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February 2019

Harnessing the Power of Data to Elevate the Role of Internal Communications with Leaders

February 28 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
FCP Gallery, 100 King St W (entrance near Cactus Club)
Toronto, ON M5X 1A9 Canada

Featuring: Priya Bates, ABC, SCMP, MC, IABC Fellow, and President of Inner Strength Communication Inc.; Sarah Kennedy, Director Corporate Communications of RSA Canada and 2018 OVATION Award of Merit winner for internal communication; Crystal Moss, Manager of Communications and Special Projects for The Regional Municipality of York and 2018 Silver Leaf Award of Excellence winner for employee engagement; hosted by Ali Rodriguez, Content Marketing Specialist and Creative Strategy, from ContactMonkey. This event promises to help internal communicators increase their ability to use…

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March 2019

Networking in Your Neighbourhood: Networking in the north

March 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Owl and Firkin, 7181 Woodbine Ave.
Markham, ON L3R1A3 Canada
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If you’re a communicator who works or lives just north of Toronto, this is your chance to get to know your local peers in the profession. We’re hosting a free networking event at The Owl and Firkin pub in Markham. Join us for an opportunity to network with other communicators and learn about IABC/Toronto. Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Location: The Owl and Firkin, 7181 Woodbine Ave. (near Woodbine and Steeles avenues), Markham Cost: Free,…

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IABC/Toronto’s Communicator of the Year Breakfast

March 22 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Toronto Region Board of Trade, Lennox Hall East, 77 Adelaide St. West
Toronto, ON M5X 1C1 Canada
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Please join us to honour this year’s recipient, Maayan Ziv, Founder and CEO of AccessNow. Hear her keynote presentation and connect with fellow communications professionals while learning from Maayan about best practices in the growing field of advocacy communications. The IABC/Toronto Communicator of the Year is a prestigious award given annually since 1997 to an inspiring leader in the Greater Toronto Area who demonstrates excellence in leadership and communication skills. Maayan’s in-depth understanding of the barriers that people with disabilities face to achieving…

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Networking in Your Neighbourhood: Networking in the west

March 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Failte Irish Pub, 201 City Centre Dr.
Mississauga, ON L5B 4E4 Canada
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Have you got the winter blues? The International Association of Business Communicators Toronto Chapter is proud to present Networking in the west, a spring mingle networking event. Help us welcome the new season at Failte Irish Pub in the heart of Mississauga on Wednesday, March 27th at 6:30 p.m. This event is open to both current IABC members and non-members. The season of spring is about growth and renewal. So why not use spring 2019 as an opportunity to elevate or take charge…

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April 2019

How to outsource and expand your communication business

April 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Central YMCA, 20 Grosvenor St.
Toronto, ON M4Y 2V5 Canada
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Are you ready to take on larger or more financially lucrative work in your communications practice, but concerned about your ability to manage such projects? A great option exists between hiring staff and keeping your practice small. Working with subcontractors to get the skills or support you need for larger projects is an ideal way to grow your business at a pace you can manage. Join IABC/Toronto’s Professional Independent Communicators (PIC) to learn how a panel of accomplished communicators have…

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Communicating for the future: An introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI) for professional communicators

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
FCP Gallery, 100 King St W (entrance near Cactus Club)
Toronto, ON M5X 1A9 Canada

Join us as we showcase the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the practice of communications. In this session you will hear from Linda Andross, ABC, MC, Managing Partner of APEX PR and Martin Waxman, MCM, APR, President, Martin Waxman Communications, about their experience with using AI in communications. Join the conversation and learn: • What AI is and how we are currently using it – how do communicators own the “explainer” role • How AI will be defining our roles…

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May 2019

PIC Spring Social

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Avenue
Toronto, ON M5R1B2 Canada
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Spring is here, and it’s time to socialize! Join us at the Duke of York on Wednesday, May 8 for the PIC Spring Social and find out what your indie peers have been up to. Network and catch up with members and friends of IABC/Toronto’s Professional Independent Communicators (PIC) at this casual get-together in a cozy (and central) location. Have a drink and a bite to eat while you make new connections and check in with the colleagues you already…

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2019 IABC/Toronto OVATION Awards Gala

May 29 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arcadian Court, 401 Bay Street, 8th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2Y4
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Who is invited? Winners, non-winners, members and non-members. It's a celebration of communications excellence in the Greater Toronto Area! We are pleased to announce that this year's Gala will be hosted by hilarious stand-up comedians Dena Jackson and Barry Taylor. Come celebrate all the winners of the OVATION Awards, as well as the OVATION Awards People’s Choice Award, OVATION Awards of Distinction, and the Bobbie Resnick Student of the Year Award (SOTY). Join us for an evening of cocktails and networking,…

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June 2019

IABC/Toronto’s 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
APEX Public Relations, 365 Bloor St. E., Suite 1700 (National Post building)
Toronto, ON M4W3L4 Canada
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Celebrating a great year of relationship building, networking, and professional development Wrap up a great year with fellow IABC/Toronto members at the 2018-2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM.) Vote in and meet the proposed 2019-2020 chapter board members.  Event is free to all current IABC/Toronto members. Agenda: • Review/approve minutes from the 2017-2018 AGM • President’s Address • Finance Report • Election of the 2019-2020 Board of Directors • Incoming President’s address • Other business and Q & A Register by…

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July 2019

Network at the PIC summer social

July 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Avenue
Toronto, ON M5R1B2 Canada
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Celebrate the summer in style with members and friends of IABC/Toronto’s Professional Independent Communicators at the PIC Summer Social. Grab a drink and a bite, and network and catch up at this casual get-together. Socialize and make new connections, and check in with the colleagues you already know. Hear about the experiences of fellow indies, compare notes about how small communications businesses can succeed and thrive, and make valuable contacts. Join us at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 4 at…

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