Gift of Communication

Giving back to the community that has given us so much is an important theme among IABC/BC members. Our Gift of Communication program gives you an opportunity to do just that.

The program, which began several years ago, brings together IABC/BC members who volunteer in teams to help solve communication issues for one or more local non-profit agencies. This win-win opportunity allows members to make a difference in the local community, while showcasing the communications profession and its flagship association.

The local chapter program has supported charities such as Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon, Special Olympics British Columbia and BC & Alberta Guide Dogs.

Now Recruiting Mentors and Mentees for the integrated Gift of Communication program

Mentoring junior communicators and building a strong community are two aspects of membership that get high ratings from our seasoned communicators. This year’s Gift of Communications program is ready for mentors! For details, view the Gift of Communications Mentor role on the Volunteer Opportunities page.

If you’re a junior to mid-level communicator we’re looking for you! We want keen and able communicators who are up for a mentorship challenge! Mentee spots are limited; to apply just download and fill out this application form and send it to by DECEMBER 10.

Mentee/mentor team matches and confirmed non-profit projects will be announced by the end of December, with a training session to follow.

Gift of Communication/ Mentorship Program

This year, we’re once again pairing up senior communicators (mentors) with those at the junior to mid-level (mentees) to work together on a well-defined communications project for a selected non-profit organization. A winning opportunity for all, the Gift of Communication/Mentorship program is a great way for mentees to learn from a seasoned communication professional by completing a structured task together.

The program will kick off with a brief training session for all teams in January, where they’ll learn more about their non-profit project requirements, establish a structure and set their schedule of tasks to complete it.

NOTE: While your completion schedule will be based on your team members’ availability and preferences, all projects must be completed by the end of May, 2017.

Interested, but have more questions? Learn more by contacting Benjamin Maynard, Gift of Communications Program Manager or Farah Kotadia, Mentorship Program Manager at