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
Senior Business Advisor, Fasken
Erika Barootes – Vice President
Carmen Wyton – Secretary/Treasurer
Michael Hogan – Communications Chair
Shayne Saskiw – Recruitment Chair
Melissa Caouette – Events Chair
Bronte Valk - Event Chair
Members at Large
Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta
Carla Putnam Kerr
On Site Placement Alberta