Community

SWYM in the Community

Welcome to our community hub!

At SWYM Communications, we passionately embrace our mission to empower clients with the tools and confidence they need to communicate effectively with a diverse range of audiences. Central to this mission is our steadfast commitment to fostering plain and accessible language, and inclusive communication.

We believe in giving back and actively volunteer our time and expertise to support various organizations. We help them articulate their mission and values, refine their vision, and enhance stakeholder engagement, all while championing their impactful causes and endeavours.

Join us in this journey of making communication an empowering force for positive change, and stay tuned for more community engagement news.

Editors/Réviseurs Canada promotes professional editing as key in producing effective communication. Its 1,300 members are salaried and freelance, working with individuals and organizations in the corporate, technical, government, not-for-profit, academic and publishing sectors across the country and around the world in English and French. Many offer a wealth of editing-related services to their clients and employers.

Editors Canada supports professional development through seminars, online training and conferences; promotes and maintains high standards of editing through certification and reference publications; helps in-house and freelance editors to network and collaborate; and cooperates and partners with related associations in areas of common concern.

Find out more at Editors.ca.

Our engagement:
• Volunteer editing for West Coast Editor. See a Q&A with SWYM’s own founder and Chief Engagement Officer here.
• Volunteer mentoring for the Vancouver Public Library (VPL) “Blue Pencil” Writing Consults, a joint initiative of the VPL and Editors/Réviseurs Canada’s BC Branch

Impact assessment, simply defined, is the process of identifying the future consequences of a current or proposed action. The International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) is the leading global network on best practice in the use of impact assessment for informed decision making regarding policies, programs, plans, and projects. Members of IAIA believe that impact assessment is a practical tool for helping meet today’s needs without compromising the opportunities of future generations.

Find out more at IAIA.org.

Our engagement: Contributing to the IAIA blog, focusing on the topic of clear communication in impact assessment field work and reporting.

Alpine Women in Sport (AWiS) is committed to creating a safe, inclusive, and collaborative community that promotes the professional and personal development of coaches engaged in alpine ski racing at all levels across Canada.

AWiS strives to encourage and support its members in sharing knowledge and best practices, creating mentorship opportunities, and highlighting individuals and organizations whose contributions help pave the way for current and future coaches. In everything that it does, AWiS is informed by these core values: Advocacy, Support, Passion, Innovation, Responsibility, and Empowerment (#ASPIRE). It thrives to support all aspiring coaches.

Follow them on IG @alpinewomensport and on X @alpinewomen, and visit the AWiS website.

Our engagement:

  • SWYM Communications (SWYM) founder, Myriam Beaugé, was a Director – Communications for AWiS from
    February 2023 through May 2024
  • Strategic Communications: values/mission/vision, branding, and promotional material
  • Website: structure and content development/curation (ongoing support)
  • Email communication: messaging, creative, and database development
  • Stakeholder engagement

one20percent is a B.C.-based and women-founded impact business whose mission is to create the best natural and scientifically formulated performance and recovery products specifically designed for the athlete in every one of us—24 hours a day.

one20percent strives to be the most trusted source for innovative products that are backed by science, lab validated, and rigorously tested by athletes for athletes. It is committed to making products that are good for people and the planet, using natural and plant-derived ingredients that are ethically sourced, cruelty-free, and packaged in recyclable material.

Find out more at one20percent.com. Follow them on Instagram @one20percent.

Our engagement:  SWYM’s founder is a community ambassador for one20percent. Follow her on IG @therunningscribe to see how she chases her #one20percent.

Coast Mountain Trail Running (CMTR) presents professionally run and community-driven trail running races in coastal British Columbia.

CMTR events include: Run Ridge Run (Sasamat and Buntzen lakes, Port Moody/Anmore), Diez Vista (Port Moody), Survival of the Fittest (Squamish), Conquer the Vedder (Cultus Lake and Vedder Mountain, Port Moody/Anmore), Buckin’ Hell (Mt Seymour Resort, North Vancouver), and Squamish 50 (Squamish)

Find out more at trailrunning,ca.

Follow them on Facebook @CoastMountainTrailRunning, on Instagram @coastmtntrail, and on X @CoastMtnTrail.

Our engagement:  We volunteer at CMTR races. 

Red Fern Book Review is a literary and media podcast hosted by Amy Mair, a book lover, journalist, and editor. It provides a community for book lovers to feel connected between the covers.

Find out more at redfernbookreview.com.

Follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Our engagement:  Besides catching every episode, SWYM founder, Myriam Beaugé,  occasionally collaborates on the Red Fern Book Review podcast. Past collaborations include:

Season 2 – Episode 25: Lost in Translation and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Focus: Screenplays as literary works.

Season 1 – Episode 15: Mend the Living
Focus: Literary translations.

Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy, and mutual valuing.

Rollo Reece May - existentialist psychologist and author