About Us

Founded in 1989 and independently owned by our principals, the Earnscliffe Strategy Group operates from offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Saskatoon, Toronto and Quebec. We also have a rep office in China, and are affiliated with an international Fipra network of independent firms – meaning full global reach while preserving the service excellence and senior expertise of an independent firm.
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Canadians Have Trust Issues with Politicians

We may trust the ones we vote for, but rarely politicians in general Canadians heard the prime minister talk recently about an “erosion of trust” between a minister and his…

CBC News Morning Live: Jane Philpott Resignation

Charles Bird, principal at Earnscliffe Strategy Group and a Liberal strategist, speaks with CBC News Network’s Heath Hiscox about Jane Philpott’s cabinet resignation. Click here to watch on CBC News.

Core Services

Government Relations and Public Policy

Earnscliffe is uniquely positioned to provide strategic counsel on government relations. Our principals have worked in the senior-most political...

Strategic Communications and Digital Advocacy

At Earnscliffe, we are dedicated to curating purposeful content designed to reach audiences that matter most to our clients, through the platforms in which those audiences choose to engage –…

Opinion and Market Research Specialists

Earnscliffe uses opinion research to drive quality strategic advice. As sophisticated clients have learned, receiving truly effective strategic advice from opinion researchers – guidance you can act on – is…

An Integrated Approach

At Earnscliffe, we bring together a team of the most experienced principals from across Canada with diverse skills and backgrounds to meet the unique needs of our clients. Integrated services combine the best of our strategic communications and government relations expertise to address our clients’ most complex challenges.

Campaign and Coalition Management

Integrated campaigns are one of the most effective methods of making progress on complex sets of issues. Building a coalition of third party advocates to echo your messages to government…

Community Acceptance

Responsiveness to communities has never been more important in Canada. By tackling the pain points early on in a proposed project, we find unique and thoughtful ways to collaborate with…

Mergers and Acquisitions

Effectively communicating your most important business deals with government and regulators, as well as driving positive media coverage, we ensure our clients successfully navigate the disclosure of their major investment…

C-Suite Services

Working with a variety of executives to build on their successes through effective internal and external communications, we act as trusted advisors to some of the country’s most influential executives...

Sector Expertise

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  • Manufacturing and Construction

    The manufacturing and construction sectors are significantly impacted by the legislation that touches their business as well as by the Government's economic and procurement policy. Our principals have extensive experience…
  • International Development

    Earnscliffe has more than half a dozen principals with deep experience in international development: in the field, at the executive level, as policy advisors and as consultants to respected leaders…
  • Infrastructure and Public Private Partnerships (P3)

    The increasing infrastructure gap affects communities all across Canada – from rural northern communities with limited access to resources to bustling cities. Earnscliffe brings to its clients our understanding of…
  • Indigenous Policy and Implementation

    First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities are playing an increasingly important role as influencers on major projects. From economic development to environmental policy approaches, our experts understand how Indigenous communities…
  • Environment and Regulation

    The increasingly complex environmental and regulatory regimes that are emerging globally and across Canada often leave companies in a challenging place. Earnscliffe leverages its depth and breadth of experience in…
  • Pharmaceuticals

    Earnscliffe have a long history of working with leading industry players, including industry associations, professional expert groups, patient and consumer bodies in biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industries
  • Innovation, Science and R&D

    Policy-makers often struggle to keep up to the pace of rapid-fire innovation in the science and research and development space. Nevertheless, public policy and regulation has a profound impact on…
  • Health Care

    The Canadian health care system is in transition. Ever increasing demands for health care dollars are facing rigid fiscal controls and higher value for money expectations by provinces and territories.
  • Entertainment and Gaming

    At Earnscliffe, our team has experience working with gaming companies and related regulatory bodies with everything from relationship building, policy development, to campaign and communications support for the development of…
  • Aerospace, Defence and Procurement

    Earnscliffe’s team of aerospace, defence and procurement specialists bring deep knowledge and experience to clients in government relations, defence decision-making and Canada’s defence and aerospace market.
  • Financial Services and Fiscal Policy

    Earnscliffe principals have been deeply involved in the development of economic, regulatory and financial policy at the federal and provincial levels for over 40 years. We have worked with a…
  • Education

    Fostering economic growth in Canada rests on the ability of its workforce to adapt to the demands of a world economy increasingly driven by the need for higher levels of…
  • Transportation

    Transportation infrastructure consist of the fixed installations including roads, railways, airways, waterways, canals and pipelines and terminals such as airports, railway and bus stations, trucking and seaports
  • Broadcasting and Telecommunications

    Earnscliffe has a long history of providing public affairs services to major Canadian companies in telecommunications and broadcast. In telecommunications, we have worked on all aspects of the regulatory and…
  • Agriculture

    Earnscliffe has a broad understanding of agriculture-related sectors, stemming from experience dealing with cross-cutting issues which impact the full range of agriculture... Read Profile
  • Clean and Emerging Technologies

    At the intersection of the economy and the environment lies new markets for a broad suite of clean technologies - innovations that will change our relationship with energy, water, air,…
  • Chemicals and Plastics

    Earnscliffe Principals have experience working with large and small organizations across the chemical sector, including basic and specialty chemicals, plastics and fertilizers
  • Energy and Natural Resources

    Our principals bring unmatched experience in oil and gas, clean technologies, electricity generation, mining and natural resource extraction. We support energy and natural resources companies in managing and improving their…
  • Biotechnology and Life Sciences

    Rapid-paced innovation are creating opportunities for companies to improve the health and lives of Canadians every day. Often though, companies meet challenges along the way – regulatory, policy, stakeholder or…