Caroline Pinto

Managing Principal

cpinto@counselpa.com
416.930.1834

Expertise:

  • Innovation & Sharing Economy
  • Health Care
  • Regulated Professions & Industries
  • Stakeholder Engagement /
    Indigenous Facilitation

Caroline

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 fields of health care, the sharing economy, education and child care, housing and land development, forestry, First Nations issues, developmental disability, and regulated sectors and professions.

Caroline provides strategic political and policy advice across a broad range of issues and sectors. She crafts and executes government and public relations plans including political and public policy analysis and solutions, stakeholder mapping and engagement, and strategic communications. She has a strong record of leading large complex projects and delivering 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.

Her work as Vice President and Director in the Private/Public Partnership Group at Deloitte & Touche LLP, which included advising public sector clients on matters relating to Alternative Service Delivery activities such as public-private partnerships, enabled her to continue to build a deep skill set in shaping and achieving mutual objectives between both spheres.

Caroline holds a law degree from Osgoode Hall and a Bachelor’s degree from McGill University in Industrial Relations, and practiced law in Ontario from 1989 to 1995.

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