Tuesday, November 1, 2016
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New! Holiday Networking Event

Wednesday, December 7, 6 to 8 p.m., Houston Avenue Bar & Grill, 33 Yonge Street, Toronto
Please drop in for a toast of good cheer, to celebrate the holiday season and the upcoming New Year! Register by December 1 to get the early bird rate!

Come out and be merry with fellow communicators at IABC/Toronto’s holiday networking event. In the spirit of the season, we’ll be collecting non-perishable items for the Daily Bread Food Bank.

Registration fees (include admission, hors d’oeuvres, one complimentary drink, networking)
  • $25 plus HST: IABC member rate on or before December 1 ($28.25 with HST). $30 plus HST after December 1.
  • $20 plus HST: IABC/Toronto Student and Transitional members on or before December 1 ($22.60 with HST). $25 plus HST after December 1.
  • $35 plus HST: Non-member rate on or before December 1 ($33.90 with HST). $40 plus HST after December 1.
Register now

Reminder! Nominate the next IABC/Toronto Communicator of the Year

If you know an executive in the Greater Toronto Area who is a leader in communications, we invite you to nominate them for IABC/Toronto Communicator of the Year award. Nominating someone is easy. Simply tell us in 500 words or less, why your nominee deserves the title of Communicator of the Year.

This annual award is presented to a leader who has demonstrated strategic communication excellence. Previous winners have included Stefan Sjöstrand, President of IKEA Canada, Ted Garrard, President and CEO, SickKids Foundation and former mayor of City of Mississauga, Hazel McCallion.

Anyone can submit a nomination – you do not have to be an IABC/Toronto member and you do not need to be affiliated with your nominee. All nominations are kept confidential. The award recipient will be honoured at a special breakfast in the spring.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, December 2, 2016 and submissions should be sent to

The full award criteria and a list of past winners is available on our website at

Attention Members, 20 new career opportunities listed on IABC/Toronto’s CareerLine in October

During this past October, 20 new career opportunities were placed on IABC/Toronto’s CareerLine for chapter members. Since July 1, 2016, more than 70 communication and PR career opportunities, from junior to senior levels, have been posted online, exclusively for members.

Latest job postings include:

  • Communications Officer - Media Relations
  • Communications Officer - Social Media
  • Senior Marketing Coordinator – Buildings
  • Manager, Communications - Toronto Transit Projects
  • Proposal Manager
Members can access these and more listings by going to

Looking to hire an IABC/Toronto communicator?

Members and non-members can post a job at the same flat rate.
  • $230 plus HST  –  Junior, intermediate or senior positions or an RFP position
  • $30 plus HST  –  Internships (must note internship in job title)
  • $100 plus HST  –  Freelance positions
 To post a job online, please go to

Enjoy exclusive IABC/Toronto member discounts on VIA Rail for your holiday season

Plan your next holiday trip by train and enjoy exclusive discounts for IABC/Toronto members. VIA Rail is offering a 5 per cent discount on both business and leisure travel, in any class of service.

The reservation must be made by an IABC/Toronto member, but you can travel with up to three additional passengers, as long as the party is accompanied by the IABC/Toronto member on the same train and date.

To view the complete offer and discount promo code, please visit: (login required)

Discount will be applied to the best available fare at the time of booking or purchase of a train ticket. Offer applies to tickets purchased:
  1. at a VIA Rail ticket counter;
  2. by Internet at; or
  3. by calling 1-888-842-7245; or TTY 1-800-268-9503 (hearing impaired)

This week! 3D Branding: Define, Design and Develop Your Business Identity with PIC

Thursday, November 3, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Metro Hall, Room 310, 55 John Street, Toronto
Every business, big or small, needs to consider the strength of its brand. If you're a professional independent communicator you already know you need to work on your brand. But getting down to work and actually developing it is another story.

Join your fellow indie communicators at this free panel discussion to get answers to your questions about brand building, like:
  • What are the benefits of developing my brand?
  • Do I need a logo? Can its design improve the strength of my brand?
  • What are the do's and don'ts of managing my brand?
Our panel of experts – Priya Bates, ABC, MC, CMP, IABC Fellow, of Inner Strength Communication; Cathy Ledden of Ledden Design iT; and Nathalie Noël, strategy and brand coach – will lead us through an educational discussion, including ideas about the right steps to a successful brand, design strategy and the challenges you’ll face when going through the process.

There is no charge for this presentation. PIC members and non-members are welcome. Networking begins at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation starts at 7 p.m. sharp.
Register now

Nominate the next IABC Fellow, the highest honour in our profession.

The IABC Fellows Committee is now seeking nominations for the Class of 2017 Fellows. Could the next IABC Fellow hail from the Greater Toronto Area?

Open only to members, the IABC Fellow designation is the highest honour we bestow in our profession. Becoming a Fellow denotes a body of achievement by a communicator who has had a significant impact not only on her or his organization and IABC, but also on the communication profession at large.

Nominations are due by Friday, December 9 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Click here to learn more about the criteria, nomination form and what it means to be an IABC Fellow.

Advanced Learning Institute Presents

Connect face-to-face with the leading internal communication professionals while benchmarking best practices with like-minded peers. See live demonstrations and hear examples from over 10 leading organizations. Return to your office with practical tools and advice you can implement immediately.
See detailed agendas, venue, pricing and registration information at
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