Master Communicator (National)

The Master Communicator designation is IABC Canada’s highest honour recognizing outstanding Canadian communicators whose work has brought credit to IABC, the profession, their organization or clients, and whose contributions have raised the standards of organizational communication in Canada.


To be considered, a nominee must be an Accredited Business Communicator (ABC). Any Canadian ABC can be considered except members who:

  • Currently serve on a regional board, and/or
  • Have served on IABC’s international executive board within the past two years, including regional chairs, directors-at-large and officers of IABC

Selection Criteria

Six Master Communicators, including representatives from Canada’s two regions, make up the selection committee.

All nominees must demonstrate how they fulfil the following:

  • Contribution to the communication profession
  • Communication career achievement
  • Authorship, speaking and lecturing
  • Contributions to IABC
  • Other

How to Nominate

Deadline for nominations is usually in August.

Our Chapter’s Master Communicators

  • Karen J. Lee, ABC, MC
  • Elise Roaf, ABC, MC
  • Peter Roaf, ABC, MC
  • Ron Shewchuk, ABC, MC
  • Basil Skodyn, ABC, MC
  • Jennifer Wah, ABC, MC
  • Tudor Williams, ABC, MC, IABC Fellow (Deceased)
  • Laurie Dawkins, ABC, MC
  • Ryan Williams, ABC, MC