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CSAE News & Updates

CSAE is thrilled to be working in partnership with Wicket and Industrial to reimagine our approach to technology. Early in the new year, we’ll be rolling out a new suite of software tools to better manage, engage with, and deliver services and information to members. New tools will include Canadian-based Shopify for the bookstore, MailChimp for email marketing, Canadian-based Fusebill for membership billing, and Canadian-based Klipfolio for reporting and dashboards.

This exciting development will make CSAE’s processes more efficient and, best of all, it will provide an improved member experience! Watch for news and updates to come!

Read more about the partnership, and Wicket and Industrial here.


Do you know a colleague or peer in Canada’s not-for-profit community who would benefit from a CSAE membership? Take part in our Membership Referral Program and be rewarded: refer a new executive member and you’ll both receive a complimentary webinar registration and a $150 discount on your next CAE® course registration.
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CANADA’S WINTER WONDERLAND - OFFERS WINTER MEETING ‘ICENTIVES’
Ottawa Tourism
Ottawa Tourism is applying Winter Meeting ICEntives to meetings held in Ottawa between December 1 and March 31. Ottawa is a true winter wonderland! Home to the world’s largest skating rink and Winterlude, the world-renowned winter festival, the Nation’s Capital offers countless ways to enjoy the most Canadian of seasons. Ottawa can put your event on an international stage without breaking your budget!
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AssociationJobs.ca is a great platform to elevate your association’s recruitment efforts. Now you can also post your volunteer and internship opportunities — it’s FREE for members!
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Post a GIF that represents a typical, outrageous, or relatable challenge of working in this sector. Share it on Twitter or LinkedIn, and have a chance to win a Visa® $100 Gift Card! Use hashtag #MemberNovember and tag @CSAEConnect on Twitter or @canadian-society-of-association-executives on LinkedIn. CSAE will announce one winner each week. (One entry per individual on either platform per week). 

Here are the winners from Week 1 and 2:

Week 1: 

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Week 2: 

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Discover your Success in Hamilton
Sheraton Hamilton Hotel
The Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmen’s, located in the heart of downtown Hamilton, has over 40 years of experience. Whether you’re hosting a small meeting or a spectacular gala, you can trust that the state-of-the-art capabilities of the Hamilton Convention Centre will make your event come to life.
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Membership Spotlight
River  
   

Member since 2010

It has been a pleasure to immerse myself in CSAE! As the director of national accounts for Westmont Hospitality Group, my company owns and operates over 23 hotel and conference venues of various brands across Canada. Over the past 10 years as a member of CSAE, I have learned and developed at every opportunity.

I firmly believe that the wheel should not be reinvented — it should be shared and improved. With CSAE, this is constant: the sharing of ideas and opportunities to receive input and be heard has members continually connecting with each other. I have developed lifelong friendships by exchanging ideas, which gives me and my peers a whole new understanding of each other’s roles.

I am an eight-year summit committee veteran with CSAE Trillium, and the chair of the 2019 Trillium Winter Summit. CSAE is a family and like a family whether it is through support, advice or sharing, you will expand your knowledge and be captivated with expertise that is shared by members.

Sector News
The Royal Society of Canada is reaching out to all event & conference leaders/programmers/planners.

Are you a person of knowledge and stature, influential in your field, and want to represent Canada on the world stage? If you are interested in shining a global spotlight on your organization, please attend the Leaders Circle session.

Representatives from Tourism Toronto and the Leaders Circle, Mr. Loren Christie, director of sales, Canada International Congress, and Ms. Kathy Nicolay, Leaders Circle manager, will give an overview of how to best work with local meetings professionals and international associations and organizations to attract an international conference to Canada.
Source: CSAE
Bad hires are bad news for all organizations. Unfortunately, they can have a particularly negative impact on associations.
According to Tracy Folkes Hanson, president and CEO of CSAE, the nature of association work means the unexpected loss of an employee is often felt far beyond the staff group, “In many cases, association employees are very connected with the association’s member base. That means a greater number of people are impacted when an employee moves on unexpectedly.”
Source: Associations Now
From keeping your everyday users happy to introducing new value propositions for your highest-end fans, for-profit subscription services are offering a lot of lessons these days that associations can learn from.
Source: CTV
The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association says it's preparing for a possible high court legal battle with the federal government over solitary confinement for inmates in Canada. The civil liberties association and the John Howard Society say they have served notice to be included in a potential Supreme Court of Canada appeal of a recent B.C. court ruling ordering an end to indefinite, prolonged solitary confinement.
Source: The Western Star
Mark Lane, executive director of the Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association (NAIA) is obviously frustrated by the recent turn of events in the Open Net Pen (ONP) aquaculture industry (“Stand up for our seafood farmers,” The Telegram, Nov. 2).
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CSAE Events
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Nov 2019
 
Location: Ottawa, ON
Network: Ottawa-Gatineau
Type: Lunch and Panel Presentation
21
Nov 2019
 
Location: Kelowna, BC
Network: British Columbia
Type: Roundtable and Presentation
21
Nov 2019
 
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Network: Manitoba
Type: Breakfast Session
21
Nov 2019
 
Location: Montreal, QC
Network: Québec
Type: Réseautage/Networking
21
Nov 2019
 
Location: Burlington, ON
Network: Trillium
Type: Roundtable
26
Nov 2019
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
Network: British Columbia
Type: In-person event
27
Nov 2019
 
Location: Toronto, ON
Network: Trillium
Type: Roundtable
2
Dec 2019
 
Location: Toronto, ON
Network: Trillium
Type: Networking Event
5
Dec 2019
 
Location: Kanata, ON
Network: Ottawa-Gatineau
Type: In-person Event
11
Dec 2019
 
Location: Ottawa, ON
Network: Ottawa-Gatineau
Type: Networking Session
Featured Publications

To celebrate Membership Month, receive a 10% discount on all CSAE publications through November 30, 2019! Check our bookstore to see available titles, and contact nicolas@csae.com to claim your discount.

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: President & Chief Executive Officer
Organization: Alberta Forest Products Association
Location: Edmonton, AB
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Title: Director, Professional Responsibility
Organization: Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society (NSBS)
Location: Halifax, NS
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