About the Trillium Chapter

Call for Nominations to the CSAE Trillium Chapter Board of Directors

Application Deadline:  June 19, 2015
Application Form

On Thursday, September 17, 2015, the CSAE Trillium Chapter will hold its Annual General Meeting. At that meeting, the Nominating Committee will report to the members the Directors that have been acclaimed or elected as well as the Officers for the coming year.

The 2015 Nominating Committee is comprised of the following members:
• Joan Lee, CAE, Immediate Past President (Committee Chair), Direct Sellers Association of Canada
• Serge Micheli, CAE, CEM, Association & Events Management
• Dinaz Garda, CAE, Ontario Real Estate Association
• Rebecca Harris, CAE, Ontario Assoc. of Residences Treating Youth

To facilitate the preparation of the slate and to ensure that the process is open to all members, the Nominating Committee is now issuing a Call for Nominations from the members of CSAE Trillium Chapter.

The CSAE Trillium Chapter’s governance model is volunteer driven and a strong Chapter Board of Directors helps to ensure the consistent, high quality programs and services that CSAE members have come to expect from the Trillium Chapter. The Trillium Chapter Board of Directors is comprised of up to thirteen Members, of which three shall be Business Members.

As a member of the Trillium Chapter Board of Directors, you will direct and support the Chapter and its activities through the following:
• Develop and monitor the strategic plan, which is harmonized with the CSAE National strategic plan
• Actively participate in at least one committee of the Board
• Support and participate in Board development
• Fulfill customary Board fiduciary responsibilities, including approval of the annual budget and monitoring financial status
• Oversee the work of the Trillium Chapter Executive Director

This year, the Chapter is seeking individuals with knowledge, experience and expertise in the following areas:
• Communications
• Governance
• Program Development & Event Management
• Volunteer Management
• Membership Retention & Recognition
• Marketing & Social Media

CSAE Trillium Chapter Board members must demonstrate a willingness to contribute time, talent, and leadership skills to the Chapter. Candidates with Trillium Chapter volunteer experience are highly encouraged to submit.

CSAE Trillium Chapter Board members must be available to attend a minimum of six Board meetings per year and to take on a leadership role with one of a number of standing committees. It is imperative that nominees have the support of their employers to fulfill these volunteer duties.

This invitation is extended to both Executive Members and Business Members. Anyone interested in sitting on the CSAE Trillium Chapter Board of Directors for the next two-year term, beginning at the Annual General Meeting on September 17, 2015 is asked to complete the nomination form and include a Curriculum Vitae.

Benefits of participation on the Trillium Chapter Board of Directors are numerous:
• Meet many colleagues in the association sector
• Demonstrate your leadership skills
• Further develop individual leadership potential
• Increase your confidence in speaking in front of large groups
• Facilitate and chair meetings
• Gain a better understanding of governance issues

Previous Board Members share that their experience on the Board has greatly contributed to personal growth and professional development.

This is truly a chance to make a contribution to your professional association, to be challenged, and to develop and share your professional knowledge and expertise.

Please submit your Nomination Form along with your CV no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, on Friday, June 19, 2015 to:

The Nominating Committee
CSAE Trillium Chapter

All nominations will be held in the strictest of confidence. The Nominating Committee will review all submissions and prepare a slate for approval of the Board and for presentation to the members. All individuals who submit a nomination form will be advised of the Committee's decision. If you have any questions regarding the roles and responsibilities of the Trillium Chapter Executive Board of Directors, please do not hesitate to contact the Chair of the Nominating Committee by phone at 416-679-8555 or via email at

The deadline to submit a nomination is June 19, 2015 no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.



Joan Lee, CAE
Chair, Nominating Committee & Immediate Past President


The Strategic Plan 2012 - 2015


CSAE Trillium is the Chapter that is responsible for providing programs and services to members of CSAE National for much of Ontario. CSAE is a volunteer-based organization that operates programs and services for its members.

CSAE Trillium's governing board is responsible to ensure the Chapter supports the goals & objectives of CSAE National at the local level and to respond to its members needs.  The board and volunteers are expected to be active participants in the affairs of the Trillium Chapter. As a volunteer driven organization, executive and business volunteers are recognized for their integral role in the success of the Trillium Chapter. The Chapter retains the services of a full time Executive Director to manage the operations of the Chapter.

The CSAE Trillium Chapter Executive met in December of 2010 to review members’ needs, external factors, and to establish strategic objectives to ensure the Chapter remains relevant and of value to the membership. The planning process involved reviewing CSAE National’s vision and mission statement, in addition to establishing objectives that will ensure that the vision is indeed achieved.

The result is a strategic plan that will guide the Trillum Chapter from 2012 - 2015.


2015 Sponsorship Opportunities

There are many opportunities throughout the year to profile your product/service/destination to the members of the CSAE Trillium Chapter.  Please feel free to contact Tracy Blyth, CAE, Executive Director to discuss any of these opportunities.  She can be reached at or at 647.346-2723.