Global’s Technology practice services emerging and established companies working in and supporting the digital economy.

We help clients navigate regulatory, market access and policy challenges for emerging technologies as well as drive advocacy supporting the digital economy and broader modernization, including data privacy and data governance. We also support clients on wider policy challenges, including economic development, labour, and procurement policies.

Our diverse team has experience across multiple sectors engaging with all levels of government and stakeholders. We have a keen understanding of the complex issues facing those who drive disruption and innovation, and the experience to help advance their mandate. Our support includes the strategy, development, and tactical execution for companies from conception to commercialization.

Lead Contacts:

Vince Amodeo (Toronto)
Telephone: 416-597-3478

Nicole Brassard (Vancouver)
Telephone: 604-240-5788



Semilore Ajayi">Ajayi

Associate Consultant

Telephone: 403-835-0718


Semilore Ajayi is an Associate Consultant in Global’s Transportation, Infrastructure, and Communities practice group in Alberta. She will be supporting the team with strategic client-government relations through research, coordination, communication, analysis, and monitoring and reporting on legislative, regulatory, and political developments.

Semilore is a previous 1834 public policy fellow, graduating from the program’s inaugural year, where she and a team presented policy recommendations on Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program to Prime Minister Trudeau and other Ministers. She has extensive experience in advocacy and fundraising, working and volunteering as a youth leader and program manager to support black and Indigenous youth in Calgary and across the GTA. She is passionate about exploring the importance of social entrepreneurship, the non-profit, and technology sectors as tools to support underrepresented communities.

Semilore completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Toronto with a double major in Political Science and African Studies.

Sonia Boskov">Boskov

Associate Consultant

Phone: 347-543-8791

Sonia Boskov is an Associate Consultant in the Energy, Environment and Resources practice group based out of our Ottawa office. In this role, she provides strategic research, logistical support and monitors media and policy development.

Prior to joining Global, Sonia worked as a Research Coordinator at the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. She has also held a number of volunteer positions in research, advocacy and politics at organizations including the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, McGill University, Journalists for Human Rights and the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal.

Sonia holds a Master of Applied Politics degree, with a specialization in public policy from Wilfrid Laurier University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from McGill University. As part of her master’s program, she completed a Major Research Project in the form of a professional policy analysis of Ontario’s Indigenous Education policy.

Nicole Brassard">Brassard

Vice President, British Columbia

Telephone: 604 -240-5788


Nicole Brassard is the Vice President, British Columbia of Global Public Affairs and is responsible for all day-to-day operations and the strategic direction of Global’s Vancouver and Victoria offices. She is also the co-chair of Global’s Technology Practice and assists clients in the sector from conception to commercialization.

Nicole provides government relations, stakeholder engagement, and communications expertise with a focus on the Transportation, Infrastructure and Technology sectors. Since joining Global in 2018, Nicole has successfully delivered complex public affairs solutions in the country’s most challenging policy areas. Coalition building, media relations, and creative advocacy campaigns are her specialty and provide Global’s clients with a fresh approach to traditional government relations. With over 12 years of political involvement, she has extensive experience managing election campaigns and continues to provide strategic counsel at the federal level.

Prior to joining Global, Nicole was the Director of a federal political party managing stakeholder engagement and grass roots policy development in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and the Territories. She also worked in law for more than a decade for several national and international law firms in their corporate and insurance practice groups.

Isaac Crawford-Ritchie">Crawford-Ritchie

Senior Consultant

Phone: 647-239-0335


Isaac is a Senior Consultant with Global’s Queen’s Park team where he works closely with clients to develop and execute government relations strategies while providing legislative monitoring and strategic analysis on political developments in Ontario.

Before joining Global, Isaac served as an Intern for Ontario’s Minister of Economic Development and Growth. Isaac also worked on counter-terrorism issues at the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, U.K.

Isaac holds a Master of Global Affairs degree with a specialization in global markets from the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, and an Honours Bachelor’s degree in political science from Western University. While completing his master’s degree, Isaac served as the Director of Written Content for a student-led international affairs publication called Global Conversations.

Catherine Lansley">Lansley


Phone: 613-204-8244


Catherine is a Director in the Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources practice group based out of our Ottawa office.  In this role, Catherine provides strategic research, logistical support, and a high level of care to clients.

Before joining Global, Catherine worked in research and media monitoring at an Ottawa-based public affairs firm, supporting clients from a wide range of industries.  Catherine has amassed a wide breadth of experience in both the political and non-governmental sectors, including work with a former Member of Parliament, within St. Thomas University, and at the Atlantic Centre for Human Rights.

Catherine holds a Master’s in Political Management from Carleton University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Public Policy, and Human Rights from St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Thanh Ngo">Ngo

Senior Consultant

Phone: 587-335-6617


Thanh Ngo is a Senior Consultant and a member of Global Public Affair’s Alberta team, supporting clients in the Health and Life Sciences portfolio. Prior to joining Global Thanh worked as a Sector Lead in Advanced Technologies and Life Sciences for the Ministry of Jobs, Economy and Innovation at the Government of Alberta.

In his seven-year tenure with the Government of Alberta, he supported the development of a number of commercialization and innovation hubs across Alberta, as well as the development of collaborative investment opportunities with industry, non-profit, and other government agencies to support the growing life sciences sector.

Thanh holds a Bachelor of Biological Science and a Master of Biomedical Technology from the University of Calgary.

Curtis O’Nyon">O’Nyon

Senior Counsel, Federal and Municipal Relations

Telephone: 613-294-2757


Curtis O’Nyon is Senior Counsel, Federal and Municipal Relations. With over two decades of experience in the Ottawa political environment, he is a sought-after advisor and strategist for corporate, non-profit and political organizations. In that time, he has built and fostered relationships with government staffers, politicians and the corporate sector in Ottawa and across Canada. Curtis has proven experience managing industry associations, businesses, non-profits and government. His clients count on him to develop and implement strategic advocacy plans and to provide comprehensive public and government relations advice.

His knowledge of municipal governments and their intergovernmental relationship within the federation is based on working closely with municipal governments across Canada for over a decade.

Curtis holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications, both from Carleton University.

Rod Elliot">Elliot

Senior Vice President

Telephone: 416-597-3474


Rod Elliot is one of Canada’s leading public affairs consulting executives with over 20 years experience in the private sector and public sector.

Since joining Global Public Affairs in 2009 he has been responsible for the launching of the firms Health Reimbursement, Cannabis and Technology & Innovation practices.

Based in Toronto, Rod is currently SVP Cultural Industries and Emerging Issues focused on working with a variety of clients across multiple practices.

Before joining Global, Rod gained significant political experience in a number of roles with the Ontario Government at Queen’s Park. In addition, Rod spent seven years at TD Bank Financial Group executing government relations programs on behalf of the bank.

Rod holds a Certificate in Corporate Community Involvement from Boston College and a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in Mass Communications and Political Science from Carleton University.

Vince Amodeo">Amodeo

Director and Technology Practice Lead

Telephone: 416-597-3478


Based in Toronto, Vince is a Director and Technology Practice Lead at Global Public Affairs. Vince supports clients in navigating policy challenges and market access for emerging technologies. He provides strategic and tactical intelligence to clients by monitoring and analyzing current affairs and policy developments at the provincial and federal levels. With specific focus on policy and regulatory developments pertaining to data, privacy, government modernization, government funding and procurement, Vince also supports market entry efforts and stakeholder relations programs as it relates to the growing Canadian technology ecosystem.

Vince has worked on numerous political campaigns at all levels of government, with involvement ranging from issues and volunteer organization to senior leadership roles.

Vince holds a Master of Science degree in International Relations with a specialization in Economics from the University of Edinburgh, and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from Wilfrid Laurier University.


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