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Chris Cowperthwaite

Chris Cowperthwaite

Associate Principal

121 King Street West

Suite 1810

Toronto, ON

M5H 3T9

T (416) 642-6440 M 416-307-2093 LinkedIn

Chris is Associate Principal at Navigator and brings over a decade of experience working on political, public sector and coalition-led high-stakes public affairs and digital activation campaigns. He leads Navigator's in-house creative and digital agency, true.

Prior to joining Navigator, Chris founded Groundforce Digital Ltd., an award-winning political and public affairs consultancy specializing in digital strategy, campaign management and targeted online marketing. Chris' technical expertise and unique approach to distributed team project management has been a driving force behind winning campaigns for Calgary's arts sector, a provincial party leadership candidate, a national student voter mobilization campaign, and public and private sector coalitions in Alberta, Ontario, Québec and Atlantic Canada.

Chris holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University and received a Loran Award (1999 - 2004) while completing his B.Sc. (Honours) at the University of Waterloo. As Co-Chair and founder of the Open Democracy Project, Chris launched DemocracyKit, a resource centre for civic campaigners, and hosts DemocracyXChange, Canada's annual democracy summit.