November 12, 2019    A bi-weekly resource for all communicators
In this e-Lert
  1. A message from our President
  2. Reverse Mentoring PD Event – November 20
  3. New! Holiday Networking Event – December 5
  4. Nosh and network at the PIC winter social – December 12
  5. Hot off the digital presses: PIC’s November newsletter
  6. Strategic Internal Communication Conference – November 25-27
  7. CMP/SCMP certification exams on November 24 scholarships available
  8. New! Member spotlight: Gladys Ngolobe
  9. CareerLine: Novem-burrr Career opportunities
  10. Call for Mentees: IABC/Toronto’s Mentorship Program!
  11. Submit your content for IABC/Toronto’s Communicator!
  12. Boost Your Communications Career with The Chang School

A message from IABC/Toronto’s President:
Lindsay Grillet, BSc, BPR, MA (Communication)

IABC/Toronto Reverse Mentoring Professional Development Panel Discussion

Wednesday, November 20, 6 to 8 p.m., First Canadian Place Gallery, 1 The Path, Toronto

Join us for an evening of non-traditional mentorship, where freshly-educated young minds will be discussing their insights, views and opinions on all things communications. Students and senior communicators alike are invited to attend for an opportunity to learn and ask questions about what future communicators will be bringing to the workforce. What new and emerging digital trends are on their radar? What is their opinion of the communications landscape? What are their career trajectory plans? We’ll be tackling these hot topics and more…

Featured Moderator: Rohini Mukherji, VP Integrated Communications, APEX PR. Learn more…

Registration fees:
$25 + HST: IABC member rate
$50 + HST: IABC non-member rate

Additional Details: 2 drink tickets provided, hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Register Now

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for networking

Thursday, December 5, 6–8:30 p.m., The Jason George Pub, 100 Front St. E. (corner of Front St. and Jarvis)

It’s cold outside, but it’s warm in here, so why not join us for some festive cheer?
IABC/Toronto is hosting a festive networking event so you can reconnect with colleagues, meet new PR and communications professionals and take a well-deserved break before the holidays.
Whether it’s the latest people moves in the industry or exchanging tips and best practices about internal, external or media communications, IABC/Toronto has you covered with the Festive Networking Event.
Registration fees:
$20 + HST: IABC member rate
$25 + HST: IABC non-member rate

You can
REGISTER for the event online and your registration includes a drink ticket and delicious snacks.
Register Now

Nosh and network at the PIC winter social

Wednesday, December 12, 6:30 p.m. onwards, The Duke of York, 39 Prince Arthur Ave., Toronto
December’s on the doorstep, so make sure your calendar includes this chance to nosh and network with fellow communication professionals. Independent or not, member of IABC/Toronto Professional Independent Communicators (PIC) or not, you are welcome!
Join us at the Duke of York, just steps from St. George subway (east of Bedford Road, north of Bloor Street).  Meet new people and catch up with old friends. Exchange tales of success, get help with client conundrums, or simply toast the season. Drinks and snacks are on your own tab, but the networking is free and always fun.
Register Now

Hot off the digital presses: PIC’s November newsletter

5 ways to steer your PD, member news, meet Diana Degan, ABC, and more in PIC’s November newsletter.
Download your Copy Here

Strategic Internal Communication Conference – November 25-27, 2019

Join us November 25-27, 2019 at the Strategic Internal Communication Conference. Register using code IABCTO2019 to receive a 10% discount.
Join us for this full two-day conference, including two post-conference workshops, featuring keynote sessions and intriguing presentations covering:
  • Transforming Internal Communications for a Changing Audience
  • Crushing Corporate Video Content
  • Unleashing your Leadership Superpower
  • The Grassroots Effort to Lead the Discussion on Mental Health
  • From Order-Taker to Oracle
  • Transform your front-line operations by improving your intranet
Learn more about all 11 sessions, both workshops and the keynotes here.
Register Here

RCMP/SCMP certification exams on November 24 – scholarships available

Sunday, November 24, 10 a.m., Courtyard Marriott Toronto, 675 Yonge St., Toronto

The CMP/SCMP certification exams are being hosted in Toronto this month in partnership with SummersDirect. If your application has been approved*, mark your calendar for November 24.

*Applications must be submitted to the Global Communication Certification Council (GCCC) at least 30 days in advance of the exam date (October 26, 2019).

Have you been thinking about getting your certification in 2020 but the cost is preventing you from moving forward? You can now apply for a Gift of Excellence Grant which provides US$600 to an IABC member who qualifies for funding. Applications are due December 10, 2019.
For more information visit Global Communication Certification Council (GCCC) or email

Member Spotlight

Gladys Ngolobe

Postgraduate student: Public Relations - Corporate Communications at Centennial College

Gladys is an aspiring public relations practitioner, currently studying a post-graduate program in public relations-corporate communications at Centennial College in Toronto. She is interested in the areas of corporate communications, corporate social responsibility and media relations.
Read more…

Novem-burrr career opportunites! Find a new job on CareerLine!

Join companies large and small, non-profits, members and non-members, and give your job posting visibility to IABC/Toronto’s 1,000+ communications and PR professionals.

To post a job online, please go to
Jobs recently listed on CareerLine include:
  • Communications Specialist (Public Affairs)
  • Chief Communications Officer and Associate Vice President
  • Media Relations Officer
  • Communication & Engagement Coordinator
  • Global Communications Manager
  • President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Director of Communications
  • Intern, Marketing & Business Development
Members can access these and more job postings here

Connect with senior communicators through IABC/ Toronto’s Mentorship Program!

Attention young or transitioning communicators looking for sound industry advice, guidance and perspective: IABC / Toronto’s 2019-20 Mentorship Program is looking for mentees. Simply fill out a mentee application form and wait to be paired with your ideal mentor match based on considerations like goals, industry and location.
This year’s program will not be open to students and placements will be completed on a first-come-first-serve basis. The application form can be found here on our website.  

Thanks for your interest!
Apply Now

Submit your content for IABC/Toronto’s Communicator!

Are you an internal communications aficionado or looking to become one? Consider writing an article about your expertise and experience in the winter issue of Communicator!
IABC/Toronto’s official e-magazine, Communicator features information and insights on topics relevant to communicators in the GTA. Written exclusively by IABC/Toronto members, Communicator is now open to the public.
The theme for our upcoming issue is “Internal communications.” We are looking for high-quality content that will provoke the interest and curiosity of IABC/Toronto members.
The content submission deadline is December 13, 2019.  All submissions are subject to editing by IABC/Toronto and must:
  • Be written in blog format
  • Be 500 to 1,000 words in length
  • Abide by IABC/Toronto’s style guide (to be provided by the Editor in Chief)
Please note that only IABC/Toronto members can contribute to Communicator.
If you would like to write for Communicator, please contact Felicia Empey, Editor in Chief, at

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