Public Affairs and Communications Coordinator, ALS Society of Canada (ALS Canada)
Ryan is currently a Public Affairs and Communications Coordinator with ALS Canada in Toronto, where he has the privilege to share his communication and political affairs knowledge with Canada’s ALS community and work towards a future without ALS. He supports ALS Canada with their public advocacy and corporate communications priorities which include federal and provincial government relations efforts, grassroots empowerment, and community engagement.
A former Parliamentary Assistant for a Member of Parliament and Junior Analyst at Global Affairs Canada in Ottawa, Ryan had the opportunity to work in political and legislative affairs, assist in the management of government programs, and conduct research on national and international policy issues. He’s also held positions at a number of non-profit and charitable organizations, including the United Nations Association in Canada, World Vision Canada, and the World University Service of Canada to advance government relations efforts and program funding proposals.
Prior to joining ALS Canada, Ryan worked as a Research Assistant with Counsel Public Affairs where he supported clients on a variety of public policy issues including in the areas of health care, pharmaceuticals, development, infrastructure, and agriculture.
In addition to working in government and with non-profits, Ryan has volunteered on municipal, provincial, and federal electoral campaigns.
Ryan’s experience and strong understanding of the inner workings of government allow him to effectively analyze and research public policy issues, develop strategic communications materials, develop stakeholder maps, monitor current affairs, and execute special projects such as advocacy days at Legislatures.
Ryan is also passionate about giving back to his community. He is an active volunteer and a member of Rotaract and Rotary International.
“The MPM program at Carleton is a valuable one-of-a kind degree. It has an accomplished, hands-on, and supportive faculty, engaging speakers and learning opportunities, and a vast cross-partisan network. MPM provides insight into policy issues, campaign management, political advocacy, and government & legislative processes which help prepare candidates for a variety of environments including in the offices of elected officials, the public service, and government relations sector. Nowhere else can you better learn the ins and outs of public decision-making in Canada. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to further their understanding of Canada’s political landscape.” – Ryan Fedurco
Last Revision: November 29, 2019