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Apra Canada Excellence in Prospect Research Award nominations now open.

Do you know an outstanding Prospect Researcher? We are accepting nominations for the Apra Canada Excellence in Prospect Research Award!

The winner will receive a $100 donation to a charity of their choice & will be presented a certificate at the Apra Canada Virtual Conference on October 15th.

Submissions accepted at https://tinyurl.com/ApraCaAward

Let us know all about your nominee by September 30th!


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.


**REVISED DATES to accommodate presenters' schedules**
Apra Canada is proud to announce the Fall 2020 Virtual Conference!
While we may not yet be able to gather in person, we’re excited to connect our (home) offices to yours. Join your friends and colleagues on October 15th & 16th, 2020 for learning, networking, and a keynote fireside chat with Justin Poy.
Registration will be free for members, and $45 for non-members (including a complimentary Apra Canada membership!)
Stay tuned – details coming soon!


Update on the Apra Canada Conference

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. Information about the conference dates and fees are below.

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


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, 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


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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