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Regional Representative Guidelines:

The Apra Canada Regional Representative (aka Regional Volunteer) encourages and organizes social gatherings and networking opportunities for fellow members in his/her respective region. This may include such things as getting together for meals, drinks, events and/or holding group webinars. Apra Canada will provide $10 per Apra Canada member for a meal or a get-together once during the December holiday period and once during the summer months. The money is only provided to registered Apra Canada members and is only for events where the attending members are from different organizations. In order to get the reimbursement, members should submit a copy of the receipt (or receipts) along with the attendee names and his/her organizations to the Apra Canada Treasurer (John Hermans).
In order to become a Regional Representative, you must be an active Apra Canada member in good standing and must reside in the region in which you wish to represent.
If you are a Regional Represenative and are trying to set-up a regional activity, here are some resources from the Apra Canada website:
- Apra Canada Members Directory (please note that you need to be signed into your Apra Canada account in order to access the directory)
Apra Canada would love to hear about the various gatherings occurring across the country. Please feel free to provide any information, including photographs, about the event to the Director of Regional Representatives (Steven Sorensen). Unless specifically requested otherwise, the aforementioned information about the event will be shared with Apra Canada members through board reports and the Apra Canada newsletter The Scoop.

The name, organization and email address for the Regional Representatives will be added to the “Regional Volunteer” page on the Apra Canada’s website. This gives Apra Canada members the opportunity to contact their respective Regional Representative to inquiry about gatherings. All Regional Representatives’ questions, concerns, suggestions and/or requests for assistance, are to be sent to the Director of Regional Representatives.


A special thank you to our current reps who work hard to bring the researchers together for regional professional development, social events and networking opportunities. Please let Steven Sorensen know if you have had a regional event, an Apra promotional opportunity, or would like to become a regional rep. We do have some openings available noted below. 



Sandra Gomez - SAIT PolytechnicCalgary

Susan Loh - University of Calgary 


Steven Sorensen - University of Alberta, Edmonton


Kristine Carlsen Wall - University of Lethbridge 

British Columbia


Karla Benson - University of Victoria




Jennifer Walton - University of Manitoba, Winnipeg

New Brunswick




Nova Scotia


Melissa Young - QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation, Halifax 





Lauren Burgess - University of Waterloo, Kitchener/Waterloo area

Mary MacLeod - University of Guelph, Guelph ON


Caitlin McLellanBrescia University College, London ON


Joanne Souaid - University of Ottawa

Alice (Xue) Wen - Nature Conservancy Ottawa


Lori Cardillo - Humber River Regional Hospital Foundation, Toronto

Sarah Marcotte - Sick Kids Foundation, Toronto

Anne-Marie Branch - Credit River Valley Foundation, Toronto & Peterborough area


Nancy Parker - University of Windsor





Prince Edward Island





Huzefa Rashid - University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon