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Advocacy Services


Contact Consulting for the following advocacy services for citizen and non-governmental organizations:

  • advice on how government and corporate decision-making processes work;
  • development and evaluation of campaign plans;
  • research on specific government and corporate decision-making processes;
  • training on effective advocacy strategies and tactics (research, policy development, organizing, lobbying, media);
  • advice on how to organize and coordinate coalitions of organizations;
  • advice on format and content of policy proposal reports, and;
  • advice on presentations to government and corporate decision-makers.


Duff Conacher


As one of Canada's top citizen advocates and community organizers for more than 25 years (and a Nader's Raider in Washington, D.C. before that), Duff Conacher (LL.B.) has the following wealth of expertise and experience to help your organization's advocacy efforts succeed:

  • led citizen groups and national coalitions to win more than 180 changes to federal and provincial laws and policies since 1994, more than any other citizen advocate in Canada;
  • as Coordinator and Board member of Democracy Watch, participated in more than 30 Canadian government policy-making processes since 1994, including the 2001 changes to Canada's federal financial institution laws which made more consumer protection changes than any previous bill, and the 2006 Federal Accountability Act which improved federal government accountability laws more than any previous bill in the history of Canada;
  • functionally bilingual in French, and proficient in Spanish;
  • worked for Government of Ontario for total of 1.5 years in policy and legal positions;
  • as Assistant Coordinator of the Democracy Education Network, developed two courses of more than 45 training documents on how to be an effective citizen advocate and citizen advocacy group in Canada, and delivered dozens of workshops to citizen groups from 2000 to 2011;
  • authored more than 40 leading reports on ethical business and good governance issues, including the most detailed and comprehensive evaluations ever completed of the ethics and accountability of Canadian financial institutions, and of the integrity of Canada’s federal government;
  • testified before more than 50 parliamentary committees, and in more than 50 government meetings;
  • initiated and coordinated more than 15 lawsuits against federal government agencies that set leading precedents;
  • organizer, advisor and/or coordinator of more than 10 organizations (including 2 national organizations and 4 national coalitions), and;
  • with an LL.B. and the above experience, can research and advise on all aspects of any advocacy plan.


For help making your organization a good, successful organization, contact:

Duff Conacher, LL.B.
Director, Consulting
Skype: duff.conacher