October 16, 2017 (Register by Oct 11)

The Met

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Speaker: Leah Janzen, Regional Director, Communications, Media, Public and Government Affairs, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

Communications in Changing Times

Private, public, non-profit – Manitobans in all sectors are experiencing change. Organization restructuring, relocation and realignment all come with internal and external communications challenges. How you communicate change can make or break how the media, the public, and even your own staff, view your organization.

Join us on Monday, October 16 to hear key insights from Leah Janzen, Regional Director, Communications, Media, Public and Government Affairs for the WRHA. Get behind-the-scenes intel from the WRHA’s communications lead. Learn pro-level tips based on the team’s hits and misses. An exclusive Q & A session will follow the presentation.

About Leah


An award-winning journalist and communications professional, Leah Janzen joined the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority in 2016. In her position as Regional Director, Leah is responsible for communication, media, public and government affairs. In recent months, her role has been to lead the communications function during a period of transformational change in the health system; launching and evolving a public awareness campaign, ensuring timely and transparent media relations and directing internal communications for a staff complement of nearly 28,000.

Prior to the WRHA, Leah spent nearly a decade at the University of Manitoba in the External Relations division, completing her tenure there as Associate Vice-President, Outreach & Engagement. There, she led a team recognized with over 40 local, national, and international awards for its innovative and creative marketing campaigns and communications efforts.

A writer at heart, Leah began her career as a journalist with the Winnipeg Free Press where her work was recognized by numerous awards including a Canadian Newspaper Award nomination.