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May 2021

2021 IABC/Toronto OVATION Awards

May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Don’t miss the big night! Wednesday, May 26,  6 to 9 p.m. EDT For 36 years, the prestigious OVATION Awards has celebrated excellence in communications in the Greater Toronto Area. The year 2020 was challenging and changed everything. There were world-changing developments at every turn, political shifts, waves of social change and a global pandemic. Communicators rose to the challenge. With more than 200 entries submitted, we are proud to celebrate the award winners whose work has been evaluated against…

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June 2021

IABC/Toronto Senior Communicators Circle

June 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wednesday, June 16, 6 to 7 p.m. EDT We invite you to share your knowledge, experience and ideas in the Senior Communicator’s Circle virtual discussion. Spaces are free and limited to no more than 15 participants to encourage a lively conversation about a timely communications topic (TBA). REGISTER HERE Note: This is a Zoom event. A link will be sent to all registrants the morning of the event. Please check your spam folder and test the link well in advance of…

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PIC’s last-ever Zoom social

June 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday, June 17 2021, 5 to 6 p.m. EDT Join us for what we hope will be PIC’s last Zoom social (because we are hopeful that we will be meeting in-person for our next round of events and socials, starting up again in the fall!) An hour of fun and games, commiserating and sharing our hopes and plans for the post-pandemic future. Bring a glass of wine and your best Zoom background, and hang with your indie peeps for this…

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Student Communicators Circle: Celebrating Our Students!

June 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tuesday, June 22, 5 to 6 p.m. EDT We are closing in on the end of the academic year for our student community, many of whom will be starting their journeys as newly minted professional communicators. Students have faced unprecedented challenges over the past year, with the disruption of in-classroom learning and the difficulty of finding internships and jobs during a pandemic. So, we think they deserve some celebration. The next Student Communicators Circle (SCC) on June 22, will feature…

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IABC/Toronto’s Virtual AGM

June 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Thursday, June 24, 2021, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. EDT, Zoom Join the IABC/Toronto Board of Directors for an evening of lively discussion and a look back at our challenges and accomplishments from the 2020-2021 board year. Meet and vote on our 2021-2022 Board Slate and have your questions answered. Agenda 5:30 pm: Welcome and approval of 2020 AGM minutes 5:35 pm: Remarks from the outgoing President, Russell Baker 5:45 pm: Report from the VP, Finance and Association Management, Satish Sarangarajan…

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July 2021

RECORDING: The 5th P of Marketing – Pivot (or in this case, Pandemic)

July 1 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm

How Marketing Communications Teams are Navigating the Ultimate Test RECORDED on Thursday, February 25 To keep pace in the ever-changing consumer landscape, businesses in Canada have a difficult task at hand when it comes to engaging with customers.  In retail specifically, winning requires retailers to take an adaptive, dynamic, and dexterous approach that puts the customer at the centre…especially when it comes to their marketing communications strategy. Join Canadian Tire’s AVP of External Communications, Stephanie Nadalin, and Irene Daley, AVP…

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RECORDING: Communicator of the Year (COTY)

July 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

RECORDED on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 Founder and Chairman of the BlackNorth Initiative and Founder and Executive Chairman of Kingsdale Advisors, Wes Hall. IABC/Toronto is delighted to award Wes the prestigious 2020 Communicator of the Year (COTY) Award because he has demonstrated visionary leadership and communications excellence through his efforts to address anti-Black racism in Canada. Wes formally received the award at the Communicator of the Year Virtual Fireside Chat – hosted by leading Rogers media personality Donnovan Bennett of Sportsnet – where Dr.…

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RECORDING: Power Panel: Trends, Perspectives & Insights from Industry Leaders

July 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

On Thursday April 22, IABC/Toronto hosted a webinar with four seasoned panelists moderated by Jacqui d’Eon, ABC, MC, Principal at JAD’E Communications. The experienced panelists included Greg Power, CEO, Weber Shandwick Canada and President, Weber Shandwick North, Judy Lewis, Co-Founder and Partner, Strategic Objectives and Marie-Lauren Gregoire Drummond, SCMP, National Director Marketing & Communications, Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Canada. These “Power Panelists” shared their perspectives, insights and thoughts on trends in the communications industry, with a focus on new…

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RECORDING: The road to becoming an authentic LGBTQQIP2SAA ally

July 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

An interactive workshop recorded on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Diversity and inclusion is a journey, not a destination. Many organizations are taking steps forward to become more diverse, inclusive and create a sense of belonging in their culture. But these efforts must also include trans, intersex, non-binary and Two-Spirit individuals, because: 1. Organizations need to seek diverse perspectives to better represent their gender and sexually diverse staff, customers and audiences. 2. They are overlooking valuable talent and thinking based on…

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September 2021

PIC presents our fall social: Still Zoomin’

September 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday, September 23, 2021, 5 to 6 p.m. EDT We had hoped to be meeting in person for PIC’s kickoff fall social, but it turns out…we’re Still Zoomin.’ But we won’t let that slow us down! Join us for an hour of networking and socializing on Zoom. Catch up with old friends, meet some new ones and find out what your indie peers have been up to. Bring a glass of your favourite beverage and your kookiest Zoom background, and…

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