PD Event Recap: Crisis Communications in Canadian Politics

On Thursday March 24th 2016, IABC Ottawa hosted the sold out Crisis Communications in Canadian Politics panel discussion. It was a full house despite the cold weather and guests were eager to draw from the experiences and insights of our four panelists Jason MacDonald, Jordan Owens, Mike Murphy, and Lisa Allaire. IABC Ottawa chapter president… [Read more]

IABC Ottawa World Conference Ticket Giveaway

IABC Ottawa wants to thank you for being a member. Renew or join until March 31, 2016 and have your name entered into a draw for a chance to go to IABC’s World Conference in New Orleans. If you have already renewed or joined this year, great, your name is already in the draw. The… [Read more]

Who is the 2016 IABC Ottawa Communicator of the Year?

We don’t know yet, but we’ve been thinking about… People who inspire with their messages People who use new and different tools to be clearly understood People who have a passion for community and for getting things done for it People who are trusted mentors and leaders IABC Ottawa members … over the last year,… [Read more]

Exclusive Event for Young Professionals: “Project Phoenix” – Event Recap

On February 23rd, IABC Ottawa hosted a new event for young professionals with Shannon O’Brien, Internal Communications Strategist, Shopify, at Steak & Sushi. Shannon shared a fascinating case study of Project Phoenix – a project she led during her time at MD Financial Management as Leader of Enterprise Communications. The event’s format – a dinner… [Read more]

IABC Ottawa takes home two prestigious Chapter Management Awards

IABC Ottawa takes home two prestigious Chapter Management Awards   The Ottawa chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) took home two honours at the 2016 Chapter Management Awards, held on February 4, 2016. In addition to an Award of Merit in Professional Development, IABC Ottawa also accepted an Award of Excellence in… [Read more]

Networking in the New Year – Event Recap

On Thursday, January 28th, IABC Ottawa hosted its annual Networking in the New Year event at the Sens House Sports Bar and Grill. With double the attendees from the year before, the popular event sold out in just 10 days! The speed-networking format came with a twist this year with the 60 guests staying put… [Read more]

Holiday Mix’N’Mingle Recap

On the evening of December 2nd, members and professionals within the Ottawa communications community gathered to celebrate the holiday season with IABC Ottawa, and partners the Canadian Women in Communications and Technology National Capital Region (WCT NCR) and Creative Mornings Ottawa at our annual Holiday Mix’n Mingle. Hosted at the Lowertown Brewery in the Byward… [Read more]

Fireside Chat with Mayor Jim Watson and Guy Laflamme – event recap

“If you’re going to celebrate Canada, what better place than the nation’s Capital?” On Tuesday October 27th 2015, IABC Ottawa had the pleasure of hosting a fireside chat with Mayor Jim Watson and the executive director of the Ottawa 2017 Bureau, Guy Laflamme, concerning Canada’s upcoming 150th birthday celebrations. The evening presented guests with an… [Read more]

IABC Ottawa Mentorship Program

IABC Ottawa is pleased to launch a mentorship program. Designed for professional communicators at least 3 years into their careers, it is a self-determined program. Tell us what your mentorship goals are: career advancement, changing fields of practice, learning new skills, life-work balance, and more. Program participants will be paired with a senior communicator with relevant… [Read more]

IABC Canada honors three outstanding professionals with Master Communicator designation

The International Association of Business Communicators [IABC] Canada is honoring three communicators from Newfoundland, Ontario and Saskatchewan with the status of Master Communicator [MC]. They are: • Martha Muzychka, St. John’s, NL • Sylvia Link, Mississauga, ON • Claire Watson, Regina, SK Martha Muzychka is a Principal with Praxis Communications in St. John’s, which she… [Read more]