July 23, 2019    A bi-weekly resource for all communicators

Member Spotlight

“What began as a way to network and belong to a professional association has grown into a life-long love of professional communication…” - Priya Bates, ABC, MC, SCMP, IABC Fellow

Priya Bates is an award-winning professional communicator with a passion for driving strong performance from the inside out. As President and owner of Inner Strength Communication, Priya builds strategic internal communication, engagement and transformational change plans that enable, engage and empower employees to deliver business results. In her 25+ year career, Priya has led communication for organizations including the Loblaw Companies Limited, HP Canada, Compaq Canada, and The Ontario Nurses Association.  Her clients include organizations and leaders across technology, retail, financial, healthcare, mining and manufacturing sectors looking to build strategic internal communication expertise.

Solopreneur? Connect with your peers with PIC

Professional Independent Communicators is IABC/Toronto’s one-stop shop for professional development and networking for communicators who run their own businesses. A special interest group that is free for chapter members, PIC focuses on helping communicators grow their businesses, attract more clients and build their skills. Members meet in person or online for seminars, workshops or socials. To join our dynamic and supportive community of independents, email If you are an in-house communicator looking to outsource all or parts of a communications project, check our directory of professionals for talented support.

Summer Sizzling Jobs…

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:
  • Director Media Relations, Corporate Spokesperson 
  • Project Manager, Content Production
  • Communications Specialist
  • Labour Relations Assistant
  • Director of Communications
  • Director, Communications
  • Communications Intern (12-month contract)
  • Communications Specialist
Members can access these and more job postings here

Nominations are now open for Master Communicator recognition; IABC Canada’s highest honour.

The IABC Canada Master Communicator designation (MC) is a lifetime achievement award for Canadian IABC members who are Accredited (ABC) or Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP) designees. See the details about this national program and the nomination process here:

Take advantage of your IABC/Toronto Membership Benefits!

Not a member? Find out how to become one here...

Volunteer nowWhether it’s judging awards, writing an article, helping organize or implement a seminar, you’ll expand your knowledge, meet terrific colleagues and have fun. We have volunteer opportunities that suit every time commitment, skill set and level of experience. 

Email our Vice-President, Volunteers at to learn more and to get the most out of your membership.

IABC has joined forces with internal communication consultancy Gatehouse to launch Accelerate in North America.

Accelerate is a three-day master class structured around the nine hallmarks of great internal communication.

Based on a mixture of theory and real-life examples, Accelerate draws on Gatehouse’s unrivalled knowledge into world-class internal communication practices:

  • A decade of running the global State of the Sector report
  • Insights gleaned from dozens of internal communication audits
  • More than 250 case studies and interviews with C-suite executives and senior IC leaders in some of the world’s leading organizations.
Find out more here.

IABC/Toronto member discounts

New Perkopolis perk! Apple

We are pleased to share that Perkopolis has now partnered with Apple, which means you can receive special pricing on select Apple products: from iPhones and Apple Watches, to iMacs and more.

If you have already set up your IABC/Toronto Perkopolis profile click here to view this new offer.

Haven’t had a chance to register with Perkopolis yet? Click here for further details and how to register.

New Camp Tech offer!
Looking to improve your digital skills in digital marketing, social media, paid advertising and more? IABC/Toronto members can receive an exclusive 15 per cent discount off any Camp Tech in-person class.
Click here for further details and the discount code.

Members Save! 2020 IABC World Conference

Meet IABC in Chicago from June 14 to 17 for #IABC20!

Join us as we build on the 2019 conference theme of Think Forward and gain the knowledge, tools and ideas we need to be prepared for what’s ahead.

Save by registering early

We know that budgets are tight! That’s why we are helping you to spend wisely by offering a special member-only pre-registration rate in the month of August. There are a limited number of these discount spots available, so you won’t want to wait. Keep an eye on the IABC World Conference site for more information.

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