The reputation and expertise of our people are the critical strengths we put to work for you. At Counsel, there is no “bait and switch”; our Principals are intimately involved in all the aspects of client work.
Caroline Pinto knows how to get to the root of a problem. She has a keen ability to prioritize and determine influential people and issues, giving her a competitive edge in policy development, negotiation, and strategic problem solving.
Caroline is a seasoned consultant in both private and public spheres. She has worked extensively in the not-for-profit, housing, Francophone affairs, developmental disability, regulated professions, healthcare and disability sectors. Her expertise in the health care sector is reflected in her recent work for clients such as the Health Professions Advisory Council, McMaster University Medical School and York University.
On a regular basis, Caroline engages in the skilled execution of issues analysis, jurisdictional reviews, stakeholder consultation and policy development and analysis.
Caroline's profound understanding of the political process stems from her work as the policy advisor to the Attorney General of Ontario and Minister Responsible for Native Affairs. In this position, she engaged key stakeholders in decision making and consensus building while managing relationships with a large network of people across ministries.
As Vice President and Director in the Private/Public Partnership Group at Deloitte & Touche LLP, Caroline advised public sector clients on matters relating to Alternative Service Delivery (ASD) activities.
Caroline holds a law degree from Osgoode Hall and a Bachelors degree from McGill University in Industrial/Labour Relations.
Involved and industrious, Caroline leads an active life both at and after work. She sits on the Board of Directors at St. John's Hospital and is a former board member of the Public Affairs Association of Canada. She also mentors young professionals through the internship program at Counsel.
Caroline is an avid runner, having completed five marathons including the Boston Marathon twice. She enjoys yoga, spinning and spending time at her cottage during the summer.