Welcome to the Edmonton Branch!

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Executive Committee (EC) Updates

We have started strategizing on our 2023 conference! A specific date has not yet been chosen, but we will share more details as they are known.

We are still looking for volunteers to cover these vacant positions: Secretary and Program Coordinator.


Congratulations to Vanessa Bower, the 2022 Canadian Administrative Professional of the Year!

The Edmonton Branch extends congratulations to all of administrative professionals nominated for Rhonda Scharf’s Canadian Administrative Professional of the Year award. Vanessa Bower of the Edmonton Branch is the 2022 recipient of this award.

Vanessa highlights advancements in her career through the pandemic and how the AAP has helped her along the way: “It was about two years ago, that I joined the AAP Edmonton Branch. Part of my success, I contribute to the skills I learned through the webinars that the AAP provided and the relationships that build a supportive network. I’m also grateful for attending #AdminsRock and to Rhonda Scharf at On the Right Track Consulting & Training for hosting an amazing professional development experience. It was a Canva class, hosted through the AAP, that taught me the skills to create the video needed to share my story with the judges. Thank you, AAP.”

Upcoming Events

Our Acting Program Coordinator is working hard on pulling together the 2022-2023 program, and we will share it with you as soon as we can. Here is a link to the annual branch calendar showing the dates for meetings and events in the 2022-2023 program year. We will share events here as they become confirmed.

Thank you to everyone who continues to support the Edmonton Branch events by showing up. We greatly appreciate your investment in the AAP Edmonton Branch!

Past Events

#NavigatingConnection Conference

The AAP Edmonton and Red Deer Branches co-hosted a one-day, in-person administrative professionals conference on April 7, 2022 at the Courtyard by Marriott Edmonton West. Thank you to all the attendees who participated, and thank you to our sponsors! The event would not have been the same without you.

Adventurer Sponsors ($500)

Explorer Sponsors ($300)

Exhibitors ($100)

Door Prize Sponsors

Swag Bag Sponsors

Thank you to other recent speakers!

    • Carrie Mittelstadt – Microsoft Forms
    • Dr. Colleen Norris – Women’s Heart Health
    • Kevin Moffat – Excel Pivot Tables
    • Chelsea O’Neill – Gentle Yoga
    • Rebecca Nedelec – Social Impact
    • Laura Carter and Mandy Moon – Simplifying Virtual Events
    • Connie Jakab – Brave Parent Institute and Wellness Innovate

Edmonton Branch Partners (NEW)

The Executive Committee will be working on sourcing partnership agreements with organizations, services, and/or businesses in the greater Edmonton area. We are currently working on a partnership agreement with one of the vendors from the Navigating Connection Conference held this past spring. Stay tuned to this section to see who we partner with and what’s in it for you!

Educational Partners

These educational partners in Edmonton and northern Alberta offer courses that fulfill the CCAP program requirements:

    • Athabasca University
    • Grande Prairie Regional College
    • Keyano College
    • MacEwan University
    • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)
    • University of Alberta

Visit https://canadianadmin.ca/qaa-designation/educational-partners/ for more information.


Congratulations to our recent CCAP/CCAP Associate graduates!

Recent graduates from the Edmonton Branch include:

  • Jodi Wilkinson, CCAP
  • Lindsay Baker, CCAP
  • Melissa Gagnon, CCAP
  • Sheri Foster, CCAP
  • Lisa Koop, CCAP

Community Support

AAP branches across Canada provide community support through volunteer opportunities and/or monetary donations to assist local groups/charities. In February 2022, we supported WIN House with a donation. In 2020, Suit Yourself was selected as our charity of choice.

Contact Us

If you have questions, you can reach out to us at [email protected]. To see the full list of Executive Committee members and their email addresses, visit the Edmonton Branch members’ only page.