CMC is very pleased to welcome Diamond Isinger, Director of Advocacy, to its team. 

Diamond will be leading all advocacy-related activities at CMC. She will work to ensure that stakeholders and government representatives at all levels understand the interests of Canada’s co-operatives and mutuals, and advance public policy opportunities to support the sector’s success. 

While working on Parliament Hill, Diamond served as a trusted staffer and adviser to senior leaders in the federal government. She spent two years in the Prime Minister’s Office, focusing on Canada-US relations during the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (now the Canada-US-Mexico Agreement), and was closely involved in high-profile bilateral and multilateral advocacy efforts involving the Prime Minister, members of the federal cabinet, and other key stakeholders. Before joining the Prime Minister’s Office, she worked at Global Affairs Canada in the Office of the Minister of International Trade, responsible for stakeholder engagement in western Canada, issues management, and operations. 

Diamond has strong political acumen about how to navigate complex and fast-moving issues. For over a decade, she has contributed her skills at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels, including as campaign manager for a provincial party leadership candidate, media trainer, press secretary, media relations liaison, and organizer. She also served as National Chair of the Judy LaMarsh Fund, raising money to empower and elect more women candidates at the federal level. Diamond frequently appears in the media as a commentator on public policy and current events. 

As a volunteer, Diamond serves as an enthusiastic gender equity advocate, in her roles as Provincial Commissioner of the Girl Guides of Canada in British Columbia – chair of the provincial council and catalyst for girl empowerment alongside thousands of BC members – and as a Guider (weekly group leader) for 7-11 year olds in Vancouver. 

You can reach her at disinger@canada.coop.