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Nonprofit agencies across the Montréal area to receive pro-bono counseling Sunday aimed at addressing communication challenges

Montréal, Québec, 30 May 2018 – Fifteen Montréal-based nonprofit agencies will receive pro-bono counseling from top business communicators from around the world on Sunday, 3 June, at the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) annual Gift of Communication event.

The Gift of Communication is organized by the IABC Foundation, which works to advance the communication profession around the world through scholarships, grants and research funding. The event is being run in partnership with Centraide of Greater Montréal and being held in conjunction with the annual IABC World Conference, which will bring over 1,200 business communicators to the Palais des congrès de Montréal from 3-6 June.

Over 50 conference attendees will meet with representatives from local agencies, helping them to address their communication-related challenges by providing counsel and training in small groups. This will mark the eighth year this international event has been held. Last year, the event took place in Washington, D.C. and the IABC Foundation partnered with the United Way of the Capital Area as 35 conference attendees assisted six agencies.

“This is a great opportunity for our association of dedicated professionals to give back to the local community where we’ll gather for our annual conference,” says IABC Executive Director Stephanie Doute. “The nonprofit groups, most of which are working with limited resources to do good in the community, can get answers to their questions and receive training on how to work through their most difficult communication challenges. This will help them increase their impact on the communities they serve here in Montréal. Our members love doing it and it’s a rewarding experience for everyone around the table.”

The Gift of Communication event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Montréal on Sunday, 3 June 2018 from 1–4 p.m. in the Soprano AB room. Pre-registration was required for all participating agencies and communication professionals, and the event is now full.


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