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CSAE News & Updates

Register by JULY 3rd to take advantage of early bird pricing for Associations: <Decoded>, CSAE’s 2019 conference. Connect with peers and explore ways to gain clarity, resolve your association’s most pressing issues and achieve optimal results.

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As a board member or senior leader, how can you build a strategy that delivers sustainable competitive or comparative advantage? How can you mitigate the risk of the strategy getting derailed? On October 22nd, join the exceptional Dr. David Weiss for a full-day exploration of key questions association and not-for-profit board members and senior leaders should ask themselves when developing a strategy. Discover how to contribute greater value to the future of your organization, and learn to master the tools you’ll need to get there.

For more information and to register, click here.

An invitation from CSAE president and CEO Tracy Folkes Hanson.
An invitation from CSAE president and CEO Tracy Folkes Hanson.

CSAE Honours & Awards recognize the best and brightest in Canadian association management — from outstanding teams to individual luminaries. Submit before July 19, 2019 for a chance to be recognized with a 2019 award. Winners will be honoured at CSAE’s 2019 Conference & Showcase in October.

For information on the awards, click here.

CSAE thanks its partner, Open Water, for providing the software for our Awards program.

Associations Connect truly embodies the brain trust and spirit of collaboration across our sector — with valuable discussions, insights, and shared tools and resources. Check out this video for a recap of the fantastic evolution of this online gathering place for association professionals:

Membership Spotlight

Member since 2017

I am a partner at Four Corners Group, where I oversee my firm’s not-for-profit and association executive search practice. I joined CSAE in 2017 after several of my association clients mentioned their positive experiences with the organization. As a member, I have participated as a speaker at the 2018 CSAE Trillium Winter Summit and I wrote a feature article on the topic of leadership transitions for the summer 2018 issue of Association™ magazine. Beyond CSAE’s fantastic network, I have found real value in the quality materials and tools that CSAE publishes, curates and hosts. The online forum, Associations Connect, is something that I access regularly, and I am continually impressed by the depth of collective expertise within CSAE’s membership, shared within the discussion threads.

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Member since 2013

I am the chief administrative officer of the Association of British Columbia Land Surveyors. Involved in the local community, I am elected to municipal government, serve as a commissioner to the Peninsula Recreation Commission, and am a director in CREST, the Capital Region emergency communications network for police, fire, and ambulance. Following a term as a director on the Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey Association, I now volunteer with BC Hockey on the appeal committee. Membership in CSAE provides educational opportunities and a collegial environment in which to learn from other professionals, which I have found to be very valuable.

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Sector News
Source: News Optimist.ca
CNW - Food & Consumer Products of Canada Tuesday became the first national trade association to endorse the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s vision for a New Plastics Economy, moving Canada toward a future of zero plastic waste – making all packaging 100 per cent reusable, recyclable or compostable.
Source: Northern Ontario Business
The board of directors for the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has a new chair. Gordon Stothart, executive vice-president and chief operating officer at IAMGOLD, has been elected to the position for the next two-year term.
Source: Global News
The BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) has filled a formal complaint against the B.C. government over what they describe as restrictive policies preventing out-of-province care workers from working in British Columbia.
Source: CISION
The Police Association of Ontario (PAO) is pleased to announce the recent joining of the Ahkwesahsne Police Association (APA) to our membership. On April 1, 2019, APA became the first Indigenous police association to join the PAO and our 47th member association. Today, in conjunction with National Indigenous Peoples Day, we celebrate APA's affiliation to the PAO and their community's rich culture and contributions to Canada.
Source: associations now
Finding it hard to get the right technical employees—whether developers or IT administrators? It might be time to play up your organization’s hidden advantages—including, potentially, your location. There’s a lot of competition for technical employees these days. After all, with potential for-profit neighbors sucking up all the job-market bandwidth, it might feel like you’re up against it when trying to convince IT pros to work for your association.
Source: Marijuana Business Daily
Canada’s largest business association is throwing its weight behind the cannabis industry. Canada must do more to realize the full economic potential of the country’s marijuana sector, according to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber has established the National Cannabis Working Group to advocate on businesses’ behalf to improve the sector’s competitiveness.
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CSAE Events
Jul 2019
July 10-12
City: Windsor
Venue: Caesars Windsor
Sep 2019
City: Edmonton
Venue: Derrick Golf & Country Club
Speaker: Dr. Judi Malone
Price: $65.00 Member / $75.00 Non-Member
Oct 2019
October 22-25
Conference and Showcase
Venue: Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia
Price: Early Bird Full Conference Pass - Members: $815.00 / Early Bird Full Conference Pass – Non Members: $1,065.00
Oct 2019
Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Venue: Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver
Speaker: Dr. David S. Weiss
Price: Member Rate: $450.00 / Non-Member Rate: $550.00
Featured Publications

Introducing CSAE’s new publication! 

Stuff Happens... But you can sleep at night by making your association Reputation Resilient

Reputations take years to establish and can be damaged in mere moments. Organizations can mitigate and repair damage by preparing. Tailored for associations and not-for-profit organizations of all sizes and types, this book guides the reader through all stages of crisis preparation with a straightforward approach.

Excerpt: “There is an old saying, “Not planning is planning to fail.” That applies as much to preparing to manage an issue as it does to achieving more positive goals. Associations that ignore the possibility of something going wrong are deluding themselves. A little bit of preparation and forethought can be that extra ounce of protection to mitigate damage and speed recovery after a disaster.

The reality is that for many executives, crisis preparation only makes the top of the priority list after they have lived through a disaster that caused them and/or their association harm.

What if the tables were turned?”

Order at a 10% discount through July 14, 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: Executive Director
Organization: Cannabis Council of Canada
Location: Ottawa, ON
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Title: Technicien comptable
Organization: AQDFL (Association québécoise de la distribution de fruits et légumes) / QPMA
Location: Montreal, QC
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