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Grapevine Communications specializes in municipal and non-profit organizational communications. For more than ten years, we’ve helped leaders create strategies in order to help them attain their goals. With a deep level of experience in leadership positions, we’ve been providing strategic communications services across private, public, and non-profit sectors including training, government relations, policy analysis, strategic communications, stakeholder relations, crisis communications, project management, and training.
In 2019, the Centre for Crisis & Risk Communications was launched and we have formed a partnership with the Centre to deliver all crisis specific services. For all non-crisis related communications, please contact us.
Founder & CEO
Grapevine Communications has a singular purpose: to help people succeed.
Katie Robertson, Founder and CEO of GC, found an outlet for her passion of connecting people when she discovered the public relations industry, and this creative agency is the conduit for her vision of helping others succeed. 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 turn her vision into tangible results for others.
Katie started her 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.
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.
Benjamin has had a dynamic career. During his 16 years of service as a Paramedic, he served as the designated spokesperson – speaking to crisis events. Inspired by his interactions and relationships with the media, Benjamin returned to school and completed his Masters Degree in Professional Communications. Returning to The City of Calgary in March of 2013 in a newly created role, the Supervisor of Crisis Communications, he quickly found his background and educations tested as the mighty Bow and Elbow rivers spilled their banks. His crisis communications was again tested during the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfires. He was called as a crisis communications expert by the Province of Ontario during the Elliott Lake disaster Public Inquiry hearing. Benjamin also participated in a Department of National Defence research project, Social Media Expert in Emergency Management ‘round Table. He now shares his knowledge and experience with undergraduate and graduate level students at two Canadian Universities.
He is a sought-after trainer and conference speaker.