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April 2, 2019    A bi-weekly resource for all communicators
An introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI) for professional communicators

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Communicating for the future: An introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI) for professional communicators

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 6 to 8:30 p.m., First Canadian Place, FCP Gallery, 100 King St. W., Toronto

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Martin Waxman, of Martin Waxman Communications and Linda Andross, ABC, MC, Managing Partner, of APEX PR will discuss with the group:

  • What AI is about and how communicators are using it 
  • How AI is pushing innovation in communications
  • Examples of how organization are implementing AI in their communications functions
  • Things to consider when using AI in your own organization
Registration fees:
  • $20: IABC student/student transition member rate ($22.60 with HST)
  • $35: IABC member early bird rate if you register on or before April 12 ($39.55 with HST)
  • $40: IABC member rate on or after April 13 ($45.20 with HST)
  • $40: Non-member early bird rate if you register on or before April 12 ($45.20 with HST)
  • $50: Non-member rate on or after April 13 ($56.50 with HST)
Next week! How to outsource and expand your communication business

Next week! How to outsource and expand your communication business

Thursday, April 11, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Central YMCA, 20 Grosvenor St., Toronto
Tired of losing interesting projects to agencies larger than your own solo business?
You can take on bigger or more profitable business by working with subcontractors to get the skills or support you need. Learn more at this panel discussion, featuring accomplished communicators Carolyn Camilleri, editor, writer, and copywriter; Jodi Echakowitz, CEO of Boulevard PR; and Cyrus Mavalwala, ABC, MC, founder of Advantis Communications. 
Registration fees:
  • $20: IABC member rate ($22.60 with HST)
  • $30: Non-member rate ($33.90 with HST)

Member Spotlight:
Katie Boland, Account Manager
APEX Public Relations and ruckus digital

Katie Boland, Account Manager, APEX Public Relations and ruckus digitalWith more than 10 years of experience working in corporate, agency and start-up environments, Katie has been a member of IABC throughout her career starting with the Ottawa chapter as she attended Algonquin College’s PR program. Katie is currently a volunteer for the 2019 IABC/Toronto OVATION Awards as well as an international and local awards judge.

“I love attending IABC’s professional development and networking events to meet local communications professionals. These events help me connect with a range of communicators, from new PR students to established communicators.”

Katie loves building and engaging with social communities and leads the social strategy for clients such as RSA Insurance and Husqvarna Canada. She has experience with managing pages for Walmart Canada, Polysporin, Band-Aid Canada, Seventh Generation and We Care Home Health Services. Katie also has a strong traditional PR background from her experience working at Rogers Communications and working with clients including UPS Canada, ASUS, Joey Restaurants, Juniper Networks and evian Canada.

Share your professional expertise in Communicator!

Are you a professional communicator with a great story to share? Consider writing in the May 2019 issue of Communicator – the official e-magazine of IABC/Toronto.
The writing submission deadline is April 15, 2019.
The theme for the upcoming issue is “Professional development.” We’re looking for high-quality content that covers the professional development journey, from volunteering to mentorship to changing careers.
If you’re interested in writing for Communicator, please contact Felicia Empey, Editor in Chief, at
IABC/Toronto’s 2019 Bobbie Resnick Student of the Year Award has launched

Do you know the 3 top reasons to be IABC/Toronto's Student of the Year?

  1. First, cash money. If you are IABC/Toronto’s 2019 Student of the Year, you’ll win a cool $250 cash prize, which you can use to pay student loans or buy pizza slices.
  2. Secondly, you get a ticket to the OVATION Awards Gala on May 29 where you’ll be presented with a certificate in front of 250+ of Toronto’s leading PR and comms professionals. They will notice and they might remember you when you’re in that job interview.
  3. Your resume is going to look awesome with the new line stating you are the 2019 Bobbie Resnick Student of the Year Award winner.

All you have to do is email a news release and your resume to by Monday, April 22 and you are entered.

Check out the IABC/Toronto Student Awards page for further details.

Target your search with CareerLine

Find your next professional communicator with CareerLine

Join companies large and small, non-profits, members and non-members, and post a job at the same flat rate. CareerLine provides your posting with visibility to IABC/Toronto’s 1,050+ 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
To post a job online, please go to

Jobs recently listed on CareerLine:
  • Marketing Specialist, Marketing & Communications
  • Communications Content Specialist
  • Senior Communications Officer (12 to 18 month contract)
  • Internal Communications Manager
  • Digital Communications Specialist
  • Communications Coordinator
  • Manager, Employee Communications (13 month contract)
Members can access these and more job postings here

Did you know IABC/Toronto members have access to Perkopolis?

IABC/Toronto is proud to offer exclusive access to various discounted products and services, including theatre, hotels, attractions, movies, shopping, travel & much more, to all members through our discount partner Perkopolis.
All IABC/Toronto members can access this and other chapter benefits by going to

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