Ben Carr - Vice-President, Stakeholder & Government Relations

Ben Carr

Vice-President, Stakeholder & Government Relations

Ben Carr brings a unique set of perspectives to his work, having been a long-time political staffer with experience running high stakes campaigns and serving in various capacities, including with the President of the Treasury Board and as Director Parliamentary Affairs to then Canadian Heritage Minister, Minister Melanie Joly. At Canadian Heritage, Ben was the parliamentary lead in the Minister's Office on important files such as spearheading Indigenous Languages legislation and working to make September 30th a national holiday.

In addition to his vast political experience, Ben is a veteran educator who has served as Principal of the Maples Met School, one of only three in Canada, and named the top school in the country in 2019 by the Education Canada Network. Ben understands how public policy is shaped and implemented in Canada. With an extensive network prominently centred in the Prairies but extended across the entire country, Ben has a keen understanding of difficult issues, along with the knowledge and skills required to help you and your team navigate the complexities of government operations and public policy making.  

Ben graduated on the Dean’s Honour list from Carleton University, with a degree in Canadian History and Canadian Politics, in addition to a Bachelor of Education from the University of Winnipeg, and time abroad studying at the University of Exeter in England. Ben spent many years as a volunteer head coach, leading the Kelvin Clippers football team, where he himself was a player and teacher. Ben lives in Winnipeg and enjoys music of all kinds – although a Paul Simon fanatic – having traveled around the world to see him in concert on 15 occasions. Ben lives with his partner Amy in Winnipeg and enjoys hockey, animals, and the outdoors.