Nicola has over 25 years’ professional experience in public policy development, government relations, and communications. Over the last ten years, she has built up a successful public affairs consulting practice (formerly Nicola Crawhall and Associates).
Nicola has served as senior policy advisor to the Ontario Minister of the Environment, where she was responsible for the development of The Clean Water Act, legislation to protect sources of drinking water. Nicola also served as senior policy advisor for the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, where she led AMO’s participation in Part II of the Walkerton Contaminated Water Public Inquiry, and led AMO’s negotiation of the first Blue Box Plan. Nicola began her career as a policy and intergovernmental relations advisor with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.
Nicola holds a Master of Philosophy in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies in Brighton England, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Toronto.