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CSAE Honours & Awards recognize the best and brightest in Canadian association management — from outstanding teams to individual luminaries. Submit for a chance to be recognized at the CSAE's 2019 Conference & Showcase this October in Vancouver. Deadline: July 19, 2019.

Overview of Awards

• Awards of Distinction: for outstanding programs, services and initiatives you delivered to your members

• Pinnacle Award: for exceptional and outstanding association leadership

• Griner Award: for the contributions of CSAE Business Members

• Honourary Award of Excellence: for commitment and outstanding volunteer contributions to CSAE

• Donna Mary Shaw Award: for the next generation of association leaders
For more information on each award, click here.

The countdown is on! This October, join like-minded association professionals from across Canada for three days of learning and connection — designed to help you gain clarity, resolve your associations most pressing issues and achieve optimal results. Register before June 29 to take advantage of our early bird pricing!

Visit our website for more information.

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The CSAE business members task team has been hard at work to build increased value for business members. Listen to this update from task team chair Sandra Moniz —  and find out the latest on how this year’s Showcase puts a new spin on things.


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.

Takeaways include:

• Sponsorship proposal templates
• The exact questions to use in meetings with sponsors
• Sample emails, pre-written, to help you secure the meeting
• A fulfillment report template
• Sales pipeline template
• 34-point sponsorship sales checklist

Learn more here!

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Sector News
Source: Globe News Wire
The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of Lisa McDonald as its new Executive Director. Ms. McDonald has played a vital role in PDAC’s success for more than 20 years. Over the past year she has acted as the Executive Director (Interim), and previously served as the association’s Chief Operations Officer (COO) for 10 years where she delivered the strategic goals of the association and oversaw all aspects of operational performance.
Source: associations now
When your association designs new products and services, do you tap your members for input? Maybe you should. Here are a few areas where members might help you boost your organization’s bottom line. For an association to push past the status quo, it needs not only a skilled executive and staff team, but also some innovative thinking on the part of members.
Source: Equipment Journal
Canada’s federal government will continue to reinforce efforts to attract youth to careers in the skilled trades, according to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Prime Minister delivered his remarks on May 8 at the Canadian Home Builders’ Association’s 76th annual conference, held in Niagara Falls, Ontario. “Canadians count on you to build the places we call home, places to set down roots, raise a family and celebrate anniversaries,” Trudeau told the conference. “That’s work to be proud of, so thank you for a job well done.”
Source: CISION
A changing climate is the single greatest global challenge of our time. That is why the Government of Canada is investing in climate adaptation and resilience, while supplying the minerals and metals needed for clean technologies throughout the world. Paul Lefebvre, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, today announced an investment of more than $325,000 to the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) for a climate change adaptation project for the mining sector. 
Source: associations now
Spurred on by Amazon, retailers are upping their loyalty program game—and associations that focus on loyalty might want to keep an eye on the perks and pitfalls. One such pitfall? Cybersecurity. The for-profit world is increasingly finding much value in loyalty programs—and as the going gets tough, businesses are boosting their investments.
Membership Spotlight

Member since 2011

I am the executive director of the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA), where I have worked  in various roles since 2006. I am a graduate from the University of Toronto where I earned a BA (Hon.) in ethics, society and law. I find value in contributing to the CSAE community and am member of the CSAE Trillium Network’s young professional’s committee. I enjoy chatting with the brilliant and active committee members, tapping into their networks, and also attending the quarterly functions the committee hosts.

Read more about Aina. 

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.

Member since 2018

My name is Alisha and I am the manager of association relations for MCI Group, which provides strategic event consulting and professional conference organization for Canadian and international meetings. As a young professional myself, I currently contribute to CSAE by sitting on the young professionals task force. I initially joined CSAE to meet more like-minded people. It has allowed me to be part of a network of resilient individuals who are passionate about what they do.

Read more about Alisha

CSAE Events
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

This practical publication is designed to help volunteer Board Chairs who serve organizations with paid staff to properly prepare for this critical role and is an essential resource for association staff in assisting with the orientation of board leaders.

Excerpt: ”Everyone has attended poorly chaired meetings, and yes, chairing meetings is the Chair’s job. But it’s not the only part, and some might suggest it isn’t the most important aspect either. This publication explores various aspects of the Chair’s job, but at the outset we need to set the stage for what is to follow. The Chair’s job is to manage the board, not manage the Chief Staff Officer or the organization itself. The job of board Chair is an important one. Done well it can have a considerable impact on the organization as a whole: its effectiveness, efficiency, and public image. That’s the opportunity before every board Chair, and one this publication hopes to help you attain.”

Order at a 10% discount through June 30, 2019.

Be a more effective staff or volunteer leader by embracing six emerging competencies, eight essential organizational foundations, and one unifying strategy (co-creation). This book offers insights to lead and sustain an organizational culture that embraces the opportunities a dynamic environment presents. Take a fresh look at leadership.

Excerpt: ”Many books have been written about leadership competencies and leading organizational change efforts, but most of them are focused on the corporate sector and few can be applied to associations. Leading an association is different from leading in the for-profit sector, and this book is designed to provide association leaders and future association leaders with an understanding of the skills they to enhance or acquire to ensure their success as association leaders and the success of their associations.”

Order at a 10% discount through June 30, 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: Membership Coordinator
Organization: Canadian Society of Association Executives
Location: Toronto, ON
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Title: Director, Women in Trades
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Location: Richmond, BC
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