Courtney Lockhart

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Program Manager, Policy & Government Relations

MA in Political Science, 2015

After graduating in 2015, Courtney began working at a government relations consulting firm in Ottawa. Two years ago she transitioned to the non-profit sector and now works at the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada (CHF Canada). She develops CHF Canada’s policy and government relations to support the growth and success of the non-profit co-operative housing sector. Most recently, she was instrumental in advocating for an investment of $15 million for rental assistance for low-income households living in community housing. Courtney keeps her policy work rooted in the community by volunteering on the board of CCOC, a non-profit housing provider in Ottawa. She’s dedicated to being a part of the solution to the current housing crisis, so all people can have safe, affordable home regardless of income.

As I was transitioning into the job market, I often was asked “How well do you write?” My thesis and class work were good practice in taking complicated ideas and communicating them clearly in written form. My strong writing skills opened doors for me, and helped me display my worth in the job market.