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Dr. Richard Loreto

Demographic Trends Expert

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Dr. Richard Loreto: Demographic Trends Expert

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Dr. Richard Loreto is president of Richard A. Loreto (R.A.L.) Consulting Limited, a firm specializing in the analysis of policy and management processes and issues. He is a former Ontario public servant and university professor and has been a consultant since 1974 (full-time since 1990), serving numerous private and public sector clients across Canada and in the United States.

Richard holds an Honours B.A. and M.A. in political science from the University of Windsor and a Ph.D. in political science and public administration from the University of Toronto. He has taught courses on Canadian and Ontario politics, local government, and public management and policy at Ryerson Polytechnical University, University of Toronto, Brock University, and McMaster University. He has a number of scholarly and popular publications and is the co-editor of Urban Policy Issues: Canadian Perspectives published by McClelland & Stewart Inc.

Richard is an active member of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) and currently is an executive member of the Hamilton Regional Group. He has served as a panellist and speaker at several national conferences as well as an academic referee for both Canadian Public Administration and IPAC's case study program. In addition, he has written several articles for IPAC's Public Sector Management magazine.

Richard has conducted research into the concept of regional policing and has lectured on management topics at the Ontario Provincial Police Academy and Ontario Police College. From 1993 -1999, he served as an instructor on the Executive Development Course (EDC), a three-week management education program for senior police officers from across and outside Canada conducted at the Canadian Police College in Ottawa. In addition, he was an instructor on the Senior Police Administration Course (SPAC) delivered at C.O. Bick College in Toronto.

Richard has worked for both employer and union clients in the construction industry across Canada and in the United States since 1993, carrying out labour market analysis and strategy development projects.

Richard speaks frequently to businesses and governments on the topic of demographic trends in Canada and the United States and the implications for consumer products and services, marketing, and the labour market.


"Thank you for your participation in the recent meeting of the Conference Board's Council for Performance Excellence. Your presentation on demographics was, as usual, an absolute success. Members of the group have already given me much positive feedback on your portion of our meeting.  Your insightful analysis on the impending demographic crunch was eye opening for the audience. As I have told you in the past, I was once again impressed with the way that you took the theory and made it real for members of the group, with ideas for dealing with these eventualities. Your facilitated dialogue brought out a rich exchange between the executives in the room. …This was our third time together, and I remain impressed."
The Conference Board of Canada

"One of the strengths of the Canadian Association of Exposition Management's Annual Conference is that it provides a forum for and encourages the sharing of knowledge, new ideas and experience.  Through your contribution, you not only assisted delegates in their quest for professional and personal development, you also provided them with practical and up-to-date information that will be of immediate use in their respective business environments.... Your participation was an important part of the conference's success."
Canadian Association of Exposition Management

"Thank you for the excellent presentation to City leaders.  It has positioned us well to tackle this issue.  I also wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the flexibility you showed.  Under difficult circumstances, you rose to the challenge.  Well done!"
City of Edmonton

"WOW!! The Food Industry Conference of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs was a smashing success!  A key objective of the conference was to provide staff of the ministry with provocative, stimulating and leading edge information for them to take back to their workplace and use in their efforts to grow and support the food industry in Ontario.  Dr. Loreto did this for us.  While his demographics information illustrated the trends and potential future of the industry and pointed to areas where we might turn our attention, his presentation style was light, easy going, and personable.  On behalf of the organizing committee, and from me personally, thanks Richard for a job well done!"
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs

"Richard, you made an excellent presentation and your performance was outstanding.  The participants at the meeting all told me that you were one of the top conference speakers that they have seen.  Once again, thank you for what you did."
Kruger Inc.

"I was just delighted with your program.  You were great, a pleasure to work with, informative and thorough!"
Pulp and Paper Human Resources Network

"I want to thank you very much for your two presentations. There was much food for thought in what you said."
The Arthritis Society

"Your presentation was certainly effective and greatly appreciated by our members.  Your contribution has assisted us in making this event result a resounding success."
Réseau Capital

"It was such a pleasure to have you provide relevant statistics on the changing demographics of our country, and specifically how it relates to health care workforce planning at our recent conference, Canada's Nursing Crisis.  You received outstanding comments on the evaluations, with many participants stating that they had never heard statistics presented in such a meaningful way.  It's always a pleasure to work with you..."
Accommodation Council, Government of Ontario