The Association of Administrative Assistants is a Canadian chartered non-profit professional organization founded in April 1951. The Association is proactive in encouraging its members to further their education and enhance their career opportunities by continuously upgrading their skills and professionalism. Association members are encouraged to obtain the Qualified Administrative Assistant (Q.A.A.) designation. The Qualified Administrative Assistant Program consists of three compulsory courses and four elective courses offered at eighteen post secondary institutions across Canada. The first graduating class was in May 1960. In May 2012, the Q.A.A. designation was awarded to our 715th graduate.
Professionalism Through Education
To assist members in the continuing development of administrative skill, underlying knowledge and professional growth, thus enhancing employment opportunities and contributions to both the workplace and the community.
The Association envisions itself being widely recognized, both by its professional peers and by the broader business community. Its members will demonstrate, through consistent, excellent performance in the workplace, the value of the professional designation - Qualified Administrative Assistant (Q.A.A.). This designation will become an important criterion in the hiring and promotion of key personnel.
The Association logo: The Association's crest was certified as the Association's exclusive trade-mark by the Registrar of Trade-Marks for Canada under date of November 3, 2006, bearing the number 124,213. No more appropriate design could portray our 'corporate image' than the open book and quill. The book, the mark of the student, the seeker of improvement; the quill, the mark of the scribe, he who executes and puts to use the knowledge acquired.
|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.|
Following a successful AGM in Ottawa earlier this month, the National Board is ready to take on the challenges of the next year. Thank you to Wendy Neelin, Gale Bittorf and Rita Rickus who have stepped down, welcome to Grace Giard, Bridget Cochrane and Janet Young who have joined the Board. Unfortunately, the Greater Grand Sudbury Branch has deactivated. Thank you to Gisele Montgomery for her time and efforts.
On June 20th the Hamilton Branch will be having their year end social at Sarcoa's at the Hamilton Waterfront. Please join them for a night of fun and fellowship. Contact Janet at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.