Tuesday, November 15, 2016
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Early bird ends December 1. IABC/Toronto's Holiday Bash

Wednesday, December 7, 6 p.m., Houston Avenue Bar & Grill, 33 Yonge Street, Toronto
Come out and be merry with fellow communicators at IABC/Toronto’s holiday networking event. Register by December 1 to start celebrating with our early-bird rate.
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

Submit your nomination by December 2. IABC/Toronto’s Communicator of the Year Award

Attention members and non-members, we want your help to find the next IABC/Toronto Communicator of the Year. It’s easy to nominate someone – no long forms to complete – and all nominations are kept confidential. So go for it. Tell us who you think it should be.
Submit your nomination by December 2, 2016 to
This annual award is presented to a leader who has demonstrated strategic communication excellence. Last year’s winner was Stefan Sjöstrand, President of IKEA Canada who was recognized for his commitment to embracing a culture of open and transparent communication with IKEA's co-workers, customers, stakeholders and media. Other past winners include a university professor, a public servant, the CEO of a hospital, a mayor and more.
For more information go to

Coming Soon! 2017 OVATION Call for Entries

The call for entries for the 2017 OVATION awards will be launched next week.
If you are interested in sponsoring the 2017 OVATION Awards, please email for information on the various levels of sponsorship and benefits. Customized packages are available!

Looking to hire for 2017? Try IABC/Toronto’s CareerLine

Looking to hire an IABC/Toronto communicator for 2017? Now is the time. Posting a job position is very simple — post online or call IABC/Toronto’s office for assistance at 416-968-0264.

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 
Each year, more than 200 communication and PR career opportunities, from junior to senior levels, are posted online, exclusively for members.

Latest job postings include:

  • Senior Consultant
  • Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs / Vice-président, Communications et affaires publiques
  • Public Affairs Specialist
  • Senior Manager, Investment Communications
  • Senior Manager, Corporate Communications & Community Engagement
Members can access these and more listings by going to

Enjoy the benefits of an IABC/Toronto membership

Are you leveraging the power of your IABC/Toronto membership?
IABC/Toronto is the largest international chapter in the IABC network, connecting more than 1,200 communicators, marketers, designers and creatives across the Greater Toronto Area to more than 13,000 global peers. Being a member of the Toronto chapter means you have access to local and international events as well as invaluable resources and learning opportunities that build your leadership skills.
Enjoy the benefits of your membership through:
Contact to find out how you can get more out of your IABC/Toronto membership.

Not a current member? Find out more by going to

New! Get in the holiday spirit with PIC

Thursday, December 15, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Duke of York pub, 39 Prince Arthur Avenue (near St. George subway), Toronto
Get your holiday spirit on and join IABC/Toronto’s Professional Independent Communicators (PIC) for our holiday social. PIC socials allow you to meet new people or get to know others better, bounce ideas off your fellow indies, practise your elevator speech or get answers to questions.
We'll be meeting at the Duke of York pub, at 39 Prince Arthur Avenue, just steps from the St. George subway station.
While it's pay-your-own-way for drinks and snacks, the intriguing chats and friendly atmosphere are on the house. Please register on or before December 14 so we can provide an estimate of numbers to the venue.
We look forward to seeing you there. Cheers from the PIC organizing team!
Register now

New! 2017 World Conference registration is now open: Get the super-saver rate today

Registration is now open for the 2017 IABC World Conference, taking place on June 11-14, 2017 in Washington D.C. The theme for this exciting event is #IABC17 Global Business: Lead Communication—Make Real Impact.
Sign up by December 31 to save over US$400 on conference registration packages. If you become an IABC member at the same time, you can save over US$800 compared to the full price for a non-member. Just follow the prompts during the online registration to make that happen.
Register early to join your peers from around the world to learn, network, re-energize and consider how we use the power of communication to lead our organizations.
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