September 2017
A year without storytelling - President's Message
By Anthea Rowe
Anthea Rowe headshot
We do it to ourselves.
As communicators, we often complain about not having a seat at the table. About not being respected by senior leaders. Being treated as order-takers.
The complaints are valid. Business leaders often bring in communicators as after-thoughts. As poster-makers and order-takers. Writers, editors and PowerPoint tweakers.
Because we’re good at those things. And they’re often necessary. Or useful. The problem is: we shouldn’t be defined by the tools we use or the tactics we employ. We should be defined by our ability to measurably support organizational goals.  
And if we’re not, we have only ourselves to blame.  Read more
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Professional Development
CMP and SCMP Certification Exam
IABC London is pleased to announce it will host a Certification Examination session for the CMP and SCMP designations on October 28, 2017.

To qualify to write the exam, we recommend you submit your application to the Global Communication Certification Council  no later than September 28, 2017.

You can find out all the details and requirements to apply at  Global Communication Certification Council website  or for further information, visit  IABC London’s Certification and Accreditation page .

Going Behind-the-Scenes with CBC London  
IABC London is thrilled to kick off the 2017-2018 Professional Development season with our first event… a behind-the-scenes discussion with CBC London!   

Join Bernard Graham, executive producer for CBC London, for an interactive conversation about who CBC London is, their successful communications strategy used for their launch roll-out, and how communications professionals and the media can best work together. Meet a journalist who is covering local stories and hear the best-practice PR tips that are key to working effectively with the media.   

As an exclusive benefit, the first 15 members to register will join Bernard for a tour of the studio before we sit down in the Central Library.  

Be sure to register  early to secure your spot for the studio tour!  
When : Thursday, September 28 from 5:30-7 p.m.  
Where : London Public Library, 251 Dundas St . | Stevenson Hunt B meeting room  
Tickets : $15 Student | $25 Member | $35 Non-Member
RSVP: Registration closes on Tuesday, September 26 th  at 3 p.m.
Member celebration - August-October 2017
Welcome to new members Kathryn Arnot, Sonia Hota, Lindsay Craven, Rebecca Abelson, and Jennifer Stead who have just joined our Chapter!

Thank you to the following members who have recently renewed their IABC membership:
  • Catherine Finlayson
  • Jacqueline Sullivan
  • Sandra King Webster
  • Angela Abdallah
  • Elaine Gamble
  • Vanessa Nelson
  • Trinette Lindley

Congratulations to the following members with a recent or upcoming membership anniversary:
  • Kanina Blanchard - 28 years
  • Elaine Gamble - 22 years
  • Tommasina Conte - 14 years
  • Julie Maltby - 10 years
  • Deborah Coward - 7 years
  • Richelle Lowry - 7 years
  • Alison Adair - 6 years
  • Helen Connell - 6 years
  • Michelle Stubnya - 6 years
  • Amanda Fletcher - 1 year
  • Norah Cuzzocrea - 1 year
  • Olivia Griggs - 1 year
  • Vanessa Nelson - 1 year
  • Maggie MacLellan - 1 year
  • Trinette Lindley - 1 year
  • Kaitlyn Lakerdas - 1 year
  • Kendra Zilkey - 1 year
  • Crystal Mackay - 1 year
IABC is recognized as the professional association of choice for communicators who aspire to excel in their chosen fields. Our members represent a diverse range of professional experience, educational background and fields of expertise. Each member contributes to our community, offering support and working to elevate our profession. We sincerely appreciate your commitment to IABC!

Sponsorship Spotlight:

By Marika Tselonis

In 2015, Northern was founded as the result of a merger between a digital marketing agency and an eCommerce focused web development agency. Today, it has become one of Canada’s leading full service digital agencies, consisting of a very close group of highly motivated and engaged individuals.

“We’ve created an environment where people look forward to coming to work, and are passionate about pushing the boundaries of digital,” says Chris Craigman, Northern’s Community Manager. “Our entire team strives to be the best they can be everyday, and that has directly contributed to our success.”

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Current Postings

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