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Rita Rahmati

Government Relations Specialist, Canada's Building Trades Unions


Rita Rahmati is a seasoned communicator with a depth of understanding about how decisions are made in the highest levels of government. Her experience includes time with the Prime Minister’s Communications team. In that role, she analyzed key media trends and tracked the development of stories while advising the most senior officials on tactics and tools in response. She also served as the managing editor of a community newspaper, following time as the news editor, where she honed expertise in what makes a good story and in newsroom decision-making. At Impact Public Affairs she established herself as one of the company’s best communicators in traditional and digital platforms. She  managed the implementation of national social media and earned media campaigns that doubled the company’s year-over-year audience. In her spare time, Rita is an avid volunteer and campaigner, having helped elect candidates in ridings across Ontario, both federally and provincially. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a Minor in Film Studies from Western University.

“The MPM program gave me the practical skills and confidence I needed to succeed in the field of politics. Before MPM, much of my knowledge was theoretical and not easily transferable into a political workplace. The program also opened my eyes to the diversity of career options in the field – from communications to lobbying to managing a campaign – and provided me the basic skills to succeed in each area. The program’s alumni network and networking opportunities propelled my career, and the connections I have made through the program are invaluable. I recommend this program to anyone looking for a unique and flexible program to enrich their traditional undergraduate degree.” – Rita Rahmati

Last revision: Dec 6, 2021