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Our Story

Canadian Strategy Group (CSG) was founded in 2008 by Hal Danchilla and Michael Lohner. In 2021, they welcomed Cathy Chichak, one of Alberta’s most respected strategic advisors.

Together, Hal, Michael, and Cathy have over a century’s worth of experience working in and with governments at all levels. They lead a growing team with extensive private and public sector experience who provide a range of public affairs services out of our offices in Edmonton, Calgary, and Regina.

At CSG, we are strategists, communicators, advocates, and negotiators. We understand the complex needs of government and stakeholders, and work to bring the two together. Through our range of services, we determine the best path forward to secure a winning outcome for our clients.

The Partners

Cathy Chichak

Meet Cathy

Hal Danchilla

Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Meet Hal

Michael Lohner

Co-Founder and Partner
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The Team

Rebekah Clarke

Office Manager
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Mackenzie Lofgren

Research Analyst
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Graham Stewart

VP, Government Relations, Saskatchewan & Manitoba
Meet Graham

Sally Housser

Senior Manager, Public Affairs
Meet Sally

Meredith McDonald

Senior Manager, Communications
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Alana Yim

Chief Communications Officer
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Gary Klassen

Senior Advisor
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Mathew Preston

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Brent Kossey

VP, Government Relations, Alberta
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Jessi Rampton

Government Relations Intern
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