IABC recognizes excellence in organizational communications at the international, national and chapter levels. We honour the outstanding communications work of individuals and teams and celebrate best practices that advance the profession with the following awards:

Wave Awards (BC chapter awards)



The 2023 Wave Awards are now open!


The Wave Awards program recognizes and celebrates professional communicators for their contributions to organizations, to the community, to our chapter and the profession. The awards are celebrated at an annual gala.

Go to the Wave Awards page for nomination forms and more information.

Get your nominations in by 11:59 on Monday, April 24. Winners will be announced and celebrated on the IABC/BC webpage and social media accounts in June.


2022 Wave Awards Winners:
Making Waves Award
Marzia Sager
Project Coordinator – SFU’s Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship
Lighthouse Award
Kate Hunter Senior Director, Internal Communications – UBC
SAIL (Student Advancing in Learning) Award
Erica Apacible
Co-op Student – Simon Fraser University
New Navigator Awards
Megan Clavelle, CMP
Director, Communications & Brand – Ausenco
Sarah Saghah
Communications Professional
Long Beach Award
Gary Carr
Senior Communications Consultant – Gary Carr Communication

Silver Leaf Awards (National)

Silver Leaf is Canada’s premiere professional awards program celebrating excellence in business communication. It’s a chance for Canadian communicators working in all disciplines to receive national industry recognition for outstanding work in the field of communications. Get expert feedback on your entries and get recognized for your strategic thinking and creative execution.

Visit the IABC Canada site for full details on the Silver Leaf Awards and to submit your entry. 

Gold Quill Awards (International)

The international Gold Quill program recognizes the best in strategic, creative communications from around the globe. Awards are offered in categories that span the gamut of communication management, skills, research and training. Enter and be awarded for your world-class thinking, receive quality feedback from trained evaluators and stand in the winners’ circle at the Gold Quill Gala.

2022 Gold Quill Awards Winners:

Award of Excellence Winners

Communications & Public Affairs
Fraser Health

Tahltan Central Government Communications Department

Vivian Sum
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

Award of Merit Winners

Cate Korinth and the Communications Team
First Nations Health Authority

Emina Dervisevic and April Penney
Vancouver Coastal Health

Michelle Petrusevich
FortisBC, Public Safety Program

Rachel Wong, Brandy Svendson, Julia White, Mahafrine Petigara
Be the Change Group and Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research

Staffbase & Brilliant Ink Team

Tahltan Central Government Communications Department


Visit the IABC Gold Quill Awards website to learn more and submit your entry.