We successfully position clients to have a greater impact
on stakeholders, the public, and the environment.
A PEOPLE-FIRST AGENCY
MDR Public Affairs is a social enterprise that provides strategic communications services for organizations that improve access to education and those committed to building safer, healthier, and greener communities.
Typically, our clients are organizations that:
oversee professional standards to improve public safety;
address labour market challenges through future skills development;
make meaningful contributions to environmental sustainability; and
develop or enhance workplace Equity, Diversity, Decolonization, and Inclusion frameworks.
At a time when organizations are facing unprecedented challenges, MDR Public Affairs is uniquely qualified and positioned to address complex issues and drive change to influence stakeholders.
Our associates are one of a kind. Their professional backgrounds, academic achievements, and personal philosophies are inextricably bound to our values. In an increasingly intense world where breaking news never stops, it's important to have a team that is fully engaged, remains in-tune with trends and influencers, and legitimately cares about the world in which they live.
Our work isn't merely transactional, but deeply personal. We fully recognize today's changing socio-political climates and commit ourselves to deliver solutions that are current, highly impactful, and relevant.
MDR Public Affairs is the leading provider of marketing tools and resources for the Canadian regulatory sector. In 2020, we launched ConsumerProtection.info, a digital toolkit of platforms intended to increase the public's awareness of regulatory bodies and the work they do to protect the Canadian public.
Currently, the ConsumerProtection.info toolkit contains:
M. DANIEL ROUKEMA
President & CEO
Daniel is a community economic development practitioner who has worked in the areas of public engagement, community revitalization, and public health, as well as in communications, marketing, public affairs for 25 years. He has been leading transformational change as an employee, consultant, and Board member in Canada and abroad in the private, government, and non-profit sectors. [Continue]
Staci has an extensive background in operations management. She is highly experienced in helping clients develop strategic project planning and research initiatives that drive process improvement, customer relations, and professional development activities. She also works closely with clients to develop action plans and road maps to achieve short and long-term operational and project goals. [Continue]
Priya has acquired almost 25 years of experience in communications, public affairs, and media relations. A results-driven professional with expert insight into recognizing and delivering audience needs, she has led communications departments at three regulatory bodies in Ontario. [Continue]
Video Production Lead
Mychaylo has been creating authentic and well-crafted video stories for more than 15 years. He is an award-winning broadcast journalist and a recognized expert in strategic video communications, media relations, the art of storytelling, and marketing. [Continue]
WAEZA S. AFZAL
Waeza brings extensive experience in regulatory policy development, stakeholder engagement and policy research, and analysis on a variety of social and urban issues. In the regulatory sector she provided important policy analysis on regulatory reforms, governance, and emerging issues and trends in the sector. [Continue]
MDR Public Affairs embraces the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion. We encourage applications from qualified professionals who face personal and systemic barriers to employment. MDR Public Affairs makes gender, religious, disability, and other accommodations as necessary to support our valued team members.