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Ever want to contribute to the stories that journalists are covering in your community and across our country? Ever read an article or story and think that the data you work with could really shed light on what is happening in neighbourhoods all over Canada? Many of us working with data are not equipped with time or skills to communicate the evidence we see into digestible relevant stories.

Sean Moore, an experienced public policy advocate and founder of Advocacy School, will present you with resources and ideas on how to situate yourself to contribute data and evidence to the stories about your community. After this webinar, you will want to reach out to your local journalists as a community partner and together we can brainstorm how the CDP can play a national role in getting more data and evidence into the media.

Date: March 3, 2020

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Presenter: Sean Moore is Founder and Principal of Advocacy School and one of Canada’s most experienced practitioners, writers and teachers on public-policy advocacy. 

He has more than 40-years experience in public-policy and advocacy related to local, provincial/state and federal government affairs in Canada and the United States. His current clients also include foundations and NGOs in Western and Central Europe.

He is a former Partner and Public-Policy Advisor with the national law firm Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP (now Gowling WLG) , a former president of what was then Canada's largest government-relations consulting firm and a vice-president of a Washington, DC-based public-policy research and consulting company.

Today, through Advocacy School, he and his colleagues design and conduct professional-development training in policy, decision-making and advocacy for industry and professional associations, foundations, NGOs and First Nations organizations. He has taught graduate courses on public-policy advocacy at Carleton University’s Graduate School of Public Policy and Administration, the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management Executive MBA program and the University of Waterloo’s Graduate Program in Social Innovation.

He also advises law firms, corporations, NGOs and associations on the conduct and management of their public-policy activities as well as their compliance with federal and provincial "rules" of lobbying and advocacy. 

Sean is a graduate of Carleton University with a B.A. in Political Science and a DPA in Public Administration and was the recipient of the 2013 Bissett Distinguished Alumni Award from Carleton‘s Graduate School of Public Policy & Administration (SPPA).