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September 2020

The Role of Provinces in the Canada-U.S. Relationship

September 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WebEx Webinar

Join us for an exciting virtual conversation on the role that Canadian provinces play in our relationship with our closest neighbour and ally, the United States of America. Catherine Loubier (Delegate General, Quebec Government Office in New York), Ian Todd (Ontario’s Trade Representative to the United States in Washington, D.C.) and James Rajotte (Alberta's Senior Representative to the United States of America) will be joining us for a candid conversation around the provinces roles in the Canada-U.S. relationship, the CUSMA’s…

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August 2020

2020 Online Annual Meeting of Members

August 27

The Annual Meeting of Members of the Government Relations Institute of Canada will be Online, via Zoom on August 27, 2020, at the hour of 11:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, for the transaction of statutory business. For additional information, please contact the GRIC Secretariat.    

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2020 Annual Meeting of Members

August 6

Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of Members of the Government Relations Institute of Canada will be Online, via Zoom on August 27, 2020, at the hour of 11:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), for the transaction of statutory business. Related meeting materials are posted in the Members Section. For additional information or further clarification regarding this matter, please contact the GRIC Secretariat. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS August 6, 2020

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July 2020

Industry and Impacts Virtual Panel

July 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WebEx by Cisco

Join us for some insightful analysis from a variety of industries that have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our expert panelists will be Susie Grynol, President & CEO of the Hotel Association of Canada, Bill Dempster, CEO of 3Sixty Public Affairs, and Jennifer Babcock, Government Relations Manager at the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association. David Coletto, CEO of Abacus Data, will moderate the discussion. This WebEx Event will be Live Only and will not be available on On-Demand. Cost for…

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May 2020

A (Virtual) Conversation with the Lobbying Commissioner

May 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thank you to all GRIC members who were able to join us for our first virtual event with the Commissioner of Lobbying, Nancy Bélanger. This member’s only event offered unique insight into the impacts of COVID-19 on lobbying, what the future holds for federal lobbying and a moderated Q&A.  

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February 2020

Advocacy in the Digital Age: Tips, Tools and Techniques

February 19 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Embracing a digital mindset when strategically considering an advocacy campaign is becoming almost an essential in today's digital age. Traditional advocacy efforts are often now bolstered with digital tools – social media, earned advertising, owned media, etc. – helping stakeholders strengthen and add value to their message, while also remaining competitive. Learn how to make the most of digital advocacy in your GR campaign. Hear from Perry Tsergas, President & CEO, spark*advocacy and Dennis Matthews, Vice President, Marketing and Communications,…

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December 2019

2019 Holiday Social

December 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

We would like to thank everyone who joined us at our annual holiday gathering on December 18. We were able to raise $750 for the Shepherds of Good Hope in Ottawa through our raffle. A special thank you to our event sponsors the Canadian Dental Association, Global Public Affairs, and Royal Bank of Canada. We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season!

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November 2019

First Professional Development of the 2019-20 Season!

November 19, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Métropolitain Brasserie & Restaurant, 700 Sussex Dr
Ottawa, ON K1N 1K4

GRIC and IABC Ottawa, the local chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) are partnering on a special networking and professional development event designed just for our members. We will welcome a panel of government relations and communications experts to discuss tips and tricks on how to strategically engage and navigate the newly elected minority government. No matter what industry you're from, you will gain several key takeaways from this event. Thank you to our event sponsors the…

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October 2019

2019 Debate Viewing Party & Political Panel

October 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:45 pm

Join us to watch the federal election English-language leaders' debate. Exchange ideas, intel and opinions. Engage in our post-debate panel discussion. This is a FREE event for GRIC Members!    

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September 2019

2019 Welcome Back Event

September 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Many thanks to everyone for a memorable 2019-2020 season kick off event. It was a great time with great people at the Queen St. Fare! A special thank you to our event sponsors, Conway Baxter Wilson LLP and spark*advocacy.  

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