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News Around Town – June 2020


By: Katherine Craig | Jun 24, 2020

Member Announcements

Please join us in welcoming our new MPI Ottawa Chapter Member: Heidi Theelen, CEP, PMP. She is the Manager of organizational excellence with Engineers Canada, an organization which aims to promote and maintain the integrity, honour and interests of Canada's engineering profession.

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We are also sending good vibes to two new entrepreneurial endeavors blossoming within our chapter:

Jess Poon (Canadian Cardiovasular Society (CCS)) has recently launched her new business, Grace & Oak. Poon’s new company provides branding & web design studio services for creatives and service-based business owners in Canada. Building a brand is more than just a pretty logo or a functional website…if you’d like to get in touch with her, email

Desmond Lomas, CMP (The Howes Group) is offering his expertise to help event planners create winning digital event strategies, with his new company Prosource Digital Events. COVID restrictions have forced the cancellation of many live events and Lomas will be working with his clients to make the transition from live to digital events and by doing so, help their organizations continue to thrive. Connect with him by phone at 613-297-5558 or by email at

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COVID-19 Update for Membership Renewals
Interested in applying for an MPI Foundation membership renewal scholarship?  At this time, due to COVID-19, all renewal scholarships will be processed through MPI Member Services.  Please email member services at to find out more information on membership renewal assistance opportunities.

MPI Member Résumé Support

Did you know that MPI members have access to complimentary resume critique through our career centre?  Members will need their MPI username/password to access this service.

To take advantage of this service, visit: > Resources > Career Center > Sign In > go to My Account (top left corner) > go to Resume > check mark “Send me my free professional resume critique from TopResume” > click on Upload Resume to, you guessed, upload your resume.

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CAEM Advocacy

Canadian Association of Exposition Management (CAEM) shared the advocacy work it is doing related to Tradeshow & Exhibition guidelines in this recent article, and how you can get involved. With clear guidelines for strict physical distancing, increased cleaning & hygiene, and enhanced crowd control – this group is confident that exhibitions can play a key part in restarting the economy safely.


EIC COVID-19 Resources

As our industry works through the realities and impact of COVID-19, the Events Industry Council has compiled many valuable tools and educational resources into a centralized COVID-19 resource centre. They have also established the APEX COVID-19 Business Recovery Task Force. EIC will monitor for new information and update the site weekly. If you have information to share, please contact


Upcoming Chapter Events

Wednesdays at 10 AM* – Weekly CoffeeTalk (on Zoom) *No CoffeeTalk scheduled for June 25.

Thursday, June 25 – Virtual Education and Tasting Event

April 15-17, 2021 – the EVENT

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Article edited by Cynthia Beaudin, Canada Foundation for Innovation

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