Calendar of Events for ASSOCIUM GAIN Members

We are pleased to let you know that our new website will launch very soon. Some time after launch, as part of our upgrade plans, we will introduce a section where ASSOCIUM GAIN members will be able to advertise their organization's event dates! The Calendar of Events is where you will be able to list your conferences, workshops, galas, etc. - diarized for all to see. This is another complimentary feature of your ASSOCIUM GAIN membership. You will also find ASSOCIUM event dates in this section, as well. If you are a Broker and you need to know when the next Continuing Education Credit Session will be held, you will be able to check out the Calendar of Events section.


In the meantime, please email with your event information and we'll post it in our next Newsletter. Don't forget the Pillars of the Community section below - and it will also be replicated on our new website in the near future for twice the exposure!


two Fraud and Your Employee Benefits Plan

According to Benefits Canada, nearly 95% of all benefit plans have been affected by fraud. According to the Canadian Health Care Anti-Fraud Association nearly 20% of all claims are fraudulent, depending upon geographic location.

"An intentional deception or misrepresentation that the individual or entity makes knowing that the misrepresentation could result in some unauthorized benefit to the individual, or the entity or to some other party."
Canadian Anti-Fraud Association

Fraudulent claims

Fraudulent activity affects all plans. Unless detected, fraudulent claims are paid by employers - and very few are detected. This can mean the difference between maintaining or improving a plan and having to increase rates or reduce coverage. Fraudulent claiming abuse or misuse can take many forms. Sometimes, the fraud is committed by a practitioner or their staff, without the employee's knowledge while other times, fraud has been committed with the plan member's involvement.


 Learn more about Fraud and Your Employee Benefits Plan >

three Outsourcing Human Resources Administration


Retaining top employees and attracting qualified new ones is critical to any organization. However, seeing employees as a too easily renewable resource can mean the loss of top employees and a shortage of qualified replacements.


People are the most valuable resource of any organization, yet they are also, most often, the single largest expenditure. Consequently, employees represent the greatest potential for both gains and losses to an organization. Securing the most qualified workforce and keeping them motivated requires a planned approach to Human Resources administration. As such, more and more organizations are viewing the management of their "human capital" as a strategic priority. 


 Learn more about Outsourcing Human Resources Administration >    

PillarPillars of the Community

If you would like to be recognized in this section of our newsletter or website, please forward a short article to Your content can include an introduction to your organization to help generate awareness; it can give a history; highlight your mandate; or even give details of an event. It's your space. We would love to help highlight your organization and its initiatives!

Social Planning Toronto 

The Frances Lankin Award was established in 2011 by Social Planning Toronto on the occasion of Frances Lankin's retirement from Unite Way Toronto. It is awarded annually to an individual who has made a significant, sustained contribution to the non-profit community sector in the City of Toronto. Previous recipients are Liane Regendanz, Rob Howarth, Charlotte Maher, Colin Hughes, and Kay Blair.

The Award Reception

The award will be presented at a reception the evening of Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, beginning at 6 PM. This year's reception will take place at the YWCA Elm Centre.

Tickets are $40.00 To reserve your tickets, go to or contact Mary Micallef at 416-351-0095 x 251. 


Learn more about Social Planning Toronto >
Golf Tournament - Thursday August 6th 2015


SAVE the date please! Open up your calendar and block off Thursday August 6th, 2015.  


ASSOCIUM will be hosting our annual charity golf tournament at Whitevale Golf Club. An amazing warm day of fun, camaraderie and golf, all for a great cause.  


Watch for registration and sponsorship details by email the  first week of May. 

ASSOCIUM Divisions

Our procurement services division launched in 1996 as an added source of assistance to the not-for-profit sector. Our goal is to help your organization by providing you access to competitively priced products and services as well as resolving any purchasing issues you may encounter.

ASSOCIUM Benefits 

Our employee group benefits division, being in business since 1997, gives us the experience to provide customized alternative plans and reduce administrative costs for our clients, while quoting sustainable rates at start up - and at renewal.  

For over 30 years, ASSOCIUM Consultants continues to lead the industry in specialized human resource services and organizational development.
Supporting the success of Canadian organizations for 30 years.