IABC Canada’s Master Communicator designation (MC) is the highest honour IABC Canada can bestow on an individual member, and recognizes a person’s body of work to advance the profession, uphold the Global Standard, and contribute to IABC. This designation recognizes outstanding Canadian communication professionals whose work has brought credit to the profession, their organization or clients, and whose contributions have raised the standards of communication in Canada.

Nomination process

To be considered for selection, a nominee must be an IABC member in good standing and a resident of Canada. The nominee must be an accredited business communicator (ABC) and/or a Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP). Members may also self-nominate.

The nominator must complete an application form, which includes a personal letter of recommendation and letters of recommendation from four sponsors.

Please review the Nomination Guidelines for further details on the nomination process.

In addition please review the Evaluation Criteria for this year’s Master Communicator Awards.

Key dates

Nominations Open: Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Nominations Close: Monday, January 8, 2024
Evaluations complete: Thursday, February 29, 2024
Regional boards ratify selection: at board meeting in March, 2024
Notification to nominees: April 2, 2024
Public announcement of new MCs: April 5, 2024


Congratulations to all our IABC Canada Master Communicator Honourees, dating back to 1980.