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Santis Webinar | Ontario Election 2022: What’s Next?

Premier Ford’s cabinet was unveiled in June 2022 with Sylvia Jones as the new Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. Jones is the MPP for Dufferin-Caledon, serving most recently as the Solicitor General where, among other roles, she was responsible for the province’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Paul Calandra (Markham-Stouffville) remains the Minister of Long-Term Care and Michael Tibollo (Vaughan-Woodbridge) remains the Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions.

As the government sets their agenda, health and life sciences organizations must be creative with their asks and ensure their messaging is clear and aligned with government priorities. With several competing interests including record inflation and cost-of-living challenges, health care organizations will need to work hard to keep their policy asks on the government’s radar. Our specialists can support you and your organization in developing an integrated government relations and communications roadmap to help you achieve your policy goals.

On Tuesday, July 12 Government Relations and Communications experts from Santis Health reflected on the election results, discussed the newly appointed cabinet and shared key strategies and insights organizations can utilize when engaging with the re-elected Ford Government.


Webinar details

Watch the webinar here.

Download the slides here.


Meet your Santis webinar hosts


Stephanie Gawur, Principal

Stephanie joined Santis in 2020 and quickly developed strong, trusting relationships with clients. Amid the many challenges caused by the pandemic, Stephanie remained steadfast and focused on delivering thoughtful and strategic guidance to clients including hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, associations, and innovative health technology organizations. Most recently, Stephanie’s team launched the Santis Election Tracker, a hub that is updated daily with health care and life sciences commitments from the Ontario Election campaign trail.


Michael Ceci, Associate
Michael Ceci is a public policy and regulatory affairs professional and supports the Santis team on a number of government relations files. He has worked in various production and general management roles in the Canadian and US media industry. Michael has also held corporate positions at TELUS and worked as an Advisor to the Minister at Canada’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Michael volunteers his time as the Board Chair of The Participation House Project: Durham Region and is a Director at Ontario Creates.


Hannah Casey, Account Director, Communications
Hannah provides communications, social media and graphic design support to the Santis Health team and its clients. Hannah has worked as a public relations intern at Corus Entertainment where she supported the Global Television publicity team. In this role, she assisted in internal and external communications, event management and media relations. Following the internship, Hannah joined the Movember Foundation, handling their media monitoring and reporting during the height of the campaign.


Bradley Metlin, Senior Consultant, Communications
Bradley joins Santis after serving in multiple senior-level communications roles in the Government of Ontario. In his roles as Press Secretary and as Director of Communications for several Cabinet Ministers, Bradley was responsible for the strategy, media outreach and roll-out of key government announcements. In addition, Bradley also has prior experience in consulting for health care clients, working on political engagement plans for pharmaceutical, long-term care and other businesses.


Shay Alford,  Consultant, Digital and Marketing
Shay leads all digital services that support the marketing and communications needs of both Santis Health and its clients. Shay’s strategic creative abilities enable him to connect business objectives to tangible results. He previously worked for the Canadian Tire Corporation and Branded Cities, where he developed strategies and creative content that transformed their consumer digital experience and pushed the boundaries of digital and traditional marketing.