August 6, 2019    A bi-weekly resource for all communicators

Make it an amazing August and discover all that IABC has to offer communication professionals. Save 10% on international dues using the code “MEMBERSHIP” during checkout at through 31 August and take your career to the next level.

Special offers through to August 31:

  • New and returning lapsed members can save 10% on international dues when they use the code “MEMBERSHIP” during checkout at
  • Current members can earn a 15% discount on professional development through IABC Academy when any new or returning lapsed member lists their name in the referral field during checkout at

Member Spotlight

Jacqui d’Eon, C-suite Whisperer. Readiness Evangelist. Communication Strategist.

A chemical engineer by training, Jacqui joined P&G after graduating and, over the next 20 years, moved from product development to human resources to consumer affairs and finally to public affairs. In 1997, she left P&G to start her communications business and that’s when she joined IABC with the express intent of pursuing accreditation.

At IABC she found others who shared her love of strategic communications and became deeply involved. She served on the Toronto Board and the International Accreditation Council and she was the founder of Toronto’s accreditation college that helped other members prepare for and attain their ABC credentials. Along the way, she has made lifelong friends and continues her involvement as an awards judge and PD attendee. In 2008, Jacqui was honoured with the Master Communicator designation. Read more...

IABC/Toronto’s Annual Volunteer Recruitment Event

Reconnect with fellow communicators and find out how to get involved!

Tuesday, September 10, 6 to 8pm, First Canadian Place Gallery, 100 King Street W., Toronto
Want to know what IABC/Toronto has planned for the year, and interested in helping us make that happen? Bring your questions and ideas to this year’s annual volunteer recruitment event, learn how you can get involved, and mingle with fellow communicators after a Summer spent with friends and family.
Register Now

Network at PIC’s fall social on September 19

Thursday, September 19, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Duke of York pub, 39 Prince Arthur Ave., Toronto
September’s coming, when it’s back to school, back to work and time to reconnect with your indie peers at the PIC Fall Social.
Join members and friends of IABC/Toronto’s Professional Independent Communicators (PIC) to network, socialize and have fun at this casual get-together.
Have a drink and grab a bite to eat while you make new friends and get to know others better. Get advice from your fellow indies, or compare notes about how small communications businesses can succeed and thrive.
We’ll be meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 19 at the Duke of York pub, located at 39 Prince Arthur Avenue (steps from the St. George subway station).
It’s pay-your-own-way for drinks and food, but the fun and fellowship are 100% gratis
Register Now

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:
  • Communications Intern (12-month contract)
  • Director, Communications
  • Communications Specialist
  • Labour Relations Assistant
  • Project Manager, Content Production
  • Marketing Communications Specialist
  • Communications Coordinator
  • Communications and Engagement Officer
  • Communications Specialist
  • Communications Manager
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

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.

Exclusive IABC/Toronto Members discount! Global PR Summit Canada 4

Global PR and communications experts from Twitter, Google, MSNBC, UNHCR and CVS Health are scheduled to present at the fourth edition of the Global PR Summit Canada, taking place November 21-22, 2019 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Register now using your exclusive IABC/Toronto membership discount code — available under the Member Discounts section of our website – to receive a 20% discount!
Here are some of the sessions at the Global PR Summit Canada 4 that you cannot afford to miss:
  • How do we show value and demonstrate the necessity of PR by Cam Gordon, Head of Communications, Twitter Canada.
  • Establish written-out guidelines and responsibilities for social media messaging during a crisis by Errol Cockfield, SVP Corporate Communications, MSNBC.
  • The Momo Challenge on YouTube: the anatomy of fake news crisis by Zayna Aston, EMEA Communications & Public Affairs, Google & YouTube.
  • Rebuilding Trust: Combatting a “Crisis of Trust” in Today’s Global Landscape by Kirsten Walkom, Global Communications Director, Save the Children International.
  • The rise of social purpose campaigns and what does it mean for brand loyalty by Kieran Fagan, VP, Communications — Content + Experiences, CVS Health.
  • Overcoming the daily distraction and engaging employees in a world of constant communication by Colleen Delaney, Director of Internal Communication, Publications and Operations, Massachusetts General Hospital.
To download the brochure, please visit the Global PR Summit Canada 4 website.
For information on the member discount, please contact Russell Evans, VP, Strategic Partnerships, at or visit the Member Discounts section of the website under Resources.

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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