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Grassroots Advocacy Bootcamp
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Learn how to prepare for meetings, communicate properly, and interact with politicians as both an advocate of the community and an active member of IBAA. Brokers will walk away with an in-depth knowledge of the inner workings of parliament, as well as the best tips for working with politicians. Discover how grassroots lobbying works and Why advocacy matters.

Huw WilliamsHuw Williams, President, Impact Public Affairs
Huw specializes in government and media relations. With extensive experience in the print and broadcast media, he has appeared frequently as a corporate spokesperson on CBC and CTV national news. His government experience is diverse, having served as Acting Chief of Staff to the Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, as a Senior Special Assistant to the Minister of Constitutional Affairs, as a Legislative Assistant to the Speaker of the Alberta Legislative Assembly, and as a congressional intern in Washington, D.C. Huw has 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). In 2010, he was named worldwide Public Affairs Professional of the Year finalist by PRNews Magazine. Huw's 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 Forty under 40 Award” for professional success and community involvement. He holds an MBA from the University of Ottawa and a BA (Political Science) from the University of Calgary. He has also completed studies at the Université de Tours in France and is bilingual.
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