Proven Track Record of Excellence

Impact’s work for organizations has been recognized as among the best both domestically and internationally. Our campaigns and projects have won multiple accolades through PR News Awards, the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) Awards in both Government Relations, and Public Relations. Impact was awarded the Griner Award for Business Excellence by the CSAE and is the only public affairs firm to have ever received this honour.


Impact has won multiple awards through PR News, including their Platinum awards and Nonprofit PR awards. Both of these categories recognize the most outstanding communications initiatives and programs in the highly competitive and dynamic PR arena. The coveted awards set the industry benchmark for excellence across all areas of PR and media relations. Impact has also had its various campaigns recognized by the Summit International Awards, an organization which is dedicated to furthering excellence in the marketing communications industry. These distinguished awards recognize companies and individuals who have the creative and marketing talent to go beyond the ordinary.

“We are very proud of the accolades we have received, but what drives us forward is the recognition our clients receive for the results”

Our philosophy is simple: strategy execution influence

Impact Public Affairs has been in operation since 1997, and is a full-service boutique firm based in the nation’s capital with satellite offices in Toronto and Montreal. Our firm specializes in providing organizations with innovative services that deliver long-term results.

No other firm has the depth of experience and evidence of success in ensuring that national organizations deliver effective communications to the public, key stakeholders, and government. We have an exceptional track record delivering campaigns that exceed our clients’ expectations and deliver results. We solve billion dollar issues.

Impact Public Affairs focuses on a number of key areas that will serve your association.  From Government Relations and Public Relations to special events, speaking engagements and marketing.  We can assist you in moving your association’s agenda forward.



“We’re moving your agenda forward”

– Huw Williams, President of  Impact and finalist for PR News’  Public Affairs Professional of the Year

Award Winning Advocacy

Business Excellence for Associations

2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013

PR News Non-Profit Awards 2009, 2010

Canadian Society of Association Executive Awards
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013

Summit International Awards 2007, 2008,
2009, 2013


For several years, Impact has represented the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) and organizes its annual Champions of Mental Health Awards and Faces of Mental Illness campaigns.

Impact has consistently coordinated media coverage, advocacy and events that deliver real results that exceed the client’s expectations:

• Record breaking social media impressions (several million)

• Record parliamentary attendance, including Ministers and the Governor General

• Record national media exposure for the event and its sponsors like Bell, with notable appearances on Canada-wide programs like Canada AM and Power & Politics

• Achieved advocacy goal of $50 million funding for the Mental Health Commission of Canada

• Doubling of federal funding for psychological services