Patty Toner is a key member of the Transportation, Infrastructure & Communities practice group in Ottawa. Patty supports clients on policy analysis and advice, is responsible for Parliamentary and legislative reporting, and contributes to the coordination of a range of corporate communications and practice group publications and public events. Patty supports clients on a range of research and strategic initiatives focused on air, marine, rail shipping, road and infrastructure development and financing files.
Prior to joining Global Public Affairs, Patty worked with United Way/Centraide Ottawa where she was responsible for the coordination of donor-related initiatives, stewardship for larger, targeted gifts and the development of departmental strategies. Previously, Patty worked on Parliament Hill as Special Assistant to a Liberal MP from Nova Scotia and also worked as a Page at Nova Scotia’s provincial legislature. Each of these roles provided Patty with an excellent background in relationship management, Parliamentary and legislative affairs, stakeholder relations and policy development exercises.
Patty is an active member of Global’s Connections Committee helping to organize internal events and charitable giving initiatives.
In the local community, Patty serves as a Friend of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Club of Ottawa and currently volunteers with the Lowertown Community Association.
Originally from New Brunswick, Patty holds a BA in History and English from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax and a Graduate Diploma in Public Management from Carleton University.