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

2020 Public Affairs Outlook Event with Greg Lyle

January 23, 2020
Torys LLP, 79 Wellington Street West, 33rd Floor Toronto, ON M5K 1N2

2019 was a year with many twists and turns in Canadian politics. Many key issues in the news have affected us as public affairs professionals and our respective organizations and/or clients.

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PAAC Ontario Chapter - Inaugural Annual Meeting of the Members

January 27, 2020
Borden Ladner Gervais, 22 Adelaide Street West, Suite 3400, Toronto

With the successful launch of Chapters in Alberta and BC, this event will serve as the first official meeting of the PAAC Ontario Chapter, and its inaugural Annual Meeting of the members.

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Spotlight on Alberta Politics Breakfast with Paul McLoughlin

February 6, 2020
Edmonton Inn & Conference Centre

Connecting with the provincial government is complicated. Understanding how policy decisions are made is critical. Join us for a conversation about policy priorities and engaging effectively with the Government of Alberta in 2020.

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Tools & Tactics Event with Dennis Matthews

February 10, 2020
Torys LLP, 79 Wellington Street West, 33rd Floor Toronto, ON M5K 1N2

On February 10, join Dennis Matthews, Enterprise Vice President, Marketing and Communications, for our first Tools and Tactics event of 2020.

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2020 Public Affairs Outlook Event with Greg Lyle

Thursday, January 23, 2020
Torys LLP, 79 Wellington Street West, 33rd Floor Toronto, ON M5K 1N2

2019 was a year with many twists and turns in Canadian politics. Many key issues in the news have affected us as public affairs professionals and our respective organizations and/or clients.

Learn more

PAAC Ontario Chapter - Inaugural Annual Meeting of the Members

Monday, January 27, 2020
Borden Ladner Gervais, 22 Adelaide Street West, Suite 3400, Toronto

With the successful launch of Chapters in Alberta and BC, this event will serve as the first official meeting of the PAAC Ontario Chapter, and its inaugural Annual Meeting of the members.

Learn more

Spotlight on Alberta Politics Breakfast with Paul McLoughlin

Thursday, February 6, 2020
Edmonton Inn & Conference Centre

Connecting with the provincial government is complicated. Understanding how policy decisions are made is critical. Join us for a conversation about policy priorities and engaging effectively with the Government of Alberta in 2020.

Learn more

Tools & Tactics Event with Dennis Matthews

Monday, February 10, 2020
Torys LLP, 79 Wellington Street West, 33rd Floor Toronto, ON M5K 1N2

On February 10, join Dennis Matthews, Enterprise Vice President, Marketing and Communications, for our first Tools and Tactics event of 2020.

Learn more
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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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October 16, 2019

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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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The Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics Presents a Report on the Statutory Review of the Lobbying Act

April 4, 2019

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Ryan is the Executive Director of the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC), a volunteer led not-for profit association that provides the voice for organized snowmobiling in the Province of Ontario.

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