A long-time strategic communications and issue management specialist, Sally Housser will enhance and expand Canadian Strategy Group’s public affairs offerings.
Sally Housser has joined Canadian Strategy Group (CSG) as Senior Manager, Public Affairs. Known and respected across political lines, she has over a decade of experience in strategic communications with a focus on crisis management and campaign planning and execution. Housser has helped political and business leaders alike navigate complex and competing challenges in stakeholder engagement, reputation management, government relations, and legislative policy.
“As we see increasing opportunities in politics and business, organizations have to be nimble and adaptable with a public relations approach that covers all the bases,” said Housser. “Canadian Strategy Group has an impeccable record of achieving the highest level of results for their clients. I am delighted to be joining such a dynamic, effective, and growing team.”
Canadian Strategy Group is an Alberta-based public affairs practice lead by Hal Danchilla, Cathy Chichak, and Michael Lohner. Together with their associates, the company helps regional, national, and international clients achieve critical policy, funding, and regulatory outcomes.
“Sally will bring unique and innovative perspectives to CSG that will help our clients quickly adapt to the ever-changing political and economic landscape,” said Danchilla. “Her experience across Western Canada and the relationships she has forged across political party lines will be a major benefit to our clients. We are excited to have her on board.”
Sought after for her political insights, Housser is a frequent panelist on CBC’s Power and Politics and has provided commentary for print and radio across the country. At CSG, she will leverage her experience to provide clients with comprehensive approaches that incorporate strategic communications, stakeholder relations, government relations, and activation campaigns. With her strong connections to the province, Housser will also enhance CSG’s presence in British Columbia.
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Sally Housser is a strategic communications and issue management specialist. For more than a decade, she has worked across Canada, both in the public and private sectors, providing high-level communications and public relations advice to senior leadership. Prior to joining CSG, Sally served as Chief of Staff for the Official Opposition of Saskatchewan, Deputy Director of Communications for the Government of Manitoba, and as a press secretary for NDP leaders Rachel Notley and Jack Layton.
In the private sector, Sally has provided her expertise to senior leadership in the oil and gas, renewable energy, tech, and cannabis sectors. She prides herself on providing clients with comprehensive approaches that incorporate communications, stakeholder relations, activation campaigns, and government relations to achieve the highest levels of success.
Born in British Columbia and raised in Newfoundland, Sally began her political career early, working as a page in the House of Commons while studying political science at the University of Ottawa. After her studies, she worked as an assistant in the Office of the Attorney General of British Columbia before moving to London to work at The High Commission of Canada, focusing first on immigration and then moving on to plan senior political visits.
Respected across party lines for her political insights, Sally is a frequent panelist on CBC’s Power and Politics and has provided commentary for print and radio across the country.
Now calling Regina home, Sally takes great pride in her adoptive province and has sat on the Board of Directors for the Regina Chamber of Commerce and the Regina YMCA. She and her family are also involved in the local chapter of the Association of United Ukrainian Canadians and the Poltava school of Song, Music and Dance.