We would like to thank the following individuals for helping CSAE Trillium provide excellent education and networking opportunities for our members.  

2019-20 PDX Committee

Penny Connors, CAE, Association of Fund Raising Professionals, GTA, Chair
Cathy Cummings, CAE, International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations, Vice-Chair
Asif Ahmed, Zzeem
Cindy Gonsalves, Consulting Engineers of Ontario, Chair
Korinne Collins, Canadian Credit Union Association
Feiona Gobin, CAE, Niagara Falls Business Events
Kevin Jackson, bizZone inc.
Lydia Sani, Redwood Performance Group
Heather Terrence, Pinpoint Governance Group
Christina Van Sickle, Ontario college of social workers and social service workers

2019-20 Membership Committee

Rebecca Harris, CAE, Ontario Association for Residences Treating Youth, Chair
Jennifer Traer, CAE, Canadian Institute of Traffic & Transportation, Vice-Chair
Krista Cameron, Freeman Audio Visual Canda
Deb Cross, CAE
Christine D’Costa, Dieticians of Canada
Sophie Doukas, Grant Thornton
Mark Haan, Canadian National Migration and Naturalization Association
Jeff Hanlan, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
Ronda Kellington, Acupuncture Canada
Gilles Latour
Saskia Martini-Wong, CAE, NFP Performance Improvement Corp.
Martha McKay, Westin Resort Whistler
Jane Meng, Motorcycle and Moped Industry Council
Barb Outschoorn, CEM, Beanfield Centre/Enercare Centre
Stephanie Pimental, Ontario Library Association
Kerry Siegel, Executive Search Alliance

2019-20 FORUM Editorial Committee

Amanda Cormier, CAE, Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society, Chair
Karen Dowhan, CMP, London Tourism, Vice-Chair
Rebecca Harris, CAE, Ontario Association of Residences Treating Youth
Christine Halfkenney-Zellas, Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses
Sherry Lucia, Tourism Hamilton
Robert, Pye, Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
Danielle Russell, CAE, Air Cadet League of Canada, Ontario Provincial Committee
Kendra Shimmin, CIP, CAIB, Insurance Brokers Association of Canada

2019 Audit Committee

Cindy Gonsalves, Consulting Engineers of Ontario, Chair
Penny Connors, CAE, Ont. Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists
Randi Glass, CAE, CMP, Canadian Defence Lawyers
Rozalyn Werner-Arcé, CAE, Therapeutic Recreation Ontario

2019-20 Young Professionals Committee

Lindsay Murray, Andrew Peller Ltd., Chair
Aina Budrevics, CAE, Ontario Association of Landscape Architects
Jade Cannata, PheedLoop
Monika Chase, Andrew Peller Ltd
Andrew  Gut, Redstone Agency
Kayla Hunter, Toronto Airport Marriott
Jennifer Traer, CAE, Redstone Agency
Floriane Vallery, Sheraton Hamilton
Natalie Wallace, CAE, Redstone Agency

2020 Summer Summit Committee

Feiona Gobin, Niagara Falls Business Events, Chair
Marion Tripp, The Talent Company, Vice-Chair 
Troy Allan, Four Points by Sheraton Mississauga Meadowvale
Oksana Buhel, CAE, Motorcycle and Moped Industry Council
Carol Ann Burrell, CAE, Association Executive
Melanie Carr, Hockley Valley Resort
Cathy Cummings, CAE, International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations
Leya Duigu, International Conference Services
Donna Dydynski, Homewood Suites by Hilton
Rebecca Harris, CAE, Ontario Association of Residences Treating Youth
Ken Hewitt, Deerhurst Resort
Kris Knox, Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale
Diane Lee, CAE, Ontario Real Estate Association
Geoff Mak, Beanfield Centre, Exhibition Place
Penny Marrett, CAE, Addiction Services for York Region
Zabina Meghji, Delta Toronto East
Danielle Russell, CAE, Air Cadet League of Canada, Ontario Provincial Committee
Lesley Smith, CAE, Association Executive
Cynthia Sum, Ontario Real Estate Association
Denise Wiese, TAP Resources

2019 Awards & Recognition Dinner Committee

Serge Micheli, CAE, CEM, Chair
Don Leddy, CAE, CEM, Beanfield Centre/Enercare Centre
Eleanor Santos, Holiday Inn Toronto Yorkdale
David Stempowski, Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport
Robert Thompson, AV Canada
Renée Tingle, Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Resort
Heather Tyrrell, CAE, Water Environment Association of Ontario

2019 Holiday Season Dinner Committee

Krista Cameron, Freeman Audio Visual, Chair
Katelyn Bernard, Vintage Hotels
Sherry Davids, Toronto Marriott City Centre Hotel
Debbie Hastings, Delta Toronto Airport
Nina Howell, Silver Hotel Group
Kelly Kane, Marriott Hotels of Canada
Don Leddy, CAE, CEM, Beanfield Centre/Enercare Centre
Lianne Nieuwesteeg, Fallsview Casino Resort
Alice Parnis, AV Canada – Ottawa
Susan Saganski, CMP, Marriott International
Eleanor Santos, Holiday Inn Toronto Yorkdale
Katrina Scharuda, Chatham-Kent John D Bradley Convention Centre
David Stempowski, Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport
Robert Thompson, AV Canada
Maria Vella, Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Natalie Wallace, Redstone Agency

2020 Winter Summit Committee

Kris Knox, Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale, Chair
Nicole Bechkos, Niagara Falls Hilton
Nicole Brugger, Delta Waterloo
Carol Ann Burrell, CAE, Association Executive
Amanda Cormier, CAE, Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society
Cathy Cummings, CAE, International Alliance of ALS/AMD Associations
Karen Dowhan, CMP, Tourism London
Jennifer Eddings, Tourism Waterloo
Cindy Gonsalves, Consulting Engineers of Ontario
Rebecca Harris, CAE, Ontario Association of Residences Treating Youth
Lori Hamel Johnson, Westmont Hospitality Group
Don Leddy, CAE, CEM, Beanfield Centre/Enercare Centre
Zabina Meghji, Delta Toronto East
Anastasija Melnikov, Nottawasaga Inn & Resort
Jennifer Murray, Essentient Association Management
Jonathan Roberts, Zzeem
Lesley Smith, CAE, Association Executive
Jennifer Traer, Canadian Institute of Traffic & Transportation
Christina Van Sickle, Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

Volunteer Organization

CSAE Trillium is a volunteer-based network of CSAE. CSAE Trillium operates programs for its members by its members. The Council, through its various committees, is responsible for achieving and completing the objectives as outlined in the strategic plan. The Council and volunteers are expected to be active participants in the affairs of the Network. 

2019 CSAE Trillium Award Winners

INVOLVEMENT – LEADERSHIP – INNOVATION – ACHIEVEMENT

The recipients of CSAE Trillium’s 2019 Awards were announced in October. These four individuals are all outstanding in their commitment to the CSAE Trillium Network and we invite you to join us in celebrating their awards.

CSAE Trillium Service Excellence Award – Executive Member Rozalyn Werner-Arce, Therapeutic Recreation Ontario

Rozalyn joined the Trillium Council in 2009 and immediately made very positive and impactful contributions to many committees, culminating in her term as Trillium Council Chair a few years ago. People describe her as completely unselfish, focused on the well-being of the organization and always very professional, pleasant, delightful, respectful and engaging in her dealings with fellow members and colleagues.

During her tenure she forged a productive and meaningful partnership with Seneca College’s non-for-profit leadership program. She believes strongly in building a formal education pathway for tomorrow’s association not-for-profit leaders and based on how Trillium’s relationship with Seneca College has grown and prospered, this awesome initiative will be a lasting legacy achievement among her many contributions to Trillium’s success story. What she has found most rewarding as a volunteer with CSAE Trillium is meeting interesting people and being a part of delivering member value services (i.e. PDX Events). Congratulations Roz.

CSAE Trillium Service Excellence Award – Business Member Don Leddy, CAE, CEM, Enercare/Beanfield Centre

Don had a gut feeling that getting involved in the community would help him to get to know this world better and enhance his network. If he was going to be involved in something, then he was going to be fully involved and not just part way. What he found most rewarding as a volunteer with CSAE Trillium are the relationships and the people. Volunteering with CSAE Trillium has been a way to bring people together and to learn from each other.

Don has been on pretty much every CSAE Trillium committee, either as a chair or as a member. Most years Don is on four committees, not including his work on the CSAE Trillium Council for four years.

He is always the first to volunteer to take something on and fulfills his obligation. And just this past year he joined the CSAE Board of Directors. Congratulations Don.

Presidents’ Award Cheryl Gateman, BMO Institute for Learning (BMO IFL)

Cheryl is that member volunteer who you cannot help but like and respect. She became a member of CSAE in 2012 and immediately became involved as a Trillium volunteer. She has been on the PDX Committee for several years, has been involved in the speaker selection committee for Summer and Winter Summits, and served on the CSAE Trillium Network Council for 4 years. Her years of experience have given her valuable expertise. She is generous with her ideas, modest about her achievements and eager to learn from others. She is one of those volunteers who says what she means and means what she says.

She decided to volunteer as she wanted to learn more about the non-profit sector; have a better understanding of what customers needed while building awareness of the brand she worked for.

She has valued building relationships with members – both Executives and her peers. Cheryl has found that as chair or Vice Chair of a Trillium committee it is her responsibility to manage the process and find common ground in order to achieve the objectives. Congratulations Cheryl.

Circle of Distinction Award Steve Carroll, CAE, Niagara College

Early in his association management career in Vancouver, one of his colleagues told him that if he was to be successful in association management, he must join CSAE and put his name forward as a volunteer for the organization. Being young and impressionable, he followed orders and never looked back!

He has been involved over the years with many CSAE and CSAE Trillium councils, committees, working groups, teams, etc. working to build a high-performance organization that is aligned and offering meaningful member value. CSAE was recently in a period of rapid transition, disruption and innovation, working on evolving and improving its business model. At times the challenges were difficult and multi-faceted, but he always tried to approach his dealings with colleagues with open-mindedness, respect, positivity, a smile, a sense of humour and a comforting, trusting and disarming style. Over the years he earned people’s respect, trust and confidence based on the way he treated them.

What he has found most rewarding as a volunteer with CSAE Trillium are the people he met, relationships made, connections to colleagues, wonderful experiences shared and a network of friends. The spirit of collaboration, support for one another and a genuine caring about each other culture that characterizes CSAE Trillium has been incredible!

Although he has retired from association management, he continues to give to the community teaching at Niagara College. Congratulations Steve.

Criteria

CSAE Trillium Service Excellence Award
The CSAE Trillium Service Excellence Award recognizes a colleague or volunteer who, throughout their career, has demonstrated significant contribution and commitment to CSAE and the profession of Association Management or has made significant contributions in support of Association Management. Recipients of this award are those who have provided leadership, great ideas and inspiration.

CSAE Trillium Emerging Talent Award
The CSAE Trillium Emerging Talent Award recognizes one Executive Member and one Business Member, who, within the first five years of the members’ careers in the association sector, or within the first five years of CSAE membership, has demonstrated remarkable promise as future leaders in the association sector.

President’s Award
The President’s Award is granted at the discretion of the Trillium Council Chair to recognize and celebrate a CSAE Trillium Member who has gone above and beyond the call of duty.

Circle of Distinction Award
The Circle of Distinction Award recognizes an outstanding volunteer who has provided exceptional leadership and exemplary service to CSAE Trillium over a sustained period of time. The award recipient is chosen by the CSAE Trillium Council.

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