Media Advisory - CPRS Toronto to host panel discussion with communication professionals involved in the Fort McMurray wildfire disaster management

TORONTO, June 12, 2017 /CNW/ - On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, CPRS Toronto, in partnership with Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), will host a panel of communication professionals who were closely involved in the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire disaster relief efforts. The discussion will focus on the actions taken and lessons learned through on-the-ground and remote communication efforts with stakeholders across the country.

What: Fort McMurray behind-the-scenes response tactics

When: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

            6:00–6:30 p.m. – Networking reception

            6:30–7:30 p.m. – Panel discussion

            7:30–8:00 p.m. – Networking reception

Moderator: Diane Bégin, APR, former Acting Public Information Officer, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB); Vice-President, ruckus digital

Panelists:

  • Russell Baker, former Communications Strategist, RMWB; Communications Specialist, York Region Rapid Transit Corporation
  • Sara Falconer, Director, Digital Communications, Canadian Red Cross
  • Robin Smith, former Communications Strategist, RMWB; Senior Advisor, Communications, Greater Toronto Airports Authority
  • Sally Turney, Vice-President, Communications, IBC

Where: Delta Hotel, 75 Lower Simcoe St., Toronto

The Canadian Public Relations Society is a national professional organization focused on establishing and upholding educational and ethical standards in public relations. With nearly 600 members, CPRS Toronto is one of the largest local societies. For more information, please visit www.cprstoronto.com.

SOURCE Canadian Public Relations Society

For further information: If you require further information, wish to attend or would like to arrange an interview, please contact: Jeff Rohrer, APR, Director, Communications & Events, jrohrer@ibc.ca


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