2013 CSAE National Award Recipients – Trillium Chapter Members

2013 national award recipients

Every year CSAE salutes members who have distinguished themselves through sustained service to our profession. At the CSAE National Conference in Winnipeg during the month of September 2013, Trillium Chapter members won several of those awards. As a Chapter, we are proud to have such exemplary members amongst our ranks and we would like to share with the entire CSAE Trillium Chapter membership the accomplishments of these award winners.

Best Website

Canadian Franchise Association

The Best Website Award goes to an organization that re-focused its member directory as a standalone, customer-based website. LookforaFranchise.ca has increased information requests and extended the average time per visit on member directory pages.

A second objective – to generate additional revenue through ad sales – was successful as new ad revenue exceeded $50,000. Clearly, this website is having an impact.
Congratulations Canadian Franchise Association.

Best Print Publication

Ontario Library Association

This quarterly publication contains articles on topics relevant to college and university libraries, public libraries, school libraries, bibliotheques francophones and health libraries. Access magazine now features new building construction and renovation profiles that provide practical and useful information for all members.

Congratulations Ontario Library Association.

2013 CSAE Chapter of the Year

Trillium Chapter

Each year CSAE recognizes the Chapter that demonstrated effective practices in keeping with CSAE’s Chapter Operational Standards including operations, leadership, financial and legal management, communications and promotional activities, membership retention, website content, volunteer development, professional development for members/networking, awards promotion, business continuity, risk management, and provincial/municipal government affairs.

The Trillium Chapter made ongoing refinements to existing programs, and combined them with the introduction of new member-focused initiatives which enabled the Chapter to exceed its budgeted surplus while at the same time enhancing and increasing member participation and satisfaction.

The Chapter will use some of its surplus funds to support the Trillium Gives Back Program which grants scholarships to attend CSAE National and local education events.

The CSAE Trillium Chapter is proud to have won this award for the second year in a row. Member engagement has never been higher and we look forward to another very positive year ahead.

Associations Make a Better Canada Awards

The Associations Make A Better Canada Awards recognize CSAE member organizations that initiated innovative projects within
the past year resulting in positive outcomes. Trillium chapter members received awards in the Public Affairs/Government Relations category as well as the Ethical, Technical or Professional Standards category.

Associations Make a Better Canada Award – Public Affairs/Government Relations

Funeral Service Association of Canada

The federal government’s Last Post Fund helps finance funeral expenses for eligible veterans. Funding had remained constant since 2001, and the Funeral Service Association of Canada’s members were essentially subsidizing these costs.

Prior to Federal Budget 2013, a lobby day was coordinated with 22 MPs, including Ministers and Veterans Affairs critics, and a media campaign was launched and timed to peak on Remembrance Day. The campaign achieved unprecedented results with 88 stories appearing in a month and 32 million earned media impressions.

The Budget that was then announced more than doubled the current funeral services reimbursement rate. More importantly, however, it is a victory for Canadian veterans.

Congratulations Funeral Service Association of Canada.

Associations Make a Better Canada Award – Ethical, Technical or Professional Standards

Canadian Dam Association

This organization addresses public safety issues related to
dam sites.

Intensive two-day workshops were held in six locations to educate dam owners and operators about new guidelines and suggest ways to reduce public risks.

What set this program apart was the combination of technical guidelines that are unique in the world; a well-documented, hands-on workshop; a detailed electronic tool for users;
and an ongoing technical working group to provide trainers and program stewardship. The public is safer because of
this initiative.

Congratulations Canadian Dam Association.

2013 CAE® Class Valedictorian.

Carolyn Warkentin, CAE, Executive Director, South Essex Community Council

One member of the 2013 CAE graduating class was selected to deliver the valedictorial address. Carolyn delivered an engaging speech on behalf of the 2013 CAE class. Congratulations Carolyn.

Long-Time Service Awards

The following members received 20 year Long-Time Service Awards this year. The Long-Time Service Award recognizes those individuals who have been CSAE members for 20 years.

Mary-Frances Gingras, CMP, Director of Association Sales – Worldwide Accounts, Hilton Worldwide

Thomas Kriens, CA, Partner, Kriens-LaRose LLP Chartered Accountants

Marcela Marijosius, Senior Sales Manager, The Westin Bristol Place Hotel