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This essential benchmarking resource captures salary and benefit information with in-depth analysis across staffing levels, demographics and so much more. It provides detailed data on:

• Cash compensation

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Explore detailed information by geography and type of organization, including:

• Industry/trade associations

• Professional associations

• Registered charities

• Regulatory authorities …. & more

Get a sneak peek of the report here and order yours today — to stay on top of the key trends and practices in the sector.

The Certified Association Executive (CAE®) designation is the only professional designation in Canada focused on leaders in the association sector. Offered online, the designation can be earned through the traditional coursework path that involves five courses and one exam or through Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR).

The next CAE® term is starting on Monday, April 22. Not sure if this is for you? Get a free trial!

Have questions or want a personal consultation about the program? Eve Mechici would be happy to hear from you! Reach her at eve@csae.com or 416 363 3555 ext. 242

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April 25, 2019

Canada is leading the world in sponsorship sales. How can your organization tap into the dollars that brands are willing to spend?

Learn to leverage the latest sponsorship trends and turn more of your proposals into sales in this webinar with sponsorship expert Chris Baylis. Chris, the president and CEO of The Sponsorship Collective, has been on the front lines of multi-million-dollar sponsorship agreements and has built and coached teams to do the same.

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Naylor Association Solutions

May 9, 2019

This Insights Webinar is free of charge for CSAE members. Non-members are welcome to register for $50 per organization.

With social media, it takes only seconds for the world to know when things go wrong — but responding quickly requires preparation.

On May 9, join crisis and reputation management expert Jacqui d’Eon to learn the principles of responding to a crisis — what to say, how to say it and who to have say it. Participants will learn the ACE (accept, commit, express emotion) protocol to respond to crises effectively and mitigate reputational damage.

Jacqui d'Eon, P.Eng., ABC, MC., refers to herself as the "C-Suite whisperer," helping executives achieve their goals and guiding organizations through crises using effective planning and strategic communications. Jacqui is the author of CSAE's new book, Stuff Happens... But you can sleep at night by making your association reputation resilient, coming April 2019

Click here to learn more and to register!

After a career spent developing ideas to engage stakeholders for several hundred organizations, David recognized the need for a more scientific method to determine   what really influences a target audience. He developed the first big data tool that gives organizations and industries the data they need to motivate a target audience using basic principles of sociology, psychology and consumer behaviour.

Join David as he opens Associations: <Decoded> in Vancouver on October 23rd and get inspired by his unique perspective on how to gain clarity, resolve your associations most pressing issues and achieve optimal results.

Learn more about David on the CSAE Conference website

Naylor Association Solutions
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Sector News
Source: associations now
CEOs who are the are the sole staff member have a lot of authority, but a lot of communicating to do with the board. One expert offers some advice about how to manage the challenge.
Source: CBC
A new report by Royal Dutch Shell is urging Canada's largest oil and gas lobby group to start supporting carbon tax policies in the country.

Shell's position on climate change is different than about half of the trade associations it's a part of around the world that it reviewed, including the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).
Source: Calgary Herald
Since the Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services launched its #IBelieveYou campaign in 2015, CEO Debra Tomlinson has witnessed a "tremendous change in responder and public attitudes towards sexual assault."
Source: Vernon Morning Star
Jill Tipping, CEO of the B.C. Technology Association, sat down with Black Press Media legislature reporter Tom Fletcher this week to talk about the rapid rise of technology and her industry’s work to help companies grow.
Source: associations now
Why do members join associations? Is it for the benefits or because they got an awesome deal on membership? Probably not, says Amanda Kaiser on Association Success.
Source: Northern Ontario Business
Sudbury Area Mining Supply and Service Association (SAMSSA) is undergoing some major changes to broaden their reach. Among those changes will be a complete name change and new outreach strategy.
Source: Benefits Canada
Employers in Ontario could see their dental coverage spending increase this year, due to an average 4.19 per cent hike in the Ontario Dental Association’s suggested dental fees for 2019.
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Membership Spotlight

My name is Dan García and I am the COO of Principia Assessments, which focuses on independent competency assessment and consultation for the legal sector, associations, not-for-profits and other professionals.

I initially joined CSAE for the CAE® program. After completing the program, I knew that I wanted to have a more active role in this community. This has helped me develop personally and professionally. My first involvement in CSAE was with the Edmonton network in planning and supporting local events. After that I began participating in the Leaders’ Forum, some national task forces and the board’s nominating committee. I currently sit on the CSAE board and its government relations committee, and am also a member of the young professionals task force.

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I am currently working as the executive director of the Eye Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (EPSO) and have worked for not-for-profit professional associations in the health-care sector for more than five years. As a sole employee with limited resources, the knowledge I have attained from participating in the CAE® program, and the collaboration and willingness to share information that I have experienced on the CSAE’s forums, have been invaluable resources for me as I help lead this association in its mission to preserve vision care in Ontario.

Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC)
CSAE Events
Apr 2019
City: Ottawa
Venue: Canadian War Museum
Price: $45.00 Member / $55.00 Non-Member
Time: 11:00-2:00pm
Apr 2019
City: Winnipeg
Venue: Delta Hotels by Marriott Winnipeg
Speaker: Sheila Molloy
Sponsor: Delta Hotels Marriott Winnipeg
Price: $45.00 Member / $75.00 Non-Member
Time: 8:00-10:00am
Apr 2019
Speaker: Chris Baylis
Price: $80.00 Member / $120.00 Non-Member
Time: 1:00-2:00pm
Apr 2019
City: Toronto
Venue: Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport
Speaker: Beverly Beuermann-King
Sponsor: AV-Canada
Price:$55.00 Members / $68.00 Non-Members
Time: 11:30am-2:00pm
May 2019
Insights Webinar
Speaker: Jacqui d’Eon
Price: Free for Members / $50.00 for Non-Members
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm EDT
May 2019
City: Victoria
Venue: Fairmont Express Hotel
Speaker: Ted Lau
Sponsor: Ballistic Arts Inc, Tourism Whistler, Fairmont Express
Price: $85.00 Member / $130.00 Non-Member
Time: TBD
May 2019
City: Ottawa
Venue: Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Time: 11:30am-2:00pm
Jun 2019
City: Toronto
Venue: TBD
Price: $110.00 Member / $150.00 Non-Member
Time: 8:00am-1:00pm
Jun 2019
City: Gatineau
Venue: Club de golf Hautes Plaines
Price: $125.00 - $500.00 Member / $140.00 - $500 Non-Member
Time: 2:00-7:00pm
Featured Publications

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Do you have a recommended great read? Send your suggestion to nicolas@csae.com.

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Title: Manager, Membership and Events
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Location: Ottawa, ON
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Location: Mississauga, ON
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Thank You to Our Corporate Partners

As some of you may know, Meridian One is one of CSAE’s valued corporate partners, and a leader in member benefit (savings) programs for associations in North America. As we seek to grow the benefits portfolio offered to CSAE members across the country as a perk of being part of CSAE, we are delighted to extend an opportunity to our business members who have a value-add offering to be part of the Meridian One program. For more information click here and Meridian One will evaluate your request directly.