Hydro Ottawa wins 2018/19 Communicator of the Year Award from IABC Ottawa

  OTTAWA, June 13, 2019 – Hydro Ottawa’s Communications and Public Affairs team is the recipient of IABC Ottawa’s 2018/19 Communicator of the Year Award. It is the first time in history that an entire team has been honoured with the award, which traditionally goes to an individual organizational leader who demonstrates excellence in communications.…

6 resources for communicators to improve diversity in the workplace

Chances are, you’ve seen this statement (or some variation) on a job posting or on a company’s careers page before: “We’re committed to diversity and inclusion.” But do these words really mean anything significant? Are companies auctioning anything to improve gender equality, diversity and inclusiveness in their workplaces? Or are they just posting some vague,…

The Gender Gap Tracker: A wake up call to action for communications professionals

During the IABC Ottawa panel discussion in April on gender equality, diversity and inclusion, audience members learned about the Gender Gap Tracker, an initiative from Informed Opinions, which tracks women experts in Canadian media. Currently, the Gender Gap Tracker shows that the aggregate percentage of women’s voices in the Canadian media never rises above 26…

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…