Ben Menka

Senior Consultant

Toronto | Tel: 416.220.7912

Personal Philosophy

“Good fielding and pitching, without hitting, or vice versa, is like Ben Franklin’s half a pair of scissors – ineffectual”

~ Moe Berg

About Ben

Ben Menka has extensive experience as a political advisor, having worked for multiple cabinet Ministers in a variety of portfolios in both Federal and Provincial governments.

Prior to joining Capital Hill Group, Ben was a senior political advisor to the Minister of Government and Consumer Services, where he managed the supply chain centralization initiative. Working closely with senior officials, he also played a key role in driving the adoption of innovative technologies for information and information technology services across the government. He also advised on key real estate priorities for the Minister including overseeing the optimization of real estate assets, and the strategic divestment of surplus properties.

Through his experience across Government, Ben developed an acumen for building relationships between the Minister’s Office, the civil service, and stakeholders to ensure alignment on key priorities.

Prior to his role at the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, Ben was an advisor to the Minister of Education where he implemented key legislative and regulatory priorities, and transfer payment reform.

Before his time in the Ontario government, Ben Menka worked as an aide for the Official Opposition at Queen’s Park; prior to this, he served as an aide to the President of the Treasury Board of Canada.

Career Highlights

  • Director of Policy to Ontario’s Minister of Government and Consumer Services
  • Senior Policy Advisor for the Ontario’s Minister of Education
  • Advisor to Lisa Thompson MPP
  • Policy Assistant for the Federal President of the Treasury Board

Services Specialty

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Government Relations
Services - Canadian Policy and regulations
Policy &
Management
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Networking
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Intergovernmental
Support

Areas of Expertise

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Government
Procurement
Economic Development in Canada
Economic
Development
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IT & Cyber
Security
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Education

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