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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

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