IABC Ottawa and the United Way Partner to Offer Ottawa Organizations the ‘Gift of Communications’



IABC Ottawa and the United Way joined forces to offer 11 Ottawa-based non-profit organizations the ‘Gift of Communications’ through an inaugural free-of-charge one-day media and communications training session.

“The United Way is a worthy organization that benefits the community IABC Ottawa operates in—so we want to give back by sharing the expertise of some of our senior members with deserving organizations in the city,” said IABC Ottawa President, Kelly Rusk. “The Gift of Communications will help equip these organizations with valuable skills that will serve them well in today’s fast paced communications world.”

The sessions presented included Media Training, Key Messaging and Social Media for your Business. Ken Anderson, Senior Vice President at Delta Media Inc., and Julie Harrison, an independent communications consultant, who also operates the successful online blog, ‘Coffee with Julie’, led the sessions.

“The partnership that United Way established with IABC demonstrates the real benefits of leveraging our business connections to support our work and the work of our priority goal partners,” said Carole Gagnon, Vice-President, Community Services, United Way Ottawa. “By bringing leaders of industry together with leaders in our community, we are sharing tools and resources to help to build a stronger community for all. Thank you to IABC for offering this generous opportunity to our priority goal partners.”

Participating organizations included:

• Action-Logement/Action Housing
• Causeway Work Centre
• EcoEquitable
• LiveWorkPlay
• Ottawa Hospice Services
• Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre
• Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services
• South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre
• The Canadian Hearing Society
• Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health

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