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Executive Committee (EC) Updates

Have you ever thought about joining the Executive Committee? Do you have or want to build experience with associations and boards? Do you want to work with amazing women and have fun? If the answer to any of those is yes, consider nominating yourself for a position on the Edmonton Branch Executive Committee. Nominations will be open in February for these positions: Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Coordinator, Program Coordinator, and Public Relations Coordinator. Stay tuned to your email and branch meetings to learn more. Join us!

Branch Calendar

Here is our branch calendar with all of our events for the year mapped out. If you have any questions, contact us!

Upcoming Events

The program for the 2021-2022 year is here! Follow this link to see what we are up to in the coming program year. Here are the next few events:

  • February 1, 2022 – Dr. Colleen Norris, Women’s Heart Health
  • March 1, 2022 – Carrie Mittelstadt, Microsoft Forms
  • April 7, 2022 – Administrative Professionals Conference at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in West Edmonton. Our theme is Navigating Connection: tracing the past, surveying the present, mapping the future.

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

We remain informed of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recommendations/directives from public health officials. Events may will be modified and/or cancelled.

Past Events

The Edmonton, Calgary and Red Deer Branches would like to thank the following people who spoke at the Western Canadian Administrative Conference on March 10 and 11, 2021:

    • David Yuk – An accomplished Program and Project Manager that focuses on organizational transformation, technology integration and organizational alignment.
    • Jeremy Burrows – Author and podcast host of the number 1 Amazon Bestselling book, The Leader Assistant. His passion is to help you lead well and resist burnout.
    • Lauren Sergy – Tackles tough speaking and communication issues with refreshing humor and candor. She is an author of a book entitled The Handy Communication Answer Book.
    • Matt Day – Combines music and comedy to entertain, engage and motivate.
    • Sue Styles – Founder and CEO of her own business school and two-time author of Be Extraordinary – Right Where You Are and The Little Red Stick – What Gets Measured Gets Done. Sue guides solopreneurs to reach the unwavering results they desire.

Thank you to our other recent speakers!

    • 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
    • Amanda Gould – Policies, History and How to be a Part of Change

Educational Partners

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

    • Athabasca University
    • Grande Prairie Regional College
    • Keyano College
    • MacEwan University
    • University of Alberta

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


Congratulations to our recent CCAP/CCAP Associate graduate!

Melissa Gagnon, CCAP

Melissa currently works (and has been with) ATS Traffic Ltd. for 23 years. She started as a receptionist; has worked in the accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll departments; and she grew into the role as Executive Assistant as the company grew.

Melissa graduated from NAIT in 1997 with an Accounting Diploma, and she found completing the CCAP designation very similar to that business program, but it was also different at the same time. She first thought, “How am I going to be able to complete this designation as a full-time working mom? It was tough when I was in my 20s; what is it going to be like in my 40s, but I crushed it!” The CCAP designation provided Melissa with current industry knowledge, as well as a huge sense of accomplishment. She truly enjoyed all the courses, but her favorite was Commercial Law.

Melissa is a proud mom of two boys. She has been married for 24 years to a “wonderful man who picked up the slack while I completed all my courses”, and she loves taking walks with their two dogs. Melissa is excited to be a member of the AAP!

Lindsay Baker, CCAP

Photo and bio to come!


Other recent graduates from the Edmonton Branch:

  • 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. Suit Yourself was selected as our charity of choice in 2020. Visit http://www.suityourselfclothes.org/ for more information about this organization.

Contact Us

If you have questions, you can reach out to:

To see the full list of Executive Committee members and their email addresses, visit the Edmonton Branch members’ only page.