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Apra Canada presents our first annual Discovery Series

A full week of virtual lunch-and-learn sessions – designed to fit into your busy schedule and boost your professional skill sets!

June 10 – 14, 2019, 1 pm EST


June 10: Research 101
Selene Hur, Manager, Prospect Development & Research
YMCA of Greater Toronto

June 11: Building Your Personal Brand
Seanna Cohen, Associate Director, Philanthropic Research (currently on leave)
Royal Ontario Museum

June 12: Creating a Culture of Accountability
Janice Cunning, Co-Founder
David Langiulli, Co-Founder
Fundraising Leadership

June 13: Write On – Engaging Your Readers
Colin Fleming, Associate, Development Writer
SickKids Foundation

June 14: Start from Why by Simon Sinek: Book Discussion
Sarah Marcotte, Senior Manager, Prospect Research
Canadian Red Cross

Register here. Registration is free.

Register for three or more sessions and be entered into a draw for a $25 Indigo gift card!


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.


Save the Date!

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 Toronto, Ontario.



PDF versions of each chapter are now available for purchase

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).

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.