Welcome to our 2019/20 season.
I’m honoured and excited to be overseeing the AMA’s Toronto chapter this year, Canada’s leading organization for marketers.
AMA Toronto has been engaging junior, mid-level and senior marketers with thought leadership for over 60 years. Our members work, teach and study in the field and have a passion for advancing our industry. Together we’re continuing to build an essential community for marketerslooking to access ideas and a network across North America.
We have a fantastic year ahead of us full of exclusive AMA programs and events to help you boost your knowledge and make a mark with your career.
Not to be missed, our annual agency and CMO panels are returning as marquee events. Held in December and June respectively, these popular events feature some of the sharpest, most insightful leaders in Canadian marketing.
We’re also rebooting Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends to better honour the industry’s most outstanding leaders and build business excellence within our profession. Our new program, the Legendary Leadership Series, features recent inductees —the industry’s most original thinkers, brilliant strategists and industrious leaders — exploring the issues shaping our industry.
The AMA Toronto Marketing Networking Group (MNG), an exclusive member community where we help build meaningful connections, has been well attended and will be an important part of our programming.
The MNG is a unique benefit we offer — and a great reason to join the AMA. These free member-only meetings take place on the last Wednesday of each month. We share the details of meetings through our membership list, our private LinkedIn group, and by special Invitation only.
Industry-leading Mentorship Programs
AMA Toronto is again offering two quintessential mentoring programs for marketers, the Mentor Exchange and the Career Accelerator. Our mentoring programs are established, structured mentoring systems for exceptional marketers looking to take their career to the next level.
Entering its 10thyear, the Mentor Exchange is the longest-running, most successful mentoring program for mid-level marketers in Canada. TheCareer Accelerator program helps younger marketing professionals further their career under the mentorship of an experienced marketing professional.
AMA has partnered again with the Schulich Executive Education Centre at York University to offer members significant savings on industry leading, university-level education in marketing communications. Take advantage of this opportunity to earn your Masters Certificate in Marketing Communications Leadership, or take other related programs to distinguish yourself.
Connect With Me
In my role as chapter president I’ll be listening a lot to our members’ needs, furthering the mission of our organization, and growing the association. If you have suggestions or comments, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope you’ll accompany me on this year’s journey by supporting AMA Toronto with your ideas and time, from now through 2020 and beyond.
President, AMA Toronto
Michelle Flynn is also Client Partner at Architech, an innovative software and technology solutions company