Who is Public Affairs Association of Canada?
The Public Affairs Association of Canada (PAAC) is a national, not-for-profit organization founded in 1984. Our principal objective is to help public affairs professionals succeed in their work by providing them with forums for professional development, the exchange of new ideas and networking.
PAAC’s growing membership represents a cross-section of the many disciplines involved in public affairs including policy development, government relations, lobbying, communications, opinion research and public relations. Our members come from both the private and public sectors, in areas such as industrial and financial companies, crown corporations, consulting firms, small business, ministries and municipalities, PR organizations, trade associations, educational institutions, law and accounting firms.
Why Join PAAC?
The Public Affairs Association of Canada is the leading forum for representing lobbyists’ concerns to all levels of government in Canada. We actively engage lobbyist regulators in discussion about the rules and regulations governing lobbyist registration and reporting requirements in Canada. The PAAC has presented to various government committee’s on proposed changes to lobbying law at the federal, provincial and municipal levels. In addition, the PAAC hosts conferences, conducts media interviews and submits opinion editorials all in an effort to position lobbying as a key and valuable component of the public policy process.
About Public Affairs
The public affairs field is notoriously fast changing and competitive. PAAC offers a range of professional development programs and networking opportunities to help members stay on top of industry issues and trends.
Our members come from both the private and public sectors and range from self-employed consultants to government professionals and corporate CEOs. This diversity is the cornerstone of PAAC, ensuring a wide scope of ideas, expertise and opportunities that benefit members and their businesses. We urge you to explore our website at www.publicaffairs.ca and find out more about what PAAC can do for you.