COVID-19 Update

Dear IABC Ottawa Members, As the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to evolve, IABC Ottawa’s Board of Directors continues to closely monitor developments and follow official guidance from the Public Health Agency of Canada and Ottawa Public Health. Due to the ever-changing nature of the situation, and ten cases of COVID-19 being confirmed in Ottawa as…

IABC Ottawa wins global recognition for chapter excellence

March 3, 2020 – OTTAWA, ON IABC Ottawa was proud to receive three IABC Chapter Management Awards (CMAs) to recognize the chapters’ work in Membership Marketing, Volunteer Engagement and Leadership Development, and Strategic planning over the past year. The awards were given out during IABC Leadership Institute in Austin, Texas on Thursday, February 20, 2020.…

Member Spotlight: A dozen questions with Benoit Laplante

A dozen questions with Benoit Laplante Meet Benoit Laplante: A bilingual business communicator and engaged member of IABC Ottawa. A former Director and VP on the chapter’s Professional Development and Membership portfolios, Benoit is a mentor in the Members Connect Program and one of the few IABC members in Canada to earn the Strategic Communication…

The Voice: Episode 120 – When reputation’s on the line: Crisis Comms 101

The Voice: Episode 120 – When reputation’s on the line: Crisis Comms 101 In this episode, we chat with Director of Strategy and Public Affairs at Syntax Strategic, Michelle Coates-Mather, about the fundamentals of crisis communications and how this aspect of the industry is rapidly changing with the demands of social media. Coates-Mather unpacks the…

Building out your communications toolbox

Building out your communications toolbox Professional development courses can be expensive and hard to commit to with a busy schedule. That’s why IABC Ottawa hosts our signature event – Networking in the New Year, every January to help communications professionals learn from leading experts in an intimate setting. This year we welcomed Chris Hofley, Kelly…