Events

Speakers:
Tom Allison, Bruce Davis, Suzanne Van Bommel, Jonathan Espie, John Duffy, Chad Walsh, Lise Jolicoeur, Omar Khan

At: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
When: Thursday, February 14, 2013, 12:00 am

The Seismic Change in Canadian Politics, Business, and Culture and What it Means for Our Future.

At: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
When: Monday, March 25, 2013, 8:15 am – 9:30 am

With Roxanne Cramer, President, Cramer and Company

At: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
When: Monday, April 29, 2013, 8:00 am – 9:30 am

At: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

At: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
When: Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

2013 PAAC Summer Social

At: Toronto
When: Thursday, June 13, 2013, 12:00 am

The Public Affairs Association of Canada is pleased to invite you to our Award of Distinction Luncheon. Join friends, colleagues and fellow PAAC members as we honour the recipient of the 2012 PAAC Award of Distinction, Steve Paikin.

At: Sheraton Centre Toronto
When: Thursday, September 19, 2013, - Friday, September 20, 2013, 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

The Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) and the Public Affairs Association of Canada (PAAC) invite members of both associations to an open house discussion on the Lobbyists’ Code of Conduct, and related issues.

At: Ottawa Convention Centre
When: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Political Speaker Series: “Priorities of the Ontario Government”

At: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
When: Monday, December 2, 2013, 11:45 am – 1:30 pm

An invitation for PAAC Members and Guests to attend PAAC’s 2013 Holiday Social

At: La Société Bistro
When: Thursday, December 5, 2013, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Government Relations Institute of Canada is pleased to invite you to a pre-budget panel in Ottawa in the lead up to the 2014 federal budget.

At: Métropolitain Brasserie & Restaurant
When: Monday, February 10, 2014, 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

The Public Affairs Association of Canada (PAAC) invites all to join us in welcoming back the Ontario Legislature for the 2014 winter session.

At: Ontario Legislature, Room 230
When: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join PAAC on March 28 to hear Greg Lyle, Managing Director of Innovative Research Group, discuss the potential roads to victory for the Liberals, PCs and NDP as we enter a possible spring election cycle.

At: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
When: Friday, March 28, 2014, 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Due to extenuating circumstances, this event has been postponed and will be rescheduled.

At: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
When: Monday, May 5, 2014, 8:00 am – 10:00 am

The Permanent Campaign
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Toronto

At: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
When: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 7:45 am – 7:00 pm

Mingle with fellow members, guests and your Board, hosted by PAAC, while enjoying beverages and appetizers at one of Toronto’s best wine bars.

At: Crush Wine Bar
When: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Please join the Public Affairs Association of Canada (PAAC) for a special post-election breakfast panel on Tuesday, July 8, at BLG’s office, 40 King Street West, 44th Floor, Toronto.

At: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
When: Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 8:00 am – 10:30 am

Please join PAAC on Monday, September 8, to hear Greg Lyle, Managing Director of Innovative Research Group, deliver a post-provincial-election presentation on the election results and what they mean for all three political parties.

At: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
When: Monday, September 8, 2014, 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Join us for an inspirational morning of conversation with one of Canada’s most successful women in public affairs, Jennifer Keesmaat.

At: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
When: Thursday, September 18, 2014, 7:30 am – 9:30 am

PAAC is pleased to invite you to our Award of Distinction Luncheon to honour Dr. Ann Cavoukian.

At: Arcadian Loft
When: Thursday, September 25, 2014, 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Please join the Public Affairs Association of Canada (PAAC) on Wednesday, October 29th for an exclusive post municipal election panel.

At: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
When: Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 8:00 am – 10:00 am

An invitation for PAAC Members and Guests to attend PAAC’s 2014 Holiday Social

At: La Société Bistro
When: Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Notice of PAAC Annual General Meeting and Call for Nominations

At: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
When: Monday, December 15, 2014, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS IN THE 24/7 SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD

At: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
When: Thursday, January 29, 2015, 7:30 am – 10:00 am

The Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) will host an event in the lead up to the 2015 federal budget. Please join us for some insightful analysis and spirited debate with a high profile panel of seasoned Ottawa professionals.

At: Métropolitain Brasserie & Restaurant
When: Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

March 25, 2015 – Metro Vancouver Transit Plebiscite: Who’s Connecting With Voters and Why

At: Borden Ladner Gervais Law Offices
When: Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Register Now for PAAC’s Annual Queen’s Park Reception

At: Queen’s Park Main Legislative Building
When: Monday, March 30, 2015, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Canadian Bar Association Webcast Event

At: Webcast
When: Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 8:00 am – 9:30 am

How do you develop and sustain your relationships? How is the media landscape changing that will impact your media relations strategies and results?

At: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
When: Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

What are the key insights from the leadership race? What does the outcome of the election mean for the Ontario PC Party over the next four years?

Join the Public Affairs Association of Canada on Tuesday, May 12th for a special panel of those close to the leadership campaigns.

At: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
When: Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 8:00 am – 10:00 am

REGISTER for PAAC’s annual conference – The Art and Science of Public Affairs.

At: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
When: Thursday, June 4, 2015, 7:45 am – 7:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate and honour excellence in public affairs.

At: The National Club – Main Dining Room
When: Thursday, June 4, 2015, 11:30 am – 1:15 pm

Annual PAAC Summer Social – June 11, 2015 at CRUSH Wine Bar

At: Crush Wine Bar
When: Thursday, June 11, 2015, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

In November 2014, Campbell Strategies launched a pro bono campaign for Canada’s remaining thalidomide survivors. Although for many a forgotten issue, the campaign publicly raised the plight of Canada’s Thalidomide survivors, achieved a unanimous vote in the House of Commons (in just eight days), and resulted in a $180 million funding package for Canada’s remaining 94 survivors.

How did it all happen?

This panel presents the “inside story” of the campaign – from stem to stern – including the strategy, tools and tactics to build the public case for government action. From direct government outreach to opposition engagement, from creating a broad-based media campaign to focusing coverage on one major news champion, the panel will share their experience and lessons that are applicable for all GR practitioners.

Join Barry Campbell, Chris Holz, Natalie Dash and Ted Griffith of Campbell Strategies as they share the “inside story” of this positive outcome for a survivor group, delivered through government relations expertise and stakeholder collaboration.

Date: June 22, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:45 PM (lunch will be provided)
Location: The Offices of Blakes, 199 Bay Street, 40th Floor
(South-east corner of Bay and King Streets)

Click here to register

At: Blakes
When: Monday, June 22, 2015, 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Election 2015 is shaping up to be the first time ever that all three major national parties have a chance of winning. Greg Lyle will be sharing Innovative Research Group’s work for the Hill Times and the Globe and Mail on the campaign.

At: Borden Ladner Gervais Law Offices
When: Monday, September 28, 2015, 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Election 2015 is shaping up to be the first time ever that all three major national parties have a chance of winning. Greg Lyle will be sharing Innovative Research Group’s work for the Hill Times and the Globe and Mail on the campaign.

At: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
When: Monday, October 5, 2015, 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Join The Public Affairs Association of Canada for breakfast on Tuesday, October 27 for a panel discussion on the election, key turning points and what the results mean for Canadian public policy and your organization.

At: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
When: Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Please join us on Monday November 23, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm as we present the Honourable Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. 

At: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
When: Monday, November 23, 2015, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

PAAC Holiday Social – Thursday, December 17, 2015 – Drake One Fifty, 150 York Street, Toronto

At: Drake One Fifty
When: Thursday, December 17, 2015, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Presented by the Simon Fraser University Institute of Governance Studies, Public Affairs
Association of Canada-BC Chapter and the Office of the Registrar of Lobbyists for British
Columbia:

At: SFU Harbour Centre
When: Friday, January 22, 2016, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

The Public Affairs Association of Canada BC Chapter (PAAC-BC) invites you to attend our 2016 annual meeting on January 22, 2016, 12:30 – 1:00 pm.

At: SFU Harbour Centre
When: Friday, January 22, 2016, 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us for an inspirational morning of conversation with one of Canada’s most accomplished and fascinating not-for-profit leaders.

At: Office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
When: Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 8:00 am – 9:30 am

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

At: Queen’s Park Main Legislative Building, Committee Rooms 228 & 230
When: Monday, February 22, 2016, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the Public Affairs Association of Canada (PAAC) for a breakfast and panel discussion that will focus on how organizations can advance their advocacy efforts with the new Federal government.

At: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (Toronto)
When: Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 8:00 am – 10:00 am

On May 18th our expert panelists will discuss the risks and opportunities related to climate change that may exist for your organization, as well as how it may shape future policy development by government on all levels.

At: The National Club (Toronto)
When: Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 8:00 am – 10:00 am

2016 Annual Conference – The Art & Science of Public Affairs

At: Toronto Region Board of Trade
When: Thursday, June 2, 2016, All Day

Join us as we celebrate and honour excellence in public affairs.

At: Toronto Region Board of Trade
When: Thursday, June 2, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Join the Public Affairs Association of Canada BC Chapter (PAAC-BC) for a lunch-time panel discussion on the role of communications and the importance of advocacy in BC’s environmental assessment process.

At: The Charles Room, Bentall Centre II
When: Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Join us for our annual summer social in the city!

At: Frings Restaurant – Toronto
When: Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SEATING IS LIMITED – REGISTER TODAY TO AVOID DISAPOINTMENT

At: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
When: Monday, July 25, 2016, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

As summer fades and calendars fill with meetings, take a couple of hours to connect with colleagues and PAAC-BC board members at this networking event. We look forward to seeing you there!

At: Lions Pub at Terminal City
When: Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Public Affairs Association of Canada presents: Breakfast with… Steve Orsini
Secretary of the Cabinet, Head of the Ontario Public Service and Clerk of the Executive Council

At: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
When: Monday, September 26, 2016, 8:00 am – 9:30 am

The Public Affairs Association of Canada presents Breakfast with … Steven Del Duca
Ontario’s Minister of Transportation.

At: The National Club – Main Dining Room
When: Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Please join us for a special breakfast presentation featuring Greg Lyle, Managing Director of Innovative Research Group where he will discuss how and why the 2016 U.S. election unfolded the way it did and what the results mean for public affairs professionals across Canada.

At: Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) LLP Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower
When: Friday, December 9, 2016, 8:00 am – 9:30 am

On December 13, 2016 Mingle with fellow members, guests and your Board hosts while enjoying beverages and appetizers at one of Toronto’s trendiest venues. We look forward to seeing you there.

At: Montecito Restaurant
When: Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

On May 9th, British Columbians go to the polls to choose who will lead the province for the next four years. Join the Public Affairs Association of Canada’s BC Chapter for an exclusive lunchtime discussion with Mike McDonald and Mira Oreck to hear insights and predictions about how next six months will unfold and what to expect during the 28-day writ period.

At: Oceanic Plaza 1066 West Hastings St. Vancouver, BC
When: Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 11:45 am – 1:30 pm

Join the Public Affairs Association of Canada (PAAC) on March 3, 2017 for a breakfast panel that will focus on key compliance and registration issues facing lobbyists across federal, provincial and municipal Jurisdictions in Canada.

At: Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) LLP Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower
When: Friday, March 3, 2017, 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Join us on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, for PAAC’s annual Queen’s Park Reception. Network with fellow members and key provincial decision makers. Attendance is free* to PAAC members who have renewed for 2017. Members may bring one guest.

At: Queen’s Park Main Legislative Building
When: Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the Public Affairs Association of Canada (PAAC) for an exciting panel discussion on the current state of Ontario politics, and the key policy issues that are currently top of mind in Ontario and will continue to be so until Election Day.

At: Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) LLP Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower
When: Monday, April 10, 2017, 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Our conversation with Minister Thibeault will explore how the Fair Hydro Plan was developed, as well as some insight as to how he and his ministry navigated the complex nature of Ontario’s electricity policies along the way. Please join us for this exciting session.

At: Torys LLP, 79 Wellington St. W. 33rd Floor, Toronto
When: Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Join us for dynamic discussions covering a variety of topics such as career path recommendations and moves, work-life balance, experiential requirements to name but a few.

At: Samara Canada, 33 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto
When: Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join the Public Affairs Association of Canada (PAAC) on Tuesday, June 6th for its annual Arts and Science of Public Affairs Conference.

At: St. Andrew´s Club, Sun Life Financial Tower 150 King St. W.
When: Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 7:00 am – 4:30 pm

Since 2001 the PAAC has presented an Award of Distinction* to a member of the public affairs community who, over their career, has made a significant contribution to public affairs in Canada.

Join us this year as we present the 2017 Award of Distinction to:

Barb Fox, CEO at Enterprise

* Please note, if you have registered for the Annual Conference you do not need to purchase Award of Distinction tickets, as this event is already included in your conference registration.

 

Date:
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Agenda:
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Location:
St. Andrew´s Club
Sun Life Financial Tower
150 King St W
Toronto, ON
M5H 1J9

Fees:
– Award of Distinction Luncheon Single Ticket – $100.00 (CAD) + HST

– Award of Distinction Luncheon Table of 8 – $725.00 (CAD) + HST

>> REGISTER HERE

At: St. Andrew´s Club, Sun Life Financial Tower 150 King St. W.
When: Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

PAAC Presents: Post Conservative Party of Canada Leadership Race Panel

What are the key insights from the leadership race? What does the outcome of the election mean for the Conservative Party of Canada in the lead up to the 2019 Election?

Join the Public Affairs Association of Canada on Wednesday, June 14th for a special panel of those close to the leadership campaigns.

Register here>>

The Conservative Party of Canada held their Leadership Convention on May 26th and 27th in Toronto. A few surprising developments took place and there were many twists and turns along the way. Because of the leadership race, the party’s membership increased and there is now a lot of buzz as to what the future holds for the party.

Join us for this special panel of those close to the leadership campaigns. Hear their insights and tactics while gaining unprecedented access to the strategies that make a candidate victorious. They will go into detail as to what took place behind the scenes and comment on what they believed were the key moments and lessons learned from this campaign.

Space is limited, so register as soon as possible. Please note that this panel is “Off The Record”.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

Hamish Marshall, Campaign Manager, Andrew Scheer Campaign

MP Alex Nuttall (Barrie–Springwater–Oro-Medonte), Membership Chair, Maxime Bernier Campaign

Richard Ciano, Senior Advisor, Kellie Leitch Campaign

Bram Sepers, Campaign Manager, Michael Chong Campaign

Melanie Paradis, Director of Communications, Erin O’Toole Campaign

Russ Kuykendall, Deputy Campaign Manager, Brad Trost campaign

Chris Rougier, Campaign Manager, Kevin O’Leary campaign  

* Some other campaign representatives have been invited and may confirm their attendance before June 14th.

Date:
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Agenda:
8:00 – 8:30 AM – Breakfast
8:30 – 10:00 AM –Panel Discussion with Q&A
10:00 AM – Adjournment and Networking

Location:
Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) LLP
Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower
22 Adelaide Street West, Suite 3400
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5H 4E3

Registration Fee:
PAAC Member: $55 +HST
Non-Member: $85 + HST
Students: $25 + HST

Register here>>

At: Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) LLP
When: Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Come to exchange ideas and connect with women passionate about advancing and developing their public affairs careers. This is a unique opportunity to discuss applying our panelists’ inspiring and valuable insights to your career.

At: Borden Ladner Gervais, LLP
When: Thursday, June 22, 2017, 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Join the PAAC BC Chapter for our summer social.

Catch up with friends or network with new people in the industry! 

When: Thursday, July 20th, 4:30 – 7:00 pm

Where: The Mezzanine, Elephant & Castle Pub
385 Burrard St, Vancouver 

This is a free event  – appies provided but participants are responsible for their own drinks.

Click here to register >>

 

At: The Mezzanine, Elephant and Castle Pub
When: Thursday, July 20, 2017, 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Fall Networking Social

20thSeptember, 2017


Summer’s almost over, but patio season continues into September! Join your PAAC Board, Members and Guests for social networking while enjoying light appetizers and drinks at the classic Le Select Bistro.

Where

432 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON

When

Wednesday, September 20th

5:30 to 7:30

Tickets

Members: No charge

Student Members: No Charge

Guests: $35.00

Non-Member Students $20.00

Register Here >>

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At: Le Select Bistro
When: Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

NAFTA: What does it mean for Canada? 

The renegotiation process for NAFTA is now underway and much is at stake for Canada as the discussions continue to unfold. The renegotiation is placing a focus on several key policy issues, including: Labour, Supply Management, Procurement Rights, Rules of Origin, Environmental Standards, and much more.

While the Government of Canada continues to promote the value of the trade agreement to its neighbours south of the border, the outcome of the renegotiations and the impact they could have on Canadians are uncertain.

Join our panelists as they discuss the current state-of-play with Canada’s largest trading partner, the major public policy implications and what this renegotiation may mean for trilateral relations between Canada, the United States and Mexico and the agreement itself.

Panelists:

Dr. Bill Anderson, Director, Cross-Border Institute Ontario Research Chair, Cross-Border Transportation Policy

Daniel Ujozo, Of Counsel and Cross-Border Business Development Director Dickinson Wright

Andrea Van Vugt, Vice President, Policy, North America Business Council of Canada


Moderator:

Joy Nott, President Canadian Importers and Exports Association (I.E. Canada)

Date:

Monday September 25th, 2017

Agenda:

8:00am to 8:30am: Registration and Breakfast

8:30am to 10:00am: Panel Discussion

10:00am: Adjournment and Networking

Location:

Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG)

East Tower, Bay Adelaide Centre,

22 Adelaide Street West, Suite 3400

Toronto, Ontario, M5H 4E3

Registration Fee:

PAAC Member: $55 +HST

Non-Member: $85 + HST

Students: $25 + HST

Register Here >>

At: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
When: Monday, September 25, 2017, 8:00 am – 10:00 am

A Roundtable Discussion on Housing Affordability: Should government be more or less involved?

Surging home prices. Fast-rising rents. Uncontrollable bidding wars. These all describe Canada’s hot real estate markets and prompted sweeping action by governments to support housing affordability.

First, there was the foreign buyers tax in British Columbia. Then, the Ontario Government announced its Fair Housing Plan to make housing more accessible for homebuyers and renters. The Federal Government also introduced measures to increase affordable housing investments across Canada with more announcements expected soon.

Should Government be more or less involved when it comes to affordable housing? What is the role of the private sector? What needs to happen moving forward to ensure Canadians have access and options for affordable housing? Join us as our guest panel explores these questions and others during our Roundtable discussion.

When: Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Where: The National Club, 303 Bay Street.

Confirmed Panelists:

  • Tim Hudak: CEO at Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA)
  • Harvey Cooper: Managing Director, Co-Op Housing Federation (Ontario Chapter)
  • Jim Murphy: CEO, The Federation of Rental-Housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO)
  • Kelly Harris: Vice-President, Corporate and Public Affairs, First Ontario Credit Union
  • Sylvia Patterson, Interim Executive Director, Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association

Moderator

  • Geoff Zochodene, Reporter, Financial Post

Event Agenda:

8:00am to 8:30am: Registration and Breakfast

8:30am to 10:00am: Panel Discussion

10:00am: Adjournment and Networking 

 

Register Here >>

At: The National Club
When: Thursday, October 12, 2017, 8:00 am – 10:00 am

The BC Chapter of the Public Affairs Association of Canada (PAAC-BC) invites you to a lunch-hour panel discussion with Elizabeth Cull, former NDP cabinet minister, Kevin Falcon, former BC Liberal cabinet minister, and Matt Toner, one of two deputy leaders of the BC Green party, as they break down what happened in the 2017 BC provincial election and lay out what’s next in provincial politics.

Panelists:

Elizabeth Cull is a Senior Associate with Hill+Knowlton Strategies and was the minister of health, finance minister and deputy premier in the NDP government of Mike Harcourt

Kevin Falcon is an Executive Vice President with Anthem Capital and was the minister of health, transportation and infrastructure, finance and deputy premier in the BC Liberal government of Gordon Campbell

Matt Toner is one of two deputy leaders of the BC Green party and an active member of Vancouver’s tech landscape.

Moderator: Tamara Little, Owner and Chief Client Advisor, Coast Communications and Public Affairs; President, BC Chapter of the Public Affairs Association of Canada

Platinum Sponsors: The Office of the Registrar of Lobbyists and Air Canada

Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Time: 11:45am – 1:30pm

Light lunch provided

Location: Hastings Room, Oceanic Plaza, 1035 West Pender, Vancouver

Registration fee:

PAAC Member: $25

Non-Member: $50

Student: $15

Register Here >>

 

At: Hastings Room, Oceanic Plaza
When: Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 11:45 am – 1:30 pm

Fall Speed Mentoring Event

On November 8th PAAC will host its second speed mentoring event for students and emerging professionals (our first event was a hit!). This is a unique opportunity to meet with a successful and diverse group of professionals working across the public affairs industry. Those currently working within the public affairs industry are also welcome to attend this event as an opportunity to network amongst peers.
Join us for dynamic discussions covering a variety of topics such as career path recommendations and moves, work-life balance, and experiential requirements to name but a few.

Mentors

David Arbuckle

David Arbuckle is currently the Manager of Strategic Public Policy, External Relations and Outcome Based Planning and Budgeting at the Region of Peel. Prior to joining the municipal sector, David served as Chief of Staff to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. His work experience also includes legislative and stakeholder relations within the Ontario Government in addition to private sector consulting in the areas of strategic communications, government relations and issues management.

Vanessa Dupuis

Vanessa is the Strategic and Operations Advisor to the Auditor
General of Ontario. In this role, Vanessa advises the Auditor General
on strategy for the Office, in response to inquiries, and for public
engagements and press conferences.

Prior to working for the Office of the Auditor General, Vanessa was
one of ten candidates selected from across Canada to participate in an
internship program at the Ontario Legislature. Her work experience
also includes eight years as an entrepreneur with her own sports
training business and summer employment positions in the sports
training field. These positions included her appointment to the
position of Manager and Interim General Manager of a $10 million
business. Vanessa’s management and training skills also led to her
appointment as Head Goalie Instructor for an International Men’s
Hockey Team training camp.

Stewart Kiff

Stewart Kiff advises his clients on important social, legal, economic and government questions. With nearly three decades of direct working experience in Ontario public affairs, Stewart previously worked as a daily newspaper reporter. Stewart is a founding board member of the Economic Club of Canada andhas also been an active volunteer with the Toronto Métis community and with numerous political campaigns. Stewart regularly writes and speaks about public affairs. His articles have been published in daily newspapers such as The Ottawa Citizen and Le Droit d’Ottawa and weeklies such as L’Express de Toronto.

Peter Landry

Peter is a skilled facilitator who has a deep understanding of how government works and how to affect public policy.  Having held senior roles in the civil service and politics, he oversees Enterprise’s government relations and research arms, using his unique insight to advise clients how public opinion can affect government policy.

Andrew Pask

Andrew is the Principal of AP Public Affairs. He has 30 years of public policy, campaign management and political experience gained while working as; a Special Assistant to a Cabinet Minister on Parliament Hill, an Assistant with Provincial Government Ministers and Members and Political Staff at Toronto City Hall. His private sector service includes being Manager of Municipal Affairs for Bell and as an Account Director of Public Affairs and Vice President of Municipal Affairs for Government Relations firms.

Justin Rangooni

Justin is a lawyer in the energy sector. After being called to the bar, Justin worked in the Ontario Government for the Ministers of Government Services and Energy.  He then entered the energy sector as a policy advisor with the Canadian Wind Energy Association and is currently serving as Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs for the Electricity Distributors Association.

Patrick Sackville

Patrick is the Policy & Government Relations Lead for the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, an association representing the interests of Ontario’s 80,000 professional engineers and more than 250,000 engineering graduates. Prior to this role, Patrick held a variety of policy and stakeholder relations positions at Queen’s Park. He currently sits on a number of regulatory and industry advisory committees and is a fellow of the London Institute. A campaign manager, political contributor on Newstalk1010, and a craft beer aficionado. His advice: don’t mix all three.

Michael Westcott

Michael’s experience has included work in the gaming, retail and consumer packaged goods industries. He has worked on political campaigns at the national level in Canada, as well as provincially in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and New Brunswick, and municipally in Toronto and Hamilton. Globally, he has worked on major projects in Australia and Trinidad and Tobago. Michael currently works with Rothmans, Benson & Hedges.

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Location: Samara Canada – 33 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto

Agenda

5:00pm – 5:30pm Registration and networking

5:30pm – 5:40pm Opening comments and introductions

5:40pm – 6:00pm Welcoming remarks from special guest speaker

6:00pm – 7:30pm Short discussions will be conducted on a rotational basis

7:30pm Closing comments and continued networking until 8:00

 

Members $25

Student Members $25

Non-Members $35

 

We Thank our In Kind Sponsor:

 

Register Here >>

At: Samara Canada
When: Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cannabis in Canada

Medical & Recreational: Policy, Patients and Retail

As Canada counts down to next year’s legalization of marijuana, policy progress and business plans are heating up in preparation for this controversial Liberal government promise. Join PAAC on November 15 for a special half-day event focusing on medical and recreational marijuana use.

We will begin the morning with a Keynote Address by Will Stewart, Managing Principal at Navigator where he will provide an overview on the current government, public and industry landscape as it relates to both medical and recreational cannabis.

Following the keynote address, we will then discuss how medical use of marijuana is a turning point for patients. This panel will assess, analyze and take audience questions on the impacts and implications of a post-legalization on medical marijuana patients, physicians, producers and government. Panelists include:

  • Philippe Lucas, Executive Director of the Canadian Medical Cannabis Council
  • Allan H. Malek, Executive Vice President and Chief Pharmacy Officer, Ontario Pharmacists Association 
  • Michael Verbora, MBA, MD, CCFP
    Medical Director, Canabo Medical Corp.
    Physician Lead, Toronto, Cannabinoid Medical Clinic Student Health, Seneca College
    D11 Treasurer, SGFP Rep. – Ontario Medical Association 
  • Janet Yale, CEO of the Arthritis Society
  • Jonathan Zaid, Executive Director & Founder, Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana
  • Moderator: Jessica Smith Cross, Editor, QP Briefing

From medical use, we’ll turn to recreational use of marijuana. What happens when a $9 billion industry becomes legal? Listen to and engage with a panel of experts in discussing how everything from taxation to retail will influence the future recreational market in Canada. Panelists include:

  • Cameron Bishop, Director of Government Affairs at Privateer Holdings/Tilray
  • Tony Coulston, Group Vice-President, Environics Research
  • Jean-François Crépault, Senior Policy Analyst, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Teresa Reguly, Partner, Tory’s LLP
  • Moderator: Ginny Movat, Senior Consultant, Crestview Strategy

Seating is limited for this engaging and topical event. Register early to secure your space.

 

Location:

Torys LLP, 79 Wellington St. W. 33rd Floor, Toronto

Agenda:

8:00 to 8:30 Breakfast

8:30 to 8:40 Welcome from PAAC President

8:40 to 9:00 Keynote address

9:00 to 10:15 Medical Marijuana Panel

10:15 to 10:30 Break

10:30 to 11:45 Recreational Marijuana Panel

11:45 to 12:00 Key takeaways & Closing Remarks

Registration Fee:

PAAC Member: $55 +HST

Non-Member: $85 + HST

Students: $25 + HST

Register Here >>

At: Torys LLP, 79 Wellington St. W. 33rd Floor, Toronto
When: Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

PAAC is pleased to present a breakfast conversation on November 29th with Chris Ballard, Ontario’s Minister of the Environment and Climate Change.  Minister Ballard was appointed to this position on July 31, 2017. With the challenge of implementing a number of key policies, including those under the Climate Change Action Plan and the Ontario Waste-Free Ontario Act. These actions cover a variety of policy areas across government, which adds further complexity to his role.

Key to the implementation of these policies will be communicating, both inside and outside government, the ministry’s objective and overarching motivation of the policies: to mitigate the impacts of climate change to our environment and economy.

Please join us as we discuss these important and timely topics with Minister Ballard, and get his insight as to how he intends to address these complex challenges.

We would like to thank the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) for their generous sponsorship in support of this event.

Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Location: Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) LLP , Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower, 22 Adelaide Street West, Suite 3400

Agenda:

7:30am – 8:00pm Arrival and Breakfast
8:00am – 9:00am Presentation with Q&A
9:00am – Adjournment

Registration Fee:

PAAC Member: $55 +HST
Non-Member: $85 + HST
Students: $25 + HST

Register Here >>

At: Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) LLP
When: Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Join the PAAC BC Chapter for our holiday social.

Catch up with friends or network with new people in the industry!

This is a free event – with appies and a drink ticket provided.

Date:    Monday, December 11, 2017

Time:    5:30 to 7:00PM

Location:  Lions Pub, 888 W Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6C 0A7

 

Register Here >>

At: Lions Pub
When: Monday, December 11, 2017, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 – 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Borden Ladner Gervais, 22 Adelaide Street West, Suite 3400, Toronto

The Public Affairs Association of Canada Annual General Meeting will be held Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. at the office of BLG, 22 Adelaide Street West, Suite 3400, Toronto

At the AGM, elections will be held to select the 2018 PAAC Board and Executive. Each year half of the positions on the PAAC Board (5 in total) are open for election. All PAAC members in good standing are entitled to run for one of the five (5) board positions. Nominations will be accepted from the floor.

AGENDA

1. Call to Order
2. Approval of Agenda
3. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting held December 13, 2016
4. Reports
4.1 President's Report - John Capobianco
4.2 Treasurer's Report - Paul Yeung
4.3 Events Report - Alex Greco / Jennifer Dent
4.4 Advocacy Report - Stephen Andrews
4.5 Membership Report - Harvey Cooper
5. Elections
5.1 Board of Directors
5.2 Executive Committee
6. Other Business
7. Adjournment

 

Register Here >>

At: Borden Ladner Gervais, 22 Adelaide Street West, Suite 3400, Toronto
When: Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

The year is almost over, but the holidays are upon us! Join your PAAC Board, Members and Guests for social networking while enjoying light appetizers and drinks at the renowned Cactus Club Café in the heart of downtown Toronto.

Where: The Cactus Club, First Canadian Place, 77 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5X 1C1

When: Tuesday, December 12th: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Why Attend?

  • Network with Senior-Level Public Affairs Professionals;
  • Meet your PAAC board for 2017-2018; and
  • Learn more about what the association has planned for 2018.

Tickets:

Members: No charge

Student Members: No Charge
Guests: $35.00
Non-Member Students $20.00

Register Here >>

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At: Cactus Club
When: Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The 2018 Ontario provincial election is shaping up to be one of the most significant in Ontario’s history given that many voters are looking for fresh ideas from all three political parties. Also important will be its impact on Toronto’s mayoral election set to take place in the Fall.

On Tuesday, January 30th, Greg Lyle, Managing Director of Innovative Research Group (IRG), will share pre-provincial election insights including:

  • What are the party brands?
  • Which issues matter to Ontarians?
  • How is the public opinion of party leaders changing and why?
  • How are the Leader images changing and why?
  • What’s the impact of advertising, social media and campaign events?

IRG correctly called the outcomes of some of the toughest elections in recent memory. Greg will draw on both Innovative latest survey research and his own extensive campaign expertise.

This event is your opportunity to get up to speed on the current provincial political landscape and to know the key questions to ask and issues to watch as the June 7 election approaches. Mingle over breakfast and network with public affairs professionals to kick-start your year!

Speaker: Greg LyleManaging Director of Innovative Research Group

Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Venue:  Borden Ladner Gervais LLP , Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower, 22 Adelaide Street West, Suite 3400

Agenda:

8:00 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 am: Presentation with Q&A
10:00 am: Adjournment

Registration Fee:

PAAC Member: $55 +HST

Non-Member: $85 + HST

Students: $25 + HST

At: Borden Ladner Gervais, 22 Adelaide Street West, Suite 3400, Toronto
When: Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Ontario’s Secretary of the Cabinet, Head of the Public Service and Clerk of the Executive Council

Transforming the Ontario Public Service for the Future”

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Agenda: Registration 7:30 am to 8:00 am

Presentation: 8:00 am to 9:30 am

Venue: Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) LLP,

Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower,

22 Adelaide Street West, Suite 3400

Registration Fee:

PAAC Member: $55 +HST

Non-Member: $85 + HST

Students: $25 + HST

Register Here >>

At: Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) LLP,
When: Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Notice of Annual Meeting – PAAC-BC

Monday, March 19, 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Hastings Room, Oceanic Plaza, 1035 West Pender, Vancouver

The Public Affairs Association of Canada BC Chapter (PAAC-BC) invites you to attend our 2018 annual meeting on Monday, March 19, 12:00 pm – 1 pm.

The PAAC-BC will provide a summary of its work in 2017 and hold a vote on a new chapter executive.

If you are a PAAC-BC member in good standing and would like to participate by serving on the chapter executive, we are accepting nominations for the below positions.

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer/Secretary
  • Events Co-Chairs (2 positions)
  • Membership Chair

Deadline is Monday March 5, 2018; however, nominations will also be taken at the AGM from the floor. Please email the following information to Tamara@coastcomms.ca if you are interested.

  • Name
  • Organization
  • Position being sought
  • Brief description of experience

A light lunch will be served.

Please register here >>

All PAAC-BC members are eligible to vote. To become a member please visit http://www.publicaffairs.ca/join-paac/sign-up-now.

For more information on PAAC-BC, please visit http://www.publicaffairs.ca/british-columbia-chapter-of-public-affairs-association-of-canada-paac-bc/.

At:
When: Monday, March 19, 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, for PAAC’s annual Queen’s Park
Reception. Network with fellow members and key provincial decision makers.

Attendance is free* to PAAC members who have renewed for 2018. Members may
bring one guest.

Date:

Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Venue:

Queen’s Park, Main Legislative Building, Committee Rooms 228 & 230

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. Registration

7:30 p.m. Reception Ends

Non Members $25 + hst

Register Here >> 

TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP >>Click Here >>

Note: You will be required to show current photo identification in order to enter the Legislative Building.

At:
When: Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Following the unprecedented Ontario PC leadership race that culminated with the election of Doug Ford as Ontario PC Leader, join PAAC for an exciting breakfast conversation on April 9 featuring three representatives from the various leadership campaigns.

The high-profile leadership race came together quickly – candidates rushed to deal with changes to the previous leader’s policy platform, internal party concerns, and the voting process itself.  How did the candidates tackle these challenges while also being mindful of the impending provincial election and other political parties?

Our panelists include:

  • Michael Diamond, Campaign Manager, Doug Ford Campaign
  • Jim Burnett, Deputy Campaign Manager, Christine Elliot Campaign
  • Melissa Lantsman, Head of Communications, Caroline Mulroney Campaign

Date:

April 9, 2018

Agenda:

Registration: 8:00 am to 8:30 am
Presentation: 8:30 am to 10:00 am

Venue:

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP,
Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower,
22 Adelaide Street West, Suite 3400

Event Fee:

PAAC Member: $55 +HST
Non-Member: $85 + HST
Students: $25 + HST

REGISTER NOW >>

At: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower
When: Monday, April 9, 2018, 8:00 am – 10:00 am

The Lobbyist Registration Act guides and regulates the activities of public affairs professionals in B.C. It is currently under review by the provincial government.

Changes to the Act could significantly impact the industry, from reporting activities to defining what is lobbying. The Public Affairs Association of Canada – BC Chapter (PAAC-BC) has submitted to the consultation on behalf of the broader membership but the individual experiences of active registrants are also valuable.

All B.C. registered lobbyists are encouraged to attend. This event is free, but registration is required.

Agenda includes:

  • A presentation by the Office of the Registrar of Lobbyists British Columbia on the Registrar’s report of November 2013;
  • PAAC BC’s submission on behalf of members; and
  • the opportunity for attendees to ask questions and discuss the proposed changes.

Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Time: 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Venue: Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

550 Burrard Street, Suite 2900, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 0A3

Thank you to our venue sponsor Fasken.

Register Here >>

At: Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
When: Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

 

Are you a student or emerging professional? On May 2, join PAAC for its semi-annual speed mentoring event! This is a unique opportunity to meet with successful senior professionals working across the public affairs industry. Those currently working in public affairs are also welcome to attend and network amongst peers.

Don’t miss dynamic discussions covering a variety of topics, including career path recommendations and moves, work-life balance, and experiential requirements to name but a few.

Mentors

Judy Dobbs
Director of Government Policy Stakeholder Relations
RBC

As Director of Government Policy and Stakeholder Relations for RBC, Judy Dobbs is a member of the Regulatory and Government Affairs team that ensures RBC has maximum flexibility to pursue enterprise and businesses’ strategic objectives within the governmental and regulatory environments in which RBC operates.  Prior to joining RBC Royal Bank, she worked in the Ontario government as Legislative Assistant to Charles Harnick, MPP Willowdale, and Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Native Affairs.  Responsibilities included issues management, legislative policy development, crisis management and community relations.

Kelly Harris
Vice-President, Corporate and Public Affairs
FirstOntario Credit Union

Kelly Harris is Vice-President, Corporate and Public Affairs at FirstOntario Credit Union.  Kelly engages government, regulators and stakeholders in developing a modern framework for credit union oversight. He has served as a Director on the Board of the Canadian Credit Union Association and as Regional Director, Government Relations at Central 1 Credit Union. Prior, Kelly held senior staff positions in the British Columbia Government and in Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition in Ontario.

Tamar Heisler
Director, Government and Industry Relations
Alectra Utilities

Tamar Heisler has over ten years of progressive experience working in energy and economic policy issues. She is currently the Director of Government and Industry Relations at the newly created Alectra Utilities. Tamar began her career in the Ontario Public Service working on economic development policy files at the Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs in 2006. She transitioned to increasingly senior political roles serving as a policy advisor to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and later, to the Minister of Energy.

Laura Hewitt
Assistant Vice-President
Government and Regulatory Affairs, Sun Life Financial

Laura Hewitt is the Assistant Vice-President of Government and Regulatory Affairs at Sun Life Financial. Laura is a seasoned public affairs professional with over ten years of experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Prior to joining Sun Life, Laura lead the government relations, corporate outreach and communications team at Export Development Canada, a federal crown corporation responsible for supporting Canada’s exporters. She has also held positions of increasing seniority with the Government of Ontario, the Government of Canada and in the non-profit sector, in a variety of subject matter areas.

Jane Hilderman
Executive Director
Samara Canada

Jane Hilderman is the Executive Director of Samara Canada, a nonpartisan charity that works to strengthen Canada’s democracy to better serve Canadians. Jane joined Samara after working on Parliament Hill. Jane is also a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, which seeks “to make Canada better known to Canadians and the world.”

Rob McEwan
Senior VP
Argyle PR

Rob leads the Health & Wellness Team at Argyle Public Relationships. With almost 20 years of agency-based healthcare communications experience, Rob believes effective communications are contagious and based on personal relationships. He interacts with health reporters and both patient and physician associations on a daily basis. He provides a variety of communications skill sets to his healthy roster of clients including; strategic planning, issues management, advocacy counsel, media relations, stakeholder relations and both patient and health care professional engagement recommendations.

Elizabeth Wagdin
Vice President and General Manager
Global Public Affairs Toronto

Elizabeth has been working with clients over the past 10 years in a variety of sectors to advise and execute public affairs strategies, meeting programs and lobby days at Queen’s Park and Parliament Hill.  Elizabeth also executes stakeholder engagement programs. Prior to joining Global, Elizabeth worked with the Toronto District School Board as Constituency Assistant for the Trustee of Etobicoke-Lakeshore where she planned community events and fundraisers in the ward.

Date:
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Location:
Samara Canada – 33 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto
Agenda:

5:00pm – 5:15pm Registration
5:15pm – 5:30pm Opening comments and introductions
5:30pm – 7:00pm Short discussions will be conducted on a rotational basis
7:00pm – 7:15pm Closing comments
7:15pm – 8:00pm Networking

Members $25 + HST
Student Members $25 + HST
Non-Members $35 + HST

We Thank our In Kind Sponsor: 
At: Samara Canada
When: Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Keeping Democracies Democratic:

The role of online platforms in influencing public opinion

The rise of online platforms has forever changed the world’s political processes. They have created unparalleled access to politicians by creating direct channels for discourse, caused wide-spread news circulation and enabled social movements.

But what role do online platforms play in ensuring ‘fake news’ do not spread and that citizens receive unbiased information to be able to make informed political decisions? Who are the actors controlling what we see online? What protections exist to ensure our lawful use of data?

Join us for a panel discussion as we consider some of the most challenging and topical issues influencing democracy at every level of government.

Moderator:

Cristina Onosé MA, CIPP/C, Director, Government Relations, Canadian Marketing Association

Panel Guests:

    • Dave Fleet, EVP and National Practice Lead, Digital at Edelman PR
    • Tim Harper, Freelance to the Toronto Star (“With elections looming, Canada cannot be complacent on policing social media” Toronto Star, April 17, 2018 – See story here)
    • Sanjay Khanna, Director and Futurist, Whitespace Legal Collab Baker and McKenzie LLP
    • Adam Radwanski, Globe and Mail (“Nine early signs of how Facebook ads are being used in Ontario’s election” Globe and Mail, April 19, 2018– See story here)

You Will Learn:

  • Impact of online media on shaping Canadians’ political views
  • Role of online platforms in mitigating the risks of fake news
  • Laws governing personal information with respect to political parties
  • Societal impacts of social media on journalism
 

Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Agenda: Registration 8:30 am to 9:00 am

Presentation: 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Venue: Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) LLP,

Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower,

22 Adelaide Street West, Suite 3400

Registration Fee:

PAAC Member: $55 +HST

Non-Member: $85 + HST

Students: $25 + HST

Register Here >>

At:
When: Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Post Ontario Election Analysis

featuring the Campaign Managers from the major Ontario political parties

Join the Public Affairs Association of Canada (PAAC) on June 20th for a special off the record post-election breakfast panel and get exclusive insights from the campaign managers of the major provincial election campaigns:

  • Michael Balagus, Campaign Manager, Andrea Horwath Campaign
  • Kory Teneycke, Campaign Manager, Doug Ford Campaign
  • David Herle, Campaign Manager, Kathleen Wynne Campaign

Moderator:
Marieke Walsh, Queen’s Park Correspondent,  iPolitics

WHY ATTEND?

This panel will take you behind the scenes of the major provincial election campaigns. Hear from the campaign managers of each of the three-party leaders and get answers to your questions about why the election unfolded the way it did, and what it means for Ontario politics going forward. You’ll also network with other political strategists and public affairs professionals.

Space is limited. Be sure to register ASAP as you won’t want to miss this exciting event!

Date:
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Location:
Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG)
East Tower, Bay Adelaide Centre
22 Adelaide Street West
Suite #3400
Toronto, Ontario, M5H 4E3

Registration Fee:
PAAC Member: $55 +HST Non-Member: $85 + HST
Students: $25 + HST

Agenda:
8:00am to 8:30am: Breakfast/Registration
8:30am to 10:00am: Panel Discussion

P.S. Also on June 20th, join your PAAC Board, Members and Guests for our annual summer social at the classic Le Select Bistro (432 Wellington Street West) from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Light appetizers and drinks will be served. Free parking at the back of the restaurant.

Register Here >>

At:
When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Summer is around the corner and patio season is just beginning. After a busy spring on the political front, join your PAAC Board, fellow members and guests for social networking at the chic Le Select Bistro. Light appetizers and drinks will be served.

Where

Le Select Bistro,432 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON

When: 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Tickets:

Members: No charge

Student Members: No Charge

Guests: $35.00

Non-Member Students $20.00

Register Here >>

Public Affairs Association of Canada

Lois Marsh – Managing Director

lois@publicaffairs.ca | 416-214-7837 | www.publicaffairs.ca

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At: Le Sélect Bistro
When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm


Women in Public Affairs (WIPA) Relaunch
featuring an evening Q&A with Sevaun Palvetzian, CEO of CivicAction

Join the Public Affairs Association of Canada (PAAC) on September 25th for the exciting relaunch of its Women in Public Affairs (WIPA) series.

The event will feature a thought-provoking Q&A with CivicAction CEO, Sevaun Palvetzian, which will focus on the importance of civic engagement and building leadership experience. We anticipate a fun, engaging, and a fresh take on how we can encourage more women to get involved in the future of their communities, with public affairs being one important way of doing that.

One of Canada’s leading experts on civic engagement, Ms. Palvetzian has been CEO of CivicAction since January 2014. Under her leadership, CivicAction has focused on building inclusive cities with the launch of the CivicAction Leadership Foundation to change the face of leadership in our region and initiatives focused on youth unemployment and mental health in the workplace which level the playing field of opportunity and access. Throughout her career, Sevaun has advocated for new voices at the tables of influence including championing the next generation of leaders.


Moderator:
Amanda Galbraith joins Ms. Palvetzian in this discussion in the role of moderator. Ms. Galbraith is a Principal at Navigator, and has more than fifteen years of communications experience having worked in the federal and municipal government, the private sector, on political campaigns, and as a journalist. Prior to joining Navigator, Ms. Galbraith was Director of Communications to the Mayor Toronto.

WHY ATTEND?
As in most industries, women, though well-represented in the lower and middle echelons of the public affairs world, are under-represented in top posts. There are some incredibly successful and inspirational women at the upper echelons of public affairs, but many more who aspire to get there and struggle to achieve it.

For a decade, PAAC has profiled numerous successful women in public affairs in candid conversation with our members and guests.

Building on the success of these events and carefully listening to feedback from its members, PAAC is pleased to relaunch WIPA, with a clear focus on delivering events and discussions that go beyond the regular topics and encourage participation from women at any stage in her career.

With WIPA, PAAC is committed to create an opportunity for women across the industry to come together in an informal setting, to share experiences, ideas and explore how we can work together to build a more diverse and representative public affairs industry.

Space is limited. Be sure to register ASAP to avoid missing out on this exciting event!

Date:
September 25, 2018

Location:
The Samara Centre for Democracy – 33 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto

Registration Fee:
$25 per person + HST

Agenda:
5:30pm to 6:00pm: Refreshments/Registration
6:00pm to 7:00pm: Q&A and with Sevaun Palvetzian and Amanda Galbraith
7:00pm – 7:30pm:  Networking

Register Here >>

We Thank our In-Kind Sponsor:

 

At:
When: Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 

Overview:

The political landscape in Canada is changing. Party lines are no longer clearly defined, elections are increasingly unpredictable, and the noise is harder to cut through than ever before. For public affairs practitioners, our jobs have become more challenging, as we seek to navigate fake news, new regulations, competing interests, budget constraints, and new technologies. Join PAAC and hear directly from leading experts who will share strategies, tactics, and best practices to help you navigate your way to success.

Date and Time:

Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Time: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Location: Borden Ladner Gervais, Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower, 22 Adelaide Street West, Suite 3400

Registration Type 2018 Rates
Student $100.00 (CAD) + HST
Member – Early Bird – Ends September 7, 2018 $325.00 (CAD) + HST
Non-Member – Early Bird – Ends September 7, 2018 $425.00 (CAD) + HST
Member Regular $375.00 (CAD) + HST
Non-Member Regular $475.00 (CAD) + HST
CPRS/CSAE/GRIC Member $375.00 (CAD) + HST
Award of Distinction – Luncheon Only $100.00 (CAD) + HST

Agenda:

Time Activity

8:30am

Registration

9:00am

Breakfast with the Lobbying Commissioners: Exploring the evolving regulatory landscape in Canada

Speakers:
Nancy Belanger – Lobbying Commissioner of Canada
J. David Wake – Integrity Commission – Province of Ontario
Cristina De Caprio – Lobbyist Registrar – City of Toronto

10:00am Keynote #1

One Term Wonder? The Chances for a second Trudeau Government

Speaker: 

Greg Lyle, Managing Director of Innovative Research Group

10:45am Refreshment Break
11:00am Session 2: Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Breakout #1:

Achieving Results in an Evolving Association Lobbying Landscape

Lobbying on behalf of associations takes into account many considerations. They include balancing members views, considering the evolving trends within a sector or subsectors and conducting evidence-based research to support your public policy arguments. Three panelists will share their insights on this topic that is relevant to public affairs professionals who lobby for associations

Speakers:

Harvey Cooper – Managing Director – Co-op Housing Federation of Canada, Ontario Region

Amanda MacKenzie – Manager, Government Relations – Ontario Dental Association

Breakout #2:

From the Outside Looking In: Helping Clients Achieve their Public Affairs Goals

Public affairs consultants work with clients in varying capacities, whether it’s working together with an internal public affairs team, directly with a corporate executive team, or as a vendor in a corporate culture that’s new to government relations. Ensuring consultant work is responsive and aligned with internal goals and decision-making are integral to the success of consultants. Three panelists will share their perspectives and learnings on navigating different corporate cultures and structures to best work towards public affairs objectives.

Speakers:

Brianna Ames, Director of Public Affairs at Coca-Cola Canada

Joanne Pitkin – Account Director at Argyle Public Relationships & Advisory Board Member – Canadian Advocacy Network

12:00pm Award of Distinction Luncheon and Keynote Address – David Agnew – President – Seneca College

With extensive experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors, David Agnew became the fifth president of Seneca in July 2009.

Under his leadership, Seneca has experienced record growth in enrolment and expanded its offerings in both undergraduate and graduate programs. One of the largest colleges in Canada, Seneca is growing its applied research, broadening international and corporate partnerships, investing in capital expansion and adopting an innovative academic direction to increase experiential, cross-disciplinary and flexible learning opportunities.

Mr. Agnew was Secretary to the Cabinet and head of the public service in the Government of Ontario, Canada from 1992 to 1995 after serving as Principal Secretary to the Premier. In 1995, he led the Public-Private Partnerships Project and was seconded to Massey College at the University of Toronto where he was a Senior Resident.

He was the President and CEO of UNICEF Canada, the first head of the organization recruited from outside the international development sector. As Principal for the consulting firm Digital 4Sight, he led the firm’s global research initiative on Governance in the Digital Economy, an exploration of the impact of technology on government and democracy. In the co-operative sector, he was the Executive Vice-President and Corporate Secretary for the Credit Union Central of Ontario. Mr. Agnew was the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments, the national dispute resolution service for consumers and small businesses.Mr. Agnew’s working life started in high school as a newspaper reporter in Toronto and he continued his journalism career in St. John’s, Ottawa and Edmonton. He was the gold medallist when he graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland with a B.A. in political science. Following his studies, he was a Parliamentary Intern at the House of Commons of Canada.

Mr. Agnew is on the Board of Directors for Polytechnics Canada and Colleges and Institutes Canada. He is the past chair of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Colleges Ontario. He also serves on numerous other boards and committees, including the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC), the Council on Foreign Relations’ Higher Education Working Group on Global Issues, Sichuan University’s International Advisory Board, CivicAction Steering Committee, ventureLAB’s Board of Directors and Canadian Ditchley Foundation Advisory Board. He is a former member of the federal government’s Science, Technology and Innovation Council, a former director of the Empire Club of Canada and has served on the campaign cabinets of the United Way in Toronto and Peel.

In 2012, Mr. Agnew received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his service to the community.

2:00 pm Concurrent Workshop Power Sessions Part 1 (Choose 1)

Power Session #1:

Engaging Your Membership on Government Consultations:

Challenges and Best Practices

The government relations team of an industry association has an important role to play in helping member companies remain complaint with the law and stay up to date on regulatory developments. Members also expect their association to advocate and lobby the government on their behalf. This session seeks to identify best practices and challenges associated with associations engaging members in their advocacy efforts, while also looking at best practices in consulting with government.

Workshop Leader:

Scott Smith – Director, Intellectual Property and innovation Policy, Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Power Session #2:

Going on the Offensive: Tools and tactics to create a Proactive Government Relations Strategy

Grassroots lobbying enables the public to reach legislature and make a difference in the government’s decision-making process. Today, the use of digital platforms such as social media has only enhanced the public’s ability to affect change from the grassroots. Companies and associations across the country are taking advantage of a grassroots lobbying strategy to advocate for different issues and stakeholders. This session seeks to outline how to create a successful and proactive government relations strategy for your firm.

Workshop Leader:

Leslie Noble – Principal – StrategyCorp

Power Session #3:

Spreading yourself Thin: Effectively utilizing resources to manage media, political parties, and the public perception from Coast-to-Coast-to-Coast

Simply put, organizations with interests in multiple jurisdictions represents a considerable challenge. With finite human and financial resources, organizations of all sizes need to find ways to get the most bang for their buck, while not sacrificing the outcomes of what they are trying to achieve. Learn about the tools and tactics for how organizations can effectively maximize their efforts across vast landscapes, varying political and public interests, and a diverse population set.

Workshop Leader:

Lauren van den Berg
National Vice President, Government Affairs
Restaurants Canada

Power Session #4:

Harnessing Social Media and Public Relations to Enhance Your Government Relations Efforts

When Marshall McLuhan suggested that “the medium is the message”, he most likely wasn’t referring to tweets and Facebook messages; but his words still ring true today. How we get our messaging across can be just as important as the message itself. As public affairs practitioners develop campaigns and approaches to government and the public, it is important to know the most effective tactics to ensure the message is received.  This session will further explore the role of social media in government relations, and identify key points to consider when putting together your next campaign.


Workshop Leader:

Michael Edwards – Digital & Creative – Sussex Adrenaline

2:45 pm Concurrent Workshop Power Sessions Part 2 (Choose 1)

Power Session #1:

Engaging Your Membership on Government Consultations:

Challenges and Best Practices

The government relations team of an industry association has an important role to play in helping member companies remain complaint with the law and stay up to date on regulatory developments. Members also expect their association to advocate and lobby the government on their behalf. This session seeks to identify best practices and challenges associated with associations engaging members in their advocacy efforts, while also looking at best practices in consulting with government.

Workshop Leader:

Scott Smith – Director, Intellectual Property and innovation Policy, Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Power Session #2:

Going on the Offensive: Tools and tactics to create a Proactive Government Relations Strategy

Grassroots lobbying enables the public to reach legislature and make a difference in the government’s decision-making process. Today, the use of digital platforms such as social media has only enhanced the public’s ability to affect change from the grassroots. Companies and associations across the country are taking advantage of a grassroots lobbying strategy to advocate for different issues and stakeholders. This session seeks to outline how to create a successful and proactive government relations strategy for your organization.

Workshop Leader:

Leslie Noble – Principal – StrategyCorp

Power Session #3:

Spreading yourself Thin: Effectively utilizing resources to manage media, political parties, and the public perception from Coast-to-Coast-to-Coast

Simply put, organizations with interests in multiple jurisdictions represents a considerable challenge. With finite human and financial resources, organizations of all sizes need to find ways to get the most bang for their buck, while not sacrificing the outcomes of what they are trying to achieve. Learn about the tools and tactics for how organizations can effectively maximize their efforts across vast landscapes, varying political and public interests, and a diverse population set.

Power Session #4:

Harnessing Social Media and Public Relations to Enhance Your Government Relations Efforts

When Marshall McLuhan suggested that “the medium is the message”, he most likely wasn’t referring to tweets and Facebook messages; but his words still ring true today. How we get our messaging across can be just as important as the message itself. As public affairs practitioners develop campaigns and approaches to government and the public, it is important to know the most effective tactics to ensure the message is received.  This session will further explore the role of social media in government relations, and identify key points to consider when putting together your next campaign.

Workshop Leader:

Michael Edwards – Digital & Creative – Sussex Adrenaline

3:30 pm Refreshment Break
3:45 pm Keynote #3: Fireside Chat with Former Minister Chris Ballard: A Recollection of Time Served in Office and a Forecast of What is to Come

Chris Ballard has been a journalist, a public affairs practitioner, a business owner, a town councillor, a member of provincial parliament and a cabinet minister. He’s taught college for new Canadians in Toronto, built businesses in Canada’s far north with Indigenous communities, and has canoed and hiked more kilometres of remote Canada than he can remember.

Among his proudest accomplishments is a couple of terms as President of the Public Affairs Association of Canada, where he escaped with an Honorary Life Membership. He’s even prouder of being married for 34 years to Audrey, his partner-in-adventure, and being dad to three great young adults.

Throughout all his jobs, the common thread of success for Chris is one of strong communication and inter-personal skills. He’s a natural storyteller. Although he’s an introvert, Chris really likes working with people. He’s excited by the success of those around him. His management motto? “Hire people smarter than you. Define what success looks like. Get out of their way.” Chris loves chess. He hates to lose. If he had one, his personal motto might be “jump off the cliff with the confidence that you can sew a parachute on the way down.”

As a newly-minted MPP for Newmarket-Aurora, Chris was quickly promoted to Cabinet and brought in legislation to better protect Ontario renters, launched Ontario’s Basic Income Pilot Project, oversaw Ontario’s reintegration into the Western Climate Initiative and the launch of Cap and Trade with Quebec and California. He oversaw the launch of the multi-billion-dollar Green Ontario Fund, the reduction of sulphur dioxide emissions

(first time since 1974), and the implementation of a trust fund with First Nations to (finally!) begin cleaning up the mercury-ladened English-Wabigoon River System in northern Ontario. He was a member of the government’s Treasury Board and a passel of Legislative Assembly committees.

And now Chris is running for mayor in his hometown of Aurora.

Stay tuned.

4:30 pm Closing Session – Pundits and Pints – A (NEW) PAAC Tradition 

An early start to the President’s Reception, our pundit panel will explore all things public affairs, including avoiding fake news, drastic policy shifts, operating in 24/7 news cycle, cutting through the increased noise, reduced internal resources, and much more! Hear directly from the people who write the pieces you rely on to do your job, all while enjoying a beverage of choice!Speakers:

Robert Benzie – Queen’s Park Bureau Chief – Toronto Star
Robyn Urback – Columnist/Producer – CBC News

5:30pm PAAC President’s Reception

 

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At: Borden Ladner Gervais, 22 Adelaide Street West, Suite 3400, Toronto
When: Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm


Member Only – MPP Networking Reception  (October 24th)

As you are likely aware, the Fall sitting of the Ontario legislature is now well underway with many high profile issues and policy topics covered in the news and discussed in offices across the province. Building relationships and seeking external insights to inform your strategies is key to working with officials and stakeholders.

As such, to support your efforts in getting to know newer MPPs at Queen’s Park, PAAC and the Canadian Club Toronto (CCT) are co-hosting a member only informal reception in downtown Toronto on October 24th.

Both PAAC and the CCT have a history and passion to connect Ontarians with leading officials from across the public affairs spectrum. Our events allow members such as yourself to engage with officials on key topics of the day, to share ideas, to debate issues, and to inspire greatness in our province.

This non-partisan reception is on Wednesday, October 24th, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Gardiner Museum, a short walk north of Queen’s Park. Appetizers and beverages will be available. To purchase tickets:

Visit the CCT website via this link and use the code in the email sent to all members. 

On behalf of the PAAC Board, we look forward to seeing you at this very special evening. Space is limited, so please purchase your tickets today.

At: Gardiner Museum
When: Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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When: Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Fall Speed Mentoring Event

Are you a student or emerging professional? On November 13, join PAAC for its speed mentoring event! This is a unique opportunity to meet with successful senior professionals working across the public affairs industry. Those currently working in public affairs are also welcome to attend and network amongst peers.

Don’t miss dynamic discussions covering a variety of topics, including career path recommendations and moves, work-life balance, and experiential requirements to name but a few.

Mentors:

Brett James, Principal, Sussex Strategy Group

Brett James has been an owner and principal of Sussex Strategy Group since 2000. Brett provides clients with strategic counsel on major business issues, informed and intelligent guidance on their government interaction and communications advice to leverage public opinion on issues affected by
government decisions. Brett is responsible for the firm’s federal government relations practice, its strategic communications business and coordinates its provincial GR outside of Ontario. Brett is well-known in business and media circles for his thoughtful guidance and positioning of complicated issues leading to better business, policy and political outcomes.

Daniel Malik, VP, Policy and Stakeholder Relations, Toronto Finance International

Daniel Malik is Vice President, Policy & Stakeholder Relations for Toronto Finance International (TFI). TFI is a public-private partnership between Canada’s three levels of government, the financial services sector and academia. TFI’s mission is to lead collective action that drives the competitiveness and growth of Toronto’s financial sector and establishes its prominence as a leading international financial centre. Prior to TFI, Daniel served as a Senior Policy Advisor to the Ontario Minister of Finance and as an economist in the Federal-Provincial Relations Group at the Ontario Ministry of Finance.

Ginny Roth, National Practice Lead, Government Relations, Crestview Strategy

Ginny Roth is National Practice Lead for Government Relations at Crestview Strategy’s, a public affairs agency. Prior to joining the Crestview team, Ginny worked at Queen’s Park and as a party organizer for the Ontario PC Party. At Crestview, Ginny acts as the lead consultant for both national trade organizations and corporate clients with a specific focus on servicing clients in the disruptive economy space helping them navigate the regulatory and legislative challenges that exist with new market entry. She has appeared as a panelist and contributor on television and radio commenting on a wide range of political issues for CTV, CityTV and other media outlets.

Alexandria Shannon, Director, Business to Government Products, QP Briefing

Alexandria’s experience in multi-national  GR environments facing increasingly strict regulations helped prepare her for her current role as a B2G Director. In addition to working in a contentious FMCG GR climate, Alexandria spent a considerable time in Brussels, working with both private and public organizations including the European Commission and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Her specializations include stakeholder relations, Canada – EU political and economic development, deriving data driven insights, implementing change management practices and policy creation.

Amelia (Amy) Swanson, Senior Manager, Government Relations, YMCA of Greater Toronto

Amelia (Amy) Swanson is the YMCA of Greater Toronto’s Senior Manager, Government Relations, and provides support to capital development and operations throughout the Association. Involved with the YMCA since her early years, she currently includes in her portfolio: relationship development and stewardship with officials at all levels of government, support for the Y GTA’s strategic plan including the 10-in-10 capital campaign, advocacy, election planning and execution while also supporting the leadership team in their various external relations roles.

Prior to joining the YMCA of Greater Toronto, Amy worked in politics for eight years serving a number of Cabinet Ministers as Director of Operations, Senior Policy Advisor and Caucus Relations liaison. Amy also worked in Public Affairs and as an international teacher in Thailand and Colombia.

Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Location: Samara Canada – 33 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto

Agenda:

5:00pm – 5:30pm Registration and Networking

5:30pm – 5:40pm Opening comments and introductions

5:40pm – 7:00pm Short discussions will be conducted on a rotational basis

7:00pm – 7:45pm Closing comments and continued networking

Registration Fee:

Members $25 1+ HST

Non-Members $35 + HST

Student Members $25 + HST

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At: Samara Canada, 33 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto
When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Announcing a new speaker and the youngest ever elected councillor in Delta Dylan Kruger. Dylan will be joining our panel to discuss the most recent municipal campaign; talk youth involvement in politics; and share some advice as a first time candidate
The election dust has settled and the new Councillors and Mayors have sworn-in to their positions. Join PAAC-BC for an in-depth review of the 2018 municipal elections: the campaigns, views from the doorstep, voter perceptions, and wider trends. We will also discuss what we could expect for the next four years across Metro Vancouver.
Panellists:
  • Mario Canseco, President of Research Co.
  • Shauna Sylvester, independent candidate in the 2018 Vancouver Mayoral election
  • Dylan Kruger,  Delta City Councillor

Moderator:

  • Kim Haakstad, President, PAAC-BC
Discussion on changes to the lobbying rules in B.C. in 2019
During the event, PAAC-BC will also provide a brief update of recent lobbying changes announced last month that will likely be in effect in 2019. PAAC-BC submitted to the consultation and will provide input into the development of the regulations. Before doing that, we want to hear from members.
Event Location: BrainStation, 455 Granville St #400, Vancouver (1st Floor Event Space)
Thank you to BrainStation for participating as a venue sponsor for this event!
Time and Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 11a.m. to 1p.m.
 
Cost (includes lunch):
PAAC-BC members: $10
Non-members: $35
Students: $25
At: BrainStation
When: Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The year is almost over, but the holidays are upon us! Join your PAAC Board, Members and Guests for social networking while enjoying light appetizers and drinks at the Shore Club.
Where: The Shore Club, 155 Wellington Street West, Toronto, ON
When:  Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Time:   5:30pm to 7:30pm
Tickets:
Members: No charge
Student Members: No Charge
Guests: $35.00
Non-Member Students $20.00
At: The Shore Club
When: Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Public Affairs Association of Canada Annual General Meeting will be held Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. at the office of BLG, 22 Adelaide Street West, Suite 3400, Toronto

At the AGM, elections will be held to select the 2019 PAAC Board and Executive.  Each year half of the positions on the PAAC Board (5 in total) are open for election.  All PAAC members in good standing are entitled to run for one of the five (5) board positions.  Nominations will be accepted from the floor.

AGENDA

Thursday, December 13, 2018 – 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Borden Ladner Gervais, 22 Adelaide Street West, Suite 3400, Toronto

1.  Call to Order                                                                                                                   

2.  Approval of Agenda                                                                                            

3.  Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting held December 12, 2017

4.  Reports

4.1   President’s Report – John Capobianco

4.2  Treasurer’s Report – Paul Yeung

4.3   Events Report – Alex Greco / Jennifer Dent

4.4    Advocacy Report – Stephen Andrews

4.5   Membership Report – Harvey Cooper

5.  Elections

5.1    Board of Directors

5.2    Executive Committee

6.  Other Business

7.  Adjournment

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PAAC AGM 2018 Proxy Form >>

At: Borden Ladner Gervais, 22 Adelaide Street West, Suite 3400, Toronto
When: Thursday, December 13, 2018, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

PAAC presents
Women in Public Affairs: Dine & Discuss

In 2019, Women in Public Affairs (WIPA) will continue to shape strategies, lead their teams and drive industry performance in their respected roles as senior leaders.

On February 7th, PAAC is hosting an exclusive WIPA networking event for 16 incredible, highly accomplished women to dine and discuss topics related to our careers and profession.

We invite you to connect with women in senior role (at least 15 years) in an intimate dinner setting for robust discussion around emerging ideas and shared experiences, as well as where the future of our profession.

WIPA Dine & Discuss
Winterlicious at La Societe
131 Bloor Street West
Thursday, February 7th
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

$100 per person

To request an invitation, please email our Managing Director, Lois Marsh at lois@publicaffairs.ca. PAAC is pleased to bring together public affairs practitioners at all career stages, and values facilitating informal discussions based on shared experiences and tenure.

Space is limited so please reply at your earliest convenience.

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When: Thursday, February 7, 2019, - Friday, February 8, 2019, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

On Friday, February 8, 2019, PAAC-BC will be hosting a seminar in Vancouver on the implications of British Columbia’s Bill 54 (“Lobbyists Registration Amendment Act”) and Yukon’s Bill 23 (“Lobbyists Registration Act”).

The seminar will explore the impacts of Bill 23 and Bill 54 on both in-house lobbyists and consultant lobbyists. It will also provide an overview of enforcement activity and highlight a number of compliance best practices. At the conclusion of the seminar, both speakers will be available to answer one-on-one questions.

The seminar is being co-hosted and sponsored by Fasken.

Speakers:

Guy W. Giorno:

Guy previously served as Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and as Chief of Staff to Ontario Premier Mike Harris. Guy is widely recognized as Canada’s leading expert in lobbying law, having testified on the subject before a number of parliamentary and legislative committees. He currently serves as the Integrity Commissioner for 30 municipalities in Ontario, including the City of Brampton and the Regional Municipality of Durham. Guy is based in Fasken’s Ottawa office. He advises clients in all areas of political law, including in the areas of lobbying, conflicts of interest, campaign finance, anti-bribery and corruption, whistleblowing and procurement integrity.

Kyle M. Morrow:

Kyle has been active in provincial and federal politics for over a decade. He has volunteered on election campaigns in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Nova Scotia. He also previously volunteered in the Office of the Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. Kyle is based in Fasken’s Calgary office. He advises clients in all areas of political law, including in the areas of lobbying, conflicts of interest, campaign finance, anti-bribery and corruption, whistleblowing and procurement integrity.

Location: Fasken, 550 Burrard St Suite 2900, Vancouver, BC V6C 0A3

Time: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (Lunch will be provided)

Members: free
Non Members: $10

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When: Friday, February 8, 2019, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Statistical inferences guide our decision making. The qualitative attitudes captured by distinct polling result in quantitative measures. As public affairs professionals, we rely on these tools to take the calculated risks required to succeed.

The Innovative Research Group will once again arm us with these tools as we spearhead 2019 initiatives. On February 11th, Greg Lyle will impart his exclusive findings to us in what has become an annual tradition at PAAC.

Topics of discussion include insights into the federal election, with a full analysis of how all three party leaders are faring in the lead up to this year’s election.

Shifting to provincial politics, Greg will comment on the threat-opportunity dichotomy facing the Ontario Premier and his offices, and will provide deep insights on Alberta’s election and how this cycle will set the tone for October.

Sure to be on the slate, Greg will also comment on how the Carbon Tax and Climate Change more broadly rank on the long list of potential voter issues.

Stay tuned as well for Greg’s views on how the increasing role of populism will shape political narratives in 2019 and beyond.

Registration Fee:

PAAC Member: $55 +HST
Non-Member: $85 + HST
Students: $25 + HST

Schedule:

Registration 8:00AM – 8:30AM
Presentation + Q&A: 8:30AM – 10:00AM
Networking: 10:00AM – 11:00AM

Venue:

Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) LLP,
Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower,
22 Adelaide Street West, Suite 3400

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At: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
When: Monday, February 11, 2019, 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Member Interest Stream: Communications & Public Affairs

Members Only Event

A new government relations engagement increasingly requires a robust communications and stakeholder engagement strategy. Ensuring that the public facing communications strategy aligns with the approach of key decision makers is important to drive winning outcomes for contentious issues. This includes files that affect consumers, or stories that have vocal stakeholder groups in opposition.

PAAC invites you to the first Tools and Tactics for 2019 event where Dan will describe his strategic approach to the file, how the approach sought to mitigate risk and maximize opportunity, while introducing a new brand to a new marketplace.

Speaker:

Dan Moulton, Senior Consultant at Crestview Strategy successfully led the national engagement for Lyft as it prepared to launch in its first international market in the city of Toronto.

Date:
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Schedule:
Registration: 5:00pm
Presentation + Q&A: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Networking: 6:30pm

Venue: 
Tory’s LLP
79 Wellington Street West
TD South Tower, 33rd floor
Toronto, ON M5K 1N2

Registration Fee:
PAAC Members $55 + hst
Student Members $25 + hst

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At: Torys LLP, 79 Wellington St. W. 33rd Floor, Toronto
When: Thursday, March 21, 2019, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Yesterday’s tabling of the 122 measure budget in the midst of an Alberta writ drop and the cancellation of the judicial committee undoubtedly set the tone for the 2019 general election.

With commentary coming from both the public and private sectors, there is much to fiscally dissect and analyze in the context of a tumultuous political climate. Multiple economists are arguing that the contents will not make Canada more competitive. Others are arguing that investments promised will help many Canadians.

On Tuesday March 26, the PAAC post-budget panel will take a deep dive into the niche measures that will undoubtedly affect GR and PA professionals and their clients. Join us as our panel discusses these initiatives and provides insight into the cost-benefit analysis of this year’s budget in a period of political flux.

Budget Highlights
• In fall Economic Update, Federal Government projected a $19.6 Billion deficit. $19.8 Billion deficit now projected in 2019 budget
• Feds expecting an additional 40,000 new home buyer’s YoY due to incentives
• $24 Million over five years to combat money laundering
• Maximum of $3.9 Billion put against supply-management farmers
• $145 Million over five years dedicated to advancing cyber security
• $1.2 Billion over five years for strengthened border enforcement strategy
• $705.4 Billion in Federal Debt

Panelists:
  • Kate Harrison, Partner, Summa Strategies
  • Amanda Galbraith, Principal, Navigator
  • Michael Hatch, AVP, Canadian Credit Union Association
  • Cory Mulvihill, Lead Executive, Policy & Public Affairs, MaRS 
Moderator:
  • Geoff Zochodne, Journalist, Financial Post

Date:

March 26, 2019

Venue:

Borden Ladner Gervais

22 Adelaide Street West, Suite 3400

Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower

Toronto, Ontario

Schedule:

8:00am – 8:30am Registration and Breakfast

8:30am – 9:45am Panel Discussion

9:45am – 10:00am Audience Q&A

10:00am – 10:30am Networking

Registration Fee:

PAAC Member: $55 +HST

Non-Member: $85 + HST

Students: $25 + HST

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At: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
When: Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 8:00 am – 10:30 am

 

In 2019, Women in Public Affairs (WIPA) will continue to shape strategies, lead their teams and drive industry performance in their respected roles as senior leaders.

What better day to announce our second WIPA: Dine and Discuss networking event than International Women’s Day?

Due to the incredible level of interest and feedback, PAAC is hosting a second exclusive WIPA networking event for 14 incredible, highly accomplished women to dine and discuss topics related to their careers and profession.

We invite you to connect with women in senior roles (at least 15 years) in an intimate dinner setting for robust discussions around emerging ideas and shared experiences, as well as the future of our profession.

WIPA Dine & Discuss

Cibo Wine Bar

133 Yorkville Avenue

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

5:30 to 8:30

$100 per person

To request an invitation, please email our Managing Director, Lois Marsh at lois@publicaffairs.ca. PAAC is pleased to bring together public affairs practitioners at all career stages, and values facilitating informal discussions among our members and guests based on shared experiences and tenure.

Space is limited so please reply at your earliest convenience.

Stay tuned for our next WIPA event – it will be announced soon, and you won’t to miss it!

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When: Thursday, April 4, 2019, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Are you a student or emerging professional? Join PAAC for its semi-annual speed mentoring event! This is a unique opportunity to meet with successful senior professionals working across the public affairs industry. Those currently working in public affairs are also welcome to attend and network amongst peers.

Don’t miss dynamic discussions covering a variety of topics, including career path recommendations and moves, work-life balance, and experiential requirements to name but a few.

Mentors:

Kris Barnier
Vice President, Government Relations
Genworth Canada

Kris is Genworth Canada’s Vice President of Government Relations. Genworth Canada is our country’s largest private sector provider of mortgage default insurance, a mandatory product for buyers who purchase a home with a down payment of less than 20%.  Kris joined the Company in 2012.

Prior to joining the Company, he served in the Office of the Leader of the Opposition of Ontario.  He has held senior Government Relations and Policy roles with the Toronto Board of Trade and Canadian Automobile Association.  He has also served in the offices of the Premier of Ontario, Minister of Finance and Deputy Premier of Ontario, and the Office of the Attorney General/Minister of Aboriginal Affairs of Ontario.

He serves as Vice-President of the Mortgage and Title Insurance Industry Association of Canada and is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce, where he also serves as Chair of its Government Relations Committee.

Michael Diamond
Campaign Strategist and Political Commentator
Upstream Strategy Group

Michael Diamond is a campaign strategist and political commentator. He has worked on over twenty political campaigns in five provinces. A specialist in grassroots engagement, Michael has helped leverage the power of stakeholders for well-known clients in Canada, the US, and Australia. Michael has been a senior adviser to politicians and political parties across Canada, including the provincial Progressive Conservative Party in Manitoba. He served as the Director of Operations to Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in 2010, when he co-chaired the “get out the vote” effort. Michael served as campaign manager for Doug Ford’s successful 2018 Progressive Conservative Party leadership bid. This leadership race was the highest membership participation race in the party’s history. He was the 2018 Progressive Conservative Campaign Director for the general election.

Michael is a regular contributor to Canadian media, where he offers his insights on politics and culture. Michael understands what it takes to win – both in political war rooms, and in the kitchen, where he enjoys being an amateur chef.

Michelle Eaton
Vice President, Communications and Government Relations
Ontario Chamber of Commerce

A communications and public affairs professional for close to 15 years, Michelle Eaton joined the OCC team in 2018 as Vice President of Communications and Government Relations.

Michelle brings extensive leadership experience from both the public and private sectors. She has provided strategic direction, vision, and advice on communications and public affairs strategies to executives in multinational Fortune 500 Companies as well as senior federal cabinet ministers.

Jerry J. Khouri
Vice President
Pathway Group

Jerry has over 25 years in public and private experience.

He served six cabinet Ministers at the Ontario Government including Director of Policy for International Trade, Environment, and as Senior Advisor to Finance/Treasury Board and Attorney General.  In addition, Jerry has worked many years in international business development and strategy.

He is a business development and policy professional with experience and knowledge in public policy, government relations, economic development, international law, trade and political risk. He has a strong network and relations with a variety of associations as well as global organizations. One of his key focus is preparing businesses to have a global mindset.

Phil Gillies
Executive Director
Ontario Construction Consortium

Phil Gillies is a former MPP for Brantford, and a former Minister of Skills Development and Youth for the Province of Ontario.  His career in public policy, strategy and communications has spanned four decades.  In 2014 Phil was Manager of Policy for the John Tory mayoralty campaign in Toronto.  At Mayor Tory’s request, in 2015 Phil served as Secretary of the Mayor’s Task Force on Toronto Community Housing.

Phil has been a commentator on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning and on Newstalk 1010, and is a guest columnist in the Toronto Star, Toronto Sun and the Hamilton Spectator.

Mr. Gillies is Executive Director of the Ontario Construction Consortium and a Senior Associate at Enterprise, a national public affairs firm based in Toronto.

Michelle Saunders
Vice President, Provincial Affairs and Sustainability
Food & Consumer Products of Canada

Michelle Saunders is the Vice-President of Provincial Affairs and Sustainability at Food & Consumer Products of Canada.  With more than 15 years offering strategic government relations guidance to the business community, and on-the ground advocacy at all levels of government, Michelle brings with her a unique perspective on advocacy which builds on her background in politics.  Prior to her work in trade associations she spent five years at Queen’s Park, in the offices of a number of Cabinet Ministers and the office of the Premier.  Michelle is on numerous Boards of Directors and is an active volunteer, providing pro bono government relations and advocacy advice to disability and accessibility organizations.

Chris M. Rougier
Partner and Accounts Director
MPH Agency

Chris has been Account Director at MPH Agency since early 2015 and is responsible for strategy, project direction and execution for all of its Canadian and US clients.

Working in close collaboration with non-for-profit and political clients, Chris has been involved in direct mail, voter contact and data management for more than 12 years. He has become an expert in profiling and targeting potential supporters and donors for fundraising.

Prior to joining MPH Agency, Chris has worked with all levels of government, both in Canada and internationally. He has worked with the Conservative Party of Canada and over 40 municipal and provincial election campaigns across Canada. Chris has worked on federal elections in Australia and the UK, and worked on the 2012 Florida Primary and played a key role on the Presidential National Support Team. Most recently, Chris was National Campaign Manager for the highly-publicized and ground-breaking Kevin O’Leary Leadership Campaign.

He has worked with clients such as True North Initiative, GBF Community Services, the Conservative Party of Canada, Ontario PC Party, and United Conservative Party.

Tejal N. Shah
Chief of Political and Economic Affairs
U.S. Consulate General Toronto

Tejal N. Shahis the Political-Economic Chief at the Consulate General in Toronto.  As an economic-coned officer with the State Department, she has over 16 years of experience working on the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and international organizations.  Previously, Tejal served in Washington as a Program Officer for Refugee Admissions to the United States from Europe and the Middle East; an advisor to the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation; a Special Assistant to the State Department’s Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and Environment supporting the G7 and Middle East economic engagement; the Senior Egypt Desk Officer; a Legislative Fellow to former Colorado Senator Udall; and an energy officer for the International Energy Agency and Asia region.  She has served overseas in Bangkok (consular and cultural affairs officer) and New Delhi (economic officer).

Tejal holds an MA in International Relations and Development and Transition Economics from the Johns Hopkins University.  She is proficient in Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Hindi, and Gujarati languages.  A native of Dallas-Fort Worth, her parents and siblings reside in the north Texas area.

Jim Williamson
Senior Manager, External Affairs – Ontario
Takeda Canada

Jim has worked 18 years in the innovative biopharmaceutical sector with the last 12 focused in government and stakeholder relations, market access and health policy. Prior to joining Takeda Canada in 2006, Jim spent 10 years at Pfizer Canada. Before joining the pharmaceutical industry, Jim served as a senior political staffer in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario and in a number of management roles in the Ministry of Community and Social Services and Regional Municipality of Niagara.

When not at work or somewhere on the QEW between Toronto and Niagara, Jim can usually be found on his bike, at the gym or on the rink playing a high level of beer league hockey!

Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Location: Samara Canada – 33 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto

Agenda:

5:00pm – 5:30pm Registration and Networking

5:30pm – 5:40pm Opening comments and introductions

5:00pm – 7:00pm Short discussions will be conducted on a rotational basis

7:00pm – 7:45pm Closing comments and continued networking

Registration Fee:

Members $10 + HST

Non-Members $25 + HST

Student Members $10 + HST

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We Thank our In Kind Sponsor:

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When: Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 5:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Ontario Legislature, MPPs, public affairs professionals, fascinating conversations, food and drink! That’s right, the annual Queen’s Park Reception is almost here! Anyone who’s ever attended knows that this is an event not to be missed. Join PAAC for another memorable evening and a tremendous opportunity to network with MPPs, key provincial officials,
staff and your fellow PAAC members.

Attendance is complimentary to PAAC members who have renewed for 2019.
Members may bring one guest.

Note: You will be required to show current government photo identification in order to enter the Legislative Building.

Date:

Monday, May 13, 2019

Venue:

Queen’s Park, Main Legislative Building, Committee Rooms 228 & 230

Agenda:

5:00 p.m. Registration

7:30 p.m. Reception Ends

Non Members $25 + hst

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At: Queen’s Park Main Legislative Building
When: Monday, May 13, 2019, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the Public Affairs Association of Canada (PAAC) on Thursday, May 30th for our next event in the Women in Public Affairs (WIPA) series – The Politics of Public Affairs.

WHY ATTEND?

Our esteemed panel will share their thoughts on how they manage and excel in their work as public affairs practitioners with the job as political pundits on TV, radio and online. This is not an easy balance, especially as the tone of the political rhetoric becomes more heightened leading up to the federal election, and social media continues to be a volatile platform for these debates.

Tiffany Gooch, Kim Wright, and Ginny Roth will share their experiences and lessons learned, and what motivates them to take on these challenging roles in the public eye while achieving results for their clients regarding policy issues on all three levels of government.

The event will feature an insightful Q&A with three leading public affairs experts who also take on the role of political pundits:

Moderator:

Nam Kiwanuka

Nam Kiwanuka is a multi-platform journalist and the new host of The Agenda in the Summer. She has hosted magazine shows for the NBA and CFL and was a MuchMusic VJ. She has worked with CNN and BET and was a columnist for the BBC’s Focus on Africa magazine.

In 2012, Ms. Kiwanuka gave a Tedx talk called ‘The Power of One’ and spoke of the impact we all possess in changing another’s life for the better. She has been an Ambassador for the Canadian Red Cross and in 2008, she was honoured to be named by Chatelaine Magazine as one of ’80 Canadian Women to Watch’.

Panelists:

Tiffany Gooch – Consultant, Enterprise Canada

A skilled consensus builder, creative political strategist, and talented event manager with a tremendous mind for logistics, Tiffany’s work centers on government relations and public affairs campaigns. Her experience in strategic communications planning, with a practical approach to digital media and a natural, decisive leadership style make her the ideal calm in a storm during a crisis situation. Prior to Enterprise, Tiffany worked extensively in the provincial government in Ontario. Tiffany is often called upon as a speaker and moderator for civic roundtables in the Toronto area, consulting with numerous political campaigns, social enterprises and not-for-profit organizations on strategic communications, fundraising and business planning. Tiffany is a political opinion columnist for the Toronto Star and has writing published in the Globe and Mail, Metro News, and CBC.

Ginny Roth- National Practice Lead for Government Relations, Crestview Strategy

Prior to joining the Crestview team, Ginny worked at Queen’s Park and as party organizer for the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario. At Crestview Ginny acts as the lead consultant for both national trade organizations and corporate clients with a specific focus on servicing clients in the disruptive economy space helping them navigate the regulatory and legislative challenges that exist with new market entry. Ginny holds a Combined Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Contemporary Studies from the University of King’s College in Nova Scotia. She has appeared as a panelist and contributor on television and radio commenting on a wide range of political issues for CTV, CityTV and other media outlets.

Kim Wright – Principal, Wright Strategies

Leveraging her deep knowledge of politics and public affairs, Kim Wright recently founded Wright Strategies. Since 2005, Kim has engaged in public affairs campaigns across Canada and with each order of government, providing strategic counsel to a wide range of national and international clients. Kim is best known for providing public affairs support at the municipal level. Kim’s expertise is not limited to one level of government—she has been involved in politics at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels since 1990. Prior to her career in public affairs, she spent several years at Queen’s Park with the NDP Caucus providing political and legislative counsel. In addition, she served as Executive Assistant to two Toronto District School Board Trustees. Kim is a frequent media commentator on political issues. She regularly appears on CP24, CityTV, AM 640, Global News, Toronto Star, National Post Radio, and the CBC.

ABOUT WIPA:

For a decade, PAAC has profiled numerous successful women in public affairs in candid conversation with our members and guests.

With WIPA, PAAC is committed to create an opportunity for women across the industry to come together in an informal setting, to share experiences, ideas and explore how we can work together to build a more diverse and representative public affairs industry.

Space is limited. Be sure to register ASAP to avoid missing out on this exciting event.

Date:

Thursday May 30th, 2019

Location:

Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) LLP

Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower,

22 Adelaide Street West, Suite 3400

Registration Fee:

$40 per person + HST

Agenda:

5:30pm to 6:00pm: Refreshments/Registration

6:00pm to 7:00pm: Moderated Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A

7:00pm to 7:30pm: Networking

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When: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

PAAC’s 1st Annual Golf Tournament

Proudly announcing the launch of our first annual golf tournament, as part of our commitment to bringing you a wealth of networking and development opportunities in 2019!

Join us on June 11! We are inviting PAAC members and non-members to join us at the prestigious Lionhead Golf Club for a full day of healthy competition.

Public Affairs professionals will team up with each other for 18 holes and compete for golf supremacy within the public affairs community. Included is a BBQ Buffet and an award ceremony to wrap up the day.

If you have never played golf, or are a novice – do not worry! We welcome both avid golfers, and newbies looking to learn the game and practice their swing. There will also be many networking opportunities with likeminded men and women at the tournament.

Proceeds from this event will directly contribute to PAAC’s mandate and mission to support high achieving students aspiring to join the public affairs profession.

Details:
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Registration: 7:00am to 7:30am
Shotgun Start: 8:00am
BBQ Lunch to follow.
Cost: $150.00 + HST

Location:
Lionhead Golf Club
8525 Mississauga Road
Brampton, ON L6Y 0C1

If you are interested in partnership and sponsorship opportunities for this event, please contact Alex Greco at alex.greco@cme-mec.ca.

REGISTER HERE>>>

We would like to thank our trophy sponsor

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When: Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 7:00 am – 7:30 pm
Still waiting for summer? Yes, so are we! Here’s a call to Mother Nature for better weather: we’re announcing our annual Summer Social!
Join your PAAC Board, fellow members and guests for social networking at the chic Le Select Bistro.
Light appetizers and drinks on us. You deserve it!
Where: 
Le Select Bistro, 432 Wellington Street West, Toronto, ON
When: 
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Tickets:
Members: No charge
Student Members: No Charge
Guests: $35.00
Non-Member Students $20.00
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When: Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

We released a new block of tickets this morning due to overwhelming demand. These are the last tickets that will be made available because of venue capacity. We encourage you to register early! We look forward to a great event.

One of the most popular topics in our industry is Bill 54, the Lobbyists Transparency Act. These pending changes will change our current government relations policies and day-to-day reporting as we know it.

Michael McEvoy, Registrar of Lobbyists for B.C., will present an update on the implementation strategy for the Act, and host a Q&A session. This is your chance to ask any questions you have on the road ahead!

Lobbyists should start to familiarize themselves now with the upcoming changes, and prepare for the new requirements. We hope to see you there!

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019

Time: 11:45-1p.m.

Location:  Pyatt Hall, VSO School of Music, 843 Seymour Street, Vancouver V6B 3L4

Price (includes lunch): 

PAAC Members – $15

Non-members – $25

Already have a question for the Registrar? Email us at PAAC-BC@publicaffairs.ca so we can include it at the event.

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When: Thursday, June 27, 2019, 11:45 am – 1:00 pm