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March 2021

NEW: Innovations in communications and relationship marketing: The JourneyWoman story

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

Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. EST Successful brands use communications that can evoke emotion and resonate with the needs and desires of their target audiences. In this seminar, former IABC Ottawa board member Carolyn Ray details how her PR and marketing communications career led to an entrepreneurship path and the eventual ownership of established online magazine and travellers network JourneyWoman. In this session, Carolyn will discuss: • Assessing and preserving the legacy of the JourneyWoman brand •…

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Communicator of the Year (COTY)

March 30 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 9 to 10:30 a.m. ET And our IABC/Toronto Communicator of the Year is… 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. In June 2020, Wes founded the BlackNorth Initiative, whose mission is to end…

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April 2021

PIC presents: Mind the gap

April 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Thursday, April 15, 2021, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. EST Join PIC members and friends for a mindful meetup to practice present, patient and peaceful business communications. This hour of experiential learning will enhance your capacity to communicate calmly, clearly and compassionately. The session will be led by Dr. Nancy Ellen Miller, director of InsightEd, certified NeuroCoach and PIC's director of communications. This event is free to all. REGISTER HERE Note: This is a Zoom meeting. A link will be sent…

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Power Panel: Trends, Perspectives & Insights from Industry Leaders

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Thursday April 22, 12 to 1 p.m. EST Join us Thursday April 22, from 12 to 1 p.m. EST when IABC/Toronto will host a Power Panel of our members providing their perspectives, insights and trends in the communications industry. This must attend event will be moderated by IABC, Master Communicator and crisis communications expert Jacqui d’ Eon. Power Panelists include: • Greg Power, CEO Weber Shandwick • Judy Lewis, Co-Founder and Partner Strategic Objectives • Marie-Lauren Gregoire Drummond National Director…

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May 2021

The road to becoming an authentic LGBTQQIP2SAA ally

May 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

An interactive workshop on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, from 12 to 1 p.m. EDT 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…

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Seasoned professionals, see you at our next Senior Communicators Circle

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 6 to 7 p.m. EDT Are you an IABC/Toronto communication professional with 20+ years of experience? If so, 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). Note: This is a Zoom event. A link will be sent to all registrants the morning of the event.…

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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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