its hands-on, multi-level approach to government relations. Our approach employs strategic planning, creative solutions design, pre-positioning, and focused follow-up. Our consultants understand how governments work and have the provincial and federal experience and networks to provide our clients with assistance in virtually any sector.

We use our in-depth understanding of government processes, legislative procedure and political decision making to advise our clients on how to position and interact with Government stakeholders to achieve their objectives.  Our knowledge allows our clients to identify decision-makers, make connections and seize public sector opportunities faster and more strategically.

We begin each client relationship with an in-depth discussion of your specific objectives. This enables our team to carefully craft a communication and engagement strategy that is adapted to your particular needs.

Our team will then work with yours to carry out this strategy, adapting it to changing circumstances and feedback. Unlike other Government Relations firms, CHG’s consultants are prepared to attend meetings and action follow-ups on a proactive basis. We are prepared to work with your team on the ground.

We often work with clients for long periods of time, building relationships and meeting on a regular basis to refresh our strategy and adapt to changing contexts and priorities.

CHG consultants are comfortable advocating at all levels of government on an extensive range of policy issues. Our federal operations are complemented by our key relationships in the provinces and internationally.

Our Process

"Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it."

~ Lao Tzu