Goodbye, CNW

After two and a half years of working for CNW Group, I've made the difficult decision to leave and pursue another opportunity. I say it was difficult decision because CNW has been more than just an amazing place to work. I spent the majority of my waking hours since 2007 at the company's Bay Street headquarters, and the people here have become more than just colleagues. I mean, I've probably talked on the phone more with people in CNW's Western Canada offices than I have with my mom in the past few years.

CNW, and the people there, gave me a ton of great opportunities that I might not have had elsewhere, and for that I'm truly thankful. When I was just a guy with a tan, sleeping on my friend's couch, Laurie Smith (now CNW's VP of Culture and Communication) took a chance on me and offered me a position as a Communications Coordinator. Since then, I've had a few different roles in a couple of different departments. In each case, my colleagues and managers were always supportive of what I was doing.

I will always look back at my time with CNW fondly, and while I certainly enjoyed the work I did there, I'm going to miss the people that worked there more.

Thanks for the great time, CNW. I hope we keep in touch.

Yours Truly,

-Parker Mason

P.S.: As sad as I am to be leaving CNW, I'm also super-excited to start the next stage of my life and career. I'll fill you in on the details in a week or so (I'll still be in Toronto). You can always reach me via e-mail ( or at