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June 18, 2020
IABC Regina 2019-20 Year in Review 
The Regina chapter offered new ways to connect, learn and grow in our profession this past year. 


IABC/Regina Virtual Coffee House Chat: Moving from crisis communication to the new normal

IABC/Regina Virtual Coffee House Chat Moving from crisis communication to the new normal. May 26 at 3 p.m. What’s next for your communications team as organizations begin to move from crisis to change communica..


Creative Strategy and Why We Need More of It

You have less than eight seconds to capture the attention of elusive audiences. How do you do it? Join us to find out on November 28. Discover how the human brain works and how creative strategy drives business results. ..


2019 IABC Canada West Conference

Early registration deadline ends this Thursday July 11 ..


Welcome your 2019/2020 IABC Regina Board

Welcome to the 2019/2020 IABC-Regina Chapter program year. The board slate for this coming year was approved by membership vote in July and we're looking forward to delivering valuable professional development programming to our membership. Welco..


Congratulations to IABC/Regina Gold Quill Winners

IABC/Regina congratulates the 2019 IABC Gold Quill Winners. Thank you for sharing the important work you do with fellow IABC members and communicators across the globe. #YQR-based communications and marketing professionals received Award..


Mike Long Present's, Storytelling and Communications

Coming to Regina, a two-day seminar on some of the biggest wish items on most communicator’s wish list. Michael Long, a world renowned speaker and corporate educator returns to the Queen City to provide his vast insight on some of the following..


Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Social Responsibility with Murad Al-Katib

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from one of the world’s top entrepreneurial minds. Saskatchewan’s own Murad Al-Katib, President and CEO of AGT Food and Ingredients Inc., will tell his entrepreneurial story of taking a startup bu..



Dare to Lead 2018 is 10 weeks away! Join us in Regina May 25 to 27, 2018 an unforgettable weekend of development and networking. 10. You’ll be rubbing shoulders with some of the best professional communicators and change makers from acros..


Congratulations to our 2017 Silver Leaf Award winners

Congratulations to the IABC Regina members who are recipients of the 2017 Silver Leaf Awards, the premiere professional awards program celebrating excellence in business communication from the International Association of Business Communicators (..


IABC/Regina Value Proposition

Communicate Better. Together. We all have something to say or a message to share. IABC/Regina recognizes the value of strong communication skills in all types of work and in all areas of life. Whether you are a journalist, communication or mark..


Join us for Coffee

In late 2016, Jonathan Tremblay and six other communicators became the first CMP-certified communicators in Saskatchewan. Perhaps you or someone in your team are considering the certification, but you have some unanswered questions. Come le..


Our chapter is hosting the Communication Management Professional certification exam

IABC/Regina will be hosting on October 8 a sitting of the Communication Management Professional (CMP) certification exam. Regina is honoured to be hosting the CMP exam – truly a major point of pride for our small but mighty chapter. A total of ..


Regina Communicator Awards Finalists Announced

We are very pleased to announce the nominees for the Regina Communicator Awards! IABC/Regina Volunteer of the Year Award The IABC/Regina Volunteer Award is meant to recognize chapter volunteers who through their volunteer work, have made ..


Spotlight on Saskatchewan: campaign to increase giving gets Gold Quill

IABC announced the winners of the 2016 Gold Quill Awards program on April 6, and among them was a project aimed at breathing new life into a campaign that encourages students, faculty and staff at the University of Regina to donate in support of ..


Spotlight on Saskatchewan: Brown Celebrates Golden Anniversary

Fifty years ago, in 1966, The Beatles released their ground-breaking Revolver album. The most popular show on television that year was Bonanza. And the Saskatchewan Roughriders won their first Grey Cup. It was also when Brown Communications - an ..


Luncheon - Communications Insights

Hear communication insights and career advice from two of Regina’s best Regina is home to so many talented and inspired communication leaders – here’s your chance to hear from two of the best. You won’t want to miss o..


Spotlight on Saskatchewan: Learn from the Master (Communicators)

If you’re looking for some tips to enhance your skills as a communication professional, you’ll want to hear this: on Wednesday, Feb. 24, expert communicators Kellie Garrett and Anna Marie Willey will be providing top-notch career advi..


Spotlight on Saskatchewan: Congratulations to Claire Watson, Master Communicator!

On October 6 IABC Canada announced they were honouring three Canadian communicators with the status of Master Communicator, including IABC/Regina’s very own Claire Watson, ABC, MC, APR! The IABC Canada Master Communicator Award is a lif..



MEMBER MONTH HAS BEEN EXTENDED —THE PERFECT TIME TO CONNECT WITH IABC! Join or reinstate your lapsed membership in November and we’ll give you 10% off international dues AND waive the US $40 application fee. Current IABC members ..


IABC Canada honors three outstanding professionals with Master Communicator designation

For Immediate Release Edmonton – The International Association of Business Communicators [IABC] Canada is honoring three communicators from Newfoundland, Ontario and Saskatchewan with the status of Master Communicator [MC]. They are: ..


Spotlight on Saskatchewan: In memory of Dr. Joy Johnson

It is with heavy hearts that we communicate the passing of an active and longtime member, Dr. Joy Johnson, ABC. Joy passed on August 1, 2015, at the age of 62 years, after a brave fight with cancer. She was active in the local communication commu..


IABC On-demand Webinars

Did you know that IABC offers on-demand webinars (! Click here to access webinars related to reporting, internal communications, branding and much more. If yo..


Two members from Regina named 2015 Fellows Award Recipients

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) has announced its 2015 Fellows: Kellie Garrett MC, John Gerstner ABC, Amanda Hamilton-Attwell ABC, Jim Lukazewski ABC, and Anna Marie Wiley ABC MC. Congratulations to local..


Spotlight on Saskatchewan

Spotlight on Saskatchewan 2015 Regina Communicator Awards celebrate local communications excellence The second annual Regina Communicator Awards gala took place on May 8th, with several awards handed out in recognition of local commu..


Meet the Regina Communicator Award Nominees

Meet the Regina Communicator Award Nominees We hope you will join us for the Communicator Awards Gala ( on Friday, May 8. The evening promises to be full of tasty treats and an opportunity..


We need your vote! 2015-16 IABC/Regina Board Slate Approval

We need your vote! 2015-16 IABC/Regina Board Slate Approval Tuesday, April 21, IABC/Regina members received the following email. Members are encouraged to respond to the Board Slate approval message before May 5, 2015. It is that time of y..


Regina Food Bank – Fighting hunger year round through a multi-channel communications approach

The holidays are a time of giving, particularly by the thousands of people who support the Regina Food Bank. Every year donations of food items, money and volunteer time peak as partners come together to ensure that no family goes hungry over the..


Spotlight on Saskatchewan: Regina communicators recognized for outstanding achievement

In case you haven’t heard, the winners of the prestigious Silver Leaf Awards for outstanding work in communication management and skills were announced by IABC’s Canadian western and eastern regions back in November, and once again Regina..


Apply to be the IABC Academy Committee

IABC is now seeking applications from IABC members in good standing to apply to sit on the IABC Academy Committee, which will run for 16 months from March 2015 to July 2016. Selection will be by an Applications Committee, led by IABC Immediate Pa..


IABC International Quarterly Update

IABC International Chair Russell Grossman, ABC has released a Quarterly Update. Click here ( to read the report...


IABC Announces Branding Partnership with Canadian Advertising Firm, Arcas

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) has announced a partnership with Arcas Advertising for the development of a new brand identity for the Association. Arcas, based in Regina, Saskatchewan was the successful appl..


Spotlight on Saskatchewan: CEO Communicator Award winner Doug Kelln

Meeting high demands that come with being the natural gas supplier for a growing province, while maintaining an uncompromising emphasis on safety and keeping rates competitive are some of the key priorities for SaskEnergy. And to President an..


Unleash your inner leader

Unleash your inner leader IABC/Regina is partnering with Calliope Learning to help develop your leadership skills! Calliope Learning provides consulting, facilitation, coaching and research services in leadership and learning to the..


SaskEnergy President Doug Kelln named CEO Communicator of the Year

Congratulations to all the nominees and recipients of the inaugural IABC/Regina Communicator Awards. REGINA, June 18, 2014 – At the June 13 first annual Regina Communicator Awards gala, the Regina chapter of the International Associatio..


Students and non-profits big winners of Regina Mentorship Challenge

Six teams, each consisting of a professional communicator and a novice communicator or student joined forces to work with a local non-profit organization to provide more than 20 hours of free professional advice between January and March. With ti..


Regina hosts inaugural communicator awards

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS The Regina chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is proud to bring you the first Regina Communicator Awards, recognizing outstanding communicators from the Queen City and surrounding ar..


Spotlight on Saskatchewan - New Government Website Aims to Capture the Saskatchewan Experience

By Peter Flengeris It’s no secret that Saskatchewan is experiencing unprecedented growth. Record exports, high employment rates, and ongoing population increases are just a few of the factors propelling the provincial economy for..


Spotlight on Saskatchewan: Viterra - Communicating in Saskatchewan’s Booming Ag Sector

By Jonathan Tremblay In 2014, ‘agriculture’ doesn't just mean farming. Farmers still till the field, but they are part of a worldwide multi-billion dollar industry that also involves economists, geneticists, manufac..


Congratulations to our Gold Quill Winners!

Our community has an excellent reputation for communications expertise that has been repeatedly recognized by IABC at the national and international levels. That was demonstrated again this June, as three IABC/Regina members were presented with G..


Assist in the future of Accreditation/Certification

Earlier this year, IABC International launched the Global Communication Certification Council. IABC is looking for communication professionals who believe that effective communication has the power to change the world, and that there is value in..


Spotlight on Saskatchewan: SOFIA House and the challenge of communicating for Saskatchewan charities

By Jonathan Tremblay Founded in 1988 by a group of Regina volunteers, SOFIA (Support of Families in Affliction) House was the first post-crisis safe housing facility in Saskatchewan to support women and children escaping violence and abuse in..


Spotlight on Saskatchewan: Leading change at the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency

By Jonathan Tremblay In 2012, the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority went through a major facelift to become the new Water Security Agency (WSA). The agency is a Treasury Board crown corporation, headquartered in Moose Jaw, that was created to..


IABC International Quarterly Report Now Available

IABC International Quarterly Report Now Available We’re happy to share the latest news from IABC International. Get updates from the May Quarterly Report (


Spotlight on Saskatchewan: Social Media Openness at the Saskatchewan RCMP

Spotlight on Saskatchewan: Social Media Openness at the Saskatchewan RCMP by Jonathan Tremblay Social media is the wave of the future... we've been hearing for five years. Unfortunately, despite basic media such as Twitter and Facebook being rel..


It's About YOU. Be Heard.

Member Survey The IABC/Regina annual member survey is closed on June 7, 2013. Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the annual member survey. Watch for more details about the results or check out the AGM to see learn more about..


Spotlight on Saskatchewan - Crisis Communications in Stormy Saskatchewan

By Jonathan Tremblay Communications professionals around the world share some common challenges but some situations are unique to the work we do in Saskatchewan. Especially when we look outside and consider this unending winter, the practice ..


Get the Scoop event highlights

Local IABC members gathered for the chance to get the scoop about some of the things happening at IABC International. The many developments include the creation of the Career Road Map, enhancements to the Gold Quill Awards program and changes to ..


IABC/Regina brings home four chapter management awards

Each year IABC leaders gather at the Leadership Institute Conference for a professional development opportunity and to celebrate chapter accomplishments at the Chapter Management Awards. This year’s Awards Gala was in Scottsdale, Arizona an..


Wondering What’s Afoot at IABC International?

Kerby Myers, IABC Chair, recently released the IABC Quarterly Strategy Update – February 2013 ( In it, you’ll find much detail about the vast scope of research, consultation, ev..


Feature: Spotlight on Saskatchewan

Spotlight on Saskatchewan is a new regular feature of the IABC/Regina newsletter. It takes a look at the challenges and opportunities of communications professionals in Saskatchewan. Media Relations in the Queen City Regina is certainly not the bi..


Volunteer Opportunities Abound!

Check off the resolution to give back in the New Year There is no shortage of volunteer opportunities available for IABC members and non-members too! Maybe you want to give back to the community or sharpen your communications skills. We have..


Volunteer opportunity with SOFIA House – communications skills needed

Looking for a way to give back? SOFIA House is looking for communications volunteers to help with their 25th anniversary gala and annual fundraiser event. SOFIA (Support Of Families In Affliction) House is an independent charity providing safe h..


Volunteer opportunity with IABC Edmonton – award judges needed

IABC Edmonton is currently seeking four judges and two alternates who live and work outside of Edmonton for their annual Capital Awards competition. Award judging will take place in Edmonton on Sat., April 27, and Sun., April 28, 2013. Judges wi..


Mark your calendars for the CWR Regional Conference – October 2013

IABC/Canada West hosts a professional development conference every two years for members. This is a great opportunity for members in the Canada West Region to travel locally to a Communications Conference. The next conference is scheduled for: ..



Happy Holidays Everyone! Welcome to a special holiday issue of What’s New. Our holiday gift to you includes 12 very special updates and feature stories. Please enjoy the 12 Days of IABC. On the twelfth day of December IABC gave to me&hell..


Eleven IABC updates worth checking out

IABC has a lot going on right now! Here are some quick hits and updates at the chapter and international level. 1. International Strategy Update Video from Chris and Kirby – don’t miss this update.


Three Board Positions open

The IABC/Regina team needs your help! We have three vacant board positions for the membership and volunteers portfolios and we need your help to fill them. If you are interesting in helping with member recruitment, member retention or volunteer manag..


Tweet tweet! Have your say!

Join the conversation! This December IABC/Regina is hosting hash tag discussions. Share your thoughts and see what other communicators have to say about the following topics: #IfCommunicatorsRuledTheWorld (If Communicators Ruled The World) #..


Accreditation Update

IABC International has recently outlined a sizeable update to the IABC Accreditation Program. Highlights include: “Extensive progress has been made in recent weeks in the effort to redevelop the accreditation program. Based on recent sur..


Call for Board volunteers

Due to some recent organizational shuffling, IABC/Regina has new opportunities available on the Board of Directors. Awards Program Co-Chair • Responsible for leading a committee of volunteers to plan, coordinate and execute the chapter-le..


Five Golden Rules… for SMART objectives

It’s a staple of all communications strategies but the acronym can often be overlooked when pressed for time. Nevertheless, SMART objective are ones that are effective, practical and meaningful so take those extra few seconds to make sure that ..


Seven Deadly Writing Sins

Straight from Communication World, Steve Crescenzo brings us the seven faux-pas when writing for organizations. For your reading pleasure here is a review of Steve’s Seven Deadly Writing Sins. • Sin 1: Burying the interesting stuf..


Volunteer writers needed

IABC/Regina is looking to build a pool of volunteer writers to help with everything for feature stories to website articles. If you are interested in volunteering for our chapter and want to sharpen your writing skills this is a great opportunity. ..


Cost-based Dues Increase

In 2013, there will be a cost-based dues increase of 2 percent, which will raise international dues for members by US$5/CDN$5/AUS$5/€4 or less. As required by a board motion from 2003, the IABC executive board conducted its annual review of cons..


Call for Board Volunteers – Positions Open after Shuffle.

As a result of a shuffle of positions on the board and some newly created positions, we are currently seeking volunteers for the following board positions: Director, Membership Recruitment Director, Membership Retention Awards Progra..


Radically Different. The New Gold Quill.

Message from Tim Buckley, 2013 Gold Quill chair Welcome to the launch of the 2013 Gold Quill program, now bigger and better than ever before. I am delighted to invite you to submit your best work into a program that has been revamped from top to b..


Four Networking Maxims That Will Maximize Your Network

Author: Karen Susman Networking can be a hard an intimidating thing for some people and yet networking is critical to what we do as communicators! To help you maximize your networking prowess check out the following networking tips from Karen Susm..


Awards co-chairs applications needed

We are looking for two people to co-chair the chapter-level IABC awards program for 2013. Responsibilities include: • Serve a two-year consecutive term on the Board of Directors of IABC-Regina as Chair for the chapter awards ..


2011-2012 Year-end Report

The President's report from the 2011-2012 year how now been posted up. Download as a PDF...


2012-13 Board Slate – New Strategic and Functional Structure Announced

On June 12, 2012, IABC/Regina introduced a new slate of officers at the AGM, including several new director positions for the Communications, Membership and Professional Development portfolios. Our new directors positions will manage the functional f..


You were Heard! Thanks for your input!

IABC/Regina members are generally a happy bunch, at least according to the results of the latest member survey. Approximately 20 per cent of IABC/Regina members completed the survey. Here are some highlights of the results: The majority ..


IABC Regina Luncheon with IABC International Chair Kerby Meyers and Key Note Speaker John Larsen ABC

The Regina Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) welcomed two very special IABC guests to speak today at the IABC Regina May 25th Luncheon Program. The special guests included Incoming Chair and IABC Interna..


Call for Nominations – IABC/Regina Board 2012-2013

Once again, it’s time to nominate volunteers to your IABC/Regina Board of Directors, and help guide the future of the chapter. The following portfolios are vacant for 2012-13: Director, Chapter Management Director, Internal Communi..


Don’t miss your chance to Be Heard!

Don’t miss your chance to Be Heard! We want to hear from you - our members! Let us know what you think by participating in the 2012 IABC/Regina Member Survey. The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete and it will..


Claire Watson, ABC Honoured with IABC Chairman’s Award

Adrian Cropley, ABC, the 2011-2012 chair of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) has selected Claire Watson, ABC as one of two recipients of this year’s Chairman’s Award. Watson is scheduled to accept the award a..


IABC's 2012 World Conference in Chicago

ARE YOU ATTENDING IABC's 2012 WORLD CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO? Let us know about it. Before we all flock down to the windy city, IABC/Regina would like to host a meet and greet for members who are planning to attend the 2012 World Conference. ..


New Years Resolution Challenge Winner Announced

Congratulations to Dawn Barker! Dawn participated in our New Years Resolution Challenge and won herself a $100 gift card to the Cornwall Centre by confirming that her contact information is up to date. Big thanks goes out to all our members who par..


Your expertise is needed – Judge IABC/BC’s 2012 Bronze Quill Awards

Our sister chapter, IABC/BC is calling on your help and expertise this year. They need help with judging their chapter’s Bronze Quill Awards and have called on IABC/Regina members to assist them with this. As you may know, communications a..


Communications Challenge Mentorship Program Announced

IABC Regina is pleased to announce its first ever Communications Challenge Mentorship Program! This program provides senior communication professionals the opportunity to guide and mentor junior IABC members to develop their skills and help solve a c..


Say goodbye to 2011 and HELLO TO 2012 with the IABC/Regina New Year Resolution Challenge!

It’s January in Saskatchewan January is a great time to kick off the new year with IABC. Usher in 2012 by taking the IABC/Regina New Year Resolution Challenge! For the month of January, we want you to complete one – or all – o..


Congratulations to our recent ABCs!

IABC-Regina would like to congratulate the following members who have recently become Accredited Business Communicators (ABCs): Julianne Jack, Richard Kies, Melanie Lightfoot, Tasha Lupanko and Tony Playter...


You're invited to help us shape the future of IABC.

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) will pilot a new training program to teach participants how to apply the organization's global standards of excellence for strategic planning and execution...