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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?

Terminology: Indigenous vs. Aboriginal

Communica’s Aboriginal Engagement team works hard to stay on top of new policy, legislation, cultural and legal developments in the Aboriginal relations field. We have a strong understanding of various legal, cultural and political terms used to identify Aboriginal peoples and generally default to the preference of the particular Aboriginal community that we are working … Continued

Summary: The 2016 Federal Budget and Aboriginal Programs

Working in Aboriginal relations, we at Communica think it is important to stay up-to-date on current policy, legislative, legal, social and political trends in Canada. Below, we summarize the Aboriginal funding items announced in the 2016 federal budget. Overall, the funding commitments to Aboriginal programs, particularly on-reserve programming, is unprecedented. This signals the federal government’s … Continued

Government of Canada Policy Implications to the EA Process

On January 27, 2016, the government of Canada announced interim guidelines in an effort to “restore confidence” in the environmental assessment (EA) process. These guidelines will apply to proposed projects assessed by the National Energy Board (NEB) and Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA), and mark the beginning of what is likely to be a series … Continued

Welcome to the new Communica.ca

Communica is thrilled to reveal our newly redesigned website! This was an exciting project that we worked hard on with the team at Kone Marketing and are proud to have produced a product that aptly reflects Communica. On a basic level, a website should say “this is us, this is what we do, this is … Continued

Leap into a Healthy Year – Communica’s workplace challenge

For many of us, staying committed to a New Year’s resolution can be difficult, especially when it comes to looking after our health. That’s why Communica has challenged its employees to Leap into a Healthy Year starting this February 1, 2016. We understand that looking after your health involves more than working out, so our … Continued

Join the club: finding the right professional association for you

I regularly partake in networking meetings and informational interviews with peers who are either starting a career, want to re-launch a career, or are looking for more information about a career in public relations, communication or stakeholder engagement. The most reoccurring question I’m asked in these chats is “where do I go to connect with … Continued

Empathy, Attention and Respect – Calming Upset People

Empathy, Attention and Respect – Calming Upset People Conflict is everywhere. It is best to expect it and be prepared for it. Whether it transpires in a personal relationship, at home or at work, all of us have experienced conflict in our lives. It can be awkward, stressful and hard to deal with, but it … Continued

B.C. Economic Forum: Women as a Catalyst for Growth

The inaugural Women as a Catalyst for Growth forum occurred last year as an initiative to support British Columbia (B.C.) women in business and advance the conversation into action strategies for economic growth. The second annual B.C. Economic Forum: Women as a Catalyst for Growth hosted by the Vancouver Board of Trade takes place this … Continued

Aboriginal Issues in the 42nd Canadian Federal Election

Don’t know where the Liberals, Conservatives and NDP stand on Aboriginal issues during this Canadian election campaign?  You’re not alone.  Don’t want to sift through the massive amounts of information available online? No problem.  We’ve done it for you.  The following table outlines where each party stands on the various issues concerning Aboriginal peoples in … Continued