IABC Toronto has named Jim Grieve its 2012 Communicator of the Year. The annual award is given by the organization to an individual from the Greater Toronto Area who "exemplifies the power of strategic communications to build trust and unite audiences." Grieve, the assistant deputy minister at the Ontario Ministry of Education, received the award in recognition of his communications work during the roll-out of full-day kindergarten programs in Ontario, among other initiatives. "Our judges were impressed by Jim's personal touch and passionate advocacy for the future of children," said Linda Andross, president of IABC Toronto. "His commitment to gathering their input and delivering warm and authentic messaging in person says a lot about his character in this age of electronic communication."