Association of Administrative Assistants

DON'T MISS OUT! Registration for the annual Professional Development Workshop closes May 20. Details here.

The Association of Administrative Assistants is a voluntary Canadian chartered non-profit organization administered by its members for its members. Consisting of office assistants and professionals from a wide variety of roles and titles, the Association assists members in the continuing development of administrative skills and professional growth resulting in increased employment opportunities and advancement in the workplace.

For Office Professionals

With a constant and rapidly changing office and work environment, it is crucial to upskill and remain current in your profession. Membership in an association such as ours, provides access to professional development opportunities, knowledge and information specific to your role and networking opportunities with colleagues from across Canada. This gives you a sense of connection whether you work in a small, medium, large or home-based office.

The Association offers the Qualified Administrative Assistant designation obtained through courses at national universities and colleges, and includes demonstrated excellence in workplace competencies.

For a full listing of benefits of belonging to the Association, see Member Benefits.

For Employers:

Promoting membership to your staff recognizes their commitment to continued education and provides a venue for them to access valuable resources and embrace new challenges and skills. Belonging to a national network with the ability to share knowledge, trends and challenges fosters employee motivation and engagement. Further involvement on executive boards at local and national levels encourages leadership, creativity and teambuilding skills.

Proud affiliate with our New Zealand counterpart organization:

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage. Nous reconnaissons l'appui financier du gouvernement du Canada par l'entremise du ministere du Patrimoine canadien.
Government of Canada

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Visit our new Professional Development page for workshops, webinars and other educational opportunities.

Full details on the 2016 AGM are now available.

Important new grad requirements for QAA program.

Check the Branch webpages for up-to-date information from each Branch.