Current Sponsors


These businesses are valued supporters of the Association of Administrative Professionals. Through their generosity, we are able to provide quality professional development opportunities and incentives for office professionals across Canada. We encourage you to support the services and products of these professional and community-minded businesses and check out their websites to find out more about them.

AAP has partnered with Microsoft to provide our members with the latest tips and tricks for our administrative toolbox. Microsoft’s commitment to evolving technology and providing administrative professionals in Canada with the right tools to embrace their roles exemplify the values of AAP.

Meeting Encore Ltd.

We are your meeting and event specialists helping you find, select and negotiate the best value with the right venue for your next business event.  We help mitigate your organization’s risk, find costs savings and save you a ton of time and effort and ensuring your event goes off without a hitch.  Best of all our fees are paid by whichever venue you select so our services are at no cost to you!  If you need conference and event planning support, our team can help you with that as well.  Contact either Shannon or Joe for more information.

TravelPerk is the next-generation business travel platform pioneering the future of business travel. TravelPerk’s all-in-one platform gives travelers the freedom they want whilst providing companies with the control they need. The result is saved time, money, and hassle for everyone.

As host to over 500 events annually, The International Centre has always been a top choice among business event planners. With over 548,000 sq. ft. of flexible space to choose from you can be sure your event or meeting is supported by a team of inspired professionals who share a culture of service, hospitality, and dedication.

As leaders in the audio visual landscape, we design, build, install, produce and support technology solutions for the world’s most recognizable brands – everyone from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Evolution AV has been a part of many creative events and spaces that demonstrate everything audio visual.

Admins Rock Conference

In celebration of Administrative Professionals, #AdminsRock will be producing a professional development conference for admins of all levels.  This year’s event has been postponed to September 29-30, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario. Stay tuned for more details!

The Administrative Professionals Conference of Canada (APC) gives you the essential training that you need to stay on top of your game. You’ll pick up skills, inspiration, insights, expertise, and solutions to launch your career and exceed expectations.

APC Canada offers results-oriented training, world-class faculty, inspirational and motivational keynotes, and non-stop networking that will help to advance your career and increase your value to your boss and organization.

For over 20 years, APC Canada has set the standard for excellence in AA and EA training. Recognized as the event where corporate Canada sends their admins to learn, network, and engage, no other event provides the all-inclusive, value-packed experience of exceptional education, meals, community, and a world-class faculty like the Administrative Professionals Conference of Canada.

The 2020 Administrative Professionals Conference (APC)  will be held from June 21-24, 2020 at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, Ontario. Join us for four days of workshops, speakers, networking and motivating keynote speakers. There are over 40 sessions and workshops to choose from covering career advancement, communication, leadership, technology, and work-life balance. There is no better time than now to invest in YOU. Register today!


Rhonda Scharf, CSP, HoF
Certified Speaking Professional, Trainer & Author

ON THE RIGHT TRACK – Training & Consulting Inc.
(613) 244-9444
Toll Free: 1-877-213-8608

Rhonda Scharf is a well recognized Professional Speaker, Trainer and Author. She specializes in helping Administrative Professionals to thrive in their work environment using her proven tools and strategies. She is a trusted resource for organizations around the world. She holds the highest speaking designation in the world, the Certified Speaking Professional and was recently inducted into the Canadian Speaking Hall of Fame. She is only one of two people to hold her CSP, HoF, and the Spirit of CAPS.

Bob Minhas is THE authority to high performing corporate and entrepreneurial leaders with his intense Circle of Expert Value system to validate and clearly identify their vision and focus. He is the expert’s expert; positioning you to attract opportunities naturally. His combined coaching, business ownership, education, and life experience align him perfectly to position you as the wanted expert in your field. All while injecting his gifts of intuition and business sensibility from a combined 17 years of entrepreneur experience.

Bob knows business. He grew a quarter million dollar business with no paid advertising to be called upon  by experts for appearances on HGTV. He has coached over 500 business owners through workshops and individual strategy sessions. And he was sought out by business development programs to instruct and lead business owners.

His book, From Addict to Expert, maps the journey of his early dysfunction with business and people, and his recovery to live from a place of authenticity. He shares this story as an inspiring and engaging speaker to captivate his audiences. He is in high demand with audiences to deliver actionable steps while inspiring through humour and examples deep introspection on the realities of business life.

Bob is a proud father to three future leaders. He balances his need for stability with yoga, and his humour with 90’s TV trivia and pop lyrics. If you haven’t received one of his GIFs, you are not yet in Bob’s inner circle. He is also an advocate for mental health, bringing that to focus by co-founding TEDxNewmarket in 2018.

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Glynis E. Devine works with admins who want to squeeze the BEST out of life so they can have MORE – more time, more balance, more joy, & more fun! When admins have more – so do the organizations they serve!
Glynis is a Purpose expert certified in Core Motive, who equips professionals with tips, tools, and strategies to:

  • improve your communication
  • increase your collaboration
  • reduce your level of conflict
  • build better quality relationships
  • lead positive change
  • provoke better, faster results
  • foster autonomy and empowerment
  • increase your people’s level of engagement
  • shift mindsets

At Almenta International, we believe in the critical role that the “human element” plays in the management of a successful organization.  Our purpose and passion is to help organizations develop and empower leaders and their workforce to run effective and sustainable organizations.  We’re an Atlanta, GA based training and consulting company that provides corporate and professional training and consulting services in three specific areas:

  • Customer Management
  • Leadership Development (& Strategy)
  • Workforce Development

Our primary services include (but aren’t limited to), Leadership and Management, Employee Engagement, Strategy Development, Effective Presentation Skills, Emotional Intelligence, The Art of Influential Communication, Building Effective Teams, Conflict Management, Organizational Culture, Customer Service, and Customer Centricity,   We’re also a John Maxwell certified organization.  As a John Maxwell partner, Almenta International can train, facilitate, and speak on John Maxwell’s work and content, including leadership, team and relationship building, and personal development. We have been in business for over ten years, and during that time we’ve grown to now serve clients on an international level.  We’ve had the good fortune to partner with diverse organizations from the US, Canada to African nations that include South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe to provide corporate training and consulting services

The purpose of Executive Secretary Magazine is to give administrative professionals worldwide – whatever their title or level within their company – an opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills. Our ethos comes from a desire to want to help administrative professionals all over the world to be the best in their roles that they can possibly be by sharing tips, ideas, practical advice and supportive suggestions that will empower those in the profession not only to succeed, but to excel.

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Editors Canada has partnered with AAP to promote professional development to administrative professionals across Canada. Editors Canada promotes professional editing as key in producing effective communication. Our 1,300 members are salaried and freelance, working with individuals and organizations in the corporate, technical, government, not-for-profit, academic and publishing sectors across the country and around the world in English and French. Many offer a wealth of editing-related services to their clients and employers.

Editors Canada supports professional development through seminars, online training and conferences; promotes and maintains high standards of editing through certification and reference publications; helps in-house and freelance editors to network and collaborate; and cooperates and partners with related associations in areas of common concern.

Save The Date:  August 18-19, 2020
Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Canadian Meetings & Events Expo is the largest and longest running conference and trade show, serving the meetings, incentive travel and special events industry for the past 25 years. Two days of education and networking opportunities offer an unparalleled environment to build your career, your connections and your business.

Broadway Across Canada is bringing the BEST of BROADWAY to you!  AAP is proud to partner with Broadway Across Canada to offer unique opportunities and special pricing on tickets for select shows in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal and Ottawa. AAP group members are eligible for priority and discounted Broadway tickets on select dates and performances without the hassle of Ticketmaster service fees. Visit the members only section for more details! All sales are final, no refunds or exchanges. Pricing and performance dates are subject to change without notice.