By connecting with skilled members across the association community to advance CSAE’s mission and vision, CSAE’s volunteer program promotes an engaged community across Canada with opportunities for networking, learning, leadership, and mentorship.
Benefits of Volunteering
- Networking and making connections.
- Resources and knowledge sharing.
- Collaboration and teamwork.
- Professional development and learning new skills.
- Community growth and industry advancement.
CSAE volunteers represent members from across Canada. There are currently over 120 active volunteers contributing their time, creativity and expertise to add value to the membership community and association sector. CSAE volunteers’ contributions align with the Strategic Plan to advance association excellence. CSAE recognizes and celebrates volunteers’ time, talents, contributions and dedication to CSAE and the association sector. CSAE thanks all volunteers for their support, dedication and leadership.
CSAE embraces equity, diversity and inclusion and is committed to proactively identifying and addressing any systemic barriers in our policies, practices, procedures, programs, and services so that we can provide a respectful, inclusive and safe work environment, represent the associations we serve and lead by example. We strongly encourage equity-deserving individuals to apply.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors assumes overall responsibility for the governance of CSAE, establishes policy to provide direction for the organization, sets strategic priorities towards achieving the Mission and Vision and monitors the overall performance of the Board, the President & CEO and the organization.Learn more
Finance and Audit Committee (FAC)
The principal responsibility of the FAC committee is to provide financial expertise; along with internal and external oversight to support the fiduciary responsibilities of the Board of Directors.Learn more
The principal responsibility of the governance committee is to identify, promote and discharge functions designed to ensure CSAE is governing with excellence and complying with legislation and regulations that apply to it.Learn more
Recruitment and Selection Sub-Committee (RSSC)
The RSSC is responsible for the recruitment and screening of candidates interested in election to the board of directors, and the presentation of a Recommended Slate of Nominees, to ensure that CSAE is governed with excellence and vision.Learn more
Association Management Companies (AMCs) Advisory Group
The principal responsibility of the AMCs advisory group is to create a network for leaders of association management companies to share success stories, explore creative solutions and discuss unique challenges.Learn more
CEOs and Executive Directors Advisory Group
The principal responsibility of the CEOs and executive directors advisory group is to create a network for top executives of associations and not-for-profits to discuss and exchange ideas and find solutions to their challenges.Learn more
Communications Advisory Group (CAG)
The CAG acts as a consultative group that supports communications excellence at CSAE, by providing input on communications gaps, needs and opportunities on communications activities and reputation management.Learn more
Government Relations Advisory Group (GR)
The principal responsibility of the GR Advisory Group is to identify priority issues CSAE should present in its advocacy and government relations initiatives and develop supporting strategy and action plans.Learn more
Membership Advisory Group
The principal responsibility of the membership advisory group is to support the growth of a vibrant, diverse membership at CSAE. It will focus on exploring and recommending inclusive and innovative member recruitment and retention practices, to enhance the member experience and promote association growth.Learn more
The Mighty Ones Advisory Group
The principal responsibility of the Mighty Ones advisory group is to create a network for leaders of small associations to share success stories, explore creative solutions and discuss unique challenges.Learn more
Professional Development (PD) Advisory Group
The principal responsibility of the professional development (PD) advisory group is to advance association excellence through the development and delivery of programs and services that enhance opportunities for innovative learning, thought leadership and networking.Learn more
Young Professionals (YP) Advisory Group
The principal responsibility of the YP advisory group is to create a network for young professionals to learn, connect and engage in the association.Learn more
Association Centre of Excellence Awards Committee
The association centre of excellence awards committee is a working group focused on the development and advancement of CSAE’s association centre of excellence awards initiatives.Learn more
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Advisory CommitteeLearn more
Leadership Awards and Recognition Committee
The leadership awards and recognition committee is a working group focused on the development and advancement of CSAE’s leadership awards, bursaries, and recognition initiatives.Learn more
Conference Education Committee
The conference education committee is a group tasked with assisting CSAE in developing the educational program for the annual conference.Learn more
Conference Host Committee
The mandate of the host committee is to assist CSAE in creating and delivering a successful conference while highlighting the unique characteristics and benefits of the host city.Learn more
Signature Event Committee – Summer Summit
The summer summit planning committee assists CSAE in creating and delivering a successful event.Learn more
Signature Event Committee – Tête-à-Tête
The Tête-à-Tête planning committee assists CSAE in creating and delivering a successful event.Learn more
CAE® Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
Credit is granted for community leadership and volunteerism. Serving on a Board/committee /task force with a not-for-profit, professional/trade association or charity. Must be outside of normal job responsibilities. Based on actual time contributed (not to exceed 12 hours per two-year reporting period), learn more.
Expression of Interest
Interested in volunteering with CSAE? Complete the form here and a team member will connect with you soon.
For volunteer inquiries, connect with Casey Pope, CAE, volunteer relations specialist at email@example.com.