Unexpected challenges; an opportunity for increased support
While the first half of the 2019-2020 Board Year began as expected, the second half was heavily impacted by the unexpected consequences of the global pandemic. 2020 also saw communities from around the world speak with one voice to declare, once again, that changes are needed to address systemic and institutionalized racism.
IABC/Toronto evolved to provide necessary support to its members, and the broader communications community. Our conversations, professional development and programs, as well as the ways in which we connected, all changed to meet communicators’ needs in a rapidly changing environment.
By the end of the 2019-2020 Board Year, IABC/Toronto saw significant impacts on operations, offerings and budget.