For immediate release Monday, December 1, 2014

Ottawa Media Group hosting second free communication training session for charities


Ottawa, ON – After the success of the first communication training session in July with close to 40 local non-profit and charitable organizations in attendance, Ottawa Media Group (OMG) is offering another session this coming December 12.

Former CTV Ottawa Anchor Kimothy Walker and business partner Eric Collard launched a philanthropic communications company with close to 20 local leaders this past summer. As part of their collective dedication to our community, Ottawa Media Group will be offering free communications training sessions to assist not-for-profit organizations, twice a year.

Location: United Way office, 363 Coventry Road, Ottawa, ON

Date: Friday, December 12

Time: 9:00 am to noon

The session will help our not-for-profit partners understand their message, how to deliver it and how to move their organization to the next level with effective communications. All of these approaches can assist in fundraising, marketing and efficient use of resources. It will introduce the major themes of communications, with follow up low-cost workshops planned for January 2015.

“We’re happy to support incredible local charities working hard to make Ottawa even better,” said Kimothy Walker. “On top of our extensive work with our five official charities and these sessions, we also offer non-profit rates for all our professional services.”

OMG would like to thank United Way for hosting us at their office. The sessions will feature some of OMG’s talented professionals and together they have more than 100 years of experience in the varying fields of communications. The session will be conducted in English with capacity to respond to questions in French. Due to the limited availability, we limit the session to one person from each charity.

“We believe giving back is one of the best things you can do,” said OMG Managing Partner Eric Collard. “Ottawa is a such giving community with a great network non-profits and charities. We’re happy to help out as much as we can.”

For more information, check out OMG’s site at ottawamediagroup.com. To register for the free session, please contact Alanna Smith at alanna.smith@ottawamediagroup.com.

For more information, please contact:

Eric Collard, Ottawa Media Group