71st National Annual General Meeting
AAP Members! The 71st National Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2021 via a Virtual Platform (Time: 8:00 a.m. PT / 9:00 a.m. MT / 11:00 a.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. AT). All current members are encouraged to attend the AGM so that we may proceed with the Election of Officers. Refer to your email that was sent from the National Director Secretary (April 14, 2021) for further details and to submit your AGM RSVP. Thank you to all our members for your continued support. Look forward to seeing you virtually at our AGM.
Administrative Professionals Day – April 21, 2021
In alignment with our Association partners in North America, AAP recognizes April 21, 2021 as Administrative Professionals Day. This is a day where we recognize the value of admin professionals within their workplaces and to thank them for going above and beyond!
Welcome Atlantic Canada Branch!
On January 30, 2021, a motion to rename the Moncton branch to the Atlantic Canada branch effective March 1st was approved at the 261st National Board Meeting. All AAP members from New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island will now be part of the Atlantic Canada branch. We hope that this coming together of all four provinces will bring more opportunities for training, development and networking for administrative professionals in Atlantic Canada as our organization continues to learn, grow and thrive.
CCAP Program Update
Exciting news…enrollment in CCAPA is now open through our members only page. To celebrate our new CCAPA certification you could win a free enrollment!
2021 National Annual General Meeting
The 2021 National Annual General Meeting will be moved to a virtual meeting due to the current COVID-19 restrictions. The National Board along with the Atlantic Canada Branch are excited to co-host the 2022 National Conference and Annual General Meeting in Prince Edward Island.
Welcome Red Deer Branch!
On Friday, May 29, 2020, Red Deer was officially inaugurated as a new branch for AAP. We are excited to have the Red Deer group as part of the AAP family. Congratulations to all founding members. MAL members residing around the area are welcome to attend their meetings and speaker series programs. We look forward to expanding our reach in Western Canada through the development of this branch. For more info on the Red Deer branch, click here.
Update on COVID-19 & 2020 National Conference – Postponed
The National Board has been closely monitoring the guidelines and recommendations set forth by the Public Health Agency of Canada with regards to face-to-face meetings, gatherings and travel due to the COVID-19 situation. The safety and wellness of our members is our top priority.
Although our 2020 National Conference is over two months away, the National Board has decided to postpone our Annual Workshop to September 23-24, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. The 257th National Board Meeting and the 2020 AGM will still take place on May 29 and 30 but will be conducted in a virtual environment. Our local branches will also be providing communication to our members with regards to available online meeting options for their upcoming meetings. Branch AGMs will still be conducted but in an online format. Please stay tuned for further details as we work out the logistics for future meetings and events.
As administrative professionals, we know that you understand why we have decided to postpone. We want to ensure that everyone feels safe while attending this great event. Our Edmonton host branch will be issuing refunds to those who have already purchased tickets for our postponed National event. We will send out updated registration information as soon as it becomes available.
Thank you for your continued support and patience. Stay healthy and safe during this difficult time. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Welcome to the Red Deer Branch
At the January 25, 2020 National Board Teleconference, a motion was approved to have Red Deer operate as an interim branch effective January 26, 2020. MAL members residing around the area are welcome to attend their meetings and speaker series programs. Red Deer will become an official branch following the formal inauguration at our upcoming 2020 National Board teleconference in May. More details regarding the Interim Red Deer Branch can be found here.
Ottawa Branch Officially Reactivated
Welcome to the Ottawa Branch who was officially reactivated on May 31, 2019 at the National AGM & Conference held in Niagara-on-the-Lake. MAL members residing around the area are welcome to attend their meetings and speaker series programs. More details regarding the Ottawa Branch can be found here.
Thank You to All Who Attended the 67th National Annual General Meeting
Thank you to those who attended our 67th National Annual General Meeting in Niagara-on-the-Lake (co-hosted by the Barrie/Simcoe County Branch and Toronto Charter Branch).
The 2020 Professional Development Conference and the 68th Annual General Meeting will be hosted by the Edmonton Branch on May 27 – May 30, 2020.
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. Click here for the registration package.
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.