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

Fall Speed Mentoring Event

November 7, 2019
Samara Canada 33 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto

Are you a student or emerging professional? On November 7 join PAAC for its speed mentoring event! This is a unique opportunity to meet with successful senior professionals working across the public affairs industry. Those currently working in public affairs are also welcome to attend and network amongst peers.

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Advocacy and the Political Process: Effective Strategies for Real Impact

November 18, 2019

How do organizations and groups successfully impact the political process and attract media attention?

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Fall Speed Mentoring Event

Thursday, November 7, 2019
Samara Canada 33 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto

Are you a student or emerging professional? On November 7 join PAAC for its speed mentoring event! This is a unique opportunity to meet with successful senior professionals working across the public affairs industry. Those currently working in public affairs are also welcome to attend and network amongst peers.

Learn more

Advocacy and the Political Process: Effective Strategies for Real Impact

Monday, November 18, 2019

How do organizations and groups successfully impact the political process and attract media attention?

Learn more
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Latest updates

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

April 4, 2019

Government Relations Institute of Canada Press Release, May 14, 2012

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Restrictions for Consultant-Lobbyists: Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010

April 4, 2019

Effective Jan. 1, 2011, certain public sector organizations are prohibited from using public funds to hire external (or consultant) lobbyists.

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Ryan J. Eickmeier

President

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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