Apra Canada

Call for Nominators for the Apra Canada Board 2020-2021

This is a call for nominations for directors of the Apra Canada Board for 2020-2021. Nominations must be sent via e-mail to Sarah Anderson no later than Thursday, October 31, 2019 (5pm EST). See below for details.

Why should you join the Apra Canada board?

It’s a chance to get more involved with Apra Canada and to work with and learn from your colleagues across the country. You will also gain professional development experience serving on the board of a non-profit association. Plus, you’ll have fun! Check out these job descriptions to learn more.

Each Board candidate must display a willingness to be an active participant of a working board for a two-year term beginning in November 2019 and ending in November 2021 and must: 

  1. Be an Apra Canada member in good standing
  2. Have been an Apra Canada member in good standing for the six (6) month period preceding the nomination
  3. Have at least six (6) months of experience in advancement research

Please note that as Apra Canada is a registered Society in the Province of British Columbia, the Board must have a representative from BC. It has always been the Board’s goal to be geographically diverse, thus we will again be seeking greater representation across geographic areas and industry sectors in Canada and we will be seeking at least one board member from British Columbia.

How to Complete a Nomination:

  1. Please use the attached form to nominate yourself for an opening on the Board. Note that your nomination form will be submitted to the membership for review during the voting process. Nominations must be sent via e-mail to Sarah Anderson no later than Thursday, October 31, 2019 (5pm EST).
  2. In addition, please indicate your areas of interest on the form attached. Please note that Apra Canada directors are elected generally to the board, and roles are determined after new directors have been elected, based on vacancies. Although we will try to match directors with areas of interest, we cannot guarantee that new directors will be matched with their top choice in their first year on the board. Further information on Apra Canada Board job descriptions can be found here.

All nominations received by the deadline will be reviewed to determine the slate of candidates that will be presented to the membership for a vote in early November 2019. 

If you have any questions about the Nomination process or about serving on the board, please contact:

Selene Hur, President or Sarah Anderson, Secretary

Your nominations make a difference and ensure the continual development of Apra Canada as a meaningful organization for researchers.


Save the Date - Apra Canada Conference, October 2020

Apra Canada invites you to Save The Date for the 2020 Apra Canada Conference! Mark your calendars and plan to join us from October 14 – 16, 2020 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in downtown.

Registration will begin spring 2020.

Conference Fees

  • Early Bird (until July 31, 2020) Apra Canada members - $585
  • Early Bird (until July 31, 2020) Non-members - $625
  • Regular price (after July 31, 2020) Apra Canada members - $635
  • Regular price (after July 31, 2020) Non-members - $675


Announcing the recipients of the 2019 Radikha Jaggernauth Scholarships!

  • Andrea Simpson, Director of Fundraising at Family Smart – the Institute of Families for Child and Youth Mental Health in British Columbia
  • Shannon Jensen, Acting Manager, Research & Stewardship at the University of New Brunswick

Congratulations to this year’s recipients, who will be attending the Apra International conference in Phoenix this July-Aug.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to apply. Please consider applying in 2020, when we will be awarding scholarships for both the Canadian and International conferences.

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.


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 Sheila Larin for the discount promo code.

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