September 17, 2019    A bi-weekly resource for all communicators

This week: Reconnect at PIC’s fall networking event

Thursday, September 19, 6:30 to 9 pm, Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Ave., Toronto
It’s not too late to say you’ll come mingle with IABC/Toronto’s Professional Independent Communicators (PIC) at our fall social on Thursday, but don’t wait.
You’ll get to meet new people and catch up with existing friends at this casual gathering at the Duke of York, steps from St. George subway station. Drinks and snacks are on your own tab, but the networking is free and fun!
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Enhance your video marketing skills on Nov. 6

Wednesday, November 6, 6:30 to 9 pm, Mattamy Athletic Centre, 50 Carlton St., Toronto
From social media marketing to corporate learning, video stands out as a critical tool for communicators. But what’s the most intelligent way to use it with your clients? And how can you use it to promote your own services?
Video Marketing from A to Z will explore the ways independent communicators can use video to convey core messages, grab customers’ attention, distill complex topics for stakeholders and connect with audiences. You’ll learn how to use video for branding, employee engagement, or training and development. And you’ll take away innovative ideas, strategies and best practices for getting the most out of your video content.
Our speaker is Vanessa Holding, Partner/Executive Producer at Arc + Crown Media.
This event counts towards the professional development you need to maintain IABC’s Communications Management Professionals (CMP) or Strategic Communications Management Professionals (SCMP) certification.
Registration fees:
$20: IABC member rate
$30: IABC non-member rate
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Just released: PIC’s September newsletter

Meet Alison Wines, SCMP, find out where video fits into communication strategy, and keep up with our events in PIC’s September newsletter.
Download your copy here

Evolving Your Communication Approach: An IABC World Headquarters Event

Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 2 to 5 pm, Workplace by Facebook offices, Toronto

Join Workplace by Facebook for a free, in-person summit to hear how companies like yours are applying key strategies for improving their approach to communication.

Space is limited so register today!

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Fall into a New Career Opportunity!

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.
  • $230 plus HST — Junior, intermediate or senior positions
  • $230 plus HST — Request for Proposal (RFP)
  • $100 plus HST — Freelance positions
  • $30 plus HST — Internships (must note internship in job title)
 To post a job online, please go to
Jobs recently listed on CareerLine include:
  • Fire Prevention Officer
  • Advisor, Communications – Bilingual 
  • Advertising Coordinator
  • Senior Communications Advisor 
  • Account Coordinator
  • Multimedia Communications Specialist
  • Team Lead, Communications
  • Manager, Media Relations (Contract)
  • Bilingual Manager, Corporate Communication
Members can access these and more job postings here

Member Spotlight

Gillian Williams McClean, Senior Communications Strategist

Gillian Williams McClean is a Senior Communications Strategist with more than 25 years of experience in the private, public and volunteer sectors. Her passion is to lead individuals and teams to engage with the corporate mission, vision and strategic direction, and to heighten their involvement in the attainment of business goals and objectives.

Read more…

Are you interested in speaking at an IABC/Toronto Professional Development Event? If so, we want to hear from you!

Our Professional Development portfolio is committed to providing the IABC/Toronto community with thought-provoking and continued learning content that adds value and knowledge to our roles as communicators.
If you’re interested, please complete this short survey and we will include you in our database for consideration for upcoming opportunities.
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Event Review:

Creating connections at IABC/Toronto’s 2019 Volunteer Recruitment Event

Networking and the sharing of ideas were abundant at last Tuesday’s 2019 Volunteer Recruitment Event. The event, which took place at First Canadian Place, was a great success as attendees built connections with like-minded professionals and got to learn more about volunteer opportunities at IABC/Toronto.
The event started with presentations from IABC/Toronto President, Lindsay Grillet, and the chapter Board, who discussed their plans for the upcoming year. The presentations were followed up by one-on-one discussions with attendees, who got to learn more about this year’s exciting volunteer opportunities. 

IABC/Toronto VP, Volunteers Dan LeBaron, centre, presents his portfolio’s plan for the upcoming year. He is joined by other members of the IABC/Toronto Board.

IABC/Toronto VP, Membership Mandy Gibson, right, speaks with event attendees.

IABC/Toronto VP, Networking Stephen Knight, right, talks about volunteer opportunities with attendees.
IABC/Toronto would like to thank all volunteers and attendees for making the 2019 Volunteer Recruitment Event a success. If you would like to learn more about IABC/Toronto’s volunteer opportunities, please fill out an application by going to….
Apply here
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