President’s Message

December 2019

That's a Wrap!

The SITE Canada Holiday Social was a fun and engaging evening of celebration for all who attended. Thank you to Debbie Cotton-Burinski, all the SITE Canada volunteers and our sponsors who made the evening a resounding success. The Royal Canadian Military Institute issuch a hidden gem in downtown Toronto!

The Holiday Social was the closing event for our 2019 SITE Canada board of directors and what a year it has been! Each of the members on the board dove into their portfolio’s with professionalism and passion to deliver best in class networking and events for our members, sponsors and guests.

Our focus is always on providing value and ROI to our members and sponsors. This year, SITE Canada offered members a discount on both CIS and CITP certifications. We provided a variety of events from a VIP Box to watch the Blue Jays to a young leaders networking event with industry leaders to a renewed and engaging education day. Members were also able to invite guests to attend an event at the member rate.

Together, through the SITE Canada Board and generosity of members and sponsors, we donated to local charities to help out their cause and make a difference.

We are so pleased to advise that membership has grown and is now at an all-time high. It’s amazing what we can accomplished together!

As we look to welcome the 2020 SITE Canada Board, I would like to take a moment to provide a special thanks to our departing board members: Diane Alexander, Debbie Cotton-Burinski, Joeanne Comisso, Joanne Hall and Melaya Horsten. They have all been instrumental in creating a strong and fortified foundation for the future.

On behalf of the Board and members, thank you so much for your many years of contribution, you will all be missed. We are excited to introduce you to your 2020 SITE Canada Board of Directors.

The next major event is the SITE Global Conference in Vancouver, January 24-27, 2020. If you have not already done so, please register and plan on attending. It’s a great opportunity to network with global colleagues and participate in world class education. All Canadians attending will receive an email with a date and time for a SITE Canada group photo!

It has been my honour to serve as the 2019 SITE Canada President. I have learned so much to contribute to the 2020 Board. Members, I would love to hear from

you. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me to share your ideas on how we may continue to grow and enhance the SITE Canada Chapter.

Finally, on behalf of the SITE Canada Board, we wish you a wonderful holiday season. May your days be filled with joy, laughter and all that you hold dear. Looking forward to an exciting 2020, together we can do great things.

Best regards,


Gabrielle Spanton
President SITE Canada