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-BC@publicaffairs.ca.
PAAC BC Chapter Executive
Sarina Rehal – President
Karen McDonald, MBA – Vice-President
Central One Credit Union
Bill Tieleman – Treasurer
West Star Communications
Greg Moy – Membership Chair
Insurance Bureau of Canada
Nikki Hill – Events Chair
Mike Cunningham – Past President
Graphite Public Affairs
Members at Large
Global Public Affairs
Two Islands/Deux îles Information, Privacy and Public Affairs
First West Credit Union