Tuesday, May 30, 2017
IABC/Toronto e-Lert
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Join us for IABC/Toronto’s Annual General Meeting on June 27

Tuesday, June 27, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., One King West, The Austin Gallery, 1 King St. West, Toronto

IABC/Toronto members only
Please join us to celebrate our accomplishments over the past year! You will also have the opportunity to meet the proposed 2017/2018 board members and then have your say by voting.

Items to discuss:
  • Review minutes from the 2016/2017 AGM
  • Finance report — presented by Anna Relyea
  • President’s address — presented by Megan Hooper
  • Election of 2017/2018 Board of Directors
  • Incoming President’s address — presented by Maliha Aqeel
  • Q & A
There’s no charge to attend and refreshments will be provided.

Register by June 23, 2017.

Want to give back?
Bring old pairs of eyeglasses with any prescription, readers and sunglasses without prescriptions to the event and help someone in need. These will then be donated to Medical Ministry International Canada’s vision program where teams set up temporary clinics to assess patients’ eyes, distribute glasses and perform surgeries for cataracts, glaucoma and other ocular diseases.

The Annual General Meeting has kindly been sponsored by:

Spring your team into full bloom – CareerLine works!

With spring in the air and a new season in full bloom, have you been thinking about adding a new member to your team? Maybe an intern for the summer, a contractor for a few months, or that marketing specialist you’ve been talking about for the last few years? Now is the time!
All IABC/Toronto members have access to CareerLine — that’s more than 1,200 communicators at your fingertips.
Posting an ad on CareerLine is simple and beneficial to your organization. Here’s why:
  1. Reach your target audience, whether it’s a writer, social media specialist or freelance designer.
  2. A high-demand job board that is accessed more than 1,500 times each week, and is both desktop and mobile friendly for those busy job seekers on the go.
  3. Increase your chances of finding the right fit with job notifications emailed to interested candidates and tweeted to IABC/Toronto’s followers (more than 9,600 of them).
  4. Access to a variety of talent since IABC/Toronto membership comprises communicators from different industries and with various areas of expertise.
  5. Customized by level of expertise and experience, catering to those just starting their career in communications, as well as those with several years of experience, and many in between.
  6. Easy to use. Just write, review and then submit your posting.
For prices, posting options and other details, please visit our CareerLine page or contact

Featured CareerLine job postings – find your next opportunity

IABC/Toronto members, find your next job on CareerLine. This week, we are featuring the following job listings:
  • Senior Events Officer, ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development (application deadline fast approaching!)
  • Senior Director, Communications, Canadian Beverage Association
  • Communications Specialist, City of Burlington
  • Communications Manager, Canadian Hearing Society
  • Communications Specialist, Husky Injection Molding
  • Manager of Communications, Children's Treatment Network of Simcoe York
To view, please go to
To post a position, or to find out more on how to, please go to our Post a Job on CareerLine page.

Not a member of IABC/Toronto? Find out more about updated membership pricing options on our membership page.

2017 IABC Canada Silver Leaf awards early bird deadline is next week!

IABC Canada is searching every corner of the country, on a quest for communication excellence. Challenge yourself to new heights of innovation, creativity and strategic thinking. The 2017 Silver Leaf Awards program has opened for entries, our tribute to leading edge work delivered by smart thinkers across Canada. You could be among them, so get ready to share your work and tell us your story.
The Silver Leaf Awards program offers opportunities for recognition and professional development, and provides content that contributes to our profession’s body of knowledge.
The early-bird deadline is June 6, 2017. Don’t delay in learning more about the Silver Leaf Awards program.

Celebrate spring with PIC on June 15

Thursday, June 15, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto
After a long winter, it’s high time for some fun and camaraderie. Why not join members and friends of IABC/Toronto’s Professional Independent Communicators (PIC) to celebrate the coming of spring?

Time to celebrate the season at a spring social with IABC/Toronto’s Professional Independent Communicators (PIC) members and friends. PIC socials allow you to meet new people or get to know others better, bounce ideas off your fellow indies, practise your elevator speech and get answers to questions.

Join us at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 15 at the Duke of York pub, 39 Prince Arthur Avenue (east of Bedford Road, north of Bloor Street and just steps from the St. George subway station). As usual, while it's pay-your-own way for drinks and snacks, the stimulating conversation and friendly atmosphere are on the house. Please let us know you're coming so we can save your seat.

Free for members! IABC webinar on internal communications and employee engagement

Thursday, June 1, 4 to 5 p.m. EDT, webinar

Our next free-for-members webinar, “How to Get Employee Attention When Everyone’s So Busy,” provides a comprehensive overview on how to get the right message, to the right people, at the right time. They’ll walk us through the best communication tactics for different scenarios. From how to change employee behavior quickly–like the hot topic of educating staff about cyber security, to when to flood all channels when an urgent situation arises.
Register for this IABC member-only webinar.

If you aren't already a member, consider joining IABC today!
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