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Richard Sookraj

Director of Legislative Affairs & Issues for Ontario's Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development
Toronto, Canada Area
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Richard Sookraj is a skilled stakeholder relations professional with 5+ years of experience in community activism, public policy, and political management. His expertise lies in organizing and executing stakeholder and constituency events for high-profile politicians and designing community and civic engagement campaigns that achieve their objectives. Richard has managed databases with 200,000+ members and run province-wide social media accounts. His experience in securing organizational grants and fundraising for personal initiatives is noteworthy, having secured $200,000 in organizational grants and raised $5,500. Furthermore, Richard is respected for garnering endorsements from members of all major provincial parties for his personal campaign.

Richard Sookraj studied BA, Media, Information, and Technoculture / Political Science at the University of Western Ontario, Ted Rogers School of Management - Executive Education Program at Ryerson University, Executive Education Program at the University of Toronto - School of Public Policy and Governance (SPPG), Explore Program, French Immersion at the University of Alberta, Ontario Secondary School Diploma, Ontario Scholar & International Business, and Technology Certificate, Honour Student at Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School.

Richard Sookraj has vast experience working in significant organizations such as Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure, and Toronto Region Board of Trade. He has held various positions such as Director of Legislative Affairs & Issues, Manager of Legislative Affairs & Issues & Manager of MPP Relations, Policy Advisor & Interim Issues Manager. Moreover, he has worked as a Policy and Government Relations Officer, Liaison & Assistant at Toronto Region Board of Trade. Additionally, he has served as Councillor & Faculty Vice President External, University Senator - Student Representative, &Municipal Affairs Commissioner at University Students' Council at The University of Western Ontario. Richard Sookraj has also served in various leadership roles such as a Youth Ambassador - Asia 2013 International Trade Mission, Executive Member at Ontario PC Youth Association, and Co-Founder & Project Advisor at the London Youth Advisory Council.

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