TORONTO, May 1, 2017 – International economic development non-profit organization, CESO (Canadian Executive Service Organization) and leading Canadian public relations and engagement firm, GCI Group (GCI), join forces today in a move aimed to elevate awareness of the organization’s work in supporting economic growth in partnership with Canadian Indigenous communities, and around the world. As strategic partner to CESO, GCI will provide public relations and media relations services to expand upon the non-profit’s already exceptional reputation as a global leader in building economic capacity to drive social and economic change at local, national and international levels.
“CESO is thrilled to begin working with GCI. From our first meeting with their team, they certainly lived up to the company’s reputation as not only a premier communications and public engagement firm, but one that holds great interest in the value of social good. We’re impressed with their dedication, creativity, strategic thinking and professionalism, and are confident that they will be able to help us meet and exceed our communications goals,” said Wendy Harris, President and CEO of CESO.
GCI has a history of partnering with Canadian non-profit organizations by providing strategic communications to support positive social change. Moreover, GCI’s public engagement practice has worked on behalf of public-sector clients in communities throughout Ontario, empowering stakeholders and individual members of the public to have their voices heard and contribute to shaping policies on a range of issues facing the province.
“GCI is eager to work alongside CESO – a leading Canadian non-profit, committed to fostering economic growth within Indigenous communities in Canada and those in the developing world,” said Marion MacKenzie, President of GCI Group. “Our partnership demonstrates GCI’s commitment to assist organizations that empower others, a mainstay of our corporate vision and values. We also see that our work with CESO will give GCI hands-on experience in addressing the socio-economic challenges that many of Canada’s Indigenous communities experience, as Indigenous relations become more engrained into the growing field of public consultation.”
CESO is a Canadian international economic development organization dedicated to creating sustainable change and inclusive growth, including the eradication of poverty, through the development of economic infrastructure. CESO’s main focus areas are private sector development and strengthening the management and governance of institutions. CESO’s model of partnering highly-experienced professionals as volunteers with communities or organizations where they mentor and advise clients continues to prove an effective means to create lasting economic and social change. For more information visit www.ceso-saco.com
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GCI Group (GCI) is a Canadian leader in the public relations industry with deep expertise in the areas of consumer, healthcare, technology, corporate communications, public engagement and digital. GCI Group services a broad client base, combining the aggressiveness and agility of a specialty boutique with the depth and breadth of a dynamic multinational agency. GCI is a member of the WPP Group of companies, one of the world’s leading communications families. For more information visit www.gcicanada.com