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.


Peak Performance Collective

Welcome to Peak Performance Collective, where your journey to personal and professional excellence begins. As part of our community, you’ll join forces with expert coaches committed to your growth, integrity, and success. Our mission: To provide a supportive environment that champions accountability, resilience, and transformative growth, aligning perfectly with the AAP’s mission to empower administrative professionals.

Discover the unique opportunity to develop a growth mindset, enhance personal accountability, and uncover new paths to success. Our coaching, adhering to the International Coaching Federation’s standards, is designed to illuminate your journey, not dictate it.

Experience transformative benefits: improved professional development, enhanced leadership skills, better communication, and a healthier work-life balance. Whether advancing in your career, making an impact in your community, or seeking personal growth, our coaching supports your aspirations.

Explore our tailored coaching packages, including the Peak Mastery Program and Peak Performance Accelerator, at our website. Unlock your potential today at:





Canadian Meetings + Events Expo

Explore an unparalleled realm of possibilities at the Canadian Meeting + Event Expo (CMEE), Canada’s largest and longest running tradeshow with education sessions for anyone whose role includes the planning of meeting, events and beyond. Held annually in August at Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, CMEE is an engaging landscape, providing a platform to learn, network, and discover new suppliers and vendors essential for creating exceptional meetings and events for your organization.

CMEE is your gateway to creating direct connections with a diverse array of Canadian, U.S., and International destinations. Engage with top-notch hotels brands and exquisite venues, cutting-edge audio/visual and tech companies, catering companies, promotional companies, team building solutions and entertainment options that will elevate your meetings and events.

Our education line-up promises an immersive experience designed to propel you into the future of your day-to-day role, covering topics from DEI to Design to Marketing and more. Stay at the forefront of industry trends, refine your planning and organization strategies, and earn Continuing Education (CE) credits. CMEE is more than just a tradeshow; it’s a dynamic environment where creativity knows no bounds, and connections transform into opportunities.

Register for free  here



We are excited to announce our newest AAP national sponsor, Co-operators Group Insurance! As a member of AAP, you’re eligible for preferred rates from Co-operators Group Home and Auto. Their coverage offers exceptional features like:

  • Guaranteed claims counselling with no impact to your premium if you choose not to make a claim.
  • A home deductible that shrinks by $100 each claim-free year.
  • Complimentary legal assistance on demand, as part of your home policy.
  • Optional protection against depreciation of your vehicle if it’s written off within five years.
  • Rewards for drivers who maintain a clean driving record.

Great rates are available. Quotes can be obtained by calling 1-800-387-1963 or by visiting their website.

Additional information about Co-operators Group Insurance and their special offer is available on the Members Only Page of our website.



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.



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:


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.


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!


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.



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.


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.


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


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.



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



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.