The Public Affairs Association of Canada (PAAC) is a national, not-for-profit organization founded in 1984. The group's 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. Chris Ballard, CSB Communications Inc. President, is a past-president and honourary lifetime member. Visit the organization's website here.
Chris Ballard appointed to Town of Aurora's Arts and Culture Advisory Committee
President Chris Ballard has been appointed Chair of the Town of Aurora's Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC). As well as this committee, Mr. Ballard also sits on the town's Arts and Culture Advisory Committee (ACAC) as the Town's EDAC representative.
"I'm delighted to sit on both committees and to help build the vital link between building a strong cultural industy and building a strong economic base," said Ballard, an Aurora resident.
Aurora is a thriving community of 55,000, located north of Toronto. Visit the town's website here.
CSB President, Chris Ballard, receives PAAC award
Chris Ballard, left, president of CSB Communications Inc., is presented with an honourary lifetime member award by Speaker of the Ontario Legislature, Michael A. Brown, on behalf of the Public Affairs Association of Canada. Ballard is a former president of the association and was recognized for his years of dedication to the association. The presentation took place following the association’s annual general meeting in Toronto.
CSB to lead Development Corporation strategic planning
July, 2006 -- The Board of Directors of the Carmacks Development Corporation, a First Nation development company, has unanimously approved its new Strategic Plan recently completed by CSB Communications Inc. CSB was asked to lead the project on behalf of the Carmacks Development Corporation (CDC), the economic "engine" of the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation (LSCFN). In order to take the fullest advantage of its Land Claims Agreement and growth in the Yukon economy, the LSCFN needs a strong development corporation. CSB worked closely with First Nation elected officials, senior staff, community members and CDC staff to build a solid foundation for the corporation. In keeping with CSB standards, the Strategic Plan includes a detailed implementation plan that allows the CDC Board of Directors and shareholder to easily measure progress and adjust the plan as it is implemented in the coming months.
Carmacks Development Corporation selects CSB
January, 2006 -- The Carmacks Development Corporation, the economic arm of the Litle Salmon / Carmacks First Nation, Yukon, has selected CSB Communications Inc. to assist with Phase One of an strategic planning and business development initiative. CSB President, Chris Ballard, will take the lead on the project. "The Yukon is ripe with opportunities for First Nations businesses and we plan to assist the Carmacks Development Corporation take full advantage of those opportunities, and to position itself as the economic engine of its First Nation. For information, contact Chris Ballard here . CSB Communications Inc. has worked with a number of aboriginal businesses and First nations governments during its 18 year history.
CSB chosen to help First Nation migrate website
December 2005 -- In an effort to improve communications with its constituents and reduce costs, the Tetlit Gwich'in Band Council of the Northwest Territories has asked CSB Communications Inc. to make recommendations and work with the Band's IT department to migrate the Council's website to a dynamic service. Moving to a dynamic website will not only save the Band money on operating expenses, it will vastly improve communications with Band members and those outside the community, says CSB Communications Inc. President, Chris Ballard. The move is expected to be complete by the end of December, 2005. Update: The site has been migrated to a LEAP platform and content can now be easily added by the Band Council staff . Visit the site here
We adopt PAAC Statement of Ethical Principles
December, 2005 -- CSB Communications Inc. has always believed in striving for the highest of ethical standards. With regards to our Public Affairs work, we are pleased to adopt the Public Affairs Association of Canada's (PAAC) recently approved Statement of Ethical Principles.
The Statement is an articulation of PAAC's expectations and good practice principles, and focuses on high standards with respect to universal professional obligations.
Visit PAAC's website here to learn more about the development of the Statement, or download a copy below.