CSAE News Release – 2017 Honours and Awards
October 27, 2017
St. John's, NFLD — The Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) has honoured Maura McLaren, CAE, Chief Executive Officer of the Real Estate Institute of Canada, with its Honorary Award of Excellence and Patrick Culhane, CAE, President & CEO of The Canadian Payroll Association, with its Pinnacle Award.
Both awards, together with additional individual and organizational awards, were formally presented during CSAE’s National Conference & Showcase held October 25- 27 in , St. John's, NFLD.
Honorary Award of Excellence – Maura McLaren, CAE
Maura McLaren, CAE, Chief Executive Officer of the Real Estate Institute of Canada,is the 2017 recipient of the Honorary Award of Excellence that recognizes a member’s sustained commitment and outstanding contribution to CSAE for a minimum of 10 years at either the national or local level.
'I have known Maura for over 20 years – from her days at the Retail Hardware Association to her current role at the Real Estate Institute of Canada I have admired Maura. She is truly a wonderful partner in business and has become a good friend as well. I have told her that I look to her as a mentor. I admire her business acumen and her professionalism in all that she does.I admire her strength and the changes she made in the various roles she has held over the years. She has worked hard over the years to gain the respect and trust of many associations and their members and the business member community." said Susan Saganski, Global Sales Organization.
Pinnacle Award – Patrick Culhane, CAE
Pinnacle Award recipients are accomplished leaders who have demonstrated leadership qualities within their own organizations, contributed to other voluntary organizations and the community-at-large, and to CSAE at both the national and local levels.
Since January 2000, Patrick has led the restructuring of the Canadian Payroll Association’s (CPA’s) member services, board governance, policies, by-laws, staffing and corporate culture to fulfill its mission of “Payroll Leadership through Advocacy and Education”. The CPA is now a strategically driven organization that uses market research to develop specific strategies and member services for different markets and stakeholders.
Patrick was President of the Hamilton Chapter of CSAE from 1992-1995. He held chapter activities in Windsor, Niagara-on-the-Lake to broaden the base in Southern Ontario. He led it into consolidation with the Toronto Chapter as the Trillium Chapter.
Chair of CSAE’s Government Relations Committee from 2009 to 2012, a very busy time for CSAE advocacy. CSAE made three submissions over the time that supported the new Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act that became law in 2011.
Donna Mary Shaw Award
This Award encourages deserving individuals to pursue careers in the not-for-profit sector by providing them with the resources, education and counseling opportunities needed to advance within their own organizations or other not-for-profits. This year’s winners were Sarah McIntosh,Canadian Association of Management Consultants, Urvashi Ramsoondar, BC Construction Safety Alliance and Julia Chehaiber of Engineers Canada.
CSAE Awards of Distinction
CSAE’s Awards of Distinction are based upon the core competencies of the Certified Association Executive (CAE®) program and recognize outstanding achievement in association leadership, structure and governance and the planning and execution of internal, external and integrated programs that serve members and/or engage external stakeholders and volunteers.
The following organizations received Awards of Merit:
The Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science for the success of the Mental Health Toolkit
Canadian Physiotherapy Association for the success of #30REPS: A Reputational Risk Education and Awareness Campaign
The following organizations received Awards of Excellence:
The Canadian Payroll Association for the e-T4 and e-RL-1 Advocacy Accomplishment
Real Estate Institute of Canada for the success of the Home Study Promotional Campaign
Electricity Distributors Association for the success of the Power to Connect Vision Paper
The Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) provides the environment, knowledge and resources its members need to develop excellence in not-for-profit leadership through education, networking, advocacy, information and research. The focus is to create member value and benefits that in turn contribute to creating a stronger society for Canadians.
Tracy Folkes Hanson
President & CEO
Canadian Society of Association Executives
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