Political Action in the 2015 Federal Election

Huw Williams
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Presented by Huw Williams

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Lunch & Learns are available exclusively to SAC members and associates for free. Webcast is approximately 40 minutes long.

Intended audience: S-LPs, audiologists, communication health assistants and students

Level: Introductory (Assumes little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.) 


This Lunch & Learn will provide an overview of government advocacy during an election. SAC members and associates will learn how they can make an impact in the upcoming federal election and about SAC’s new online election advocacy tool. This is a great opportunity for communication health professionals to learn about advocating for the professions and ensuring that decision-makers are aware of the important services they provide.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Bring SAC’s messages to candidates in their ridings.
  2. Help make communication health a priority in the coming Parliamentary session.
  3. Use SAC’s election advocacy webpage.

This Lunch & Learn is eligible for 0.75 SAC CEEs (Category I).

Presenter Biography

Huw Williams is the President of Impact Public Affairs and specializes in government and media relations. Mr. Williams’ government experience is diverse. He has served as Acting Chief of Staff to the Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, as a Senior Special Assistant to the Minister of Constitutional Affairs, and as a Legislative Assistant to the Speaker of the Alberta Legislative Assembly. He has also served as a congressional intern in Washington, D.C. Mr. Williams authored A Government Relations Guide for Directors of Non-Profit Organizations published by the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE). He also served on the board of directors for the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC). Williams has worked with Speech-Language & Audiology Canada for over nine years, representing their interests on Parliament Hill and advancing their agenda for the improvement of communication health in Canada. In 2010, he was named worldwide Public Affairs Professional of the Year finalist by PRNews Magazine. Williams’ other accolades include the CSAE Griner Award for outstanding “Business Excellence”, one of The Hill Times’ Top 100 lobbyists in Canada, and the Ottawa Business Journal’s ‘Top 40 under 40 Award’ for professional success and community involvement. Mr. Williams holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) from the University of Calgary. He has also completed studies at the Université de Tours in France and is bilingual.

Access to Webcasts

These webcasts are archived, which means that you can access them at any time that fits into your busy schedule. You can view each webcast all at once or you can stop and start as required — you have complete flexibility.

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Technical requirements: Adobe Connect is used to host this webcast. It is recommended that you use either Firefox or Internet Explorer as your web browser. 

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