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September 2018

IABC Insiders’ Panel: Starting an Independent Communications Practice

September 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mattamy Athletic Centre at the Gardens, Blue and Gold Room (Room 3310), 3rd Floor, 50 Carlton Street
Toronto, ON M5B 1J2 Canada
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Thinking about starting a freelance communications practice? Or want to learn how to grow your independent business? In this professional development session, three seasoned, successful independents will share their experiences and tips on how to get started, how to manage hurdles along the way, and how to keep your business growing. Our three panelists will share their experience and perspectives on: • How they managed the transition from full-time employment to freelancing • How they chose markets and specialities •…

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Meet the Board Social 2018

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Avenue
Toronto, ON M5R 1B2 Canada
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A not-to-be-missed event, the Meet the Board Social 2018 is a fun way for members and non-members to meet the chapter’s leaders for the year, learn about volunteer opportunities, and consider participating in our upcoming Mentorship program! Join us as we kick off the 2018-19 season and get to know your fellow communicators by playing a networking game for a chance to win a prize! The first drink is on us and we’ll also provide the snacks. The Duke of…

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IABC/Toronto presents: Networking in the North

September 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Jakes on Main, 202 Main St.
Unionville, ON L3R 2G9 Canada
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If you’re a professional 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 Jakes on Main in Unionville. Join us for an opportunity to network with other communicators and learn about IABC/Toronto. Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Location: Jakes on Main, 202 Main St., Unionville Cost: Food and drinks are pay your own way,…

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Flexible, adaptable and virtual work environments: How to successfully transition and position your organization and valued employees

September 26 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
FCP Gallery, 100 King St W (entrance near Cactus Club)
Toronto, ON M5X 1A9 Canada
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Traditional methods of working in cubicles from 9 to 5 are far less effective and competitive, especially as generations shift, business markets expand and real-estate costs increase. More and more businesses are now exploring the benefits of flexible, adaptable and virtual work environments. When implemented well, organizations see increased access to international talents, greater productivity, lower expenses and a revival in employee engagement and loyalty.   Why You Should Attend • Understand the critical role of communication: Effective internal and…

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October 2018

PIC Fall Social

October 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Avenue
Toronto, ON M5R 1B2 Canada
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Thursday, October 4, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Ave., Toronto Fall is here, and it’s time to rev up and reconnect with your indie peers at the PIC Fall Social. 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 grab a bite to eat while you make new friends and get to know others better. Get…

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IABC/Toronto presents: Networking in the West

October 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Open Cork Restaurant & Lounge, 2101 Dundas Street East
Mississauga, ON L4X1M3 Canada
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If you’re a professional communicator who works or lives west 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 Open Cork Restaurant & Lounge on Dundas Street East in Mississauga. Join us for an opportunity to network with other communicators and learn about IABC/Toronto.   Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018 Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Location: The Open Cork Restaurant & Lounge, 2101 Dundas Street…

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IABC/Toronto Presents: Networking in the East

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Milestones Whitby, 75 Consumers Drive
Whitby, ON L1N 2C4 Canada
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If you live and work outside of Toronto’s downtown core, it may be difficult to get out to all the great IABC/Toronto sessions and events held throughout the year. IABC/Toronto, therefore, is holding occasional, free networking events in the farther reaches of the Greater Toronto-Hamilton Area. If you’re a professional communicator located east of Toronto (i.e., Scarborough, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Brooklin, Oshawa, Courtice, Bowmanville, and beyond), we are planning an event just for you! Join us on October 16 for…

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Hair-Raising Hallowe’en Networking

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
C’est What?, 67 Front St. E.
Toronto, ON M5E 1B5 Canada
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Calling all witches, wizards and ghouls! The temperature is dropping, the leaves are turning, and that can mean only one thing: Hallowe’en is nearly upon us. Join us as we get into the ‘spirit’, for a fun evening of networking with fellow communicators. We will be hosting a spooktacular event at the atmospheric C’est What? on Front St., near the St. Lawrence Market. Costumes aren’t required, but wear a touch of black, purple or green to show your creepy credentials.…

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November 2018

From Tactician to Strategist: The trends shaping communications with PR pro Daniel Tisch

November 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
FCP Gallery, 100 King St W (entrance near Cactus Club)
Toronto, ON M5X 1A9 Canada
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Wednesday, November 7, 6:30 to 9 p.m., First Canadian Place, FCP Gallery, 100 King St. W. (entrance near Cactus Club)   Are you a tactician or a strategist? Clients and colleagues appreciate the value that a communications strategist can add, in addition to supporting them with tactics and tools. Whether you’re an independent communicator, work in an agency, the sole communicator or part of a larger corporate communications team, you’ll take away valuable tips about how to expand your practice,…

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December 2018

IABC/Toronto’s Holiday Networking Event

December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Avenue
Toronto, ON M5R 1B2 Canada
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Where has 2018 gone? It’s been fast and furious, but it’s not quite over yet. IABC/Toronto is hosting our last event of the year, our annual Holiday Networking Event, and we’d love you to join us. Give yourself the gift of growing your professional network. Come and celebrate a year of successful communications with your fellow IABC members and communications peers. Here are five reasons why networking is important: Will help you climb the career ladder Can help with starting…

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