Natalie Dash is an experienced government relations consultant with a strong background in developing advocacy campaigns and managing stakeholder relations. She provides counsel and strategic advice to clients on a broad range of policy issues and across all levels of government.
These mandates have included: energy, real estate and infrastructure development, financial services, healthcare, transportation, aviation, among others.
Through several mandates, Natalie has developed broad and deep experience in financial services sector policy around payments modernization, open banking, the retail payments oversight framework, cyber security and privacy.
Natalie was listed by Maclean’s Magazine in 2014 as one of the top ten ‘busiest’ lobbyists in Ottawa.
As an integral member of the Thalidomide Survivors Taskforce, Natalie spent two years campaigning pro-bono on behalf of survivors of the drug thalidomide. As part of the small team running the national campaign, she built broad political, media and public support for a fair financial package for the survivors. As a result of this effort, the House of Commons voted unanimously to provide survivors with “full support”. The federal government announced $180 million shortly thereafter to fulfil this pledge and provide survivors with ongoing tax-free support for the rest of their lives.
Natalie holds an MSc in Public Policy from University College London (UCL) in the United Kingdom and a B.A. in Political Science from McGill University. She is an active member of the Public Affairs Association of Canada.
Clients Natalie has worked with include: NAIOP Greater Toronto, The Body Shop Canada and Staples Canada.