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Apra Chapter Event Roundup

Here is a quick roundup of events hosted by other Apra chapters in the coming weeks and months!

Apra International Prospect Development 2021

July 27-30

Apra International’s Prospect Development 2021 is the place to be for professionals in the prospect development industry. Whether your focus is prospect identification and research, relationship management, data science or anything else prospect development-related, this virtual event has education tailored to your needs.

Registration includes all breakout sessions, general sessions, admittance to the virtual exhibit hall and 30+ recordings after the event. Register by June 28 to maximize your savings!

Tips and Tricks to Search the SEC.Gov Website for the Prospect Researcher

April 6

Why is searching the SEC.gov website so hard and in particular for the prospect researcher?  Learn why this is the case and some helpful techniques to make this process easier and more rewarding. This workshop will cover the different ways to search for company insider forms and how these search options work together, finding due diligence information, and understanding the importance of the Investment Adviser Public Disclosure (IAPD) section for learning more about investment advisers and firms.

Join Apra Metro DC and Roger Magnus, Owner of Roger Magnus Research for this informative presentation on April 6th, 2021 from 10:00 AM EST - 11:15 AM EST. 

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Conducting Prospect Research In Canada

April 21

Interested in learning more about your Canadian prospects? Access to information can vary greatly between countries depending on laws and resource availability. This session will highlight some key differences between American and Canadian prospect research as well as overview publicly accessible, Canada-specific research tools.

Registration is FREE! Once you register, you will receive an email with a link to join us via Microsoft Teams for the webinar.


April 21, 2021
12:00 PM EDT - 1:00 PM EDT


Andrea Reed, Prospect Researcher
University of Windsor

Andrea Reed holds five years of prospect research experience in higher education. She is currently the Prospect Researcher for the University of Windsor, situated on the border of Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan. As a researcher for a border city institution, Andrea is well-versed in both Canadian and American prospect research.

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Apra Canada is pleased to formally announce our new board for 2021!

  • Katherine Scott, Ryerson University (Toronto, ON) President
  • Sarah Marcotte, Canadian Red Cross (Toronto, ON) Director, Special Projects - Knowledge Management
  • Jessica Blencoe, Lakeridge Health Foundation (Oshawa, ON) Director, Professional Development and Mentoring
  • Sarah Chiu, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation (Vancouver, BC) Secretary
  • Elanna Giang, Covenant House Vancouver (Vancouver, BC) Director, Special Projects - Website
  • Kelly Langerfield, Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation (Markham, ON) Director, Membership
  • Matthew Charters, CharityCAN (Waterloo, ON) Webmaster
  • Jamie Dowsett, Ryerson University (Toronto, ON) Director, External Relations and Engagement
  • Merritt Kalagian, Niagara Health Foundation (Niagara, ON) Treasurer
  • Agnes Pawelkiewicz, University of Toronto (Toronto, ON) Director, Communications
  • Amelia Smart, Canadian Opera Company (Toronto, ON) Director, Digital Content
  • Alice Wen, York University (Toronto, ON) Director, Conference

Members can view board contact information on the board of directors page.

A special note of appreciation to our outgoing directors for their contributions to Apra Canada: Alexandra Basen, Travis Bateman, John Hermans, Cristina Naccarato, and Steven Sorenson. And thank you to everyone who participated in the annual Apra Canada board election; your input is invaluable.

You'll be hearing more from the new board in 2021 as we have some exciting things coming down the pipeline to better serve the Apra Canada membership. Stay tuned!


Apra Canada Virtual Networking Session

Apra Canada Members - please join us for our first virtual networking session on March 25th.

More details are available on our events page, but if you're an Apra Canada member you should have already received an email with a link to register. If not, please contact profdev@apracanada.ca to get your invite!


Congratulations to Liz Rejman!

Liz is the recipient of the 2020 Apra Canada Excellence in Prospect Research Award, which recognizes and honours one individual who has enhanced the prospect research profession beyond their day to day work. Liz is a tireless volunteer for both Apra Canada and Apra International, serving on the Apra Canada Board, co-chairing the 2014 Apra Canada Conference, and most impressively serving as the first Canadian President of Apra International. She is the co-editor and contributor to the book "Prospect Research in Canada: An Essential Guide for Researchers and Fundraisers" as well as a contributor to the book “The Vigilant Fundraiser”. Liz is a cheerleader and advocate for the profession, a ready mentor, and a caring colleague, and is very deserving of this award. Congratulations Liz!

The Apra Canada board is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Radikha Jaggernauth Scholarships.

For the Virtual International Conference:

  • Kathleen Fric, St. Joseph's Healthcare Foundation (Hamilton, ON)
  • Charissa Hurt, Roman Catholic Archdioceses of Vancouver (Vancouver, BC)

Congratulations to this year’s recipients and thank you to everyone who took the time to apply.

About the Radikha Jaggernauth Conference Scholarships

In August 2012, the Canadian prospect research community lost a valued member. Radikha Jaggernauth passed away after being diagnosed with cancer. Radhika was an Apra Canada Director responsible for the Regional Representatives portfolio. Over the years, she gave a great deal of time as a volunteer with Apra. As a prospect researcher, Radhika contributed directly to the success of a number of organisations, including the Heart and Stroke Foundation, UNICEF and the United Way of Greater Toronto. She is remembered as a kind-hearted, funny, inquisitive, and focused individual who was committed to Apra Canada and the research profession. The 2011-2012 Apra Canada Board of Directors renamed the Apra Canada Scholarships in Radikha's memory.


Update on the Apra Canada (In-Person) Conference

The Apra Canada Board has made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person conference for 2020-21. While we had initially postponed the conference to April 2021, we feel strongly that it is in the best interests of the health and safety of our members to cancel outright. There are too many uncertainties in how the pandemic is progressing to be confident in planning an in-person conference for 2021. We are optimistic that the outlook in 2022 will be much improved, and will endeavor to plan an in-person conference for then.

A huge thanks to the conference committee for all the hard work that went into planning the 2020 conference.


Apra Canada is excited to formally announce our new board for 2020:

  • Katherine Scott, Ryerson University (Toronto, ON)
  • John Hermans, University of Toronto (Toronto, ON)
  • Steven Sorensen, University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB)
  • Cristina Naccarato, Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation (Toronto, ON)
  • Sarah Marcotte, Canadian Red Cross (Toronto, ON)
  • Alexandra Basen, Nature Conservancy of Canada (Toronto, ON)
  • Travis Bateman, Humber College (Toronto, ON)
  • Jessica Blencoe, Lakeridge Health Foundation (Oshawa, ON)
  • Sarah Chiu, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation (Vancouver, BC)
  • Elanna Giang, Covenant House Vancouver (Vancouver, BC)
  • Kelly Langerfield, Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation (Markham, ON)
We would like to extend our appreciation and warm wishes to our outgoing directors, Selene Hur, Corinne Hynes, Melanie Fulop, Sheila Larin, and Sarah Anderson!
Thank you to everyone for your participation in the annual Apra Canada board election. Stay tuned for more from your new Apra Canada board in 2020! 
Please contact our new board President, Katherine Scott, if you have any questions.


    Prospect Research in Canada: An Essential Guide for Researchers and Fundraisers

    PDF versions of each chapter are now available for purchase

    Intended for fundraisers and researchers just starting out with prospect research, this book is an invaluable resource for those needing to establish training and guidelines for their organization or educational programs. It also offers a wealth of information for those from the private sector who realize the unique skill sets required to successfully conduct research in Canada.

    In this book, 30 skilled contributors share their front-line experiences in the field of prospect research. Through their words and knowledge they reveal why Canadian researchers are not only specialists in their field, but also passionate about ethics and standards and continually improving a profession that they love.

    Edited by Tracey Church and Liz Rejman, this book was made possible due to the generous sponsorship support of Apra Canada (Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement, Canada).

    Order your copy now

    On behalf of Apra Canada, we would like to thank you by offering a discount promo code for Apra Canada's book: Prospect Research in Canada: An Essential Guide for Researchers and Fundraisers.

    Please contact Travis Bateman for the discount promo code.

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