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Have You Crossed Registering for the December 1 Munch ‘n’ Mingle Off Your List?

Thursday, December 1, 2011, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Fionn MacCool’s, The Esplanade, 70 The Esplanade, Toronto

Only two more days until the December 1 IABC/Toronto Holiday Munch ‘n’ Mingle.  What better way to kick-off the festive season than by mingling with friends old and new and sharing some cheer.

Join us from 6 to 8 p.m. this Thursday at Fionn MacCools at the corner of Church St and the Esplanade for a martini (or whatever your poison is!), lots of yummy appetizers, great company and conversation, and a lot of holiday spirit! 

To do our part to bring others a merrier Christmas, we will be making a group donation to Sick Kids hospital on behalf of the IABC/Toronto chapter.  Please help make a young hospital patient’s holiday a bit brighter with your donation of toys, books, arts and crafts supplies, DVDs, music and gift cards for children and teens.

We’ll also be doing some giving of our own, and will be drawing for great prizes including gift certificates for Brooks Brothers, GAP, Fionn MacCool’s and the Keg, tickets to the ROM courtesy of Delta Hotels, wine giftpacks, a package from Delta Hotels for a stay anywhere in Canada, and a custom-framed print from  alphabetphotography.Register

Ho-ho-hope to see you there!

Registration Fees:

  • $30: IABC Student/Transitional member ($33.90 with HST)
  • $35: IABC Regular member ($39.55 with HST)
  • $40: Non-member ($45.20 with HST)


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We have Money for You!

Thanks to last year’s surplus, the IABC/Toronto Board is allocating some money for member-led initiatives. The board is seeking members’ ideas to implement in this board year. Submit your proposal before December 15, 2011 by filling out the online form. For complete details, please visit: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2011IABCMemberSurplusSubmission.

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IABC/Toronto’s e-Job notification CareerLine service is getting a facelift!

IABC/Toronto is in the process of making upgrades to its CareerLine e-job notification service. These will include:

1. Improve ability to view e-job notifications on mobile devices.

2. Reduce overall length of e-job notification and linking high-level job information directly to the website for complete details making it easier to read and find details quicker.

Stay tuned for these changes coming very soon. All IABC/Toronto members can subscribe for FREE to the e-job notifications service to ONE e-mail address. To subscribe, please send an e-mail (noting your IABC member ID number, name and preferred e-mail address to receive notifications) to toronto-info@iabc.com.

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Show Your Colours - Enter the 2012 OVATION Awards!

We all know the long hours, dedication and energy communicators put into their jobs every single day. Well, today is your day to put your best work forward and show your colours!

Submit your entries for the 2012 IABC/Toronto OVATION Awards and be recognized for the communications excellence that you've demonstrated over the last year. Get started by downloading the Call for Entries. Before you know it, everyone will know just how bright your colours shine!

New for 2012, the OVATION Awards are online to make the entry process that much easier and faster! Entries will be accepted online starting January 9, 2012, and the final deadline is February 24, 2012. The OVATION Awards program is open to all professional communicators from across the GTA.

Questions/Comments about IABC/Toronto’s OVATION Awards Call for Entries? Please send them to toronto-awards@iabc.com.

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Durham Students Get a Lesson on IABC/Toronto

On November 9, IABC/Toronto gave a presentation to students in Durham College’s public relations program about the benefits of an IABC membership.

Founded in 1967, Durham College provides students with career-focused educational opportunities through market-driven full and part-time, apprenticeship, continuing education and career development programs across a number of different disciplines.

IABC/Toronto would like to extend congratulations to Durham College student, Diana Fuselli, the lucky recipient of a Starbucks gift card!

Durham student Andrew Chapados had this to say about the presentation Paulina Callaghan, Vice President of Membership, gave “I thought the presentation was informative, captivating, and really kept my attention. The information shared was up to date, honest, and unbiased which placed the presentation head and shoulders above that of its competitors.”

IABC/Toronto would like to extend its thanks to Lynn Gough, Program Coordinator for the Durham College Public Relations program for providing IABC/Toronto with the opportunity to present to this new generation of professional communicators.

Post-secondary schools interested in learning more about IABC or hosting an IABC presentation can contact Paulina Callaghan, ABC, Vice President, Membership at toronto-membership@iabc.com

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Professional Independent Communicators (PIC) presents: Show, share and socialize

Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 6:15 p.m., Toronto

At this special pre-holiday event, meet PIC writers, designers, marketing specialists, photographers, trainers, communications managers and other IABC independent practitioners. They will highlight what they do, how they do it, and share “indie” insider tips. The group then moves to the nearby Bell Lightbox centre to socialize in a café/bar setting.

Those who attend will:

  • Learn about the expertise that fellow independents offer while introducing their own
  • Pick up hints and tips on how to run their independent business and increase their skills
  • Build relationships with other IABC/PIC members
  • Explore potential links and ways to collaborate

Location for “show and share” portion is at Metro Hall, Room 303, 55 John Street, Toronto.
Location of “socialize” portion is at the Blackberry Lounge, Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West

Registration Fees*:Register

  • $12.50: IABC member ($14.13 with HST)
  • $22.50: Non-member ($25.43 with HST)

*Advance registration and payment is required. Registrations and payments will NOT be accepted at the door.

Soft drinks, juice, coffee, tea and cookies at “show and share” portion of event will be provided. All attendees are required to pay for their own refreshments at the "socialize" portion being held at the Blackberry Lounge.

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CareerLine to surpass 300 communication job positions received in the GTA in 2011

It’s hard to believe – it’s the end of November already and CareerLine soon will have posted  more than 300 communications positions to IABC/Toronto members in 2011.  What’s new since the last e-Lert? – check it out:

Have a position to promote to IABC/Toronto’s more than 1,750 communication professional members in the GTA? For more information on pricing, posting procedures and other details, please go to http://toronto.iabc.com/careerline/

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December is "Member-Get-A-Member" Month

Our “Member-Get-A-Member” promotion makes it simple to get a free IABC membership. Beginning December 1st, members who recruit new professional members will get three free months of membership for each new member they recruit − up to a full year at no charge. Make sure you take advantage of this opportunity before it ends on December 31, 2011. For rules, membership information and additional details, please visit us online.

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