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Webinar: From Unconscious Bias to Conscious Communicator – Dec. 3

Do you ever wonder how your unconscious biases impact the way you work? Join Kim Clark, an internationally recognized diversity and inclusion communications expert on December 3 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. MT to take on our own unconscious biases and position us to be more intentionally inclusive in our communications and actions. This is [...]

By |2020-11-24T11:23:45-08:00November 24th, 2020|Blog, Canada West|

Submissions are now open for the 2021 Gold Quill Awards

2020 has been an eventful year with several twists and turns for everyone.  As communications professionals, you have employed creative and unconventional ways to engage with your target audience and now it is time to get recognized for your work. Enter your outstanding work that mark moments of excellence and purpose as we rise above [...]

By |2020-10-21T06:00:16-07:00October 21st, 2020|Blog, Canada West, International News|

Gold Quill: Your Secret Professional Development Tool

IABC's Gold Quill Awards recognize excellence in strategic communications.  The Gold Quill Awards celebrate communication excellence and are also a thorough review of one’s work from the highest level to the tactics and details. Winning a Gold Quill Award is not only prestigious, but is also a career stimulant.  Find out more in this post. [...]

By |2020-10-21T04:39:52-07:00October 21st, 2020|Blog, Canada West, International News|

IABC Professional Development Program Receives ANSI International Accreditation

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) announced that its professional development initiative, the Global Communication Certification Council, has received international accreditation for its Communication Management Professional® (CMP) certification program. Read more

By |2020-08-06T08:33:34-07:00August 6th, 2020|Blog, Canada East, Canada West, International News|

POSTPONED TO 2021: 2020 Silver Leaf Awards update

Given the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the decision was made not to hold a Silver Leaf Awards program in 2020. We recognize how these past difficult months have kept communication professionals extremely busy and the hard work will continue for the next couple of months. We want to let communication professionals focus on their strategic daily [...]

By |2020-08-06T08:28:16-07:00June 24th, 2020|Blog, Canada East, Canada West, International News|

IABC CWR 2020 AGM – Monday June 29, 2020

The IABC CWR AGM is taking place on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. MDT. Proposed Slate: 2020/2021 IABC/Canada West Executive Board Returning: Will Tigley, SCMP – Calgary - Chair Sue Heuman, ABC, MC – Edmonton - Vice-Chair Bart Goemans CMP, SCMP – Calgary - Director of Sponsorships and Professional Development New proposed candidates: [...]

By |2020-06-25T19:39:23-07:00June 6th, 2020|Blog, Canada West|

Canada West Conference – that’s a wrap

Thank you to the attendees of the Canada West Conference in Banff, AB who came together to network and learn from our theme, Driven By Data. Conference highlights were keynotes by Kelly Steward of Swoop, Claire Booth from Lux Insights and author of The Achiever Fever and Rosemary Thompson of the Banff Centre for Arts [...]

By |2020-02-09T23:27:04-08:00October 29th, 2019|Blog, Canada West, Conferences|

Congratulations to our newest Master Communicator

It's with great pleasure that we announce that Lynda McLean, ABC of Wood Buffalo, AB has been recognized as our 2019 Master Communicator recipient. The IABC Canada Master Communicator designation (MC) is a lifetime achievement designation and the highest honor IABC Canada can bestow on an individual member. Lynda McLean is the Director of Communications, [...]

By |2020-02-09T23:27:04-08:00October 29th, 2019|Blog, International News, Master Communicator|

Silver Leaf Winners Announced!

Congratulations to the 2019 Silver Leaf Award winners from BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario. Silver Leaf is Canada’s premiere professional awards program celebrating excellence in business communication. It’s a chance for communicators working in all disciplines to receive national industry recognition for outstanding work in the field of communications. Access criteria and learn how to nominate here. Thank [...]

By |2020-02-09T23:27:04-08:00October 29th, 2019|Blog, Canada West, International News|

Use impact assessment to enhance reputation

By Deb Tomlinson and Joni Avram   This coming October, hundreds of professional communicators will gather at the IABC Western Conference in Banff. Deb Tomlinson (CEO of the Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services) and Joni Avram (Founder of Cause & Effect Marketing) will present a case study on how to use impact assessment to [...]

By |2020-02-09T23:27:05-08:00August 19th, 2019|Blog, Canada West, Conferences|
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