2019 Professional Development Conference and 67th Annual General Meeting
The 2019 Professional Development Conference and the 67th Annual General Meeting will be co-hosted by the Barrie/Simcoe County and Toronto Branches on May 29 – June 1, 2019 at the Prince of Wales Hotel in Niagara-On-The-Lake. A registration package will follow, but for now feel free to reserve your hotel.
Welcome to the Ottawa Branch
At the September 14th National Board Meeting, a motion was approved to reactivate the Ottawa branch on an interim basis effective immediately. MAL members residing around the area are now welcome to attend their meetings and speaker series programs. Ottawa will come an “official” branch following the formal reactivation at our upcoming 2019 National AGM & Conference in Niagara-on-the-Lake in May 2019. More details regarding the Interim Ottawa Branch can be found here.
You’ve heard us talking about it…
We hope that you are as excited as we are about the fresh new look. We recognize that along with change comes questions you might have regarding what has been happening to get to this point, what’s going on now, and what comes next.
The story of our visual identity refresh started with the name change. Member demand and public perception called for an update to the name with something less limiting than “administrative assistants”. The Qualified Administrative Assistant certificate and designation needed a revitalized name as well. It was hindering our ability to reach potential new enrollees, and the use of the word “qualified” was fairly subjective. So, in 2016, the name of our organization was changed to the Association of Administrative Professionals, and the designation evolved to become the Canadian Certified Administrative Professional. These new names reflect our desire to welcome members from all levels of the administration profession, from student up to skilled professional, and it reflects our purpose to assist members in expanding their education by providing growth opportunities.