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[Press Release 2016-01-05]

Acertys team is joining Strategies Canada (H+K)

We are proud to announce the Acertys team is joining Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada (H+K), which is Canada’s leading strategic communications consultancy—with more than 200 people in nine offices across the country, including offices in Montreal and Quebec City.  Its parent company, Hill+Knowlton Strategies Inc., has 88 offices in 51 countries.

Our team brings to H+K its proven know-how and successful track record in the areas of stakeholder engagement and public participation. This expertise strengthens the public engagement practice that has become a pillar in H+K’s broad suite of strategic services. Our team of professionals will continue to offer specialized services in these areas with the same rigour and high standards of quality and integrity for which we are known.

Joining H+K provides access to a significant pool of high-quality professional resources in corporate communications, public affairs, consumer marketing, digital communications, content marketing, research and creative services. With this tremendous asset, we can now offer integrated communications services of unparalleled depth.

Our decision to join H+K is also based on the need to adapt the engagement practice to the realities of a world undergoing profound changes, which calls for innovation and a multidisciplinary approach. Hill+Knowlton offers us a promising and fertile ground and it is with great enthusiasm that we begin this new chapter in our history.

We take this opportunity to offer you our best wishes for the New Year, hoping that it will bring opportunities for renewed collaboration, meetings and exchanges with you.
We invite you to learn more about this announcement here.

[Event 2015-09-10]

Acertys takes part in the IAP2 North-American Conference in Portland from September 9 to 11, 2015

In light of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) North American Conference held this year in Portland Oregon, two members of the Acertys team in partnership with a representative from Ipsos Reid will be presenting and facilitating a session on the topic of “Millennial” engagement in public consultation processes.

[Event 2015-09-09]

Preventing and resolving conflicts tied to project development – September 30, 2015

Training session in collaboration with the CPEQ

This training session was developed by Acertys to provide participants with basic knowledge and practical tools to better understand and take action when faced with conflictual situations, particularly in the context of complex and controversial projects. Click here to register for the training session.

[Call for candidates 2015-05-08]


Acertys is looking for students or recent graduates to support our participation activities from time to time on a diversity of projects. The activities may include :
  • Acting as a facilitator at information kiosks
  • Carrying out surveys in public spaces
  • Providing logistical support at forums or other public meetings
  • Communicating with stakeholders
  • Organising and analysing results from these activities
By taking part in our projects, the selected candidates will be exposed to a diversity of participatory methods as well as many different stakeholders, urban and environmental issues and decision-making processes. They will develop concrete experience in public participation and stakeholder engagement.
Please see the call for candidates (in French only) for details. The deadline to submit an application is May 25 2015.

[Announcement 2015-01-21]

IAP2 is seeking candidates for the Executive Committee of the St. Lawrence Chapter

Do you have a passion for promoting public participation and want to help build the profile of this profession across the regions of Eastern Ontario and Quebec?  You are invited to nominate yourself for a position on the new 2015-2017 Executive Committee of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) St. Lawrence Chapter.
You will find information on the Chapter website regarding the roles and responsibilities of Executive Committee members and on the process to nominate yourself or someone else as a candidate.
The deadline for Nominations is January 26, 2015.
Please note that you must be a member of IAP2 Canada as of this same date in order to be considered as a candidate (information on membership here). 
Acertys is an active member of IAP2 and supports its activities through participation in the local Chapter and in Canada-wide initiatives.

[Update 2012-11-21]

See Acertys study on business practices of organizations as they relate to community relations

thumbnailOn October 29th 2010, Acertys released the results of a study of 21 industrial sector organizations in Quebec particularly impacted by the communities that surround them. Conducted in conjunction with HEC Montréal and the Conseil patronal de l’environnement du Québec (CPEQ), the study outlines the business practices of these organizations as they relate to local communities, within the context of growing pressure from the latter. The study also provides organizations with practical courses of action allowing them to benefit from more productive relationships with neighbouring communities. Download the complete study (available in French only) in PDF format.

[Event 2012-05-01]

Planning the Marconi-Alexandra, Atlantic, Beaumont, De Castelnau sectors

Acertys is proud to support the City of Montreal to plan the development of an 80 hectare industrial area located in the heart of the city and overlapping four boroughs. 

[Event 2011-10-12]

Consultation on the Future of the Olympic Park


Acertys is proud to support the advisory committee appointed by the Régie des installations olympiques in its wide-ranging consultation on the future of the Olympic Park. Have a look at the results of the consultation at: