Committees and Volunteers

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


2017-18 PDX Committee

Heather Tyrrell, CAE, Water Environment Association of Ontario, Chair

Korinne Collins, Canadian Credit Union Association

Lori Dalton, Lori Dalton Agency for Speakers & Coaches

Sandra De Medeiros, CAE, Real Estate Institute of Canada

Cheryl Gateman, BMO Financial Group Institute For Learning supported by Dolce Hotels & Resorts

Feiona Gobin, CAE, Niagara Falls Business Events

Kevin Jackson, bizZone inc.

Jim Koufis, JGK Integrated Solutions

Diane Lee, CAE, Ontario Real Estate Association

Danielle Russell, CAE, Association and Events Management

Erin Vandersteldt, Ontario Association of Residences Treating Youth

Rozalyn Werner-Arce, CAE, Therapeutic Recreation Ontario

 

2017-18 Membership Committee

Cindy Gonsalves, Consulting Engineers of Ontario, Chair

Penny Connors, Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists, Vice-Chair

Oksana Buhel, CAE, Motorcycle and Moped Industry Council

Christine D’Costa, Dieticians of Canada

Sophie Doukas, Grant Thornton

Karen Dowhan, CMP, Tourism London

Dinaz Garda, CAE, Ontario Real Estate Association

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

Patty MacPherson, CMP, Canadian Investor Relations Institute

Jane Meng, Motorcycle and Moped Industry Council

Stephanie Pimental, Ontario Library Association

Kerry Siegel, Executive Search Alliance

Marion Tripp, Human Resources Professionals Association

Lisa Marie Upton, Niagara Falls Business Events

Paulette Vinette, FASAE, CAE, Solution Studio Inc.

 

2017-18 FORUM Editorial Committee

Marc Cousineau, Villa Charities Inc., Chair

Doug Duke, Essentient Association Management

Rebecca Harris, CAE, Ontario Association of Residences Treating Youth

Christine Halfkenney-Zellas, Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses

Sandra Moniz, CMP, Meetings + Conventions Calgary

Robert, Pye, Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

Constance Wrigley-Thomas, CAE, Essentient Association Management

 

2018 Audit Committee

Randi Glass, CAE, CMP, Canadian Defence Lawyers, Chair

Steve Carroll, CAE, The Portage Group

Cindy Gonsalves, Consulting Engineers of Ontario

 

2018 Nominating Committee

Valerie Browne, CAE, College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, Chair

Carol Ann Burrell, CAE, Association Executive

Steve Carroll, CAE, The Portage Group

Saskia Martini-Wong, CAE, NFP Performance Improvement Corp.

 

2018 Summer Summit

Denise Wiese, TAP Resources, Chair

Randi Glass, CMP, CAE, Canadian Defence Lawyers, Vice-Chair

Troy Allan, Four Points by Sheraton Mississauga Meadowvale

Nancy Barden, Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating

Carol Ann Burrell, CAE, Association Executive

Karen Dowhan, CMP, Tourism London

Donna Dydynski, Homewood Suites by Hilton

Patricia Farrugia-Watson, Nottawasaga Resort Inn

Lynne Gale, CMM, Tourism London

Cheryl Gateman, BMO Financial Group Institute For Learning supported by Dolce Hotels & Resorts

Lori Hamel Johnson, Westmont Hospitality Group

Rebecca Harris, CAE, Ontario Association of Residences Treating Youth

Nina Howell, Silver Hotel Group

Kris Knox, Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale

Sherry Lucia, Tourism Hamilton

Wendy Sue Lyttle, CAE, LAL Business2Business Project Management

Penny Marrett, CAE, Addiction Services for York Region

Danielle Russell, CAE, Association and Events Management

Melissa Secord, Canadian Celiac Association

Cynthia Sum, Ontario Real Estate Association

Marion Tripp, Human Resources Professionals Association

Paulette Vinette, FASAE, CAE, Solution Studio Inc.

 

2018 Awards & Recognition Dinner

Christine Charnock, CAE, Chair

Nadya Ali, Holiday Inn Toronto Yorkdale

Kristie De Giorgio, Holiday Inn Toronto Yorkdale

Feiona Gobin, CAE, Niagara Falls Business Events

Mary-Frances Gingras, CMP, Hilton Worldwide

Cindy Gonsalves, Consulting Engineers of Ontario

Don Leddy, Beanfield Centre/Enercare Centre

Bill Manahan, Promobuzz

David Stempowski, Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport

Heather Terrence, Pinpoint Governance Group

Robert Thompson, AV Canada

Heather Tyrrell, CAE, Water Environment Association of Ontario

 

2018 Holiday Dinner

Natalie Wallace, CAE, Redstone Agency Inc., Chair

Bill Manahan, Promobuzz, Vice-Chair

Katelyn Bernard, Vintage Hotels

Anita Bhamra, Westmont Hospitality Group

Rosanna Brifoglio, International Centre

Christine Charnock, CAE

Feiona Gobin, CAE, Niagara Falls Business Events

Nina Howell, Silver Hotel Group

Kelly Kane, Marriott Hotels of Canada

Don Leddy, Beanfield Centre/Enercare Centre

Felicia Mongelli, The Westin Harbour Castle

Alice Parnis, AV Canada - Ottawa

Nichola Royle, Canadian Niagara Hotels

Susan Saganski, CMP, Marriott International

David Stempowski, Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport

Ovelina Stovell, Canadian Niagara Hotels

Robert Thompson, AV Canada

 

2019 Winter Summit

Lori Hamel Johnson, Westmont Hospitality Group, Chair

Rebecca Alexander, Meetings & Conventions PEI

Nicole Bechkos, Niagara Falls Hilton

Michael Bell, MediaEdge Publishing

Karen Dowhan, CMP, Tourism London

Doug Duke, Essentient Association Management

Jennifer Eddings, Tourism Waterloo

Frances Gervasio, White Oaks Resort

Feiona Gobin, CAE, Niagara Falls Business Events

Rebecca Harris, CAE, Ontario Association of Residences Treating Youth

Kris Knox, Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale

Don Leddy, Beanfield Centre/Enercare Centre

Lesley Smith, CAE, Association Executive

Kathy Tavares, Sheraton Centre Hotel Toronto

Lisa Marie Upton, Niagara Falls Business Events

Floriane Vallery, Holiday Inn Burlington

Paulette Vinette, FASAE, CAE, Solution Studio Inc.


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.  Executive Director Tracy Blyth, CAE  provides strategic, governance and management support to complete the activities of the Council and Committees.

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

2017 CSAE Trillium Award Winners

INVOLVEMENT – LEADERSHIP – INNOVATION - ACHIEVEMENT

The recipients of CSAE Trillium's 2017 Awards were announced in October. These 5 individuals are all outstanding in their commitment to the CSAE Trillium Network and we invite you to join us in celebrating their awards.

Chapter Service Excellence Award - Executive Member
Christine Charnock, CAE,  Canadian Rheumatology Association

Christine Charnock, CAE has been an avid volunteer for Trillium over the years – always willing and able to roll up her sleeves at the Summits, Holiday Dinner and Awards Dinner, as well a two year commitment to the Trillium Board of Directors – she is never one to shy away from tirelessly giving back and setting an example for other members.  In addition to a wonderful sense of humour, is her ability to very directly, but eloquently strike at the heart of the matter and ask the important questions which leads to discussion, which leads to innovative change that serves a purpose.  Congratulations Christine.


 

 



Chapter Service Excellence Award - Business Member
Kathy Tavares, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

There are very few people in the industry as well-known as Kathy Tavares.  As Chair of the 2016 Summer Summit, Kathy was instrumental in ensuring a successful and engaging event.  She is articulate, innovative and members gravitate to her leadership, direction and can-do attitude. She is well recognized by Trillium members and is always helpful and a team member to new members.  She executes tasks brilliantly with a kind, compassionate disposition.  Her calm demeanor and friendliness, together with her award-winning smile, inspire Committee members and encourages them to create new ideas in order to deliver more value to the event.  Congratulations Kathy.

 

 



Chapter Emerging Talent Award - Business Member
Ammar Balika,  Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmen's

Ammar was encouraged to volunteer by other Trillium volunteers because they found their volunteer experience so fulfilling.  And now, he is paying it forward.  Said one of his nominators, “As a new member he educated me on the valuable networks and relationships that can be made with the CSAE Trillium Chapter and encouraged me to get involved with volunteering.”  Ammar’s strength is relationship management. As a dedicated professional he works tirelessly to support and ensure that his clients deliver a premium experience, not just an event. Trillium was fortunate enough to experience this first hand when he constructed and delivered a classy, elegant, innovating and creative networking reception at the 2017 Winter Summit in Hamilton.  Congratulations Ammar.


 



Presidents' Award
Steve Carroll, CAE, The Portage Group
 

Steve has been a member of the Holiday Dinner committee, Vice Chair and Chair of the PDX Committee, Chair of the Audit Committee and Chair of the Nominating Committee.  He has also been Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, President and Past President of the Trillium Chapter Board.  He knows Trillium inside out and contributed to every aspect of it.  He also has dressed up in rock star clothing and danced to a tune at the podium.  He is a lot of fun.  He has stated that, for him, the most rewarding aspects of volunteering with Trillium are the  friendships  made with so many dedicated and enthusiastic association management colleagues and awesome association supplier friends, and contributing to the Trillium Chapter success story.  Steve has been instrumental as a member of the CSAE Transition Team, looking for ways to establish an operational foundation on which we can continue to grow Trillium’s success here at home, while improving the experience of CSAE members across the country.  Steve is one of the most generous professionals many of us know – generous with his time, his experience, and his very deep knowledge of association management. Congratulations Steve.



 


Circle of Distinction Award
Paulette Vinette, CAE, Solution Studio Inc.

Paulette has helped countless numbers of associations become the best that they can be; she mentors those entering the sector as well as seasoned association executives who need a push; and she takes no prisoners when it comes to doing the right thing.  She is a plethora of knowledge and support and is eager and willing to share her knowledge with those around her.  On the membership committee she is a member ambassador, calling and welcoming new members throughout the year as well as at the Summit conferences. She is a relentless Trillium cheerleader!  Paulette has been a CSAE member since 1975; Past President and CEO of CSAE; Past President of the Ottawa Chapter of CSAE; Past Executive Director of CSAE Trillium Chapter; and Membership, Winter Summit, and Summer Summit committee member. She counts creating long term relationships and friendships as the most rewarding aspect of volunteering with Trillium.  Many, CSAE members count her as a friend.  Congratulations Paulette.


 


 


 

Criteria

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

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