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-Ontario@publicaffairs.ca.

PAAC Ontario Chapter Executive

Elliott Silverstein –  PAAC Ontario Chapter President
CAA Club Group

Nick Colosimo –  Vice-President
Canadian Bankers Association

Sadaf Abbasi - Secretary/Treasurer
Sussex Strategy Group

Richard Hastie  –  Events Chair
Enterprise Canada

Amina Dibe   –  Membership Chair

Immediate Past President

Alex Greco
Canadian Beverage Association

Members at Large

Micah Anshan
Futurpreneur Canada

Jharna Bajaj
Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Melissa Bruno
Earnscliffe Strategies

Ray Chan
Electrical Safety Authority

Alex Chreston
Crestview Strategy

Beckie Codd-Downey
Canada Health Infoway

Allison Grant (On Leave)
Strategy Corp

Connor Hammill
Sheridan College

Tamar Heisler
Ontario Energy Board

Meghan Spilka O’Keefe
Colleges Ontario

Corporate Partners

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