"Strategy is at the heart of everything we do...

whether it is designing a winning campaign, driving a government relations plan or crafting an emotive message that will resonate with the right people…strategy matters.”
-Bliss Baker, Chairman, Cumberland Strategies

Cumberland Strategies is a leading public affairs, government relations and strategic communications firm with decades of experience advising Canadian and multinational blue-chip corporations.

Our Government Expertise


Delivering successful outcomes for clients, across a wide variety of sectors, for decades.


A proven track record of success at the provincial level across the country.


Extensive Municipal experience including work on land development, municipal licensing, tax policy and procurement.

First Nations

A deep understanding of the challenges faced by First Nations communities and organizations who wish to operate a robust government relations practice.


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June 18, 2021

Doug Ford Shuffles Cabinet to Reset Narrative

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April 20, 2021

Federal Budget Analysis 2021

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April 19, 2021

Reading Between the Lines: Federal Budget, 2021

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March 25, 2021

Canada’s Supreme Court Ruling on the Carbon Tax Decision

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March 25, 2021

Ontario Budget 2021: First Thoughts

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March 23, 2021

Bliss Baker: Ontario Budget, What to Watch For

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“Cumberland helped us navigate a complex political environment at a particularly challenging time during the COVID-19 pandemic. The team was quick to understand the challenges we faced and they worked with us to overcome them.”
Brian Sullivan, CEO, Conuma Resources
“Cumberland has an in-depth understanding of the Environmental Assessment process that is second to none. Their ongoing advice and tenacity ensured that we sailed through this process with limited risk to our organization. I wouldn’t hesitate to engage them again if needed.”
Todd Moser, CEO, Terrapure Environmental
“Cumberland gets things done. Their grasp of the issues in the renewables space is second to none. It was a pleasure working with them.”
Global Renewable Fuels Alliance
“As a Tech entrepreneur, is was a pleasure working with a GR firm that understood the space. Cumberland is my goto firm for getting things done in government.”
Scott Monteith, CEO, Monteco
“We have very much enjoyed our working relationship with Cumberland over the last four years. Their approach fits our unique needs and regularly generates key results for our organization.”
Tracy Antone, Chief Operating Officer, Chiefs of Ontario
“Cumberland knows the energy sector. I have worked with their Partners for several years and their commitment to shaping policy outcomes is unmatched.”
Tim Haig, CEO, Forge Hydrocarbons
“I have worked closely with Cumberland for years. They have a depth of knowledge that is refreshing and a determination to get things done that is essential in this business. It has been a pleasure to work with them over the past several years.”
Bob Dinneen, Past President, RFA
“Jon Telch and Cumberland have always demonstrated a high degree of respect and understanding of our unique challenges in Akwesasne. Jon’s knowledge of Akwesasne assisted him in finding a venue and action plan to address our needs. I applaud him for his commitment to supporting First Nations communities.”
Grand Chief Abram Benedict, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne
“Cumberland Strategies have a deep understanding of the unique needs of the clean tech industry. They have worked with us to ensure the Government of Canada understands the unique space we occupy at the intersection of clean tech, small to medium size business, and as a player on the international solar stage. With their support, we have been able to not only survive the challenges brought on by the pandemic, but thrive."
Michael Yan, Co Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Heliolytics