CARA is a dynamic organization with a myriad of activities that benefit research administrators across Canada. Our members receive announcements via our list-serve and The CARA Connection, our e-newsletter. Additionally, anyone can follow us on Twitter, view our website, and join our LinkedIn group and Slack community to experience all the work we are doing to advance the profession nationally and internationally.


Best Project by a National Association FINALIST!
CARA's 2021 National Conference, Adaptable, Flexible, and Creative Research Administration in the New Normal, awarded as finalist for the International & European Association Awards 2021 under the Best Project by a National Association category. The ethos of all the Association of Association Executives (AAE) Awards is recognizing excellence and sharing best practice and successes.
CARA's Communication, Membership, and Programs Manager, awarded Ottawa's Best Event Planner, by Faces Magazine 2022 Awards.
Earlier last year, and along with other award recipients, Michel was honoured in May with the Canadian Association of Research Administrator’s Community Builder Award. Following this, on October 21st, Michel was nominated by MPI Ottawa chapter as Planner of Year and came finalist. Michel’s work has won the respect of colleagues, and the community. As one committee leader said in recommending Michel for the award: “Michel has consistently proven to be there when you need him to be. Even though he works tirelessly around the clock on various projects, he makes sure to check on others. His managing style has personally led me to be better in my role. He continuously encourages me to take bigger roles in our committee." Michel got nominated earlier this year by Faces Magazine Ottawa for their 2022 Awards, and was honoured officially on February 1st, 2022 as Ottawa's Best Event Planner. His association frequently receives unsolicited feedback from people across Canada noting how he has helped them, created an impactful new program, and enhanced their professional lives.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote and celebrate our great team member, Michel Kafrouny, VEMM, HVED. We are thrilled to see him receive this much-deserved recognition and thank him again for the wonderful events he runs for CARA!




CARA Conference 2022 - UPDATE

WE ARE BACK IN THE FLESH, in Canada's Capital, and ONLINE - Yes, we are going HYBRID!

2022 National Conference Theme: Facing the future together: Moving Research Administration forward

Fifty years ago, CARA offered research administrators a first:  an opportunity to come together to learn, share, and exchange ideas and best practices in a profession that reflected a wide range of expertise and experience. It also happened well before technology was such an integral part of our work. Today, fifty years later, CARA offers another first:  an opportunity to come together in a hybrid conference. Granted, the influence of COVID-19 influenced the way in which we will host our 50th conference, but the goal to come together in new ways despite the challenges of the past two years is to our professional resilience individually and collectively.



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CARA’s Executive continues to monitor the situation with COVID-19, following the advice of Public Health authorities and their recommended protocols.  All indications support us planning our in-person national conference late next Spring 2022 and we will keep the community updated should Public Health recommendations result in any additional steps or adjustments to our plan.


CARA Conference 2023 - UPDATE

  CARA annual and national conference 2023 will be held in St. John's from May 14 to 17, 2023. More details coming soon.