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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.

Upcoming events

How to start a career in Public Affairs/Government Relations

October 19, 2021
via Zoom
Join PAAC Ontario on Tuesday, October 19 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM for a free event on how to start a career in public affairs/government relations. From 5 to 6PM, meet fellow public affairs professionals and meet our esteemed panelists in virtual breakout networking sessions!
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Annual Update from the Federal, Ontario and City of Toronto Lobbying Commissioners

September 22, 2021
Via Zoom
What are the latest regulatory developments you should be aware of as a public affairs professional? Our upcoming Public Affairs Association of Canada (PAAC)Ontario webinar is an opportunity for you to ask questions and hear from the Toronto, Ontario, and Federal lobbying commissioners on relevant regulatory lobbying matters. The Lobby Commissioners will also be providing an annual update at this PAAC Ontario event.
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Annual Update from the Federal, Ontario and City of Toronto Lobbying Commissioners

September 22, 2021
Via Zoom

What are the latest regulatory developments you should be aware of as a public affairs professional? Our upcoming Public Affairs Association of Canada (PAAC)Ontario webinar is an opportunity for you to ask questions and hear from the Toronto, Ontario, and Federal lobbying commissioners on relevant regulatory lobbying matters. The Lobby Commissioners will also be providing an annual update at this PAAC Ontario event.

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How to start a career in Public Affairs/Government Relations

October 19, 2021
via Zoom

Join PAAC Ontario on Tuesday, October 19 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM for a free event on how to start a career in public affairs/government relations. From 5 to 6PM, meet fellow public affairs professionals and meet our esteemed panelists in virtual breakout networking sessions!

Learn more

Annual Update from the Federal, Ontario and City of Toronto Lobbying Commissioners

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Via Zoom

What are the latest regulatory developments you should be aware of as a public affairs professional? Our upcoming Public Affairs Association of Canada (PAAC)Ontario webinar is an opportunity for you to ask questions and hear from the Toronto, Ontario, and Federal lobbying commissioners on relevant regulatory lobbying matters. The Lobby Commissioners will also be providing an annual update at this PAAC Ontario event.

Learn more

How to start a career in Public Affairs/Government Relations

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
via Zoom

Join PAAC Ontario on Tuesday, October 19 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM for a free event on how to start a career in public affairs/government relations. From 5 to 6PM, meet fellow public affairs professionals and meet our esteemed panelists in virtual breakout networking sessions!

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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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