April 30, 2019    A bi-weekly resource for all communicators

Congratulations to the
2019 IABC/Toronto OVATION Award winners!

We are thrilled to announce this year’s OVATION Award winners!

Of this year’s 223 entries, 109 are winners and you can see them all here! Are you one of the winners and interested in other ways to share your win with your team and clients? Extra award orders are now being accepted.

IABC/Toronto would like to congratulate all our winners. We would also like to extend our deepest gratitude to the judges for their invaluable contribution to the success of this program.

Please join us in celebrating communications excellence at our 2019 IABC/Toronto OVATION Awards Gala on Wednesday, May 29. Don’t miss this wonderful evening of cocktails and networking, dinner and award presentations.
Reserve your seat or table today. Register on or before May 23, 2019.

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Fusion Design Group

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Master of Communications Management (MCM)

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New! Vote now for IABC/Toronto’s
2019 People’s Choice Award

It’s time to cast your vote for the 2019 OVATION Awards People’s Choice Award. Voting is open to IABC members and non-members!
The People’s Choice Award is your chance to pick what you think is the best communication campaign of the year.
Voting is available until 11:59 p.m. on May 15, 2019.
The winner will be announced at the OVATION Awards Gala on May 29 at the Arcadian Court.


Last day to apply! Three reasons to join the IABC/Toronto Board

It's the time of year again when IABC/Toronto seeks out engaged members to help serve on the Board of Directors. If you're thinking of applying, here are some reasons you may not have considered:

  1. The chance to help shape IABC/Toronto's future as we evolve
  2. Lifelong personal and professional connections
  3. Interesting and challenging positions, such as: VP Sponsorship, VP Programs, VP Data Analytics and Brand Management, VP Volunteers

Member Spotlight

Sharon Magor
Marketing and Communications Manager, Reena Group of Charities and
Volunteer Director, Partnerships with IABC/Toronto

Sharon Magor is a seasoned marketing communications professional, providing over 20 years of consulting services specializing in not-for-profit agencies.

“I joined IABC/Toronto mainly for two reasons – to expand my professional knowledge in communications and enhance my colleague network. To my surprise, I found that within a short time I was able to achieve both." 

Click here to learn more about Sharon.

Just released: PIC’s April newsletter

Partner with others to win business, tips to keep editors happy and more in PIC’s April newsletter.
Download your copy

Next week: Network at the PIC spring social

Wednesday, May 8, 7 p.m. onwards, Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Ave., Toronto
Spring is finally here, so it’s time to come out of hibernation and join us at the Professional Independent Communicator's spring social.
Network with fellow independents and communication peers and make new connections over a drink and a bite to eat.
As usual, drinks and food are on your own tab. See you there!
CareerLine provides your posting with 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:
  • Vice-President, Corporate Communications
  • Consultant
  • Senior Writer and Editor
  • Corporate Affairs Manager
  • Communications Officer
  • Communications Specialist (Media Relations)
Members can access these and more job postings here

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As a business communicator, professional certification can elevate your career and help keep your skills fresh and applicable. It provides a great opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and expertise. And it could help you land your next big opportunity or perform at a higher level in your current role.

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