Strategic Planning: Regional Engagement Sessions – We Want to Hear from You!

Your Canadian Angus Association is entering an exciting period of strategic planning for both short- and long-range outcomes. We need your input to ensure the goals of your Association are aligned with the goals of you, our members.

Strategic planning is the process an organization takes to develop a plan for achieving its overall long-term organizational goals. In other words, strategic planning is to a business what a map is to a truck driver; it’ll help define what routes to take to get to where we want to go.

There is no one model of strategic planning; however the process should include answers to the following questions:
• Where are we now?
• Where do we want to go?
• How will we get there?

To find the answers to these questions, the strategic planning process is designed to be collaborative between the Canadian Angus Association, our members, and various stakeholders.

This fall, we will be in your area to host the regional Canadian Angus member engagement sessions as part of our strategic planning process. You are invited to attend these sessions, participate, and provide your vision for the future of Canadian Angus. In addition, we need to hear from key stakeholders in your local community, and who better to invite than your best bull buyer? We will have a breakout session specifically for commercial producers so they can share their thoughts on our current and future position.

The schedule for the Regional Engagement Sessions is as follows:

Region City Date Time Venue
British Columbia Armstrong, BC September 3 3pm – 7pm The Anchor Neighbourhood Inn & Pub
Alberta Calgary, AB September 27 11am – 4pm Angus Central
Maritimes Amherst, NS October 1 2:30pm – 7:30pm Community Credit Union Business Innovation Centre (CCUBIC)
Ontario and Quebec Carp, ON (Ottawa Valley) October 2 4pm – 9pm Huntley Community Centre
Ontario Orangeville, ON October 4 11am – 4pm Best Western
Manitoba Brandon, MB October 5 9am – 2pm Victoria Inn & Convention Centre
Quebec Victoriaville, QC October 6 4pm – 9pm Parc de l’Exposition Agriciole

(Note: coincides with Expo Boeuf)

Saskatchewan Regina, SK October 11 3:30pm – 8:30pm Evraz Place
Saskatchewan and Alberta Lloydminster, SK/AB October 18 4pm – 9pm Royal Hotel

Note: Additional sessions may be planned as required; please check back for most current schedule.

As an organization that works tirelessly to create value for its members, develop the Angus breed, and provide valuable and innovative services, we deeply value our members’ feedback and look forward to hearing all that you have to say. This event is open to all CAA members, so regardless of your registered Angus herd size we encourage your participation and look forward to your input on our collective future. Please watch your inbox or mailbox for more information and your invitation. The most current details will be posted on our social media platforms as well as updated on this webpage, so please check back regularly.

If you have any questions, please contact Carmen Koning, Member Value Team Leader, at or (587) 230-3520.

Message from your Canadian Angus Association Board of Directors regarding the Angus Cow Enrollement (ACE) program

Good day, fellow Canadian Angus Association member:

Thank you for your interest and engagement regarding the new CAA Angus Cow Enrollment (ACE) program announced last fall. We appreciate your letters, e-mails, telephone calls, texts and personal conversations.

At our Board meeting this week, we decided to keep in effect the existing Fee Schedule (implemented on January 1st, 2015).

We are further pleased to let you know that ACE will come into effect on January 1st, 2018… as a VOLUNTARY program.

The opportunity to enroll your cow herd in “ACE” will be a new addition to the Fee Schedule at the rate of $65/cow.

All members will receive information throughout this year regarding the ACE program so you can choose to take advantage of this exciting and optional new initiative.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Canadian Angus Board of Directors or our Chief Executive Officer Rob Smith.

Again, thank you very much. And may your calving and bull sale season be successful.

Kind regards,

Your Canadian Angus Association Board of Directors

History Book

We’re thrilled with the interest that our members are showing in the Canadian Angus Foundation’s new history book project. Project leads Doug and Linda Henderson have heard from many people who are working on their Angus stories and are gathering photos to share. James Bowman’s grandson, who recently entered the Angus breed with his daughter, contacted us to discuss the project. James Bowman was the breed inspector who reviewed the records and pedigrees of all Angus cattle in Canada and provided the data for the first Canadian Aberdeen Angus Herd book published in 1908.
As we work on the new book, the 1985 history book produced by Lloyd Pickard is receiving new interest. The Canadian Angus Association would be grateful for any additional copies that members would like to donate. These books will be auctioned to raise funds to produce the new history book and the Canadian Angus Foundation. Please contact Belinda Wagner ( or 306-757-6133) or Tina Zakowsky ( or 1-888-571-3580 ext 3584) to make a donation.
Don’t forget to share your Angus story! Contact Tina at Angus Central or submit your story online.


Canadian Angus Association

292140 Wagon Wheel Blvd,
Rocky View County, AB T4A 0E2

Tel: (403) 571-3580
Fax: (403) 571-3599
Toll Free: 1-888-571-3580

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Vision: The Canadian Angus Association exists to preserve and expand the Angus breed for Canadian cattle producers and beef consumers, providing the best opportunities for profitability today and for future generations. Mission: To maintain breed registry, breed purity and provide services that enhance the growth and position of the Angus breed.
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