IABC Master Classes

About the Presenter

Matisse Hamel-Nelis, ADS, CPACC

Matisse Hamel-Nelis, ADS, CPACC⁠, is a distinguished Métis communications and digital accessibility consultant⁠ and PR professor at Durham College. She is also the founder and dynamic host of the influential ⁠PR & Lattes⁠ podcast, a collaborative space where professionals (emerging, new and established) can share their insights and ideas on PR, communications and marketing topics. 

Her commitment to fostering an inclusive environment extends into her leadership roles within the professional community. As a professional communicator deeply proud of her Métis heritage, she expertly blends traditional storytelling with modern strategies to create impactful and inclusive narratives. As the vice president of inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility (IDEA) for ⁠IABC/Toronto⁠, Matisse is pivotal in shaping policies and practices that embrace diversity. Additionally, her influence is further amplified in her capacity as the chair of the ⁠Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee for IABC⁠, where she spearheads initiatives to enhance inclusivity within the profession.

She holds credentials as a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) and an Accessible Documents Specialist (ADS), awarded by the International Association of Accessibility Professionals. These designations underscore her expertise and commitment to advancing accessibility in digital communications, making her a respected authority in her field.


Earn three (3) points toward Global Communication Certification Council (GCCC) certification for this Master Class. Learn more.

Past Master Classes: Now On-Demand

Have you missed past Master Class offerings? Purchase on-demand recordings on IABC Advance and take the first step in leveling-up your skills.