Shared Services Canada (SSC) & the Federal Landscape: Updates & Q&A: Register for this important Teleforum Today
January 27, 2012

CATA Teleforum Conference Call series on Shared Services Canada & the Federal Political Landscape

Register Today for Updates & Q&A  (Monday, February 6th at 3 pm EST)

As a follow-up to our inaugural Teleforum with Shared Services Canada executives, we created a Shared Services Canada (SSC) Forum for executives to access briefing materials, share information and provide guidance on matters relating to the mission, mandate and operations of Shared Services Canada (SSC).

The SSC Forum, a subgroup of CATAAlliance, comprises 335 members from across Canada, representing both small and large enterprises, as well as thought leaders from the public and private sectors.  It is a rich peer group resource in its own right.

As part of utilizing this resource, we are scheduling regular Teleforum Conference calls to facilitate the sharing of members’ collective insights and research in areas of government restructuring and procurement.

Please join a group of your colleagues on Monday,  February 6th  beginning at 3PM EST for our next Teleforum Conference Call.  Moderated by SCC Chair & CATA Director, Kevin d’Entremont, also an Accenture Canada executive,  the Call will feature Forum experts who through an interview format will engage us in information sharing and updates on the activities of  Shared Services Canada and related Ministries.

The call will begin with a briefing on the complex  Federal Political Landscape, led by a leading public policy expert, Lisa Samson, Principal, StrategyCorp.  Understanding the new government dynamic is critical to your communication strategies.

The Teleforum Conference Call (of particular interest to the IT sector)  is a uniquely interactive meeting of invitation-only executives who will also be invited to related venues to extend the information sharing, access to briefing material and encourage peer exchanges. 

CATA Teleforum Conference Call on Shared Services Canada & the Federal Political Landscape
Featuring: SSC Forum Executives
Moderator: Kevin d’Entremont, SSC Forum, Chair
Guest Speaker: Lisa Samson, Principal, StrategyCorp
Monday, February 6th  
3 pm – 4:00 pm EST
Conference Call format with Q & A 

++ Action Item: How do I sign up? 

Register online at:

Note that spots on this call are limited.

Your local call in number and access code will be sent to you via email.
Note that the Call-in Registration fee is $45  for Non Members; CATA members (no charge) have preference as we limit caller numbers to encourage active discussion.  Fees are reinvested in our Innovation Nation research programs. Questions:


Lisa Samson bio

Principal, Ottawa

Lisa Samson brings a wide range of experience as a strategic consultant to clients of StrategyCorp. Clients in industries ranging from high tech development to low tech manufacturing have benefited from Lisa’s strategic and communications advice.

Prior to joining StrategyCorp Ottawa, Lisa Samson was the Principal Consultant for Greystone Strategic, a boutique government relations consulting firm. In this capacity, Lisa was responsible for overseeing and fulfilling client needs in the areas of political and policy analysis, communications, and strategic advice and counsel.

Lisa’s career began in federal politics. Originally from Calgary, she moved to Ottawa in the first wave of Reform Party Members of Parliament immediately following the 1993 federal election. She rose rapidly through the ranks of the party serving first as the Legislative Assistant to a Member of Parliament, then in a media relations position in Preston Manning’s office, advising both the Leader and other members of caucus. In 1996, Lisa was seconded into a key role in planning the 1997 federal election campaign and served as Media Logistics Director on the national tour.

Following the 1997 election, Lisa was appointed Assistant Campaign Director for the Reform Party of Canada. As a key member of the national election readiness team, Lisa was involved in the Official Opposition’s strategic planning and a variety of sensitive projects. Foremost among these was the United Alternative campaign which was the precursor that eventually led to the realignment of Canada’s political right. Lisa was centrally involved in planning the two United Alternative Conventions that culminated in the birth of the Canadian Alliance Party.

In the 2006 election campaign which resulted in the election of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Lisa was a key member of the Conservative Party war room. She has also been a frequent media commentator for her Party.

Lisa holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Honours) in Political Science from the University of Calgary.