Christina Topp is the Interim National Director of the Liberal Party of Canada, after having first served as Senior Director of Fundraising since 2013. Christina was responsible for ensuring the necessary funds were raised for a fast-growing Liberal movement and the party’s successful 2015 election campaign – the longest Canadian election campaign in close to a century. In addition to providing leadership to the fundraising team and program, Topp was also responsible for leading professional teams accountable for donor and member services and for the campaign’s digital, communications and analytics functions.
Since earning her bachelor’s degree at the University of Guelph and her MBA at York University’s Schulich School of Business, Topp has had a number of senior positions in marketing, communications and fundraising. Following her time at York University, she worked for Foster Parents Plan (now Plan Canada) and the Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation in Toronto. Between 2008 and 2013, she was Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the World Wildlife Fund. Christina and her husband Ed are proud parents to two daughters.
Katie Telford served as National Campaign Co-Chair and National Campaign Director for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for his successful 2015 election campaign. Her leadership spearheaded a new focus on grassroots organizing and innovative campaign technologies that contributed to the election of the first Liberal majority mandate from Canadians in 15 years. She has lead and advised on multiple campaigns including National Campaign Director to Justin Trudeau’s Leadership Campaign. Over her career Katie has provided senior counsel on a wide range of federal and provincial issues to non-profit organizations, the private and public sectors, the Liberal Party of Canada and the Ontario Liberal Party. Katie received her Honours Degree in Political Science with a minor in History from the University of Ottawa where she studied in both French and English. She and her husband Rob Silver are proud parents of their son George and dog Biko!