Apra Canada

Apra Canada

2019 Annual General Meeting Notice & Agenda                                                                                                                                                                   

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

10:00 AM PST/1:00 PM EST

Via Teleconference

Toll-Free Dial-In #: 1-866-740-1260

Attendee PIN: 8752345

Teleconference Host: Sarah Anderson

University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC

Please note that the meeting will be about 60 minutes long


If you are located in the GTA, Selene Hur will be hosting an in-person meeting at the offices of the YMCA of Greater Toronto (2200 Yonge St). Please contact Selene if you would like to attend.


As an Apra Canada member, you should attend the AGM. Your board will summarize the highlights of the past year, and membership quorum attendance and voting is required.


Additional incentive: Other than being updated on Apra Canada board activities and being present to vote on important reports and highlights -- all Apra Canada member attendees will be entered into a random draw for 2 free Apra Canada memberships for 2019-2020. Attendance will be taken during the meeting.


Materials for Review: 2019 AGM Notice and Agenda,  2018 AGM Draft Minutes (for approval). The 2018 Financial Statement will also be made available for review prior to the AGM.

Please note that these materials will also be made available on the Apra Canada website in the Members Only area prior to the AGM. To access, please Log In, and go to Chapter Information – Financials (for the 2018 Financial Statement) and Meeting Minutes (for the 2018 AGM Meeting Minutes).


Please note that there is an iWave webinar scheduled at the same time as the Apra Canada AGM. We have been in contact with iWave, and they have let us know that the webinar will be made available as a recording, in case any members wish to attend both.


2019 Radhika Jaggernauth Conference Scholarship Opportunities (2 available)

Apra Canada is now accepting applications for the 2019 Radhika Jaggernauth Conference Scholarships. Please refer to the Apra Canada webpage for more information on criteria and how to apply.

Apra Canada supports its members in pursuing professional development through conference attendance. We are committed to providing funds for quality education and networking opportunities for our Canadian researchers. This year we will be awarding:

  • 2 scholarships valued at CDN $1,500 to the Apra International conference (which will be held in Phoenix, July 31-August 3 2019)

Applications to the 2019 Radhika Jaggernauth Conference Scholarships are due Friday May 17th at midnight (EST)


About the Radhika Jaggernauth Conference Scholarships

In August of 2012, the Canadian prospect research community lost a valued member. Radhika Jaggernauth passed away after being diagnosed with cancer. Radhika was an Apra Canada Director responsible for the Regional Representatives and had given a great deal of time volunteering with APRA over the years. Radhika contributed directly to the success of a number of organizations including the Heart and Stroke Foundation, UNICEF and the United Way of Greater Toronto. A kind hearted, funny, inquisitive, and focused individual - committed to Apra Canada and the research profession. In Radhika's honour, the 2011-2012 Board of Directors renamed the Apra Canada Scholarships the Radhika Jaggernauth Memorial Scholarships.






2018 Apra Canada Board Election Results

Apra Canada is excited to formally announce our new board for 2018/2019:

  • Selene Hur, President (YMCA of Greater Toronto, Toronto, ON)
  • Katherine Scott, President Elect (Canadian Red Cross, York, ON)
  • John Hermans, VP/Treasurer (University of Toronto, Toronto, ON)
  • Sarah Anderson, Secretary (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC)
  • Corinne Hynes, Director of Membership (Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS)
  • Alexandra Basen, Director of Professional Development (Nature Conservancy of Canada, Toronto, ON)
  • Shea Larin, Director of Communications (Trillium Health Partners Foundation, Mississauga, ON)
  • Steven Sorensen, Director of Regional Representatives (University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB)
  • Sarah Marcotte, Director of External Relations & Conference Co-Chair (SickKids Foundation, Toronto, ON)
  • Cristina Naccarato, Director of Mentorship (Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON)
  • Melanie Fulop, Director-at-Large (Kidney Foundation of Canada, Ottawa, ON)

We would like to extend our appreciation and warm wishes to our outgoing director, Izabela Piasecka-Latour, for all of her service to Apra Canada.

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 2019!

Further information on the Apra Canada Board Election process can be found here.


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

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).

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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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