Earn Your Professional Communications Certification!

What is certification? Why get certified? Earning professional communication certification demonstrates that you have a deep level of knowledge and expertise within the profession. Certification validates your level of experience within the profession, keeps your skills up to date, and serves to give you a competitive advantage over others in the profession – plus, it…

Professional Certification Exams May 25th!

What is certification? Why get certified? Earning professional communication certification demonstrates that you have a deep level of knowledge and expertise within the profession. Certification validates your level of experience within the profession, keeps your skills up to date, and serves to give you a competitive advantage over others in the profession – plus, it…

Nominate someone for IABC Ottawa’s Communicator of the Year

Do you recall any remarkable communications activities in the past year? Now is your chance to nominate an individual or team that made a difference in the Ottawa community through communications excellence. Whether it was a company that handled a crisis communications situation with tact and transparency, or an organization that has built out a…

Young communicator Manuela Bárcenas

This month we’re highlighting a new member of IABC Ottawa – Manuela Bárcenas. She’s also a recent grad, working in her dream job at a software company in Ottawa called Fellow. Manuela was born in Bogota, Colombia and lived there until she was eight-years-old. Manuela attended middle school in Ecuador and high school in Peru.…

The value of student membership: Gabriella Taekema shares the benefits of joining IABC

Gabriella Taekema sees professional organizations as a stepping stone to launch a communications career. Currently working as a student communications officer with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Taekema first heard of IABC during her freshman year at Carleton University. A former communications and media student recommended getting involved and she has now been an IABC…