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2022 Silver Leaf winners announced

November 14, 2022

IABC Canada is proud to announce the winners of the 2022 Silver Leaf Awards, recognizing professional communications. Of the 88 entries submitted, 24 are being honoured with an award this year – 11 with an Award of Excellence and 13 with an Award of Merit. Entries spanned 14 different categories, ranging from government relations to non-profit campaigns, internal communications, digital communications, special events, and writing, among others.
“IABC Canada’s Silver Leaf program has proven to be a wonderfully valuable opportunity for both entrants and volunteers alike,” says Jaye Bowers, National Programs Director, IABC Canada East Region. “Seeing not only the high quality submissions and the impact that communicators are having within their communities and through the organizations they support and represent, but also in the critical feedback that evaluators provide entrants, it is inspiring to recognize both the talent among IABC Canada members, as well as the great support that members have been able to offer to each other by sharing their experience as volunteer evaluators. I congratulate all of the entrants on their hard work, and in particular, tip my hat to this year’s outstanding winners.”
“Congratulations to this year’s Silver Leaf winners. This award is a culmination of hard work and exceptional effort,” says Tamara Gale, National Programs Director, IABC Canada West Region. “It is not only an outstanding example of communication best practices and alignment with the Global Standard of the Communication Profession from entrants – but demonstrates the art of explaining the impact of solid and effective communication through the Silver Leaf application process. The process is intended to promote professional development for entrants and volunteer evaluators alike.”

Award of Excellence winners

  • Bronte BIA: Bronte Forward! (Maureen Healey)
  • RTOERO: Renaissance Magazine in Pandemic Times (Sylvia Link, Danielle Norris)
  • Fraser Health: Inside the Intensive Care Unit during COVID-19 (Communications and Public Affairs)
  • RTOERO: Renaissance Magazine – Writing (Sylvia Link, Danielle Norris)
  • WalterFedy: 60 Seconds With… (Katie McQuaid)
  • University of Toronto, Faculty of Arts & Science: Faculty of Arts & Science Program Toolkit
  • Edelman Canada: Advil’s #AfterMyShot/#ApresMonVaccin (GSK Consumer Healthcare and Edelman Canada)
  • Edelman Canada: Bublé Drops (SodaStream Canada and Edelman Canada)
  • Edelman Canada: Oat Yes We Did! (Upfield Canada and Edelman Canada)
  • Edelman Canada: Introducing the ASD Band (2 awards) (Jake’s House and Edelman Canada)

Award of Merit Winners

  • Paradigm: It takes both offence and defence to win (Sheri Papps)
  • Western University: Speaking Truth (Mari-Len De Guzman, Marcia Steyaert, Ashley Wiseman, Trista Walker, Rob Potter)
  • Strategic Objectives: #KiaElectricSound Event (Team Strategic Objectives )
  • RTOERO: 2020 Renaissance magazine redesign for education retirees (Sylvia Link, Stefanie Martin)
  • Ontario Energy Board: Growing the OEB’s LinkedIn Followership (Ashraf Ali, Karen Evans, Elvira Palermo, Jennifer Pugsley, Carol Steski)
  • Ontario Energy Board: OEB Connects – Modernization from the Inside Out (Ashraf Ali, Nancy Carr, Karen Evans, Tom Miller, Bahaar Sachdeva, Carol Steski)
  • Western University: Body of Work (Keri Ferguson, Rob Potter)
  • Canada Media Fund: Canada Media Fund Rebrand (Mathieu Chantelois, André Ferreira, Maxime Ruel, Stephen Craven, Emmanuelle Petrakis, Emma Reid, Jeff Harrison, Adam Garnet Jones)
  • Western University: The Story of Insulin Starts Here (Calista Powell, Jennifer Parraga, Terry Rice, Althea Blackburn-Evans, Adele Huffman, Tania Testa, Allison Stevenson, Christine Von Wistinghausen, Emily Leighton, Alexie Evans, Steve Anderson, Darryl Lahteenmaa, Rob Potter, Jeff Johnston, Crystal Mackay, Jeff Renaud, Marcia Steyaert, Deb Flaherty, Stephen Ledgley, Mari-Len De Guzman, Cynthia Yi, Allan Lewis, Alexandra Burza, Patricia Hoffer, Dahlia Reich, Sonia Hota, Allison Hansen, Paul McIvor, Avery Gillis, Alex Pedersen, Marek Kubrow, Celine Zadorsky)
  • Kaiser & Partners: Frontiers in Blockchain (Maggie Hall and Shane Madill)
  • RTOERO: RTOERO’s web content strategy – content clusters to build authority and drive organic traffic (Alison LaMantia, Danielle Norris SCMP, Stefanie Martin CMP, Kayla McKenzie, Ruel Navia, Anne Gerson)
  • PitchFWD & Paper Crane Media: Tilt Five Website (Christy Seville, Samantha Wolfe, Tara McLean, Robert Simmons, Emily Biagi, Teak Sato, Kaitlyn Petry, Andrew Shah)
  • FKA: CWB Agricultural Banking (Canadian Western Bank Team and FKA Team)