We provide confidential and professional assistance to marketing and communications professionals to help them deal with their personal or professional issues.

The Monday After...

Lost your job? Worried about what’s next? nabs services offer hope

  • Financial Counselling
    • reset your budget
    • credit counselling
    • shelter as much of any severance you received to manage any tax implications
    • register for EI
  • In Toronto? Register for nabs Career Strategy Group meetings
  • Career Coaching
  • 45 years of age or older? nabs RIPE
  • Digital skills gap? nabs can sometimes help with discounts from partners like IABCanada
  • Personal Counselling to help you stay strong and focused on your goals

For General Information, please contact:
Louise Berube
Director, Allocations and Services
(416) 962-0446 x221



We are passionate about providing the industry with expert, impartial and friendly help, advice and career guidance.

Need some confidential advice or guidance?  Call nabs 1-888-355-5548 and have a chat with an unbiased professional counselor who can help you navigate life’s challenges.  Find support to resolve work, health and life issues for you or your family members.

Our team of professionals often help callers with: Anxiety/Stress, Bereavement/Grief Counselling, Financial/Budget Management, Career Counselling, and Mental Health and Wellness.

nabs ripe program

Are you 45+ and looking for work? Or trying to figure out what’s next? This program is your guide to the next, best phase of your career.

The nabs ripe program can help you shift your perspective about work at midlife. It will help you learn the steps, skills, and mindset required to transition to a rewarding new role. And introduce you to a group of equally accomplished and motivated peers. The program includes a two-day workshop, followed by four one-on-one coaching sessions with transition expert Julia Moulden.

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Financial Support

In certain circumstances, nabs will provide short term financial assistance to eligible applicants who are in financial distress and have a clear financial need. The application process includes customized financial counselling and review by a confidential committee.

Our industry is stressful enough without the setbacks that life can sometimes throw at us.  We provide expert financial counselling and short term financial assistance when people need assistance due to illness, injury or unemployment.  Let us help you get back on track.  Inquiries about assistance and eligibility may be directed to Louise Berube lberube@nabs.org

Career Strategy Group

Twice monthly, nabs hosts a two-hour Career Strategy session for industry professionals in transition.

Led by Senior Career Coach, Trevor Cape, each session combines networking support with delivery of proven strategies to improve your job search effectiveness across key areas including personal branding, messaging, resumes, networking, social media, Interviewing, entrepreneurialism, confidence building and sales.

In this career development energizer, participants discover new ways to leverage and market their unique strengths and expedite their career development through change.

Sign up via Eventbrite to confirm your attendance as spaces are limited.

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Broadway@Work offers unique, customized learning experiences that use the power of storytelling honed from a Broadway stage. We develop exceptional talent, improve performance, build confidence, and supercharge communications skills using improv techniques, active listening exercises, facilitated discussions and peer-to-peer learning.

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nabs Ruth Hancock Scholarship

Ruth Hancock was universally admired in the Canadian broadcasting industry for her diligence, enthusiasm, and fair-minded approach.  For 12 years she managed the Toronto office of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters, and executive secretary of both Broadcast Executives Society and Central Canada Broadcaster’s Association.  In 1973, she joined CTV Network as Director of Promotion and Public Relations, and was appointed   executive assistant to the President of CTV. Ruth was diagnosed with cancer in June 1973 and passed away December 12, 1973.

In 1974, a scholarship fund was established in her memory by CTV, Broadcast Executives Society and Canadian Association of Broadcasters.

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Re-Train Your Brain - Mental Health Series

Are you looking for evidence based Mental Wellness resources? We have partnered with Dr. Joti Samra, R.Psych. to bring you tools that you can use in your everyday life. Whether you are looking to make behavior changes that will stick, or you would like some mindfulness tips, we have it all, and more!

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LifeSpeak, your wellness video library

LifeSpeak is your health and wellness online video library. Top North American experts deliver information in short concise segments. A resource available 24/7, access from anywhere on your smartphone, laptop or tablet, in complete confidence.

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How does nabs work?


Call nabs 1-888-355-5548

Call the supportline to discuss your needs with a professional.


Get the appropriate help

Once your needs are determined, we will guide you to the appropriate resources or we will give you an appointment with a specialist in your area.


Help at your doorstep

It's time for your personalized appointment (by phone or in person, depending on the services). We hope that our help will have a positive impact on your life!

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