Stewart Kiff, MA, BA
Stewart Kiff is the founder and owner of Solstice Public Affairs, Canada’s leading bilingual public affairs agency.
With a track record spanning three decades, Stewart has established a reputation as one of Canada’s most trusted strategic advisors. For decades, publicly traded and privately held corporations, non-profit groups, television networks, universities and high-profile individuals have sought Stewart’s counsel in public and private matters.
A well-known community volunteer, Stewart is a founding member of the Economic Club of Canada. A veteran of over 30 political campaigns, Stewart currently serves as a director on the Conservative Party of Canada’s 20-member National Council, overseeing Party constitutional and governance matters. In 2022, Stewart was appointed as a member of the board of governors of the University of Ottawa. The Attorney General of Ontario confirmed his appointment as a member of the Justices of the Peace Appointments Advisory Committee that same year. Stewart also sits on the Board of Directors of Leading Influence, a non-profit organization that provides excellence in chaplaincy care for elected leaders in Canada.
As a person with a disability and a citizen of the Métis Nation of Ontario, Stewart brings a credible voice to the table regarding issues related to diversity and inclusion. Stewart is fluently bilingual in Canada’s two official languages. He also speaks conversational Spanish.
Following treatment and surgery for cancer, Stewart is an incomplete paraplegic from T2 down. He walks with a cane.
Board Memberships and Committee Experience
- Founding Member, Economic Club of Canada
- Director, Conservative Party of Canada National Council (2022 – present)
- Member, Board of Governors, University of Ottawa (2022 – present)
- Member, Justices of the Peace Appointments Advisory Committee (2022 – present)
- Director, The Albany Club of Toronto (2022 – present)
- Director, Leading Influence (2021 – present)
Education and Credentials
- Maitrise ès arts, Université d`Ottawa (1988)
- French Language and Culture, Université de Strasbourg, France (1987)
- BA, Political Studies, Queen`s University (1986)