307-10217 106 St NW, Edmonton AB T5J 1H5

Our Story

Rooted in the spirit of preparedness. defended by science.

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Grapevine Communications is an award-winning communications agency specializing in Emergency + Crisis Communication Management training and response.

Grapevine Communications offers Certification Training and Accrediation for individuals and companies who are commited to upholding a standard of excellence, even during an emergency or crisis situation, that is rooted in preparedness and defended by science.  For more than ten years, Grapevine Communications has helped leaders create strategies to respond to disaster emergencies and crisis, and with a deep level of experience in crisis communications leadership, we’ve been providing strategic emergency management communications services across private, public, and non-profit sectors including training, government relations, policy analysis, stakeholder relations, crisis communications, and project management. Contact us to discuss how we can help you with your emergency + crisis management communications.


Founder, President & CEO

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Grapevine Communications has a singular purpose: to help people effectively respond to emergency and crisis situations.

Katie Robertson, Founder and CEO of GC, has always been passionate about developing and upholding a standard of excellence in emergency + crisis communications, and after many years of running a general PR agency, decided to furhter her vision by developing a certification program for emergency management and crisis communications professionals who are as dedicated to excellence as she is. As a graduate of the first cohort in the public relations program at Guelph-Humber in 2008, and subsequent communications through Athabasca University, Katie was able to quickly turn her vision into tangible results for others through her training programs and leadership methods.

Katie started her communications career working for a Member of Parliament and quickly grew her client base and connections by creating strategies for all levels of government both politically and administratively. Since then, she has helped hundreds of people in government, non-profit, and public sector industries learn how to be better emergency management and crisis communications professionals.

Carrying the drive to help people over to her personal life, Katie is an active volunteer and contributor in her community. Serving others is a key value for Katie and she demonstrates that through her work with non-profits as well as her own that she started in order to help empower women in their personal and professional lives.