People

The reputation and expertise of our people are the critical strengths we put to work for you.  At Counsel, there is no “bait and switch”; our Principals are intimately involved in all the aspects of client work.

Caroline Pinto
Managing Principal

cpinto@counselpa.com
416-920-0716 x 220

As a seasoned public affairs and government relations practitioner, Caroline Pinto knows how to get to the root of a problem. With over 20 years’ experience, she has a keen ability to prioritize and determine influential people and issues, giving her a competitive edge in policy development, negotiation, and strategic problem solving. She has worked extensively in the not-for-profit, housing, post-secondary, developmental disability, regulated professions, healthcare and the sharing economy.

Caroline engages in the skilled execution of issues analysis, jurisdictional reviews, stakeholder consultation and engagement and policy development and analysis. She has a strong record of managing large projects on time and on budget.

Caroline’s profound understanding of the political and public policy development process stems from her work as Policy Advisor to the Attorney General of Ontario and Minister Responsible for Native Affairs from 1995 to 1998. Since leaving government, she has maintained an active role in politics.

As Vice President and Director in the Private/Public Partnership Group at Deloitte & Touche LLP, Caroline advised public sector clients on matters relating to Alternative Service Delivery (ASD) activities, including public-private partnerships.

Caroline holds a law degree from Osgoode Hall and a Bachelor’s degree from McGill University in Industrial/Labour Relations, and has practiced Canadian immigration law.

Involved and industrious, Caroline leads an active life both at and after work. She is a member of the Central CCAC Board of Directors, and is a former Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors at St. John's Hospital and a former Board member of the Public Affairs Association of Canada. She also mentors young professionals through the internship program at Counsel.