On Thursday we met with Ryan Clarke of Advocacy Solutions. Advocacy Solutions is an organization that trains individuals and organizations to promote themselves and advocate for their issues at Queen’s Park. As a former political staffer, Ryan Clarke has an intimate knowledge of the Legislature and Ontario politics. The interns were happy to receive advice on how to tailor our messaging to deliver effective presentations to political staff. As the only organization of its kind in Canada, Advocacy Solutions fills an interesting niche in the government relations market. The interns left the meeting with a both a better understanding of Queen’s Park and how to advocate to the government.