President’s Message

March 2019

The year ahead

Congratulations to 2018 SITE Canada Board, Members and Volunteers on winning the 5th SITE Global Chapter of the year award and 10 consecutive years of SITE Global Chapter Excellence awards.

A great way to kick off another exciting year.

Your 2019 SITE Canada Board of Directors have been building on this positive momentum.

Our mission is to provide networking opportunities by engaging members through educational and inspirational experiences that further professional growth.

To that end, we will continue to offer a robust calendar that includes our iconic events: Summer and Winter Social, Chapter Meetings, SITE Golf Tournament and SITE Education day.

2019 will also see a renewed focus on our Young Leaders program. This is a crucial part of our long-term goal to ensure we are providing Young Leaders with exposure, higher education, mentorship and building blocks to expand their career.

How to maximize YOUR SITE Canada membership?

  • Attend a SITE Canada event. Networking at these events enables you to keep in touch with your peers and colleagues, meet new industry friends and share experiences and tips in our ever-changing industry. Getting out to an event will help you hear what’s new and relevant.
  • Visit the SITE Global website ( frequently to access the plethora of useful information from resource materials, professional education and certification opportunities to help you build skills and stand out from the competition.
  • Consider applying for a SITE Canada scholarship to participate in the 2020 SITE Global conference Jan 24-27 in Vancouver. Participation in the SITE Global conference is the perfect opportunity to truly expand your global network and par take of higher education. Our sibling chapter, SITE Ireland, will once be engaged once again to judge the submissions. More information on how to apply and the criteria will be posted on the SITE Canada website ( in July.
  • Expand your knowledge through certification. SITE Canada members will be provided with an opportunity earn their CITP (Certified Incentive Travel Professional) or CIS (Certified Incentive Specialist) at a discounted rate. Members will be notified by email once the date and location has been finalized.
  • Participate in our membership drive;
  1. Recruit one new member and receive 50% discount for a chapter event registration
  2. Recruit two new members and receive one free registration for a chapter event

Contact Jan Zandboer Director of Membership ( to track your qualification.

Join the 2020 SITE Canada Board. Apply your knowledge and expertise to SITE Canada. You will forge meaningful relationships with your fellow board members as you work collaboratively to expand opportunities for all our members. Our call for nominations will be forwarded to members in mid-September.

We look forward to your active participation in one or all of these membership opportunities.

Best regards,


Gabrielle Spanton
President SITE Canada