About Us

Understanding Government is Our Business

Cumberland helps clients understand the contours of different jurisdictions and competing political agendas and build positive relationships with all levels of government – including federal, provincial, municipal, and First Nations.

Experience Matters

Cumberland Strategies is a leading public affairs, government relations and strategic communications firm with decades of experience advising Canadian and multinational blue-chip corporations. Led by some of the country’s brightest public affairs minds, Cumberland brings intelligent strategic thinking to every project and campaign, ensuring successful outcomes for clients.

We leverage our experience to gather insights from all levels of government to shape outcomes and produce results for many and varied clients in a variety of sectors including healthcare, manufacturing, waste management, technology, mining, agriculture, transportation, infrastructure, film & entertainment, land development and the not-for profit sector.

Our Team is Our Strength

A great team is always greater than the sum of its parts and at Cumberland Strategies we exemplify that truism. With decades of experience navigating government, crafting and executing strategic communications plans and driving public affairs campaigns, the Cumberland Strategies team brings experience, superior political judgement and creativity to every challenge. That is why clients consistently and repeatedly rely on us to meet their corporate objectives.

Bliss Baker Chairman
Giancarlo Drennan Managing Principal
Jon Telch Managing Principal
Carys Baker Senior Consultant
Mackenzie Taylor Senior Consultant
Derek Lipman Senior Consultant
Vienna Psihos Analyst
Robert Belanger-Polak Analyst
Sabina Ficociello Women in Politics Intern
Paul D. Sparkes External Advisor
Ava Hill External Advisor
Nathan Wright External Advisor
Jeff Passmore External Advisor
Mimi Lowi-Young External Advisor
Larry Di Ianni External Advisor
Rick Bartolucci External Advisor

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