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RMA 2018 Conference
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November 14-15, 2018 New! Downtown Hilton Hotel
(145 Richmond Street West, Toronto)

President’s Message Update

Dear RMA/ACGC members,

Since my last posting we have enjoyed another successful annual conference which was held at the Hyatt Hotel in Toronto on November 15 & 16, 2017. The event sold out with a record number of attendees and the sponsors exhibition area was also at capacity. We are well on in our preparations for our 2018 Conference at the Hilton Hotel November 14 & 15, 2018. The Hilton Hotel this year is very favourable to our conference requirements.

Our Communications efforts since my last posting have been nothing less than stellar. I direct you to the Industry News Section of our site to see all our postings, specifically I draw your attention to our Government Relations Committee’s work. This committee has been involved in a number of initiatives with the Provinces of Ontario, Quebec and Alberta. We have established working relationships with all three governing bodies and look forward to deepening these relationships and broadening our scope across Canada.

I would like to specifically draw your attention to our Upcoming Events Section located on our site.

  1. Our Annual General Meeting is being held on May 23, 2018 at Royal Woodbine Golf Club, followed by our 2nd Annual Golf Tournament. We are looking forward to the tremendous networking opportunity after the real business of our Association is concluded. I encourage all Members to attend and vote on matters requiring your participation, and I once again solicit your consideration of joining RMA/ACGC if you are not a member.
  2. The 2018 RMA Conference – register at: www.rmacanada.org. The speaker board and agenda is updated daily and you can take a look at where we are right now by going to: www.rmaconference.ca

In addition, we have enhanced our process for recruitment of new board members and implemented a new succession planning strategy for the Association. With these steps, we have continued to bring significantly more structure and discipline to our Association.

In conclusion, I wish to thank George Preece, Executive Director and our entire Board for all their efforts in 2017, and I know we will face challenges in 2018 but we continue to strengthen our Association fundamentally and continue to attract new members.


Stephen J. Sheather,

President, Receivables Management Association of Canada

Position: Member, Board of Directors

Reporting Relationship: Reports to the Chair of the Board of Directors

Receivables Management Association of Canada Inc. (RMA Canada) is actively looking to fill vacancies on its Board of Directors. If you are interested in applying, please submit your credentials, which should include a letter of interest and a current resume to: president@rmacanada.org and info@rmacanada.org. Submissions will be accepted until April 30th, 2018 with only a selected list of finalist candidates will being contacted.

Key Responsibilities:

  • It is the board's responsibility to create and review a corporate mission statement and purpose that articulates the organization's goals, means, and primary constituents being served appropriately.
  • Board members must reach consensus on the chief executive's responsibilities and must elect the most qualified individual for the position.
  • The board must assist in developing the annual budget and ensuring that proper financial controls are in place.
  • One of the board's foremost responsibilities is to provide adequate resources for the organization to fulfill its mission.
  • The board is ultimately responsible for ensuring adherence to legal standards and ethical norms.
  • Boards must actively participate in an overall planning process and assist in implementing and monitoring the plan's goals.
  • All boards have a responsibility to articulate prerequisites for candidates, orient new members, and periodically and comprehensively evaluate its own performance.
  • The board should clearly articulate the organization's mission, accomplishments, and goals to the public and garner support from the community.
  • The board's responsibility is to determine which programs are consistent with the organization's mission and to monitor their effectiveness.
  • The board should ensure that the chief executive has the moral and professional support he or she needs to further the goals of the organization.


  • This is an extraordinary opportunity for individuals who are passionate about our mission. Successful candidates will have proven leadership in the receivables management industry. RMA Canada is interested in individuals who have various levels of experience in the industry from across the many disciplines within the businesses managing receivables as a creditor or a service provider to the credit community. RMA Canada also wishes to be representative of its membership by including geographic diversity, francophone, female and ethno-racial representation.
  • You must be a member in good standing of Receivables Management Association of Canada, Inc.

Ideal candidates will have most of the following qualifications:

  • Extensive experience and significant leadership accomplishments in Credit and receivables management;
  • Strong diplomatic skills and the ability to cultivate relationships, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals;
  • Have demonstrated personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion in their business activities; and,
  • Capacity to work with a diversity of perspectives to advance the RMA Canada’s mission and vision.

Expectations of New Board Members:

There is an expectation that selected individuals will:

  • Regularly attend board and important related meetings;
  • Make a serious commitment to participate actively in committee work;
  • Volunteer for/willingly accept and complete assignments;
  • Stay informed about RMA Canada, Board and Board committee matters, prepare themselves well for meetings, and review and comment on minutes and reports;
  • Get to know other Board and Board committee members and work to build a collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus; and,
  • Recognize the need to think broadly beyond the competencies and constituencies that they individually represent to reflect the mission and goals of RMA Canada.

To learn more about RMA Canada, please visit the website rmacanada.org or contact us at info@rmacanada.org

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