John Delacourt

Federal Practice Lead, Public Policy Development


  • Public Policy Development and Strategic Communications
  • Healthcare
  • Resource Development
  • Clean and Digital Technology
  • Financial Services
  • Stakeholder Relations
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John Delacourt specializes in public affairs policy development in Ottawa, Toronto, Greater Vancouver and across Canada. As a strategic communications specialist, John has a broad range of experience in government relations, project management, stakeholder outreach, and community engagement.

Recognized as one of the top 100 Lobbyists in Canada by the Hill Times for five consecutive years, John Delacourt has managed and led public affairs mandates for clients in a wide range of sectors including healthcare, resource development, culture, media, clean and digital technology, financial, and fintech services.

John served in a number of portfolios in three federal Liberal governments, as well as in communications and stakeholder relations in Opposition. He combines his strong understanding of the public policy process at all three levels of government with his communications and professional stakeholder relations skills to provide clients with a full range of strategic public policy development counsel and advocacy services.

Along with his professional public affairs expertise, John has overseen the development of digital marketing and communications products in the private and public sectors. He provides media training and crisis management counsel for senior executives and has guest lectured on building compelling narratives for the digital media landscape.

John is the author of three books and is a regular contributor to Policy magazine. He sits on the Board of Directors for Refugee Hub Canada and the National Advisory Council for The Walrus.