Ultramar – focus on communities and government relations

by H+K Canada

July 30, 2012

Ultramar – focus on communities and government relations

Spanning 240 km, Ultramar’s proposed Pipeline Saint-Laurent would link the Lévis-based refinery with the distribution centre in east Montréal – but not without approvals from various ministries, organizations and regulatory bodies. We worked with Ultramar to manage the complex government requirements ranging from permits to the successful adoption of two private members’ bills (Bill n°229 … Read more

H+K Edmonton welcomes corporate communications expert Catherine Keill

Edmonton, AB – July 17, 2012 – Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), Canada’s No. 1-rated public relations and public affairs firm, is pleased to welcome Catherine Keill to its Edmonton, Alta., office as a senior account director. Ms. Keill brings extensive expertise in policy analysis, government relations and corporate communications through her work during the past 15 … Read more

Creating Thought Leadership and Resource Management with Mercer

Each year, we develop and implement a multi-channel communications program profiling Mercer as a thought-leader with human resources and business professionals in Canada. We profile their experts, speaking opportunities, webinars, whitepapers, original research and corporate social responsibility activities. Our relationships with business, retirement and human resource management media and keen knowledge of Mercer’s core sectors … Read more

Building community support for Halton’s Oakville Hospital

Halton Healthcare Services, which operates hospitals in Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills, asked H+K to develop and implement a community engagement and communications strategy to build support for the New Oakville Hospital. Community acceptance was needed to relocate the hospital to the north end of town and for municipal funding for the redevelopment project. After … Read more

Ducks Unlimited – environmental responsibility + government affairs

For more than four years, we have worked with Ducks Unlimited Canada to promote the organization’s wetland conservation efforts in Quebec. This fall, we handled the company’s important announcement of its successful acquisition of a vast area of land in the Outaouais region. On hand for the event were Peter Kent, Canada’s Minister of the … Read more

H+K media experts make arthritis program a success

To challenge Canadians and their health-care professionals to start the conversation about arthritis, we helped Arthritis Consumer Experts and The Arthritis Society co-launch a bilingual program: the National Arthritis Awareness Program. Integrating numerous arthritis organizations – under the slogan “Arthritis is Cured! (if you want it)” – we helped develop an arthritis diagnostic tool, debunk … Read more

Plan Canada’s "Because I am a Girl" international initiative & media relations

To highlight her role as a champion of children, families and communities in developing nations, we helped position Plan Canada’s president and CEO Rosemary McCarney as a thought-leader. Our program ensured Plan Canada was a go-to source on international-development issues. Speaking opportunities led to a keynote at Ottawa’s Women of Influence luncheon and inclusion in … Read more

Marketing communications and government relations for Better Pharmacare Coalition

The Better Pharmacare Coalition (BPC) is an umbrella advocacy organization that represents more than two million patients in British Columbia through 11 patient groups. In 2010, the BC Government stated major changes were pending to the province’s generic drug pricing, and they were implementing components of recommendations by the Pharmaceutical Task Force. We developed a … Read more