My membership and involvement with CONA has been greatly beneficial. The members are a fantastic, friendly group of professionals that have a wealth of knowledge within the industry. The annual conference provides opportunities to develop new industry partners, and the down-to-earth conversations always help to foster business improvements (operational and financial). In a specialized industry such as ours, it’s invaluable to have contacts to call upon when sorting through issues and/or managing public relations.
Benefits of CONA for Canadians:
- Industry advocate and direct membership support (e.g., national connections with advocacy groups; advice and assistance to operators).
- Establishes industry standards for operations, conduct, and ethics, which can play an important role in developing appropriate operational guidelines/bylaws/etc. at the local (municipal) level.
- A network of contacts (small to large operators, suppliers, educators, etc.).
- Annual opportunity to meet other operators and discuss best practices.