The Canadian Office Products Association’s new networking group for young professionals, ConnectPro, has scheduled its first meeting, along with three tentative dates for 2020. ConnectPro aims to bring together young professionals in the Canadian business products sector to participate in meaningful and beneficial networking opportunities.

ConnectPro will meet on Wednesday, March 25th (changed from the previously announced date of January 29th) at its designated location inside Canyon Creek (25 Carlson Ct, Etobicoke, ON M9W 6A2) from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. This meet and greet session will include a discussion on the topic, “The Power of Connection: Boosting Your Career in 2020 and Beyond.” 

Three other tentative meeting dates for 2020 have been set on the following Wednesdays: June 17th, September 16th, and November 25th. 

Young professionals in the OP sector are encouraged to speak with their supervisors about joining the group to take advantage of the opportunities to boost their industry profile and grow and develop in key professional areas. Some good reasons to join include:  

  • Forging valuable professional industry relationships that can help you develop professionally and personally.
  • Staying ahead of the competition with access to educational resources and thought-leaders sharing the latest trends, best practices, innovation, and technology.
  • Developing your leadership skills through group participation and special activities.
  • Increasing your social capital and connecting with potential mentors and advisers who can further your career goals.
  • Building relationships with potential future industry collaborators.
  • Giving back by contributing through COPA’s charitable partnerships.

The annual membership will provide access to:

  • 4 get-togethers per year at Canyon Creek (25 Carlson Ct, Etobicoke, ON M9W 6A2)
  • 2 drinks, plus food
  • A presentation on a business topic at each get-together
  • Time to network and build professional connections

The annual membership dues are $200 per person (HST extra).

For those who do not wish to pay the annual dues, individual non-member attendance is $65 per session (HST extra). 

Signing up is easy. Simply send your name and contact info to ngamble@copa.ca or call 905-624-9462 ext. 223.