Debra Ward

Advisor for Communications and Industry Promotion

(613) 247-0691

Field of expertise:

Communications, public affairs


Debra Ward is a tourism and transportation policy and communications strategist, with over 30-years’ experience. She has worked on a wide range of assignments, including large-scale and complex projects, strategic plans, and marketing and communications strategies for domestic and international clientele.

Debra was president of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada for four years, and subsequently, received a two-year federal appointment to monitor the merger of Air Canada and Canadian Airlines as Independent Transition Observer on Airline Restructuring.

She is a recipient of a National Transportation Week Award of Achievement and was recognized by the International Association of Business Communicators for a public awareness campaign on the economic importance of tourism.