Nick Gamache is a strategic communications specialist from Ottawa and currently serves as Senior Advisor of Media Relations and Issues Management at Elections Canada. Growing up, Nick aspired to become a journalist at a young age. He enjoyed reading the newspaper and thought conversations and debates were better when people were informed.
Nick earned his BA in Journalism from Concordia University and gained advanced training in strategic communications, speech writing, sound editing, broadcast writing, web writing and editing, as well as on-air performance.
Nick began his career as a reporter, writer/editor, producer with CBC/Radio Canada, and eventually became a senior producer for CBC’s political program, the House. His work led to a key role in planning the coverage of the 2015 federal election. While appearing regularly on CBC’s election coverage, Nick oversaw the creation of new digital- first infographics and a podcast focusing on understanding political polls. Nick served as senior producer for CBC’s political radio show/podcast, the House, for almost ten years. In 2019 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nick contributed to the delivery of the federal election under unprecedented circumstances.
As Senior Advisor of Media Relations and Issues Management at Elections Canada, Nick Gamache provides strategic guidance on media and communications initiatives to senior directors. He also identifies internal and external issues as well as develops strategies to effectively communicate Elections Canada’s key messages. Nick delivers communications services while staying on top of emerging trends and finding ways to harness their potential, particularly in relation to social media.
Nick Gamache is fluently bilingual and enjoys reading, sports, history, politics and writing fiction.