Why join paac?

Events & Programs

Member Pricing

Member-exclusive rates to monthly seminars conferences and workshops. Student membership discounts continue one year after graduation.

Variety of topics

Get the latest on trending issues including provincial and federal elections, cannabis legislation, climate change, fake news, career development, media relations, and more.

Guest Speakers

Guest speakers include: current and former government officials, leading public opinion researchers, prominent media figures, subject matter experts, key media from major urban dailies.

Member-only social events

Exclusive members-only networking opportunities to exchange ideas, build knowledge, explore leadership opportunities and network with senior members in the field of public affairs.

Annual Conference

Join industry experts at our leading public affairs event - network, participate in workshops, and discuss trending issues and how they impact the future of our industry.

Ministerial Series

Members get an exclusive opportunity to ask questions and hear the latest from various Ministers at the provincial (ON, BC etc.) and federal levels.

Guest Speakers

Guest speakers include: current and former government officials, leading public opinion researchers, prominent media figures, subject matter experts, key media from major urban dailies.

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Member Discounts

PoliTraQ Advocacy Management Platform

PoliTraQ is the all-in-one Advocacy Management Platform for government relations - helping you manage campaigns, measure your progress, and Track Your Advocacy Impact.

Discount Levels:
- 40% for annual plans
- 25% for quarterly plans
- 15% for monthly plans
Queen's Park Observer — your Pink Palace playbook for navigating Ontario politics, policy and people. QP Observer is the most-read daily newsletter at Queen's Park, covering everything from the biggest headlines of the day to the nitty-gritty of policymaking, and tracking everything from exclusive drama on the 2022 campaign trail to crucial staff moves, legislative debates, committee proceedings and events. Plus, fun stuff like MPP and staff birthdays.

25% off annual subscriptions
15% off monthly subscriptions

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The Hill Times' reporters break exclusive news stories that delve deep into Canada's federal political world-from the backrooms, to Cabinet, and to caucus meetings. They bring readers the news they need in order to understand political shifts and to navigate their work with and around government. They also cover Parliament Hill and federal politics and government like a community.

10% for annual digital subscription



Leading forum for representing concerns of those working in public affairs to different government bodies


Authoritative voice on rules and regulations governing lobbyist registration and reporting requirements in Ontario, BC and federally across Canada


Member views are presented to various government committees on proposed changes to lobbying law at the federal, provincial and municipal level


  • Connect, share ideas, and build your professional relationship with some of Canada's top public affairs professionals at exclusive PAAC events
  • Membership directory helps you connect easily with other members
  • Explore and find your next career opportunity through our job board

Professional Development

  • Opportunity to be featured in People in Public Affairs (PIPA) member spotlight publication
  • Annual Women in Public Affairs (WIPA) Salon featuring leading public affairs professionals sharing insights and discussion on career journeys and development
  • Priority access to our mentorship program for young professionals
  • Opportunity to join any organizing committee (i.e. event planning, membership, marketing, advocacy or sponsorship)
  • Have your content (select blogs, white-papers, etc.) featured in the monthly newsletter and on PAAC's social media


Monthly newsletter keeps our members informed of the latest industry news, member updates and upcoming PAAC events

Looking to hire someone? Advertise on our 'Careers' webpage.