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The Communica team comes from a diverse background with many different experiences and passions. Whether it is travel, politics, communications, public relations, social media, marketing, public policy or law… there’s no shortage of unique ideas around the boardroom table. Below you’ll find blogs on some of our ideas. What’s got you thinking?

The new Renewable Electricity Program in Alberta

How to take advantage of the new Renewable Electricity Program (REP) in Alberta The much-anticipated REP was released in November, when the Government of Alberta endorsed the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) and its recommendations. The plan is meant to spur the development of 5,000 megawatts (MW) of renewable electricity generation between now and 2030, … Continued

CAPP’s overview of Canada’s Energy Future: lack of infrastructure and opportunity for energy innovation

CAPP’s overview of Canada’s Energy Future: lack of infrastructure and opportunity for energy innovation Canada’s Energy Future was the topic of a recent Greater Vancouver Board of Trade event by Jeff Gaulin, Vice President of Communications for the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), a not-for-profit organization representing upstream oil and gas producers. From the … Continued

Online Petitions: Are they accepted by provincial and federal authorities?

UPDATE: December 10, 2015 The federal government of Canada implemented an e-petition platform that will allow petitions to be signed and circulated online. Petitions made through this tool will require a government response after a minimum of 500 signatures are obtained. This e-petition platform was launched Friday December 4. However, this does not mean that … Continued

The Power of a Hashtag: #BoycottTims Case Study

With over 350,000 tweets sent per minute worldwide (Internet Live Stats) it takes a quite a few people talking about the same thing to get a topic trending on Twitter. While you still get your fair share of selfies and cute animal photos, today’s “trending” posts showcase engagement and major public attention. Through hashtags, keywords … Continued

Communica Vancouver Sun Run

Our Vancouver office is gearing up for the Vancouver Sun Run this Sunday – this is Communica’s first year having a Sun Run team.  After months (or weeks, or a couple days) of training all that’s left to do is compile our playlists to keep us motivated as we make our way through the 10K! … Continued

Referendum vs Plebiscite – Not to be confused!

In Vancouver, we’re starting to see the onslaught of advertisements that go along with the upcoming vote on the proposed Metro Vancouver Congestion Improvement Tax to assist in improving transit options. The vote runs from March 16 – May 29. Politics aside, let’s focus on the communication in the advertisements as there is a fundamental … Continued

Christmas is a time for giving

Christmas is a special time, for people to enjoy the company of family and friends, to give and receive presents, and to eat, drink and be merry. But we know not everyone is equally fortunate, and that without a helping hand many people won’t have, and don’t have, a very merry Christmas. That is why … Continued

Considerations for launching an employee engagement survey

A constant challenge for internal communicators is the inevitable question: Should we do an employee engagement survey? Of course you should, right? What could possibly go wrong when you’re asking your internal audience for feedback on how the company operates? The reality is that employee engagement surveys can do more harm than good unless the … Continued

Top ten considerations in planning corporate events

Many of us enjoy attending fun, energetic and well organized corporate events, and those of us who plan events are aware of the substantial amount of preparation that takes place behind the scenes. At Communica, we organize events for our clients and ourselves on a regular basis, including our annual Stampede party. Hosting a successful … Continued

Alberta Energy Regulator is Alberta’s new single energy regulator

On November 30, 2013, Alberta took another step towards establishing a single energy regulator approach for energy projects within our province.  The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will take over the administration of the Public Lands Act and the Mines and Minerals Act, in an effort to streamline energy procedures, including the approval of various permits.  … Continued