Gay Robinson Consulting
Gay Robinson, APR is an award-winning and respected member of CPRS. Throughout her career, her work has focused mostly on community relations and in the past decade she has been drawn to working with clients who realize the benefits of involving stakeholders in their decision-making. Gay believes the public should have a say in decisions that impact their lives and that working collaboratively with communities at the grass-roots level will result in better, more sustainable decisions.
After a successful career with the Government of Alberta, Edmonton Northlands, Mount Royal College, City of Calgary and Amoco Canada Petroleum Company Ltd. she opened her consulting practice in 1999. Her strong background in Community Relations has served to build her reputation in the oil and gas industry, where she is often seen as the go-to person for public consultation projects. Her client list includes petroleum companies, regulators, community groups, local governments, not-for-profits and industry associations.
In addition to a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing from the University of Calgary, Gay holds a Diploma in Public Relations from Mount Royal College and a Certificate in Public Participation from the International Association for Public Participation. She teaches Community Relations through Continuing Education at the University of Calgary and is a certified trainers for several courses related to public participation and community relations.
Gay is an accredited (1985) member of CPRS and has served on the Board of CPRS National, as well as the Edmonton Chapter where she was President in 1987 / 1988. Gay is the proud recipient of a CPRS Award of Excellence (1986) garnered for a community relations project for the Alberta Attorney General.
In recent years, Gay has been active in the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) and currently serves on the Board of Directors of IAP2 Wild Rose (Alberta) and on the interim board of IAP2 Canada. She is a licensed trainer for the IAP2 Certificate in Public Participation.