Member Spotlight: Nine Questions with Obinna Okwelume

IABC member Obinna Okwelume is a true storyteller in every sense of the word. An accomplished communicator who has worked in three continents, he holds a doctorate, writes plays and short stories, and produces content that makes a difference in the lives of Canadians. Read on to learn about Obinna’s journey in the field and his…

Diversity in the workplace: Reflections from an early career PR professional

Written by Zainab Al Radhi Diversity in the workplace has grown over the years with the increase of globalization in the world. I used to live in the Middle East, but have traveled to many different countries growing up, which helped me interact with different groups of people and build strong foundations of trust and…

Event recap: How to start your career in communications

In June, Kayla Isabelle, Executive Director at Startup Canada, spoke to a group of young professionals about how to start their career in communications. Inspired by Caroline Kealey’s Results Map system, Kayla presented a four-step framework for pursuing a career in communications amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Prepare When you start your career, you need to…

The Voice: Episode 123: Balancing the personal with professional with IABC Member, Entrepreneur & Mom, Caroline Kealey

The Voice: Episode 123: Balancing the personal with professional with IABC Member, Entrepreneur & Mom, Caroline Kealey The months-long pandemic has had an immense impact, often adversely, on women. Not only have women been hit hard by job loss, but those who have been lucky enough to keep their jobs are struggling to balance child…

Call for Board Members and Volunteers

Call for Board Members and Volunteers We’re looking for enthusiastic communication professionals who are ready for a leadership challenge to join our board of directors for next season or to get involved in the chapter as a volunteer! This is your opportunity to build your leadership skills, help advance the communications profession, share your expertise…