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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?

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.

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 on the move – part 1

Communica on the move – part 1 By Sarah Bartlett “We have an interesting design for you guys,” says MAKE Design Lab’s Design Associate Osiris Tablero. Osiris is a design associate with MAKE Design Lab, a Calgary-based design firm that has been busy helping Communica develop its new, modern office space. By mid-July 2018, Communica … Continued

Communica welcomes Advisor Carlie Montgomery

Communica welcomes Advisor Carlie Montgomery By Sarah Bartlett Creative, determined and perceptive. For Carlie Montgomery, these three words best sum up the young Advisor. After chatting with Carlie, you can’t help but be impressed by her knowledge and instinct as a professional communicator. Those working out of Communica’s Calgary office already recognize Carlie as a … 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

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

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

Workplace Wellness

  Workplace Wellness At Communica, we do our best to ensure health and wellness is a priority, and we encourage one another to practice healthy choices in all aspects of our lives. However, in a world where we are faced with endless content through social media, radio, television and the 24 hour news cycle, how … 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