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CSAE News & Updates

After more than 19 years, Michele Haché, CSAE’s Director of Finance & Administration, is leaving her position at the end of May to return “home” to Nova Scotia. Michele leaves a legacy of exceptional work and contribution to CSAE. Thank you, Michele — enjoy life down east!   


All involved with CSAE BC send a huge thank you to Urvi Ramsoondar for her years of volunteer service. Urvi has held several portfolios, including vice-chair on the network council, chair of the communications council and a member of the events council. Urvi has been tireless in her work and CSAE BC is sincerely thankful for her commitment, passion and professionalism. Good luck Urvi — we know you will knock it out of the park in your new position!

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

It doesn't take much for things to go off the rails — and with social media, it takes only seconds for the world to know about it. Responding adequately to a crisis requires preparation — but who should be in charge of saying what, and how? Learn Jacqui d’Eon’s three-step protocol to handling a crisis and protecting your organization’s reputation.
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This is an Insights Webinar, free of charge for CSAE Members. Non-members are welcome to register for $50 per organization.

Whether you manage or are actively involved in the human resources function within your organization, this interactive webinar with employment lawyer Jordan Rodney will give a high-level overview of all aspects of human resources.

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Are you still selling Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsorship packages? You’re living in the past — and losing potential dollars! In this workshop, sponsorship expert Chris Baylis will equip you with the knowledge, tools and templates needed to stay on top of current trends and turn more of your proposals into sales.

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Meet our keynotes speakers for Associations: <Decoded>, the CSAE 2019 Annual Conference in Vancouver, October 22-25. With diverse and fascinating perspectives, they’re sure to inform and inspire you to think about things in new ways — to clarify, resolve and achieve.

Darby Allen — Fort McMurray's Fire Chief (Ret.), Motivational and Crisis Leadership Speaker

David Allison — Consumer Behaviour Expert, Marketing Advisor, Valuegraphics Data Pioneer, David Allison Inc.
Dr. Shimi Kang — Award-Winning Harvard-Trained Physician, Bestselling Author and Global Social Entrepreneur

There’s much more to learn about the CSAE 2019 Keynotes, visit our website!

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Did you know that when it comes to compensation:

- industry and trade association CEOs earn the most in the sector?
- the largest year-over-year salary growth was among functional managers?
- the gender pay gap is the highest amongst management levels?

See where you and your organization stand with the 2019/2020 CSAE Benefits & Compensation Report. Based on the contributions of 334 organizations representing close to 2,600 employees, this is a critical benchmarking report specific to salary and benefit information on all levels of staff within Canada’s not-for-profit and association communities.

Want to know how your organization measures up? Get a sneak peek of the report here and order yours today! 

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Sector News
Source: associations now
A new report finds small associations want more nondues revenue but haven’t focused on achieving it. To remedy that, report authors recommend quick tech fixes to bring in more money.
Source: Mobile Syrup
Carrot Rewards has teamed up with Canada’s The Lung Association – Ontario and Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) on a health awareness campaign. Now, Carrot’s lineup of health and wellness-related educational quizzes includes a series of resources on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Source: CBC
The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Sudbury and Volunteer Sudbury want to help employers and people who work with volunteers understand the accessibility needs of people with hearing loss.
Source: Daily Commercial News by ConstructConnect
Construction stakeholders are unanimous in their praise for infrastructure spending pledges in the Ontario budget unveiled April 11 but a sharp divide has emerged over the Doug Ford government’s approach to skills training with the provincial building trades council saying it rejects an elemental component of the plan.
Membership Spotlight
I’m an associate executive director at Managing Matters, an association management company based in Toronto. I’m a CAE® and I also earned the CSAE Donna Mary Shaw Award in 2017. I first joined CSAE because I was interested in earning my certification. What I found was an engaged community that really understood the challenges and rewards of associations like no one else could! I enjoy attending conferences and events, not just for the excellent programming but also for the excellent company. 

I am the chief executive officer of the New Brunswick Chiropractors Association (NBCA). The NBCA works to improve the health and wellbeing of New Brunswickers by regulating, supporting and promoting excellence in chiropractic practice and patient care. I have been working and serving the association and not-for-profit sectors for a decade and am highly motivated by the community. Yet, it was only in 2018 that I really started to engage with CSAE, initially as a consumer of products like the webinars and as a CAE® program student. Ever since, I have been supporting the development of an Atlantic network, as well as in young professional and government relations activities.

Read more about Frances LeBlanc.

If you consider yourself a "Leader on the Rise" we'd love to feature you on our website. Contact Casey Pope, Membership Specialist, at 416.363.3555 x 225 or casey@csae.com.

CSAE Events
May 2019
City: Ottawa
Venue: Canadian Chamber Office
Price: Free for Members / Free for Non-Members
Time: 8:00am-10:00am
May 2019
Insights Webinar
Speaker: Jacqui d’Eon
Price: Free for Members / $50.00 for Non-Members
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm
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
May 2019
City: Ottawa
Venue: Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Time: 11:30am-2:00pm
May 2019
City: Edmonton
Venue: Royal Glenora Club
Speaker: Paul McLoughlin
Price: $100.00 Member / $120.00 Non-Member
Time: 9:00am-2:00pm
Jun 2019
Speaker: Jordan Rodney
Sponsor: Max People
Price: Free for Members / $50.00 for Non-Members
Time: 1:00-2:00pm
Jun 2019
City: Toronto
Venue: Radisson Admiral Hotel - Toronto Harbour
Speaker: Meredith Low, Laura Williams, Erin Roberts
Sponsor: AV Canada, Tourism London, Beanfield Centre, BMO Institute for Learning, Bramm Research, Niagara Falls Business Events, MNP LLP
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
Jun 2019
Speaker: Chris Baylis
Price: $80.00 Member / $120.00 Non-Member
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Jul 2019
July 10-12
City: Windsor
Venue: Caesars Windsor
Featured Publications

Because Canada’s complex lobbying and government relations landscape is always changing, this popular CSAE monograph has been significantly updated and expanded.

This book is designed for association staff and board members who need to engage government to resolve member issues. The objective is to provide readers with a simple, straightforward understanding of how to achieve results when dealing with government.

Excerpt: Associations form to enable individuals, or similar businesses, to achieve common goals. Government relations activities undertaken by associations provide members with a greater voice in government decision making and ultimately protect member interests. When dealing with the increasingly complex world of government regulation and legislation, it makes sense that collective action has a far greater chance of getting tangible results.

Order this featured publication now at a 10% Special Discount! Discount runs through to May 31, 2019.

Effective working relationships is essential in multi-faceted, not-for-profit organizations where chapters, affiliates, districts, branches, etc. often fight for limited resources and attention. In this environment, turf wars are inevitable, right? Wrong.

Excerpt: For a long time, it seemed to me that the best we could do was mitigate the worst effects of conflict, competition, and the downright bad relationships that all too often afflicted the sector. People tended to write things off to factors such as regional dynamics and internal politics, as if to say that the lack of internal cohesiveness was simply something that leaders had to live with, instead of being an issue to be vigorously addressed. Unfortunately, that mindset sometimes led to a kind of resigned shrugging of the shoulders — a sense that you just had to put up with this.

Order this featured publication now at a 10% Special Discount! Discount runs through to May 31, 2019.

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

Career Resources

Have you thought about leveraging CSAE's relationship with over 15,000 association executives to fill your next position? Post your job to AssociationJobs.ca now! Remember CSAE members save 40%.

Interested in finding the latest career opportunities in the association sector? Click here to find the most recent postings, such as:

Title: Director, Finance & Corporate Services
Organization: CSAE
Location:  Toronto, ON
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Title: Director, Besrour Centre
Organization: The Medfall Group
Location: Mississauga, ON
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