Chris Steer

  • Senior Consultant, Government Relations
  • Santis Health

Role at Santis:

An expert in government relations, community engagement and crisis communications, Chris helps Santis’ clients navigate the political environment and engage with government stakeholders at a provincial and federal level.


Chris has more than a decade of experience providing political and communications advice to politicians, not-for-profits and industry associations in Canada and internationally. An experienced political staff, Chris has worked on campaigns and in government at a local and state level in Queensland, Australia including as senior media advisor for a state government cabinet minister and for a major mayoral campaign.

Chris joined Santis with a background in health care advocacy, having worked on communications and government relations projects in health organizations across the globe, including for the Royal College of Anaesthetists in the UK and one of Australia’s largest health and long-term care providers.

With a background in issues management and crisis communications, Chris has supported a number of organizations as they navigate complex political issues. He worked at the Law Society of England and Wales during the lead-up to Brexit and at the beginning of the #MeToo movement, and as communications lead for an aged care provider in Queensland through the fallout from Australia’s Royal Commission into Aged Care.


Chris holds a Master of Political Management from Carleton University’s Riddell School of Political Management and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Studies and History from Queen’s University.




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