Committees and Volunteers

Volunteer Organization

CSAE Trillium Chapter is a volunteer-based organization. The Chapter operates programs for its members by its members. The Board, through its various committees, is responsible for achieving and completing the objectives as outlined in the strategic plan. The Board and volunteers are expected to be active participants in the affairs of the Chapter. The Chapter retained the services of Executive Director Tracy Blyth, CAE to provide management support to complete the activities of the Board and Committees.

If you would like to volunteer, please download the Volunteer Guide and the Volunteer Application Form.

2016 Trillium Chapter Award Winners


The recipients of the Trillium Chapter’s 2016 Awards were announced in October. These 6 individuals are all outstanding in their commitment to the CSAE Trillium Chapter and we invite you to join us in celebrating their awards.

Chapter Service Excellence Award - Executive Member
Joan Lee, CAE,  Direct Sellers Association

Joan Lee, CAE has been involved with the Chapter for many, many years, serving on a number of committees including membership, PDX, audit, nominating and summer summit culminating in her being Chapter President in 2014-15.  Joan was a member of the Trillium Chapter board for 9 years, which is a testament to her value as a Trillium Chapter leader.  She is known for her confidence, knowledge and fair mindedness when dealing with issues at hand.  And of course she has amazing jewellery!! Congratulations Joan.




Chapter Service Excellence Award - Business Member
Sandra Moniz, CMP, Meetings + Conventions Calgary

No less than 11 letters of support were submitted for Sandra's nomination to receive this award. It was abundantly clear to the judging panel that she is well-loved and well-respected by her peers.

A serial volunteer and dedicated CSAE Trillium Chapter member, Sandra gets it that in order to succeed one has to give first.  And give she does, regardless of the size of the task.  She also realizes that volunteering is not a one person job and that spreading the load is the way to go.  She has chaired many Trillium Chapter committees and as a chair she believes in sharing the workload.  If she doesn't know how to get something done, she's quick to figure out who does, what's needed, where & when to get it.  And if you are a committee chair you want this member on your team!  The words "NO" & "CAN'T" seldom pass her lips.  Congratulations Sandra.







Chapter Emerging Talent Award - Executive Member
Natalie Wallace,  Real Estate Institute of Canada

Not only is Natalie valued as a volunteer with the Trillium Chapter, she is also a highly valued staff member at her place of employment. For the last three years Natalie has handled the labour intensive “mystery envelope and raffle prize donations” for the holiday dinners.  This is no small feat and she does it with a smile and it comes off without a hitch.  She is also a member of the Trillium Chapter Young Professionals Task Group.

Her employer, Maura McLaren, CAE says “she is a great inspiration as she has an incredible level of energy and fun.  She rarely lets the stress of her incredibly varied and busy position affect her performance.  Her positive outlook and “can do” attitude make her a pleasure to have around the office. Congratulations Natalie.




Chapter Emerging Talent Award - Business Member
Mark Cousineau, Incline Marketing

Marc understands the best way for a business member to get involved with the Chapter is to fully engage, and so he did.  He is a member of the communications committee, has been a contributor to the FORUM e-newsletter and has been a speaker at the Trillium Chapter Summits.   We know through direct experience that when you ask Marc for something, he comes through each and every time.  And as of October 6, 2016, we are happy to welcome him to the Trillium Chapter Board of Directors.  Congratulations Marc.

President’s Award
Rozalyn Werner-Arce, CAE, Therapeutic Recreation Ontario

Roz joined the Trillium Chapter Board in 2009 and immediately made very positive and impactful contributions to the PDX Committee, Awards Dinner Committee, Nominating Committee and the Audit Committee, culminating in her term as Trillium Chapter President in 2014-15. 

Steve Carroll, CAE says "When I became Trillium Chapter President a year ago, the first person I heard from was Roz, asking me how she could help and support me as President.  That’s the kind of person Roz is, 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."
  Congratulations Roz.


Circle of Distinction Award
Bob Ramsay, CAE, Motorcycle and Moped Association of Canada

Leadership begins at the top and permeates throughout this association.  Bob Ramsay, CAE has been supporting the Trillium Chapter for two decades.  He won the Chapter Excellence Award in 2001, was the Trillium Chapter President in 1997-98 has encouraged numerous of his staff to complete their CAE programs, encourages staff members to volunteer with CSAE and has hosted numerous Trillium Chapter committee meetings.

And let’s not forget his time as Chair of CSAE. 

Not only is he the CEO of two not for profit associations, in 2012 Bob took on the position of President of the newly incorporated for profit company, “Power Sport Services”.  He is a motorcycle enthusiast who has ridden on-road and off-road motorcycles for more than 40 years. 

Bob is a well-deserving recipient indeed and we are so very fortunate to have him in our Chapter.  Congratulations Bob.


Chapter Service Excellence Award
The Chapter 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.

Chapter Emerging Talent Award
The Chapter 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 Chapter President to recognize and celebrate a Trillium Chapter 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 the Trillium Chapter over a sustained period of time. The award recipient is chosen by the Trillium Chapter Board of Directors