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CSAE News & Updates

It's a complex world out there! Associations operate in a busy, data-rich and distracting environment. Learning to operate effectively amidst endless input and unpredictable change is critical. Every day, you're making decisions that affect the future of your association. Associations <Decoded> will help you gain clarity, resolve your association's most pressing issues and achieve optimal results.

These remarkable conference keynotes will challenge you to think and do differently.

Visit our website for more details.

CSAE is pleased to welcome its newest team member, Yowali Kabamba. In her role as a bilingual Network liaison, Yowali will work in partnership with the CSAE Networks across Canada to develop an ever-growing offering of member-focused events and services.

Read more about Yowali here.

CSAE would like to thank Fitzii for their assistance in recruiting for this position.

This Insights Webinar is free of charge for CSAE Members. Non-member registration is only $50 per organization.

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

Takeaways include a ready-to-use toolkit comprising the methodologies discussed during the session.

Learn more here.

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Are you still selling Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsorship packages? Times have changed and you might be losing potential revenue! In this workshop, sponsorship expert Chris Baylis will equip you with the knowledge, tools and templates to stay on top of current trends and turn more of your proposals into sales.

Learn more here.

Providing competitive pay and benefits is an integral part of attracting and keeping great employees. Did you know that:
 - the largest year-over-year salary growth in the past year was among functional managers?
 - 69 per cent of organizations offer some form of retirement benefits?
 - industry and trade associations are the organizations where those at the CEO level earn the most?
 - professional development is amongst the top benefits offered at all 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!

  • Does the idea of decentralized decision-making intrigue you?
  • Are you looking for a strategic approach to declining membership?
  • Do want to build public awareness?
  • Q & A with Maya Roy - CEO, YWCA Canada

Explore these thought-provoking topics and much more in Association™ magazine’s latest edition.

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Membership Spotlight

Member since 2019

I’m currently the practice support services coordinator at the Canadian Dental Association. I recently joined CSAE — in early April 2019 — and hope to connect with fellow young professionals around Canada as well as learn more about the association world. I have worked in a few different associations and know that the association world is the place for me. I hope to connect with members across the country, learn about best practices from different associations in different industries, as well as provide my input wherever required.

Read more about Igor here.

Member since 2019

I am the MLS® and IT specialist with the Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Board (OMDREB). I have been in the world of organized real estate for a little over two years and IT/Support for just shy of a decade. My dive into organized real estate started at the Niagara Association of Realtors® as the systems support representative and, eventually, I moved to my current position at the OMDREB.

Read more about Brian Gaskell. 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

Sector News
Source: Canadian Beer News
A new organization representing more than 700 craft breweries from across Canada was announced today at the Canadian Brewing Awards & Conference in Toronto.
Source: CBC
Gerald Krabbe is taking his mid-century Calgary bungalow into the future with a soon-to-be-connected 5½-kilowatt photovoltaic solar panel system. The panels will supply enough electricity to keep everything running in his 1,400-square-foot home when the sun is shining — and any excess power will be returned to the grid.
Source: associations now
Is your online community inactive or failing to meet goals? It might be time for an update. Also: leaders’ role in career development. Launching an online community is one challenge, and relaunching a community is another. But for inactive or lifeless communities, a relaunch might be exactly what is needed to engage members.
Source: ConstructConnect
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) has launched a lawsuit against all three levels of government involved in a bid to bring a high-tech neighbourhood to Toronto’s downtown core.Federal, provincial and municipal governments are all named in the notice of application filed by the civil rights and freedoms group, which has been threatening since March to launch legal action over the yet-to-be-approved Quayside project.
Source: The Globe and Mail
Ontario faculty associations say they’re consulting with lawyers after being stonewalled in their attempts to meet with the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities about proposed legislation they say threatens to force elderly university and colleges professors to work for no salary.
Source: associations now
Many leaders avoid tooting their own horn for fear of looking arrogant. But two longtime execs say putting yourself in for awards and praise needn’t be egotistical—and can benefit an entire association.
Source: Marketing Week
Over the past year, security and brand safety have rapidly risen up the marketing agenda, brought to the fore as high profile hacks and data harvesting hit the headlines on a global scale and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force.
CSAE Events
May 2019
Panel Discussion
City: Ottawa
Venue: 222 Queen St, Suite 1404
Speaker: Huw Williams, Michael Bourque, Martine Proulx
Price: CSAE Executive Members $56.50
Time: 4:00-6:30pm
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: General Manager
Organization: Alberta Mortage Brokers Association
Location: Calgary, AB
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Title: Communications Officer - Research Facilities Navigator (2 year contract)
Organization: Canada Foundation for Innovation
Location: Ottawa, ON
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