Award-winning communications work in Canada recognized by the International Association of Business Communicators

CALGARY, Oct. 13, 2015  /CNW/ - Professional communicators from across Canada were recognized this month for outstanding work in communication management and skills with receipt of a Silver Leaf Award from the Canada West and East Regions of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

The esteemed Silver Leaf Awards recognize a strategic approach to communications programs conducted by professional communicators in more than forty categories, including brand communications, internal communications, writing, and issues management. Of the more than 110 entries submitted in 2015, 48 entrants were honoured with a Silver Leaf Award – 21 received an Award of Excellence and 27 an Award of Merit.

"The professional communicators recognized this year demonstrated exceptional skills in planning and delivering strategic communication programs," says Kathleen Bell, ABC, Chair, IABC Canada West Region. "The caliber of entries was exceptional. We are pleased to recognize the hard work of each winning entrant and their significant accomplishment in achieving this prestigious award."

"Organizations and audiences across Canada benefit from the high standards of work delivered by these winners," says Rob Plant, Chair, IABC Canada East Region. "It is with great pride that we honour and celebrate these individuals who have demonstrated the highest standards of communications excellence."

The complete winners list is available on the IABC Canada website.

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) recognizes excellence in organizational communications at the international, national and chapter levels. Canada's national Silver Leaf Awards program is managed jointly by the Canada East and Canada West Regions. Canadian members represent approximately 38 per cent of IABC's global membership.

The Silver Leaf Award program is sponsored by CNW.

SOURCE IABC Canada Western Region

For further information: Lisa Brake, ABC, National Programs Director, IABC Canada West Region, Email:, Phone: (403) 875-0359

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