Kathleen Monk is a senior strategic communications and campaign strategist who brings over 20 years of experience in media, politics and the not-for-profit sector to Earnscliffe. She is trusted by political and business leaders to navigate complex public strategy issues, and excels at bringing together diverse stakeholders to tell authentic stories that deliver results.
Dedicating her energies to advocacy campaigns and digital engagement, Kathleen offers Earnscliffe clients valuable insight into the strategies and tactics best used to target, engage and persuade the public, capitalizing on windows of opportunity to accelerate change in clients’ interests.
A prominent and highly sought media commentator on politics and public affairs, Kathleen appears regularly on CBC’s Power & Politics Power Panel. She sits on the board of CIVIX, a non-partisan charity dedicated to building active and engaged citizenship among young Canadians, and on the Advisory Council of the Canadian Institute for Global Affairs.
She was the founding Executive Director of the Broadbent Institute, a progressive organization focused on public policy and training. Prior to that, she served as Director of Strategic Communications for former NDP leader Jack Layton. Before entering her career in politics, Kathleen worked in newsrooms in Toronto, Ottawa and Washington, D.C.
Kathleen holds an MSc in Politics and Communication from the London School of Economics, where she was awarded a Chevening Scholarship by the British Council and holds an Honours BA from Trent University. She loves a good campaign and in her spare time volunteers to train, field and promote women and equity seeking candidates to every level of political office in Canada.