Why Join PAAC?

Explore the many benefits of PAAC membership… it’s an invaluable tool for exchanging ideas, knowledge building, leadership opportunities and networking alike in the field of public affairs!

Events & Programs

  • Member pricing for monthly seminars, conferences and workshops. Students receive membership discounts which continue one year after graduation to support them as young professionals.
  • Events feature a variety of topics of interest for public affairs professionals, including: government affairs, public relations, media relations, issues management, trend analysis, policy development, strategic planning, audience or constituency relations, communications, and marketing
  • Guest speakers include: Senior Cabinet Ministers, municipal councillors, leading public opinion researchers, social media experts, and key media from major urban dailies
  • Complimentary member-only social events provide exclusive networking opportunities
  • Annual Conference ‘Art & Science of Public Affairs’ consistently rated as one of the best in the country!
  • Ministerial Series events provide an exclusive opportunity to hear the latest from various ministers from Ontario (Queen’s Park), British Columbia and the Federal government.

Advocacy

  • Leading forum for representing concerns of those working in public affairs to different government bodies
  • Authoritative voice on rules and regulations governing lobbyist registration and reporting requirements in Ontario, BC and federally across Canada
  • Presenting member views to various government committees on proposed changes to lobbying law at the federal, as well as key provincial and municipal levels

Networking

  • Connect, share ideas, and build your professional network with some of Canada’s top public affairs professionals at exclusive PAAC events
  • Membership directory helps you connect easily with other members

Professional Development

  • Opportunity to be featured in People in Public Affairs (PIPA) member spotlight publication
  • Annual Women in Public Affairs (WIPA) Salon featuring leading women public affairs professionals sharing insights into career development
  • Exclusive member-only access to our mentorship program for young professionals
  • Opportunity to join any organizing committees (i.e. event planning, membership, marketing, advocacy, or sponsorship)
  • Have your content (select blogs, whitepapers, etc.) featured in the monthly newsletter and on PAAC’s social media

Publications

  • Monthly newsletter keeps you informed of the latest industry news, member updates and upcoming PAAC events
  • Looking to hire someone? Advertise on our ‘Careers’ webpage!

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