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        WHAT IS PAAC?

        The Public Affairs Association of Canada (PAAC) is a national, not-for-profit organization founded in 1984. Our principle 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.

        Upcoming events

        Coffee Series: Women Owning the Way in Public Affairs

        September 17, 2021
        via Zoom
        The WIPA Mentorship Program is excited to bring forward a dynamic community of women leaders in the Public Affairs industry by launching its FIRST coffee series on Friday, September 17 from 12 pm to 1:00 pm EST. The panel discussion will bring a thoughtful discussion on the importance of being a women entrepreneur, obstacles that they came across, and lessons they learned on their way to success.
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        Preparing for the Ontario Lobbyist Registration Act Review: PAAC Ontario Member Feedback Roundtable

        September 15, 2021
        via Zoom
        On September 15 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST, join PAAC Ontario Board Members and W. Scott Thurlow from WST Advocacy and Public Affairs for a members-only roundtable discussion on possible improvements to the Ontario Lobbyist Registration Act (the LRA) and to share your feedback on the review
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        Polling, Politics and Predictions Featuring Greg Lyle

        September 14, 2021
        via Zoom
        On Tuesday, September 14 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm EST, join Greg Lyle, Founder and President of Innovative Research Group, for an exclusive PAAC Ontario event on the latest polling numbers on the federal election.
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        Polling, Politics and Predictions Featuring Greg Lyle

        September 14, 2021
        via Zoom

        On Tuesday, September 14 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm EST, join Greg Lyle, Founder and President of Innovative Research Group, for an exclusive PAAC Ontario event on the latest polling numbers on the federal election.

        Learn more

        Preparing for the Ontario Lobbyist Registration Act Review: PAAC Ontario Member Feedback Roundtable

        September 15, 2021
        via Zoom

        On September 15 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST, join PAAC Ontario Board Members and W. Scott Thurlow from WST Advocacy and Public Affairs for a members-only roundtable discussion on possible improvements to the Ontario Lobbyist Registration Act (the LRA) and to share your feedback on the review

        Learn more

        Coffee Series: Women Owning the Way in Public Affairs

        September 17, 2021
        via Zoom

        The WIPA Mentorship Program is excited to bring forward a dynamic community of women leaders in the Public Affairs industry by launching its FIRST coffee series on Friday, September 17 from 12 pm to 1:00 pm EST. The panel discussion will bring a thoughtful discussion on the importance of being a women entrepreneur, obstacles that they came across, and lessons they learned on their way to success.

        Learn more

        Polling, Politics and Predictions Featuring Greg Lyle

        Tuesday, September 14, 2021
        via Zoom

        On Tuesday, September 14 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm EST, join Greg Lyle, Founder and President of Innovative Research Group, for an exclusive PAAC Ontario event on the latest polling numbers on the federal election.

        Learn more

        Preparing for the Ontario Lobbyist Registration Act Review: PAAC Ontario Member Feedback Roundtable

        Wednesday, September 15, 2021
        via Zoom

        On September 15 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST, join PAAC Ontario Board Members and W. Scott Thurlow from WST Advocacy and Public Affairs for a members-only roundtable discussion on possible improvements to the Ontario Lobbyist Registration Act (the LRA) and to share your feedback on the review

        Learn more

        Coffee Series: Women Owning the Way in Public Affairs

        Friday, September 17, 2021
        via Zoom

        The WIPA Mentorship Program is excited to bring forward a dynamic community of women leaders in the Public Affairs industry by launching its FIRST coffee series on Friday, September 17 from 12 pm to 1:00 pm EST. The panel discussion will bring a thoughtful discussion on the importance of being a women entrepreneur, obstacles that they came across, and lessons they learned on their way to success.

        Learn more

        Annual Update from the Federal, Ontario and City of Toronto Lobbying Commissioners

        Wednesday, September 22, 2021
        Via Zoom

        What are the latest regulatory developments you should be aware of as a public affairs professional? Our upcoming Public Affairs Association of Canada (PAAC)Ontario webinar is an opportunity for you to ask questions and hear from the Toronto, Ontario, and Federal lobbying commissioners on relevant regulatory lobbying matters. The Lobby Commissioners will also be providing an annual update at this PAAC Ontario event.

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        How to start a career in Public Affairs/Government Relations

        Tuesday, October 19, 2021
        via Zoom

        Join PAAC Ontario on Tuesday, October 19 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM for a free event on how to start a career in public affairs/government relations. From 5 to 6PM, meet fellow public affairs professionals and meet our esteemed panelists in virtual breakout networking sessions!

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        Latest updates

        A Year of COVID-19: What Have Communicators Learned and What's Next

        April 8, 2021

        Communicators have had a year of dealing with the uncertainties and rapid-fire developments brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The experience has been a crash-course in crisis preparation and management. How can we use what we've learned to create better communications strategies moving forward?

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        Capobianco: Municipal lobbyist registries needed in Ontario

        November 19, 2020

        In this op-ed, past PAAC President John Capobianco, with support from PAAC Ontario, addresses municipal lobbying registries and acknowledges the value of lobbying as an important part of public policy.

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        PAAC Ontario Letter to Commissioner Wake - Interpretation Bulletin September 10, 2020

        September 28, 2020

        PAAC Ontario Letter to Commissioner Wake - Interpretation Bulletin September 10, 2020

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