Elaine Larsen

Consultant

Ottawa | 613-235-0221 x 247 | Email Elaine | Download v-card

About Elaine

Elaine has experience working on top issues in diverse settings, which has given her the versatility to interpret policy issues, provide communications advice, and build advocacy plans for a range of organizations and individuals.

Elaine gained experience crafting successful outreach strategies while working in the political office of European People’s Party President, and former Belgian Prime Minister, where she initiated the EPP’s first transatlantic strategy with Canada and contributed to Party’s public diplomacy activities. Later, she worked in political affairs for the European Union’s diplomatic mission in Canada where she assisted in the mission’s outreach to three levels of government and coordinated relations with the EU’s 27 local Member States embassies.

A proven communicator, Elaine attracts funding, endorsements and media attention for every organization she works with. She has successfully raised organizations’ local, provincial, and national profiles by executing communications plans, and by nurturing partnerships with influencers in politics, business, and government. Elaine’s aptitude for politically-sensitive messaging and flair for planning strategic events ensures that her clients receive the right advice on how to achieve their strategic objectives.

Elaine holds an Honours Bachelor degree of Public Affairs and Policy Management (B.PAPM) and a Master’s degree in Political Management (M.PM) with top grades from Carleton University. Elaine has undertaken graduate-level studies in European, Russian, and Eurasian Affairs, and holds a Professional Certificate in International Policy.

AREAS OF SPECIALTY

  • Policy advocacy
  • Stakeholder relations
  • Media training

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ontario Leading Women Award, 2016
  • Representative of the European People’s Party in Canada, Ottawa/Brussels

BOARDS/ASSOCIATIONS

  • Director, Head Start for Young Women Network (November 2014 – present)
  • Member, Equal Voice (July 2013 – present)