Apra Canada is Seeking Out a Partner to Redesign our Website!

As we endeavour to increase the benefits of Apra Canada membership and advocate for our profession, we are currently seeking out capable web developers to take on the redesign of our website. 

We would like this website to become a place where the fantastic work of our collective members is celebrated, and offer a new medium for Apra Canada members to engage with one another and seek out opportunities for personal and professional growth. 

If you are a web developer and interested in assisting Apra Canada achieve this vision for our website, we invite you to get in touch with us. All details related to this project can be found in our RFP, however if you have questions in the meantime or would like to submit a proposal, please contact Apra Canada Director Elanna Giang.

Thank you to all who apply. The deadline for proposal submission is June 15, 2020. 

Apra Canada

The Apra Canada Board of Directors and the Apra Canada conference committee have been closely following the evolving situation with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Because new research suggests that timelines for flattening the curve will extend into the fall, we have made the decision to postpone the in-person conference to April 2021. This will give the board and conference committee further time to monitor the situation and make the best decision for the health and wellness of Apra Canada members. 

While we will are postponing the in-person conference, the Apra Canada board remains committed to providing you with high-quality professional development education and opportunities. In addition to the member benefits that you know and appreciate such as the membership directory, mentorship program, and ongoing educational sessions, we look forward to sharing a wide variety of topics and speakers in a number of different virtual formats featuring conference presenters, all free for Apra Canada members.  

We will continue to provide updates as the situation develops, and hope that you and your loved ones remain safe and well. 

The Apra Canada board of directors &
The Apra Canada conference committee

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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.

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Save the Date - Apra Canada Conference, April 28 - 30, 2021

 
Conference Fees
  • Early Bird (deadline to be confirmed) Apra Canada members - $585 + 13% HST ($76.05) = $661.05
  • Early Bird (deadline to be confirmed) Non-members - $625 + 13% HST ($81.25) = $706.25
  • Regular price Apra Canada members - $635 + 13% HST ($82.55) = $717.55
  • Regular price Non-members - $675 + 13% HST ($87.75) = $762.75

                                                                                                  

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 the 2019 recipients, who attended the Apra International conference in Phoenix in summer 2019.

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.

                                                                                                                 

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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