Job Title:Director of Public Affairs
Employer:Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association of Canada
Grad Year:2007, 2020
Degree(s):B.A., M. Business Administration
Major(s):Criminology and Criminal Justice
Expertise:Public Policy, Toronto Area
Industry:Government Relations

What makes you a good mentor?

My interest in politics and public service most decidedly started at Carleton, during which time I was a member of both the CUSA and RRRA executives. From the academic programs, to clubs and societies, student government, and the greater Ottawa network I formed during my time at Carleton University, my career path was undoubtedly altered in a way that continues to benefit me to this day. It would be a pleasure support current students as they develop the networks that will foster their advancement in the same way.

About Adam De Caire

I have held a number of positions within government and the not-for-profit sector, both Ottawa and Toronto based. My experience within government has focused on support of elected officials, including the Mayor of Ottawa, members of the Executive Council (Cabinet) of Ontario, and the Ontario Liberal Caucus as a whole. Following government, I began work with a national industry association, which allows me to work on government relations, policy and regulation development, communications, member education and much more. Please see my LinkedIn profile for further detail about my professional background, including information about some of the projects and files I have had the pleasure of working on along the way.