Apra Canada

The Apra Canada Board of Directors and Apra Canada Conference Committee have been closely following updates from Health Canada and the World Health Organization (WHO) in regards to COVID-19. 
Planning for the 2020 Apra Canada Conference (October 14-16) is still in full swing. The health and well-being of our members and delegates will be at the forefront of our planning efforts moving forward. We recognize that delegates are planning on travelling from across the country to attend, and as such we will continue to monitor the situation in order to provide delegates with a reasonable timeline to make travel arrangements.
We are hopeful that by October we will be able to welcome you all to Toronto for an engaging week of learning, networking, and collaboration.


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.


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 Toronto.

Registration will begin spring 2020.

Conference Fees

  • Early Bird (until July 31, 2020) Apra Canada members - $585 + 13% HST ($76.05) = $661.05
  • Early Bird (until July 31, 2020) Non-members - $625 + 13% HST ($81.25) = $706.25
  • Regular price (after July 31, 2020) Apra Canada members - $635 + 13% HST ($82.55) = $717.55
  • Regular price (after July 31, 2020) 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 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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