Daniel Roukema has almost twenty years of leadership experience in corporate communications, government relations and community economic development.
As Director of Communications at ICCRC, his roles include developing specific communications strategies and processes; managing ICCRC’s brand; developing outreach and social media campaigns to increase the visibility of ICCRC and advising on political and government relations.
Prior to ICCRC, Daniel was the national manager of communications and government relations at the National Student Loans Services Centre, and Executive Director of a Boys and Girls Club in Nova Scotia. He also spent almost a decade advising the not-for-profit sector and provincial and federal government departments on policy development, community-based research, strategic communications, and community development.
Daniel obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science (International Relations) and International Development Studies (Economics) from Dalhousie University, a certificate in Community Economic Development from the Atlantic CED Institute, a post-graduate certificate in European Union External Relations from l’Université libre de Bruxelles in Belgium, and pursued a Master of Science in Community Economic Development at Southern New Hampshire University. He was awarded the 2016 Consumer Protection Award from the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR), and was nominated Top 50 CEOs in Atlantic Canada by Atlantic Business Magazine in 2003. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Halton Multicultural Council in Oakville, ON; Community Development Halton, in Burlington, ON; and Loose Tea Theatre in Toronto, ON.