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Ideas

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?

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

Communica’s Pulse Check – A “behind-the-scenes” bi-monthly report

Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP) is currently one of the most closely watched infrastructure developments in Canada. The Project has been approved by the federal government and Kinder Morgan has indicated that construction is scheduled to commence in September 2017. As we enter the province of BC’s post-election phase and closer to potential … Continued

Relationships Matter

We stand at a very interesting time in terms of resource project development in British Columbia. The Province of BC has approved or is actively encouraging the development of major projects such as the Site-C Hydro Dam, the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and multiple Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminals on BC’s coast. These … 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

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

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

Communica’s Communication Expertise

Communica’s Communication Expertise – what we can do for you! All of our clients know that strategic communication is vitally important in the execution of stakeholder and Aboriginal engagement programs. But what does that actually mean?  By definition, communication is the “act or process of using words, sounds, signs, or behaviors to express or exchange … Continued

Updates to the ACO Proponent Guide

Updates to the ACO Proponent Guide: Impacts to Stakeholder Information Management (SIM) It’s been about one month since the Alberta Consultation Office (ACO) released the updated The Government of Alberta’s Proponent Guide to First Nations and Métis Settlements Consultation Procedures, also known as the Proponent Guide, and part of those updates include a redesigned and … Continued