Founded in 1970, the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) provides a professional network of more than 15,000 business communication professionals in more than 80 countries, operating with over 100 chapters around the world.

IABC Manitoba is the Canadian chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators and a communicator’s best resource for professional communication tools and connections. We provide learning opportunities for members and professional development sessions that offer new insights into the latest communication trends, technology and issues facing the industry. Whether you want to take your career to the next level, connect with your peers, build your client base or access professional development opportunities, IABC Manitoba is a great place to start and grow.


Within Manitoba’s communications community, our mission is to:

  • Provide dynamic and engaging professional  development opportunities.
  • Facilitate dialogue and relationship building.
  • Connect members to resources and best practices locally, nationally and internationally.


Building a progressive community for communicators to share knowledge and resources, and support the growth of our members and the development of the profession.


Our chapter is diverse, with members representing regional/national agencies, marketing firms, public/private corporations, government, universities, nonprofit organizations and their own businesses.

Here are just some of the fields our members specialize in:

  • public and media relations
  • community and investor relations
  • government relations
  • corporate communications
  • public affairs
  • advertising
  • marketing
  • writing
  • editing
  • photography
  • video production
  • graphic design
  • animation
  • human resources
  • teaching and training
Our members work for some of the most well-respected organizations in the province including:

  • Assiniboine Credit Union
  • Assiniboine Park Conservancy
  • Boeing
  • Canadian Blood Services
  • Canola Council of Canada
  • Canadian Diabetes Association
  • Cargill
  • College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba
  • Federated Insurance
  • Great-West Life
  • Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries
  • Manitoba Public Insurance
  • Parks Canada
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • St. Boniface Hospital Foundation
  • University of Manitoba
  • Western Canada Lottery Corporation