Daniel Blazekovic is a Consultant in StrategyCorp’s Management Consulting Practice. Daniel is experienced in the public and not-for-profit sectors, having worked in the municipal sector both as a public servant and in a consulting capacity. This work has included strategic planning, community safety and wellbeing planning, policy development, risk management, corporate budgeting, and business and implementation planning.
Since joining Strategy Corp, Daniel has been a key contributor to developing StrategyCorp’s annual Ontario Municipal Chief Administrative Officer Survey as well as a core team member involved in helping to create the City of West Hollywood’s first Community Safety and Well-Being Strategy. Daniel also possesses experience conducting strategic planning services – he recently was part of an engagement team responsible for developing a strategic plan for the Centre for Inclusive Economic Opportunity (CIEO), a community-based not-for-profit organization located in the Greater Golden Mile neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario.
Prior to joining StrategyCorp, Daniel worked for the Regional Municipality of York in several policy-related roles within the Finance Department. Daniel initially joined the Region through the organization’s prestigious Triple A – Associate Analyst Program. In this role, Daniel had the opportunity to rotate through several branches of the Finance Department to lead several policy projects. For instance, Daniel co-led the creation of the Region’s Enterprise Risk Management Action Plan and spent time providing policy support within the Finance Commissioner’s Office. Daniel also specialized in budget development for the Finance Department where he carried out data collection and analysis to support the development, monitoring and reporting of Departmental strategic and business plans and budgets. Daniel also led Finance’s 2019 United Way CN Tower Climb #YRCARES team which helped to raise over $6,000 for United Way Greater Toronto.
In addition to his extensive experience in the municipal public sector, Daniel developed a strong understanding of the domestic and international not-for-profit sector while an undergraduate student at Carleton University. After receiving a research grant from the Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs in 2016, Daniel joined a research team at the Peruvian NGO Nexos Comunitarios to help measure the socioeconomic effects of several nationally implemented social assistance programs in the rural Andean community of Cuncani. In addition, Daniel completed an internship at WaterAid Canada where he worked to identify innovative tools and strategies to enhance the organization’s ability to effectively monitor capacity building initiatives in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector.
Daniel holds a Master’s degree from the Munk School of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of Toronto; and a Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management degree with a specialization in Development Studies from Carleton University.