Current Sponsors


These businesses are valued supporters of the Association of Administrative Professionals. Through their generosity, we are able to provide quality professional development opportunities and incentives for office professionals across Canada. We encourage you to support the services and products of these professional and community-minded businesses and check out their websites to find out more about them.



AvisBudgetGroup – is our exclusive partner.

Highlights of the program:

  • Up to 25% off rates (minimum of 5% off)
  • 2% royalty paid towards AAP
  • Based on Avis Budget being exclusive partner



Customers will receive a minimum 5% discount off of the lowest available discountable time and mileage retail rates when using the association’s AWD # or BCD #, as the case may be, as part of the booking. A discount up to 10% will also apply to moving trucks/vehicles at participating Budget locations throughout Canada only.


Customers will receive a minimum 5% discount off the lowest available discountable time and mileage retail rates when using the Associations’ AWD # or BCD # as part of the booking.

These discounts are applicable in the 48 contiguous states, the District of Columbia and Hawaii, at participating locations. Unless otherwise provided, these rates do not include taxes, LDW, PAI, refueling service charges,

airport related fees, drop charges, similar optional service fees, or any other extra service fees not specifically included in the rates. No discount shall apply to such charges.


Africa, Asia, the Caribbean (including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands), Europe, Middle East, Latin America, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa, the customer will receive a

maximum 20% discount off the lowest available discountable time and mileage retail rates when using the assigned Avis AWD # as part of the booking.

*For Budget, the customer will receive International Tariff Rates when using the assigned BCD # as part of the booking.


We have added GoAsAGroup exclusive Perks to our list of Partners.

GoAsAGroup provides AAP Members access to deals when there are small groups looking for discounted offers for various events listed, such as Attractions, Events, Shopping, Travel, Golf, Health and Services.

Our members will receive a discount of 15-60% off the ticketed price. 

To join: (You can use a personal email address).  Their system will send you an email to verify the account setup. After confirming that, you can login.

Access deals here:


Realize is the leading national organization promoting social inclusion for people living with episodic disabilities. We work with businesses, insurers, health professionals, community organizations, and governments to make change happen. Our resources can help you navigate episodic disability in the workplace.




We are pleased to welcome Just Boardrooms.  This is a new online meeting room marketplace based in the GTA and expanding across Canada. Their platform is designed to offer business professionals access to on-demand meeting room rentals by the hour, think of it as an Airbnb for boardrooms.

Contact:  Anthony Santilli, Just Boardrooms Inc.

Links to social media:


Nespresso Professional enables offices, restaurants and hotels to serve consistently high quality coffee that’s sure to please even the most discerning coffee drinker.  Our range of professional coffee blends and machines allow any employee to create barista style beverages such as coffee, espresso, latte and americanos. In addition, our high quality service ensures that every detail is taken care of from coffee orders and staff training to capsule recycling.

Operating downtown Toronto’s most unique event venues since 1999, launching with the much-acclaimed 1871 Berkeley Church, Berkeley Events has expanded its list of functional venues to include The Berkeley Fieldhouse, Airship37, and La Maquette. Our versatile venues can accommodate an array of events from small weddings and family gatherings, to large corporate events, team building and product launches.

The Initiative for Women in Business proudly supports the career development of female professionals. We offer you a blend of practical knowledge and top academic instruction, centered in three key areas: personal performance, leading growth and transition support.

Looking for a course to help you further your professional development? Hundreds of women raved about the two programs for administrative professionals offered by the Initiative for Women in Business at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. To learn more, visit us at

You know those big cities that still feel like small towns? Where everyone’s friendly and helps each other out? That’s like Grant Thornton. Except here we’re all professionals and there isn’t a mayor or a general store. What we’re trying to say is that we’re a large and growing professional services firm that still feels like a community. We employ over 2500 people across Canada, and we truly care about our colleagues, our clients and the communities where we work and live. That’s what’s most important to us. We’re building a thriving organization that’s purpose driven and still want to remember what your favourite milkshake flavour is.


NEAT Method is a lifestyle service committed to providing a more luxurious and smartly appointed living space. Services include home and office organization, and move preparation and unpacking. To inquire about NEAT Method’s services in the greater Vancouver and Toronto areas, please reach out to these owners directly to ensure you are connected with their franchises:


Agilec’s Professional Services offer flexible, cost-effective products and services that help individuals and organizations prepare for and thrive through industry and market changes. Our Training is geared towards the demands and challenges of today’s workplace. We also have a catalogue of Outplacement and Career Transition Services to provide people with the tools and resources needed to take the next step in their career.

Meeting Encore Ltd.

We are your meeting and event specialists helping you find, select and negotiate the best value with the right venue for your next business event.  We help mitigate your organization’s risk, find costs savings and save you a ton of time and effort and ensuring your event goes off without a hitch.  Best of all our fees are paid by whichever venue you select so our services are at no cost to you!  If you need conference and event planning support, our team can help you with that as well.  Contact either Shannon or Joe for more information.

EventMobi’s new Virtual Event Space is part of an end-to-end virtual event solution designed to help organizers plan, promote, monetize and stream engaging, interactive online or hybrid events. From event promotion and registration, to fully managed virtual event production, the Eventmobi platform helps planners easily navigate the entire event lifecycle. Empower attendees to easily access live and on-demand content, make valuable connections with other participants and sponsors, and keep them engaged with live polls & surveys, raffles and gamification challenges.

Since 2009, EventMobi has been the trusted technology partner at 20,000+ events. Learn more about the Virtual Event Platform here.

At Switchboard Games, our passion is to fully host virtual and hybrid events that are comfortable, fun, and social.  Since 2016, every entertaining event we’ve hosted is specifically designed to connect participants, increase happiness, and save leaders time.   For us, fun is just the vehicle.  Genuine connections is the destination!

The types of fun we use to reach this goal are games, trivia, social bingo, game shows, creative fun, and holiday amusement.  It’s been a pleasure to assist leaders from Amazon, Microsoft, Ebay, Google, Toyota, Pepsi (and many more) by offering turnkey events in a professional, friendly, and cost effective manner.  Let’s connect your group through fun!

Connection Strategy Coach and Candy Event Consulting Founder, Lisa Gareau has been empowering impact-driven event planners and their teams to embrace their brilliance, activate their experience, and cultivate meaningful connections since 2008. She knows events can become energized connecting points where communities can gather and grow. Reach out to book a coaching session for yourself or your planning team and start building better connections through events!

Double Gemini is the world’s only corporate productivity firm that takes a holistic view of common workplace activities and delivers methodologies and best practices to create more time, lower stress, and get more done. We will help you build a culture that increases revenue, improves motivation, and reduces costs by teaching your teams to stay on top of their inbox, run better meetings, and manage their tasks with ease. Our processes are easy to learn, habitual, and adaptable to various individual and organizational styles. As a side note, the added benefits of our techniques include increased employee satisfaction and reduced staff turnover.

Admins Rock Conference




The Administrative Professionals Conference of Canada (APC) gives you the essential training that you need to stay on top of your game. You’ll pick up skills, inspiration, insights, expertise, and solutions to launch your career and exceed expectations.

APC Canada offers results-oriented training, world-class faculty, inspirational and motivational keynotes, and non-stop networking that will help to advance your career and increase your value to your boss and organization.

For over 20 years, APC Canada has set the standard for excellence in AA and EA training. Recognized as the event where corporate Canada sends their admins to learn, network, and engage, no other event provides the all-inclusive, value-packed experience of exceptional education, meals, community, and a world-class faculty like the Administrative Professionals Conference of Canada.


Higher Landing is an innovative, results focused, career transformation company that provides collaborative “go-to-market” assistance for individuals transitioning, transforming or reinventing their careers.  This includes professional transition, branding and marketing services.

We are leading the evolution of the outplacement and transition industry by offering our clients a cutting-edge program delivered by a team of professionals who help them land higher in their career.

We take the traditional transition process to a new level with a proprietary approach that aims to connect head with heart, and identify strengths, values, passions, and purpose.

Then, we go further by adding personal branding and strategic marketing to client programs which set a new industry standard.

The Niagara Institute is proud to partner with AAP on offering its members some amazing training at a discounted rate!  Founded in 1971, The Niagara Institute is dedicated to providing highly relevant learning experiences to the everyday leader. With a network of leading content partners and topics spanning from leadership, communication, diversity and inclusion, and business acumen, the Institute is able to provide high potentials, people managers, seasoned leaders, and human resources teams the content they need when they need it, anywhere in the world. In addition to training programs, the Niagara Institute offers coaching services, assessments, advisory services, and custom training programs.


Rhonda Scharf, CSP, HoF
Certified Speaking Professional, Trainer & Author

ON THE RIGHT TRACK – Training & Consulting Inc.
(613) 244-9444
Toll Free: 1-877-213-8608
[email protected]

Rhonda Scharf is a well recognized Professional Speaker, Trainer and Author. She specializes in helping Administrative Professionals to thrive in their work environment using her proven tools and strategies. She is a trusted resource for organizations around the world. She holds the highest speaking designation in the world, the Certified Speaking Professional and was recently inducted into the Canadian Speaking Hall of Fame. She is only one of two people to hold her CSP, HoF, and the Spirit of CAPS.


Beverly Beuermann-King, CSP
Stress and Resiliency Expert

Work Smart Live Smart – Training and Consulting
[email protected]

For over 20 years, Beverly Beuermann-King has used her S-O-S Principle™ with people and organizations who want to control their reactions to stress, build resiliency against life’s challenges, and live healthy, successful lives. Beverly appreciates that there is not ‘one way’ to deal with our challenges or build resiliency. Beverly believes that it is about building a plan that works, and one that is unique to the person and team who builds it. If you are thinking ‘we need that’, then let’s talk!

Glynis E. Devine, Chief Juicer


Glynis works with organizations to create better women leaders.

She leads administrative executives and senior leadership teams to leverage their Currency (spoiler alert: this Currency is NOT money!) in order to lead – and live – more authentically!   Companies who hire Glynis report that she’s the one to hire to help you:

  • improve your communication
  • increase your collaboration
  • reduce your level of conflict
  • build better quality relationships
  • lead positive change
  • provoke better, faster results
  • foster autonomy and empowerment
  • increase your people’s level of engagement
  • shift mindsets

If creating more authentic leaders who bring peak performance and passion to their role is what you’re looking for, please, let’s talk!


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You can trust Shelagh Donnelly. She walked your walk for almost three decades. She brings insights and strategies based on experience as well as education and current best practices.  Authentic, engaging and positive in her approach to assistants’ professional development, Shelagh (think “Sheila”) speaks pragmatically about career challenges and opportunities during these interesting times – and she does so with a sense of humour.

The founder of Exceptional EA, Shelagh delivers training on minutes, communication skills, cybersecurity, and governance. She also presents on business writing, honing influence, interview skills, career growth and more. She knows what she’s talking about. She’s been a direct report to four CEOs and accountable to four board Chairs. Long active in Canadian and US professional associations, Shelagh’s been a mentor, launched internal networks, and served as the Chair of a national board of directors.

Now, she coaches and presents at conferences, in person and virtually. Shelagh also delivers training for government, higher education, governance and business audiences, including corporations such as the NBA.

Jennifer Lyall helps businesses improve profits and productivity with a foundation of good energy and mindful spiritual practices, through One on One Mentoring, Energy Changing Presentations, Workshops, Corporate Wellness Programs, Lunch and learns and retreats.  Managing your energy, your vibration and how you show up is a high performance habit, and it’s as easy as checking your inner battery.

Fierce Mom Personal Coaching is proud to partner with AAP with the mission of providing administrative professionals with a resource to really achieve their personal and professional goals. Jennifer Hadley offers hands-on, personalized guidance in the principals of pragmatic, realistic and tangible goal setting in a way that creates results – real results. With visioning, goal identification, obstacle coping strategies, plan implementation, and reward strategies, she takes her clients from dream to reality with real life, real time, effective strategic coaching. She works with teams or individuals to build the right results based on your goals with her proven processes.

At Almenta International, we believe in the critical role that the “human element” plays in the management of a successful organization.  Our purpose and passion is to help organizations develop and empower leaders and their workforce to run effective and sustainable organizations.  We’re an Atlanta, GA based training and consulting company that provides corporate and professional training and consulting services in three specific areas:

  • Customer Management
  • Leadership Development (& Strategy)
  • Workforce Development

Our primary services include (but aren’t limited to), Leadership and Management, Employee Engagement, Strategy Development, Effective Presentation Skills, Emotional Intelligence, The Art of Influential Communication, Building Effective Teams, Conflict Management, Organizational Culture, Customer Service, and Customer Centricity,   We’re also a John Maxwell certified organization.  As a John Maxwell partner, Almenta International can train, facilitate, and speak on John Maxwell’s work and content, including leadership, team and relationship building, and personal development. We have been in business for over ten years, and during that time we’ve grown to now serve clients on an international level.  We’ve had the good fortune to partner with diverse organizations from the US, Canada to African nations that include South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe to provide corporate training and consulting services

Respect Group Inc & AAP are announcing a joint partnership that will provide all AAP members with the opportunity to become Respect Certified with RGI’s renowned Respect in the Workplace program. Respect in the Workplace was developed to provide organizations, of all sizes, with a standard, cost-effective tool to empower your team with the skills to prevent bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination (BAHD).

“Respect matters everywhere,” says Brad Blaisdell, Regional Director, Respect Group “Unfortunately no workplace environment is free from bullying abuse harassment or discrimination or BAHD behaviors and Respect in the Workplace enables all organizations, and its employees, to fully embrace what is right, and to know what to do and feel safe to act when they see or experience something that is wrong. We are delighted to be working with AAP to make this training accessible to even more workplaces.”

The partnership with Respect Group is just the latest that AAP has forged to expand the conversation regarding workplace mental health and provide organizations with practical, high-quality resources to protect the psychosocial well-being of their employees. Respect Group has partnered with the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and aligns with the Canadian Standards Association. The Standard is a set of guidelines, tools, and resources focused on promoting employees’ psychological health and preventing psychological harm due to workplace factors.

Dawn Bjork, MCT, MOSM

With over 25 years’ experience as a tech translator and problem solver, Dawn Bjork is The Software Pro®. Dawn shares smart and easy ways to save you time and increase your productivity through her work as a nationally recognized technology speaker, software trainer, and virtual learning presenter.

The author of numerous eBooks and video training programs, Dawn is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and has also earned more than 30 other professional certifications including Microsoft Office Specialist Master (MOSM). Dawn is also a Past President of the Colorado chapter of the National Speakers Association.

Executive Support Media is committed to bringing training to Administrative Professionals across the globe. We select the top trainers in the world for Assistants and provide training in whichever format it is needed: in print, in person, in house, virtually or on-demand. From our subscription-based magazine through to our conferences, Learning Library and Speaker Bureau, we have training to suit every budget, for both individuals and teams.  We cover hard skills, soft skills and business skills.


All About Systems can help fill the gap in your organization’s tech needs to make sure you are able to operate efficiently and scale your business. Many services are available to help you work smarter, not harder.

Founded in 2007 by Vickie Sokol Evans, RedCape is the global leader in engaging Microsoft, Apple, and Google productivity training. Vickie founded the company out of the need for personalized learning for specific audiences so that classes were shorter, more relevant, practical, and FUN! As a result, Vickie is considered the best in the world in her field.

We offer training programs for Companies and Individuals as well as engaging keynote, workshop, and breakout sessions for conferences and group meetings.


IMA – International Management Assistants is a global high quality network of Management Support Professionals. The non-profit Association was founded in 1974 Paris, France, as European Association for Professional Secretaries (EAPS) by Sonia Vanular. In 1999 the name was changed to European Management Assistants (EUMA) and in 2016 to IMA – International Management Assistants due to the growth of the network outside of Europe. IMA offers high quality professional training, promotes knowledge sharing between members and monitors the evolution of the profession. The network currently consists of 1500 members in 36 countries. For more information, visit our website at

International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) is a U.S. non-profit professional association serving the administrative profession. IAAP is dedicated to helping office and administrative professionals advance their career in a demanding and ever-changing business environment. We are focused on preparing admins and stakeholders for what matters now and what’s ahead. We enhance the value that admins bring to the table and advocate for the profession as it evolves to encompass the role of business partner and leader. IAAP provides admins with the knowledge, skills, and insights that build toward job advancement, success, and recognition. We also provide a community of individuals who have shared goals, responsibilities, challenges, opportunities, and strengths. For more information, visit our website at

Editors Canada has partnered with AAP to promote professional development to administrative professionals across Canada. Editors Canada promotes professional editing as key in producing effective communication. Our 1,300 members are salaried and freelance, working with individuals and organizations in the corporate, technical, government, not-for-profit, academic and publishing sectors across the country and around the world in English and French. Many offer a wealth of editing-related services to their clients and employers.

Editors Canada supports professional development through seminars, online training and conferences; promotes and maintains high standards of editing through certification and reference publications; helps in-house and freelance editors to network and collaborate; and cooperates and partners with related associations in areas of common concern.


Broadway Across Canada is bringing the BEST of BROADWAY to you!  AAP is proud to partner with Broadway Across Canada to offer unique opportunities and special pricing on tickets for select shows in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal and Ottawa. AAP group members are eligible for priority and discounted Broadway tickets on select dates and performances without the hassle of Ticketmaster service fees. Visit the members only section for more details! All sales are final, no refunds or exchanges. Pricing and performance dates are subject to change without notice.

The Universal Womens Network™ is a global platform committed to gender equality by raising the bar to advance women in their networks, communities, and workplaces. We connect, celebrate and recognize women along with men who SupportHER™ to empower women to succeed personally and professionally.