The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) is the voice of Canada’s $53 billion chemistry industry and represents more than 60 members and partners across the country. Members include petrochemical, inorganic and specialty chemical producers, bio-based manufacturers and chemistry-related technology, and R&D companies. Members of CIAC are signatories to Responsible Care® – the Association’s U.N.-recognized sustainability initiative.

CIAC is seeking a motivated executive to join its team as the Executive Vice- President. Reporting to the President & CEO, the EVP will be responsible for overseeing CIAC’s government affairs, communications, and supporting activities in critical policy areas. The EVP will also play an important role in supporting the President and CEO in execution of his administrative responsibilities related to the strategic direction and oversight of the association.

As EVP, you bring several qualities to succeed in this role. Engaging and passionate, you are at ease building relationships with various stakeholders, from reporting personnel, association colleagues, member-companies, governments, peer industries and the public, and industry critics. You have an impeccable reputation as a pragmatic, principled individual capable of representing your organization and its interests to the highest of ethical standards. Energetic, credible, and highly strategic, you have built and mentored results-oriented teams driven to succeed. Your previous experience in government affairs from a regulated industry or association will serve you well in this role. As a self-starter with excellent project management skills, you are capable of operating with little supervision, while supporting your team in meeting tight deadlines in a collaborative mutually supportive environment. Bilingualism is preferred.

CIAC invites applications from all qualified individuals. CIAC is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.

To apply for this position, please submit your application and related materials to Kathy Rahme at krahme@boyden.com and state the title of the position in the subject line of your email.

The Right Leadership.Worldwise.

Appointment Notice for B2Gold Corp.: Neil Reeder, Vice President, Government Relations

B2Gold’s President and CEO, Mr. Clive T. Johnson, is pleased to announce that Mr. Neil Reeder has joined the Company as Vice President, Government Relations.

Mr. Reeder joins B2Gold following a distinguished government career of over 35 years with Global Affairs Canada. He helped advance Canada’s trade, foreign policy and development agenda during seven different diplomatic postings overseas and in increasingly senior positions in Ottawa. His last assignment in Ottawa was as Director General responsible for the management of Canada’s relations with Latin America and the Caribbean.

Most recently, Mr. Reeder served as Canada’s Ambassador to the Philippines. His previous ambassadorial postings include serving as Canada’s High Commissioner to Brunei and as Canadian Ambassador to Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras. He has also served as Deputy Head of Mission at the Canadian Embassy in Mexico.

Mr. Reeder holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan and a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Carleton University. He is fluent in English, French and Spanish.

Mr. Reeder will be responsible for liaising on behalf of the Company with key Canadian government departments and agencies, including those responsible for Canada’s trade and investment abroad. He will also assist the company and its personnel in engagement with foreign governments and other players to support B2Gold’s mining operations and exploration projects around the globe.

Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, B2Gold is one of the fastest-growing intermediate gold producers in the world. Founded in 2007, today, the Company has four operating mines, one mine under construction and numerous exploration projects in various countries, including Nicaragua, the Philippines, Namibia, Mali and Burkina Faso.


Appointment Notice: Forest Products Association of Canada welcomes Mr. Brad Thorlakson as its new Chair

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Derek Nighbor, Chief Executive Officer of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased to announce that Brad Thorlakson, President and CEO of Tolko Industries, has been appointed FPAC’s new Chair of the Board, effective May 18, 2017.

Mr. Thorlakson will succeed Mr. Curt Stevens, President and CEO of Louisiana-Pacific, who was FPAC’s Chair for the past two years. The Board and team at FPAC express our sincere thanks to Curt for his leadership and dedication to driving positive environmental and economic outcomes for Canada’s forest sector and its workers.

Mr. Thorlakson represents the third generation of family leadership since Tolko was founded in 1956. He has more than 30 years of experience in the industry. He began his career at the Lavington Planer Mill and progressed through the company to the position of Vice President of Marketing and Sales before becoming President and CEO in February 2010.

Mr. Thorlakson studied Business Administration at Okanagan University College in Vernon, British Columbia.

Administrative Assistant


The Hill Times is looking for a Receptionist/Administrative Assistant to join our team. The successful candidate is able to provide excellent customer service and provide assistance to different departments as required.

- Answering and transferring incoming telephone calls.
- Provides information and general assistance to the public over the phone and at reception area.
- Welcomes clients into the office.
- Performs reception duties in an efficient, professional, and courteous manner.
- Receives, sorts, and distributes incoming and outgoing mail.
- Reviews and answers any correspondence.
- Monitors office supplies and maintains designated levels.
- Data entry
- Provide assistance to different departments within the office as needed
- Fill in for our Advertising Coordinator when needed

- Excellent interpersonal proficiency
- Ability to perform routine administrative support duties
- Well organized with the ability to set priorities accordingly
- Experience in providing customer service
- Proven general office and administrative skills required.
- Understanding of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
- Must be able to adapt to on-going changes and growth in the role and duties
- Bilingual is an asset

The Hill Times, Canada’s Parliamentary newspaper is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send a Cover Letter and Résumé to careers@hilltimes.com or by mail:
Tracey Wale
Human Resources Manager
The Hill Times
246 Queen Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5E4

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