Weldon LeBlanc: Phone: 250-859-5993 Email: weldon@weldonleblanc.com

    Advocacy

    The ability to effect change with government is a fundamental role for many organizations. Establishing and maintaining a strong relationship with all levels of government can be challenging. Often this relationship is derailed as a result of a contentious issue. Establishing and maintaining an advocacy strategy keeps the organization’s efforts on track.

    Many organizations conduct their advocacy efforts off the side of their desk; running from one hot-topic issue to another without a clear long-term direction in terms of what they want to accomplish.

    An advocacy strategy can be more appropriately described as a long-term communication process. When done effectively, advocacy works in collaboration with decision-makers and stakeholders through the decision making process, prior to the final decision regarding an issue.

    Weldon can help you create and implement a fact-based advocacy strategy that will position your organization as a leader and enhance the profile of your organization. Your strategy will consist of well researched policies and positions which reflect the mission and values of your organization. Contact Weldon today to discuss your advocacy needs.

    "I have had the privilege of working with Mr. LeBlanc on a range of projects that clearly demonstrates Weldon’s ability to work strategically with partner organizations, show leadership, and most importantly get things done. Less time is spent worrying about who gets the credit, and more focus is placed on meeting the needs of the business community. I have had the pleasure over the years in partnering on a number of initiatives, many through our business recruitment team partnership that have brought growth and value to the community."

    — Robert Fine, Executive Director – Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission



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