Allison Gifford

Fellow, Canadian Global Affairs Institute; Director of Public Affairs, UPS Canada

Allison joined UPS Canada as Director of Public Affairs in 2016. She covers international trade, customs, transportation, and labour policy, as well as federal government relations. Prior to joining UPS, she held senior public affairs roles with the Mental Health Commission of Canada and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, and served as a speechwriter and press secretary on Parliament Hill under former Official Opposition Leader Jack Layton. She holds degrees from McGill and Queen’s Universities.

FellowInstitut canadien des affaires mondiales 

Directrice des Affaires publiques, UPS Canada  

Allison s’est jointe à UPS Canada à titre de directrice des affaires publiques en 2016. Elle couvre le commerce international, les douanes, le transport et la politique du travail, ainsi que les relations avec le gouvernement fédéral. Avant de se joindre à UPS, elle a occupé des postes de direction en affaires publiques à la Commission de la santé mentale du Canada et au Syndicat canadien de la fonction publique. Elle a été rédactrice de discours et attachée de presse sur la Colline parlementaire sous la direction de Jack Layton, ancien chef de l’Opposition officielle. Elle détient des diplômes des universités McGill et Queen’s. 

My Sessions

The Other Side of Canada’s Global Engagement: The Role of Businesses in Global Development

Room 118

Register for this session   This panel, which features three panellists who are directly engaged in international trade, will share their perspectives on how the private sector can help promote development abroad. They will exchange on the opportunities and barriers, their own global footprint, and how their corporations can help generate more business in the […]