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Communica on the move – part 2

Communica on the move – part 2 By Sarah Bartlett In case you haven’t heard the news, Communica has moved! On July 20, Communica packed up its Calgary office in the Beltline and moved into The Edison located on 150 Ninth Ave. S.W. The newly modernized building provided the ideal opportunity for Communica to move … Continued

Empathy in action: Setting the groundwork for meaningful stakeholder engagement

Empathy in action: Setting the groundwork for meaningful stakeholder engagement By Sarah Bartlett Empathy. It’s the secret to building an authentic relationship based on trust and understanding. Empathy in the context of public participation, or stakeholder engagement, includes acknowledging, respecting and taking into consideration another person’s viewpoint and input.

Five Questions: Stakeholder Engagement Strategies

Five Questions: Brenda Poole Bellows shares her insights on stakeholder engagement strategies and how to foster meaningful dialogue.   Brenda has over 20 years of corporate communications experience with?12 years centred on energy and utilities regulatory agencies where she provided leadership in operations, regulatory development, and communications, including advising executives on regulatory and public affairs … Continued

Q & A with Jeff Aviss

Q & A with Jeff Aviss By Sarah Bartlett Junior Analyst Jeff Aviss joined Communica’s Stakeholder Information Management (SIM) team in April 2018. In addition to his core abilities in information management, Jeff has an extensive background in archaeology, a keen interest in history and a passion for the outdoors. In his early career as … Continued

Communica is on Instagram!

We are on Instagram! The social media landscape is changing and having an Instagram account allows us to be more cutting edge and connect to a broader target segment. By connecting with our clients, current employees, and future employees on Instagram we are hoping to expand our social media influence and connect to people and … Continued

National Aboriginal Day

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 is National Aboriginal Day. A variety of celebrations are happening throughout Canada to celebrate Inuit, Metis and First Nations. National Aboriginal Day was established in 1996 by former Governor General Roméo A. LeBlanc. It is a day devoted to the recognition of Indigenous groups and their historic and current contributions to … Continued

Meet Rachel : Our Eyes and Ears Behind Pulse Check

For the past two months, Rachel Chapman has been the?eyes on the ground for?Pulse Check, Communica’s bi-monthly newsletter focusing on activities of supporters and?critics surrounding Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain?Expansion Project (TMEP). Rachel has attended numerous?rallies and events. Being at the forefront of the discourse on?TMEP gives her a unique opportunity to access the people?driving the … Continued

The Power Within Silence

“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said”??? –Peter Drucker, management consultant, educator and author. In order to be successful communicators we must first be successful listeners. Last month I attended the Sauder School of Business’ Unlimited Leadership conference. Darrell Kopke, former Lululemon General Manager and Kit and Ace CEO, spoke about … Continued

What did we learn in 2016?

What did we learn in 2016? Engaging against the backdrop of reduced budgets 2016 was a tough year. Few would disagree. We lost some of the world’s greatest music icons, a united European Union and certainty for Canada’s trade relationships under the new Trump administration. We also lost CapEx, and a lot of it. Canada’s … Continued

Communica brings Leigh Clarke on board as Senior Associate, Strategy and Development

Calgary, Alberta, November 29, 2016 — Communica Public Affairs (Communica) and Leigh Clarke are pleased to announce that Leigh will be joining the Communica team in Calgary as Senior Associate, Strategy and Development, effective January 1, 2017. “I’ve watched as Communica has developed itself into western Canada’s largest and most progressive Aboriginal and stakeholder engagement … Continued