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Author: General Administrator

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 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

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

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

We’re growing across Western Canada!

Communica Public Affairs (Communica) is pleased to announce the creation of two senior executive roles within our Western Canadian operations. “As part of our long term strategic growth plan we have identified an immediate opportunity to grow our organization and add two senior roles,” says Doug Ford, Principal of Communica. Effective immediately, Emma Shea has … Continued