Starting a New Project or Initiative in 2017?

Now is generally the time of year when organizations look at initiating new projects for the upcoming year, budgets and developing new targets. We hope that you will consider our Procurement Services division to help you meet these goals. We have recently launched ASSOCIUM Advantage as the private and public sector equivalent to ASSOCIUM GAIN, which was launched to assist the not-for-profit sector over 20 years ago. Although our primary focus is on group buying, our team helps in many other ways under the procurement umbrella. We can help to augment your internal team to maximize capacity and increase your productivity - and bottom line. The savings we can earn you might help to finance staffing, equipment or programming. Your ASSOCIUM GAIN/Advantage team will show you how we make good things happen for our members! We have been helping organizations of all sizes achieve their goals since 1996! Reach out today and see how we can help your business meet its operational and administrative objectives.

Contact Jenn Poirier, Director of Operations and Procurement Services
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Human Resources expertise across a broad range of services.  

Risk Management 
  • Program Compliance/Audit
  • Board Governance and Reporting
  • Succession Planning
Workforce Effectiveness
  • New Hire Orientation/Terminations
  • Organization Design
  • Job Evaluation/Total Rewards
  • Performance Management/Skills Development
  • Data Analysis and Trends Reporting
  • Leadership Coaching
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Time to Pay Attention

There are few water cooler topics that are guaranteed to generate passionate debates; CEO pay is one of them. As sure as the changing seasons, every year the public is informed through newspaper editorials and think-tanks about the tremendous pay differential between the top job and the rest of jobs in the private sector. According to one estimate, Canadian CEOs earn 159 times that of the average worker. Ironically, there is very little policy or public interest around pay in the not-for-profit (NP) sector even though taxpayers disproportionately fund the vast majority of NP organizations.

Question 1 - Do you know what the pay quantum is between an ED role and the average worker in the NP sector?

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Thank you to those who made the difference to the residents of our ASSOCIUM GAIN member, Ernestine's Women's Shelter. Your contribution to help make a Christmas for these women and their families helped to provide over 300 presents worth approximately $4000!

I am sure these families will remember this holiday for many years to come. Your generosity helped to fulfill so many wishes on their lists to help make life a little easier for these women and their children when they leave the shelter. It is truly wonderful to see what amazing things we can do when we come together. ASSOCIUM GAIN was thrilled to spearhead this 14 Days of Christmas endeavor, as it directly supported our mission to provide increased capacity and support for our not-for-profit sector which supports the greater good. We believe that it is in this spirit that communities can really succeed.

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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 promote your organization and its initiatives!
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Dry and Chapped Skin

As the temperature drops in the winter months, many of us will discover that our largest organ (our skin) may start to be noticeably dry. This can cause itching and visibly chapped skin on the face, lips or arms. Dry skin can decrease quality of life and increase anxiety for many when going out in public.

Read on to find out ways to prevent dry skin
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ASSOCIUM has a Calendar of Events, and we offer exclusive use to our ASSOCIUM GAIN members!

We welcome and encourage you to send us your event information so that we can post it for you - complimentary for ASSOCIUM GAIN members. Let us help you get the word out to the public about the initiatives you'd like them to know about! We can add a link to your website for more information about your event and your organization. This is ideal for upcoming galas, festivals, performances - any event you want to invite the public to.
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Since 1984, ASSOCIUM Consultants continues to lead the industry in specialized human resource services, organizational development and provides HR expertise
across a broad range of services.
We're unique in the marketplace providing innovative and customized Advisor services: Managing General Agent , Third Party Administrator, Claims Adjudication, Specialty Drug Management / Preferred Pharmacy Network and Human Resources Consulting.

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.  

Our procurement services division launched in 1996 as an added source of assistance to the not-for-profit sector ( GAIN). Recently this service has been expanded to include private small business under the Advantage banner. Our goal is to help your organization access preferred pricing for products and services as well as resolve any purchasing issues you may encounter.
Supporting the success of Canadian organizations since 1984.