WELCOME TO THE BARRIE/SIMCOE BRANCH
Welcome to the Association of Administrative Professionals Barrie/Simcoe County Branch. Inaugurated in 2006, our Branch continues to grow with members representing a wide variety of businesses and organizations throughout the Barrie and Simcoe County area. We strive to focus our workshops, presentations and webinars on topics that are current and relevant to office professionals as well as trying to incorporate topics on work-life balance.
If you are interested in joining/ learning more about our branch, or would like additional information, please feel free to contact me at [email protected]
President, Barrie-Simcoe County Branch
Association of Administrative Professionals
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Annual General Meeting – April 27, 2023 – O’Hara’s Public House 420 Leacock Drive, Barrie at 5:45 pm.
Annual Professional Development Day – Friday May 5, 2023 – Ferndale Banquet Hall, Barrie. Doors open at 8:00 am.
Annual General Meeting – Our AGM took place on Thursday April 21st, 2022. We elected a new Executive Team, noted below.
Annual Professional Development Day – We had a very successful PD Day on Friday April 22, 2022.
EA to CEO – How to Invest in Your Career with Lora Webb, CEO MetricAid – November 8, 2022 – 6:00 pm.
Olive Oil Tasting – December 6, 2022 – 5:30-7:00 pm. – 31 Commerce Park Dr. Barrie.
Branch Meeting – February 22, 2023 at 5:30 pm. – open to all branch members.
Branch Meeting – March 8, 2023 at 6:00 pm. – open to all branch members.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2022-2023
From left to right/Top Row: Maureen Armstrong – Past President; Gale Belcourt CCAP – Newsletter Editor; Sharon Cranstone – Membership Chair; Sharon Crowe -President. Bottom Row: Dania Chacaltana – Vice-President/Social Media Coordinator; Arlene Stone CCAP – Treasurer.
The Association of Administrative Professionals have provided a wonderful forum that benefits not only my staff who participate, but also our organization. The staff are able to network with colleagues and ask questions (i.e. Who facilitated your strategic plan?; Do you still use business cards for your staff or have you moved to virtual cards?). It has been a great way to find out what others are doing and obtain pertinent information that can assist with cost savings, following current trends, and being environmentally friendly.
My staff also bring back nuggets from some of the training and speakers that join their meetings. This helps enhance their skills and they share upcoming relevant trainings with other staff in the organization.
It’s great to see how the Association generates energy and enthusiasm amongst my staff, which in turn benefits both the staff and the organization. There are so many wins at such little cost. We are lucky to have such a committed and dedicated bunch of professionals ensuring the longevity of the Association.
Elizabeth McKeeman, MSW
Chief Executive Officer
New Path Youth and Family Services
CCAP COURSES OFFERED AT GEORGIAN COLLEGE
Georgian College is now offering courses for the CCAP (formerly QAA) Program. For course information, email [email protected]
SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY
AAP Branches across Canada provide community support through volunteer opportunities or providing monetary donations to assist a local group or charity. Dress for Success was selected as the ‘charity of choice’ this year by the Barrie Branch.
For more information on our charity of choice, please visit: https://orilliaandbarrie.dressforsuccess.org/
OUR COMMUNITY SUPPORTING US
Our continued success as a branch is assisted by the generosity and support from local businesses and organizations. Our recent Professional Development event included a valuable swag bag to all attendees that contained donations from our valued supporters. Thanks to:
Cyncor – Barrie www.cyncor.com/
SmartSheets – SmartSheets® (provadainc.com)
Jennifer Klementti – Barrie www.jenniferklementti.com
The Peggy Hill Team – Barrie www.peggyhill.com
Olive Oil Company – Barrie – Newmarket – Midland oliveoilco.ca
Montana’s BBQ and Bar – Barrie View Drive, Barrie www.montanas.ca
Hamley’s Tea & Coffee – Barrie www.barrieteaandcoffee.ca
Natural Balance Day and Spa – Barrie naturalbalance-dayspa.com
Kyla Vavala – Barrie www.century21.ca/kyla.vavala
Mexhico Restaurant – www.mexhico.ca/
Main St. Realty LTD. – www.mainstreetrealtyltd.com/
Bonnie Low-Kramen – www.bonnielowkramen.com/
Jeremy Burrows – www.goburrows.com/