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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?

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Communica Supports Public Participation with IAP2 Sponsorship

Interview with IAP2 scholarship recipient, Lindsay Brookes Communica strongly believes in the value of engaging the public and the broader mission of IAP2 to advance and extend the practice of public participation. So when IAP2 Canada approached Communica with the chance to sponsor the 2018 North American Conference, held this past September, we jumped at … Continued

What's the difference between communication and engagement

Communication and Engagement: What’s the Difference?

Communication and Engagement: What’s the Difference? By Jesse Yardley What’s the difference between communication and engagement? It’s an important question, the answer to which can directly impact the success of your stakeholder engagement initiative.

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.

Five Questions: Stakeholder Engagement

Five Questions: Stakeholder Engagement Strategies

Five Questions: Brenda Poole Bellows shares her insights on stakeholder engagement strategies and how to foster meaningful dialogue.   Brenda has over 20 years of corporate communications experience with 12 years centred on energy and utilities regulatory agencies where she provided leadership in operations, regulatory development, and communications, including advising executives on regulatory and public affairs … Continued

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

Renewable Power Development and Industry Engagement 101 Session

FNPA Renewable Power Development and Industry Engagement 101 Session By Eric Mohun Hosted by the First Nation Power Authority (FNPA)and First Nation leadership, members of both the government and energy industry gathered in Calgary on February 7, 2018 at the Grey Eagle Resort to share information and discuss how best to develop renewable energy projects … Continued

Communica is on Instagram!

We are on Instagram! The social media landscape is changing and having an Instagram account allows us to be more cutting edge and connect to a broader target segment. By connecting with our clients, current employees, and future employees on Instagram we are hoping to expand our social media influence and connect to people and … Continued