WHO WE ARE
We’re new to Atlantic Canada but our knowledge and our approach to supporting municipal governments isn’t.
Too often, municipal governments pay consultants who really don’t understand your unique legal, regulatory, and political environment.
We’re a different kind of consulting firm. We don’t force generic corporate planning tools on your unique municipal experience. Our municipal roots run deep. Our expertise and distinctive approach have all been cultivated in collaboration with municipal leaders like you for over a decade.
Strategic Steps is an organization rooted in integrity, expertise, and diligence.
We are trusted by our clients to provide independence, a diverse skill set and capacity where it is needed most, helping our clients achieve their own visions of success.
Pushing boundaries to
contribute superior value.
Sharing what we know and
learn for the benefit of all.
Unlocking potential through trusted fact-based decision making free of preconceptions.
Listening, respecting and choosing honesty in our commitments.
OUR ATLANTIC TEAM
Strategic Steps is built on a network of highly experienced industry professional
Our Atlantic office is lead by Craig Pollett. Craig is a highly effective government relations and advocacy strategist known for creating clarity out of chaos. Drawing on a successful career in municipal public policy, Craig provides training, counsel and strategic guidance on governance and public policy.
Craig spearheaded advocacy campaigns that saw unprecedented results during his twenty-five-year tenure at Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador (MNL). His work significantly increased municipal funding, autonomy, and capital investment support and provided a more supportive regulatory environment. For example, in 2020, he successfully lobbied to change federal wastewater system effluent regulations to reduce the regulatory burden on local governments. In addition, he successfully championed the provincial government to implement a province-wide ban on single-use plastic bags. Respected as one of Newfoundland and Labrador's leading public policy voices, Craig is a regular on-air media panellist and conference speaker on economic development and governance issues
Senior Consultant and Atlantic Lead
IDENTIFY OPPORTUNITIES AND OVERCOME CHALLENGES.
When thinking about the current climate of your organization, have you considered the following factors? These are crucial in ensuring you are on the right path to achieve your vision and grow to your full potential.
How does your front line work help you achieve your vision?
What does ‘success’ look like a generation from now?
How does your organization respond to issues in a consistent manner that reflects your values?
How is success measured?
How well do you understand the needs of your stakeholders, clients and/or employees?
Do you have policies and procedures in place that are well understood and being utilized consistently and effectively?
Are council and staff on the same page from day one in terms of understanding the rules and vision of the organization?
When was the last time you checked to ensure your organization was poised for success?
"Craig Pollett and his team from Strategic Steps Inc. did a fantastic job facilitating and formulating our municipal five-year Strategic Plan, from start to finish Craig was professional, articulate, punctual, met all timelines and produced a very pertinent, easy to read plan. I really enjoyed the process Craig guided our municipal Council and our community through, to dig into what was really on the minds of people who live here. Craig’s experience and knowledge of municipal affairs was exceptional and led him to easily guide our Council to discover the priorities of our municipality. I would highly recommend Craig Pollett and Strategic Steps Inc. and look forward to our next project with him and his company."
Tina Beers - Mayer of Five Rivers, Kent County, NB
Strategic Steps’ offices are located on the traditional territories of the Indigenous peoples. We respect the histories, languages, and cultures of First Nations, Metis, Inuit, and all First Nations Peoples of Canada, whose presence and cultures continue to enrich our community today.