The Public Affairs Association of Canada (PAAC) is a national, not-for-profit organization founded in 1984. Our principal 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.
PAAC’s growing membership represents a cross-section of the many disciplines involved in public affairs including policy development, government relations, lobbying, communications, opinion research and public relations. Our members come from both the private and public sectors, in areas such as industrial and financial companies, crown corporations, consulting firms, small business, ministries and municipalities, PR organizations, trade associations, educational institutions, law and accounting firms.
The events we offer range from full professional development conferences to tools and techniques sessions and high-profile speakers. We also publish a comprehensive newsletter featuring the latest PAAC and industry news, as well as online job postings from across the country.To suggest future events or learn more about the chapter, please email PAAC-Alberta@publicaffairs.ca.
PAAC Alberta Chapter Executive
Taleesha Thorogood – PAAC Alberta Chapter President
Erika Barootes – Vice President
Carmen Wyton – Secretary/Treasurer
Pascal Ryffel – Membership Chair
Bronte Valk - Event Chair North
Council of Canadian Innovators
Kelly McTaggart - Event Chair South
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
Members at Large
Argyle Public Relations
University of Alberta
Canadian Strategy Group
Alberta Barley Commission and Alberta Wheat Commission
Railway Association of Canada