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Communicating Across Borders: The Gordie Howe International Bridge Project

May 26, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am


Join this dynamic leadership team, with a combined total of over 60 years of experience in communications, as they discuss the approach taken to international communications on the Gordie Howe International Bridge project. The $5.7 Billion (CDN) project is one of the largest infrastructure projects in North America.

During the session, they will touch upon the following:

  • Approach to communicating to an international audience on a mega project
  • Approach to consultation and stakeholder relations (both internal and external)
  • Approach taken for community benefits
  • Approach to media relations

Also, the Corporate Affairs and External Relations Team at WDBA has had the privilege to be recognized internationally by IABC with the following awards: Silver Quill, Ovation Award of Merit, Renaissance Award of Excellence, Virtuosos Award of Merit, Beacon Award of Excellence.


  • Heather Grondin, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs and External Relations
  • Stephanie Campeau, Director of Stakeholder and Community Relations, WDBA
  • Tara Carson, Director of Communications, WDBA


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7744 Vernor Highway
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