WHAT IS PAAC?

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.

Upcoming events

Creating Effective Lobby Days in a Virtual Environment

April 23, 2021
via Zoom
Join the Public Affairs Association of Canada (Ontario Chapter) on Friday, April 23 from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm for our upcoming event on Creating effective lobby days in a virtual environment.
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PAAC Presents Coast to Coast: Speed Networking for Public Affairs Professionals

May 4, 2021
Via Zoom
Please join the Public Affairs Association of Canada on May 4th for cross-Canada speed networking.
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PAAC Alberta Seminar - Preparing for a Federal Election

April 20, 2021
Via Zoom, Link will be sent in your registration confirmation.
PAAC Alberta Seminar - Preparing for a Federal Election: What Lobbyists and Lobbying Firms Need to Know About the Canada Elections Act, the Lobbying Act and the Lobbyists’ Code of Conduct.
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PAAC Alberta Seminar - Preparing for a Federal Election

April 20, 2021
Via Zoom, Link will be sent in your registration confirmation.

PAAC Alberta Seminar - Preparing for a Federal Election: What Lobbyists and Lobbying Firms Need to Know About the Canada Elections Act, the Lobbying Act and the Lobbyists’ Code of Conduct.

Learn more

Creating Effective Lobby Days in a Virtual Environment

April 23, 2021
via Zoom

Join the Public Affairs Association of Canada (Ontario Chapter) on Friday, April 23 from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm for our upcoming event on Creating effective lobby days in a virtual environment.

Learn more

PAAC Presents Coast to Coast: Speed Networking for Public Affairs Professionals

May 4, 2021
Via Zoom

Please join the Public Affairs Association of Canada on May 4th for cross-Canada speed networking.

Learn more

PAAC Alberta Seminar - Preparing for a Federal Election

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Via Zoom, Link will be sent in your registration confirmation.

PAAC Alberta Seminar - Preparing for a Federal Election: What Lobbyists and Lobbying Firms Need to Know About the Canada Elections Act, the Lobbying Act and the Lobbyists’ Code of Conduct.

Learn more

Creating Effective Lobby Days in a Virtual Environment

Friday, April 23, 2021
via Zoom

Join the Public Affairs Association of Canada (Ontario Chapter) on Friday, April 23 from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm for our upcoming event on Creating effective lobby days in a virtual environment.

Learn more

PAAC Presents Coast to Coast: Speed Networking for Public Affairs Professionals

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Via Zoom

Please join the Public Affairs Association of Canada on May 4th for cross-Canada speed networking.

Learn more
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Latest updates

A Year of COVID-19: What Have Communicators Learned and What's Next

April 8, 2021

Communicators have had a year of dealing with the uncertainties and rapid-fire developments brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The experience has been a crash-course in crisis preparation and management. How can we use what we've learned to create better communications strategies moving forward?

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Capobianco: Municipal lobbyist registries needed in Ontario

November 19, 2020

In this op-ed, past PAAC President John Capobianco, with support from PAAC Ontario, addresses municipal lobbying registries and acknowledges the value of lobbying as an important part of public policy.

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PAAC Ontario Letter to Commissioner Wake - Interpretation Bulletin September 10, 2020

September 28, 2020

PAAC Ontario Letter to Commissioner Wake - Interpretation Bulletin September 10, 2020

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PIPA showcases highly accomplished, current PAAC members and highlights their role within the larger industry community.  By emphasizing shared experiences and best practices, the PIPA stories help practitioners benefit from the knowledge of peers while fostering new connections.

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