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Welcome to Toronto, ON Canada, where the Association of Administrative Professionals was born. From the inaugural meeting of the Association of Private Secretaries in April 1951 to the Letters Patent in November 1952, and subsequent letters patent in February 2017, from the Association of Administrative Assistants to the Association of Administrative Professionals.

The Association has been blessed with over 765+ Canadian Certified Professional (CCAP) graduates since inception.  Our designation name revisited in June 2018; from Qualified Administrative Professional (QAA) to CCAP.  With the many years of continuous learning, the members, both past and present, continue to make friendships, network and increase their knowledge bank within the administrative area.  With over 65+ years in existence, run solely by volunteers, we would welcome your attendance at any of our scheduled events. 

Thank you for your interest in continuing your administrative journey. 

This event is eligible for certification renewal points.



Events have been cancelled or postponed due to COVID 19. More information coming soon.


Branches across Canada provide community support by either volunteering to a group/charity event or by providing monetary funds to assist that group/charity. The Toronto Charter Branch commits to a ‘charity of choice’ annually by supporting them financially with our guest fees received at our scheduled meetings or other branch functions.

As a not for profit organization, we encourage our members to be active and participate to enrich both the well-being of others as well as themselves.

Let us pave the path for our children of the future. They will make a difference.

For more information on our charity of choice this year, please visit “SafeHaven“.


Rhonda Scharf
ON THE RIGHT TRACK (Rhonda Scharf) specializes in training administrative professionals. Rhonda is a former admin, and an internationally recognized expert in helping admins face challenges, work efficiently and love what they do. If you want your team motivated, educated, and laughing at what comes our way, Rhonda is the one to call! She’s been in your shoes and knows the secrets to success.

Marion Grobb Finkelstein (MarionSpeaks)
Marion helps you handle your toughest communication challenges. Whether it’s dealing with difficult personalities or maintaining a positive attitude against all odds, she will help you untie the knots in your communication so you can better connect with clients, colleagues, bosses and employees.  Keynotes, conference breakouts, or on-site available.

Centennial College

Centennial College started training Administrative Professionals in the early 1950s. Around the same time AAP was starting, Centennial was graduating its first class from its “secretarial” program.  Centennial and AAP have come as far since the 1950s as the career itself.  AAP and Centennial are enthusiastic about the future of the Administrative Professional role and how we can continue to work together to prepare our members and students respectively for the challenges of the future. 


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MAILING ADDRESS: 1005-36 East Street, Oakville, Ontario, L6L 5K2