Government Relations Coordinator at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Sarah is a government relations coordinator at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), which is the national voice of municipal government, working to see that municipal needs are reflected in federal policies and programs.
Prior to working at FCM, Sarah was an account coordinator at Spark Advocacy, a public affairs and advertising firm, where she contributed to advocacy campaigns across a variety of sectors and played a key role in monitoring and analyzing third-party advertising during the most recent provincial election in Ontario. Thanks to her work at FCM and Spark, Sarah has become acquainted with, and interested in, a range of policy areas – from natural resources, to affordable housing, to the legalization of cannabis.
Sarah also previously volunteered as a stakeholder relations assistant in the constituency office of the Hon. Catherine McKenna.
Before entering the MPM program, Sarah graduated with a BAH in Political Studies from Queen’s University, where she was heavily involved as an organizer for the largest faculty orientation week and as a manager of a corporate service operated by the student government.
“The MPM program greatly deepened my understanding of the political and advocacy processes in Canada and enhanced the practical writing, research, and analytical skills that I use on a daily basis in the professional realm. This program also provided an opportunity to learn from and meet a variety of talented individuals of all partisan stripes, with a breadth of political and advocacy experience. Sharing a classroom with passionate cross-partisan classmates encouraged thoughtful discussion and challenged me to consider different perspectives. The quality of professors and guest speakers is top-notch, and the accomplished network of alumni is an excellent resource for anyone beginning a career in the political realm. I would strongly recommend this program to anyone with an interest in Canadian politics.” – Sarah Dickson
Last Revision: Dec. 18, 2018