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The Public Affairs Association of Canada (PAAC) is a national, not-for-profit organization founded in 1984. Our principle objective is to help public affairs professionals succeed in their work by providing them with forums for professional development, the exchange of new ideas and networking.

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PAAC Webinar: Life After COVID: Canada’s Energy Policy in Light of COVID-19

May 27, 2020

Join us on May 27 to discuss what repercussions a weakened energy industry will have for the Canadian economy and how the government may re-shape Canada's energy policy.

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PAAC Webinar: Life After COVID: Canada’s Energy Policy in Light of COVID-19

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Join us on May 27 to discuss what repercussions a weakened energy industry will have for the Canadian economy and how the government may re-shape Canada's energy policy.

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Latest updates

President's Message

March 31, 2020

A message to our members from Ryan J. Eickmeier

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Why privacy will be a key public policy issue for the Trudeau government — and what it means for Canada’s future

November 15, 2019

Canada’s emerging leadership in tech will be best fortified with policies that enable companies to be innovative and competitive on the global stage, while effectively protecting the privacy of Canadians.

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Perrin Beatty, 2019 PAAC Award of Distinction recipient: his inspiring speech at the annual conference

October 16, 2019

Job One for the New Government: Finding Canada’s Place in an Unfamiliar World

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PAAC Celebrates 35 with New Website!

July 25, 2019

PAAC Celebrates 35 with New Website!

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PAAC Advocacy Alert – City of Toronto Lobbying Bylaw

April 4, 2019

On Wednesday February 10, 2016, PAAC President John Capobianco and Advocacy Committee Chair Steve Andrews will be presenting PAAC’s submission to the City of Toronto in respect of proposed changes to the City’s lobbying By-Law.

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Ryan J. Eickmeier

President

Ryan is the Chief Executive Officer of Helping Hands Daycare, where he strategically leads all aspects of the organization, including government relations.

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