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Monthly Newsletter - February 2017

The CNBPA has had a great year in 2016. A lot of change has been accomplished and a good fundament has been built for the future of the organization. Some of the highlights were:

  • Growth of the member base;
  • Growth of number of event and introduction of social events;
  • Growth of followers on social platforms and new initiatives;
  • Reinforced relationship with other Dutch-Canadian organization such as the Netherlands Luncheon Club and Dutch Treat and with other European Chambers/Associations;
  • Change of website and CRM/CMS system;
  • Change of by-laws'
  • Closed the financial year with a plus.
If you want to know more (details) about this year and our accomplishments please feel free to reach out to info@cnbpa.ca for our full AGM Report.

During the AGM in November the following Directors / Members of the Board have been re-elected for 2017:
  • President: Jason Peetsma
  • Vice-President: Sebastiaan Postma
  • Treasurer: Sebastian Roling
  • Director: Dennis Pietersma
  • Director: Darryl Konynenbelt
  • Director: Mathijs Gordon
  • Executive Director (non-voting); Willemijn Pelser
The 2017 Board is working hard to grow even further and organize more interesting events. If you have an idea for an event or any other suggestions please feel free to reach out to us at info@cnbpa.ca Below an overview of our events that are already scheduled for this year. Keep an eye on our website and newsletter though since we will post more events in the next few months. 

Our Upcoming Events   

The Weather Network - Behind the scenes  - February 15, 2017
Did you know that The Weather Network is Canada's 4th most trusted brand? (as measured by Ipsos/Reid). The CNBPA and the Weather Network invite you on February 15, 2017 from 7 - 9 PM to come and take a look behind the scenes of how weather forecasts are created and presented at Canada's to go to brand for all your weather forecasts and more.
Program:

  • History of the Weather Network;
  • How is a forecast created;
  • Overview of the National Alert Ready Area. What is the purpose of Alert ready (eg Amber alerts), its history and importance to the community;
  • Observe the briefing desk and control room. What are the functions in this space;
  • Go into the studio and become an On Camera Presenter. Prizes to be won!
  • Social at Jack Astors incl. 1 drink and snacks.
*Note that there is limited participation possible due to a max possible allowance in the studio. 
*There is free parking available at the location:


CNBPA Social Night February
 
- February 23, 2017
 
Join us at 6 PM for a night of networking at Real Mo-mo'sOur Social Night is a monthly event open to everyone which allows you to network effectively, meet new people or just have a good time with friends while enjoying a nice Dutch bitterbal. 
Ticket includes 1 drink p.p. and Dutch snacks. Pay $10,- more and the famous "Satay with fries" will be included.
*Location: 
51 Colborne St. in Toronto

Dutch Elections - March 15, 2017 
After Brexit and Donald Trump being elected in the US the world is eyeing up another election. This time it is the Dutch that go and vote for the future government. Dutch elections are not about a simple Pro or Con, or Candidate A or B, it is a complex system of compromise. Who will be in charge of forming the multiple party government? Will Mark Rutte stay in charge and lead the pack once again? Or will Geert Wilders get the first opportunity to form a government? Or maybe there is another party taking charge?
Come and watch this all u
nfold together with the CNBPA between 2 and 6 PM. We will be live streaming the voting and have a great opportunity to debate the results together as they unfold.
Tickets include 1 beverage. Walk in at any point of time as results poor in through out the afternoon. Or stay for dinner to discuss the results.

CNBPA Social: Legal Diversity - March 16, 2017
During this social we will be joined by members of the European Law Students Association from Rotterdam. These students are in Toronto for s study trip themed "Legal Diversity". Join us and the students at 6 PM for a night of legal networking at Real Mo-mo'sOur Social Night is a monthly event open to everyone which allows you to network effectively, meet new people or just have a good time with friends while enjoying a nice Dutch bitterbal. 
Location: 51 Colborne St. in Toronto
Register now! Ticket includes 1 drink p.p. and Dutch snacks. Pay $10,- more and the famous "Satay with fries" will be included.

King's Day! - April 27, 2017
Celebrating the birthday of His Majesty King Willem Alexander is a huge Dutch national celebration. Where in the Netherlands festivities are spread throughout the country, and Amsterdam is invaded by hundreds of thousands visitors, we will invade Real Momo's for a traditional Dutch party. Hazes, Manke Nelis and Johnny Jordaan will be there as well (through the loudspeakers that is).With some traditional Dutch snacks, and the bar hosted by a Dutchy, we will be taking the house down starting at 6 PM. So join the polonaise and celebrate our little big nation! Tickets include 1 drink. 

CNBPA Socials - May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19, December 21, 2017
Join us every third Thursday of the month at 6 PM for a night of networking at Real Mo-mo'sOur Social Night is a monthly event open to everyone which allows you to network effectively, meet new people or just have a good time with friends while enjoying a nice Dutch bitterbal. 

CNBPA meets TIFF - September 12, 2017
More information will follow closer to the event.

2017 AGM & Social - November 16, 2017
More information will follow closer to the event.

Follow us on social media and check out the CNBPA website for updates on more of our events.   


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Monthly Newsletter - October 2016

Past Events: 

The months of September and October were busy and successful months for the CNBPA:

CNBPA meets TIFF 
On Monday September 12 we hosted our first CNBPA meets TIFF event at the Investigation Counsel law firm in Toronto. It was very interesting to hear the two Dutch directors, Mijke de Jong and Alex Pitstra, tell about their premieres at the filmfestival. The attendants asked smart questions of how the Mijke and the actors experienced filming a sensitive subject like the young girl Layla who radicalizes and leaves her family. Alex showed a few sneak peaks of his documentary about how he travelled to Tunisia to meet his father. We will try to organize more cultural events this year as this was a successful evening and we hope to see you at the next one! You can find some pictures here

On September 15 we hosted our End of Summer Bash with the British Chamber at Real Mo-Mo's. It was nice to see so many new faces, even from other European Chambers. You can find some pictures on our Twitter page and pictures on our website will follow soon here. 

Media Evolation: Impact on Business
Adapting to the evolving digital media landscape can be scary but it doesn't have to be.
At a recent speakers series on September 29 at Navigator Ltd. our members learned the following:
  1. Invest in growing your company's understanding of the evolving social media landscape,
  2. Change can be scary but comes with big rewards - Traditional retailers show how the can bounce back in the digital game and win. By embracing new and innovative technologies like augmented and virtual reality apps,they grow their brand and connect the customer experience in-store and online,
  3. And develop an internal corporate culture that not only understands the benefits of social media but also the risks when it comes to protecting your reputation online.
Pictures can be found here.

CNBPA and the Canadian German Chamber (CGCIC) Social: Oktoberfest!
On October 20 we hosted our already third social with the German Chamber in the theme Octoberfest! We never expected this, but we were completely sold out! It was a great networking night with again many new faces. It was also good to see many happy faces of those who won our raffle prices! Pictures will follow soon here and we hope to see you all again at our next social on November 15 with the Belgium and British Chamber!


Our Upcoming Events
   

CNBPA Social: Belgians, Brits and Dutch joining forces - November 15, 2016
Join us for a networking event with our British counterparts and the Belgian Chamber on Tuesday November 15. Come for an evening of networking in a comfortable setting. Now with a wider selection of food and your choice of house red or white wine, beer on tap or any kind, or any mixed drink using our bar rail.

Regular tickets (include dinner and 1 drink):

  • Members $45, Non-Member $60
  • Special for Regular tickets only ~ Register online and save $5 (before 9 am Nov 15th) : Members $40, Non-Member $55

Networking Only (include 1 drink):

  • Members $25, Non-Member $30

All rates include HST ~ We will have door prizes!!!
Registration is this time done by the British Chamber. You can register here

Annual General Meeting - November 29, 2016 
The CNBPA's Annual General Meeting will be held on November the 29, 2016 at KPMG on 333 Bay Street in Toronto. The AGM will be followed by a networking drink.
More information will follow closer to the event. 
*Non-members can register, but cannot vote during the AGM.

The Weather Network: Behind the Scenes - February 15, 2017 
The CNBPA and the Weather Network invite you on February 15, 2017 from 7 - 9 PM to come and take a look behind the scenes of how weather forecasts are created and presented at Canada's to go to brand for all your weather forecasts and more.
Program:

  • History of the Weather Network;
  • How is a forecast created;
  • Overview of the National Alert Ready Area. What is the purpose of Alert ready (eg Amber alerts), its history and importance to the community;
  • Observe the briefing desk and control room. What are the functions in this space;
  • Go into the studio and become an On Camera Presenter. Prizes to be won!
  • Social at Jack Astors incl. 1 drink and snacks.
*Note that there is limited participation possible due to a max possible allowance in the studio.
There is free parking available at the location:


Follow us on social media and check out the 
CNBPA website for updates on more of our events.  
 


Industry Events

German Chamber - 2016 Canadian German Gala Ball
 - November 5
, 2016
The Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce Inc. cordially invites you to the
2016 CANADIAN GERMAN GALA BALL
Taking place under the distinguished patronage of
H.E. Werner Wnendt, Ambassador of Federal Republic of Germany to Canada
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Reception at 6:30 pm
Dinner at 8:00 pm

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)
100 Queen's Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6

Emcee:
Mr. Richard CrouseTelevision Personality & Film Critic

Details:

  • Champagne Reception
  • Five-Course Gourmet Dinner & Wine
  • Live Entertainment & Dancing
  • Silent Auction & Raffle Draw
  • Dress Code: Black Ti

Single Ticket: $400.00 + HST

Please RVSP and check out www.canadiangermangalaball.com for more details on the event!


Nederlands Dans Theater 
- November 9, 2016
Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) is renowned internationally for their versatility, astonishing technique and virtuosic expression. Do not miss the opportunity to see the rebellious top-company lauded by Le Figaro as “one of the seven wonders of the world”.

NDT returns to Toronto to present three pieces including Safe as Houses choreographed by NDT house choreographers, Sol León and Paul Lightfoot; In the Event choreographed by associate choreographer, Crystal Pite; and Stop-Motion choreographed by Sol León and Paul Lightfoot.

As a CNBPA member SAVE 15% on select seats with code LIGHTFOOT.
 Click here to buy


Dutch Movie Night at the EUFF 
- November 10, 2016 
Canadian premiere of A Noble Intention1888: Vedder has to step aside when his home must yield for the planned Victoria Hotel. His cousin Anijs, pharmacist, has gotten into a fix after illegal medical practices and is looking for a way out. For himself and his wife but also for some peat cutters whom he promises a future in the United States. Committed – or is it pride? – the two of them think up a scheme from which they all will fully benefit 
Click here for more information and advanced reservation.
There will be an introduction by the Consul General of the Netherlands, Mr. Anne van Leeuwen and Director Joram Lürsen will also be present. After the screening he is available for a Q&A.


European Union Film Festival
- November 10-24, 2016
28 feature films from 28 European countries will be screened at the Royal from November 10-24. From 19th century Amsterdam to today Estonian country side, from a Portuguese ADN laboratory to the Sami people in Finland, let's come and travel, laugh and cry, feel and relax!
Discover the full lineup and start planning your Festival visit by clicking here.
General admission to screenings is FREE, but if you ABSOLUTELY MADLY want to see a film, we have you covered. You can book your ticket in advance for $10 - see here.


Special EUFF Event: Round Table: What makes a European Film?
- November 12, 2016
We'll have the chance to welcome Wiebke Von Carolsfeld from Germany and based in Montreal, Joram Lursen from the Netherlands, Thomas Lilti from France and Panos Karkanevatos from Greece. We will discuss the Identity of European Cinema with those European Filmmakers in a debate moderated by Christroph Straub from TIFF. Click here for more information. 


Energy and Mines World Congress
- November 21, 2016

How much business is there for renewables with mines?
This is the key question that will be addressed at the 4th annual renewables for mines conference taking place on Nov 21-22 at the Hilton Toronto. The 
Energy and Mines World Congress will bring together over 300 senior energy buyers for global mining operations with renewables experts to discuss project opportunities for remote and grid-tied mines.


The CNBPA is supporting and participating in the Congress. Enter the code “cnbpa20” on the
 registration page to receive 20% off registration.


Lightsource Renewable Energy is the in association sponsor for this event which has already attracted 60+ mining leaders to participate. The agenda features 10+ new case studies of mines integrating renewables for their operations and business critical discussions around carbon pricing and the impact on energy choices for mines. Click
 here to view the latest agenda.


Awards Gala - Who is leading the world in renewables for mines?

Alongside the Congress, Energy and Mines is hosting the Energy and Mines Renewables in Mining Awards to recognize and celebrate the mining leaders who have invested in renewables. The gala reception and dinner will take place on November 21st at the Hilton Toronto and attendees will be senior mining leaders from across the globe and renewables experts.


Current sponsors and table hosts include the 
Carbon War Room, Canada Clean Fuels, Expert Development Canada and Barrick Gold. Mining companies shortlisted for awards include Antofagasta, Barrick Gold, Glencore, Grupo México, Industrias Peñoles, Rio Tinto, Vale, Collahuasi, IAMGOLD, Shanta Gold, Sandfire Resources, Codelco, Kirkland Lake Gold, and Alamos Gold.


Registration details for the awards can be found here.


For further details on registering for the Congress and Awards, contact Adrienne Baker at Energy and Mines on +1 613 627 2787 or 
adrienne.baker@energyandmines.com


The Ultimate British Christmas Party of 2016!
- December 3, 2016
New venue: Radisson Admiral Hotel – Toronto Harbourfront
249 Queen’s Quay West, Toronto, ON M5J 2N5
Same price! Tickets $155+hst, Spousal Rate $85+hst
Contact the BCCTC for details: info@bcctc.ca
Wonderful prizes!!
Click on this link to see BCCTC’s 2015 Ultimate Christmas Party



Join us now


Get Connected. Expand your network. Grow your business. 

Join the CNBPA in 2016 as a individual or corporate member to enjoy the great benefits we have to offer. And did you know that CNBPA members get members’ discounts to all events hosted by EUCCAN and EUCCAN Member Organizations?

Check our website to read more about our membership benefits.

Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter to receive the latest on news, events and updates first!

 
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Monthly Newsletter - September 2016

Past Events: 

CNBPA Social: August Get Together
On Thursday August 18 we hosted our first monthly social (every third Thursday of the month) at Real Mo-mo's in Toronto. It was a very successful event and we were happy to see many familiar and also new faces. We are happy to announce that the following socials will be hosted together with the British Chamber on Thursday September 15 (see more information below) and the German Chamber on Thursday October 20 (see more information below). We hope to see you all at the next social, it will be an excellent networking opportunity. See the registration pages for who registered already! 


Our Upcoming Events   


CNBPA meets TIFF - 2 Dutch Movie Directors
 
- September 12, 2016
Every year in September one of the biggest film festivals takes place: the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The festival screens film premieres from all over the world, including of course The Netherlands. The CNBPA invited two Dutch filmmakers to talk about their work and show bits and pieces of their film premieres at TIFF. Two very different films, documentary and drama, show the insights of immigration in The Netherlands.
Register now! Tickets include drinks and snacks provided by our generous sponsor Investigation Counsel PC
Program:
6:00 pm:  Start
6:30 pm: First speaker, Director Alex Pitstra
Alex Pitstra was nominated for the Golden Calf of Best Script and is known for Die Welt (2013). He is at TIFF in Toronto for the North-American premiere of his movie Bezness as Usual.
Alex will tell us more about his journey while making this documentary, meeting his father, and the cultural differences between him and his Tunisian family. 
7:00 pm: Second speaker, Director Mijke de Jong

Mijke de Jong was awarded with the Golden Calf for Best Director and Crystal Bear for Best Film,
and nominated for the Golden Calf for Best Television Drama. De Jong is known for Van God Los, Tussenstand (2007), Het zusje van Katia (2008), and Bluebird (2004). Mijke is at TIFF in Toronto for the World premiere of the movie Layla M
.
Mijke de Jong will talk about her experience directing this drama that involves sensitive subjects like the Islam and terrorism. The official Dutch premiere will be November 17, 2016. Layla M. is part of the TIFF Platform-program where twelve selected movies compete for the prize of $25,000.
More on Bezness as usual
During the rise of mass tourism in the 1970s, young Tunisian men from poor families made it their business — or “bezness” — to romance women visiting from Europe. Among the children born from these relationships was filmmaker Alex Pitstra, who was raised by his mother in Holland and scarcely knew his father in Tunisia. In Bezness as Usual, Pitstra attempts to reconnect with his father and navigate the differences in their cultural attitudes and economic opportunities.
More on Layla M.
Radicalized by her adopted country’s anti-Muslim measures, a Dutch-Moroccan teenager (Nora El Koussour) marries a devout jihadist and leaves Amsterdam to join an Islamist cell in the Middle East. Layla encounters a world that nurtures her ideas initially, but finally confronts her with an impossible choice. She discovers that her new community has its own restrictions and prejudices.

CNBPA and British Chamber Social: End of Summer Bash - September 15, 2016
After our successful first social, the CNBPA is organizing its second monthly social together with the British Canadian Chamber of Trade and Commerce. Join us and the British Chamber on Thursday September 15 at 6 PM for a night of networking at Real Mo-mo's with our host Monique Guffens.
Location: 51 Colborne St. in Toronto
Register now! Ticket includes 1 drink p.p. and Dutch snacks.
*We do not organize dinner, but you are free to order from Real Mo-Mo's great menu at the event.

Media Evolution: Impact on Business - September 29, 2016
Times are changing. Especially in the world of media consumption and consumer behavior. The introduction of smartphones, wearables, social media, online and mobile banking heavily influence the day to day practice of businesses.
On September the 29, 2016 three media professionals will take you through some of the impacted elements.

  • Sebastiaan Postma, Programmatic Strategist at The Weather Network, will take you through the change of media consumption and talk about Big Brother: is he real?
  • Michel van den Berg, driving force behind Canadian Tire's WoW Guide and app, will discuss opportunities for new mobile technologies like Augmented reality - who hasn't heard yet of Pokemon Go -  and Virtual Reality into larger businesses.
  • Darryl Konynenbelt, Media lead at Navigator Ltd, will discuss the impact of Social Media on business PR. What do company leaders need to take into account these days when speaking in Public or even within the organisation knowing that Social Media can make your words go viral in a matter of seconds.

Please join us at Navigator Ltd on September 29 at 6:30 PM.

CNBPA and the Canadian German Chamber Social: Oktoberfest - October 20, 2016
The CNBPA and the The Canadian German Chamber are joining forces for a night of networking among the Dutch and German members in the Canadian community. 
On Thursday October 20 at 6 PM Real Mo-mo's opens its doors and will have German Beer, Pretzels and Bitterballen available.
We are looking forward you joining this neighborly event! 
Location: 51 Colborne St. in Toronto
Register now! Ticket includes 1 drink p.p. and snacks.

CNBPA Social: Dutch & Brits - November 15, 2016
Join us for a networking event with our British counterparts the BCCTC on Tuesday November 15. More information will follow soon.

Annual General Meeting - November 29, 2016 
The CNBPA's Annual General Meeting will be held on November the 29, 2016 at KPMG on 333 Bay Street in Toronto. The AGM will be followed by a networking drink.
More information will follow closer to the event. 
*Non-members can register, but cannot vote during the AGM.

The Weather Network: Behind the Scenes - February 15, 2017 
The CNBPA and the Weather Network invite you on February 15, 2017 from 7 - 9 PM to come and take a look behind the scenes of how weather forecasts are created and presented at Canada's to go to brand for all your weather forecasts and more.
Program:

  • History of the Weather Network;
  • How is a forecast created;
  • Overview of the National Alert Ready Area. What is the purpose of Alert ready (eg Amber alerts), its history and importance to the community;
  • Observe the briefing desk and control room. What are the functions in this space;
  • Go into the studio and become an On Camera Presenter. Prizes to be won!
  • Social at Jack Astors incl. 1 drink and snacks.
Note that there is limited participation possible due to a max possible allowance in the studio.
There is free parking available at the location:


Follow us on social media and check out the 
CNBPA website for updates on more of our events.  
 


Industry Events

Japanese Food & Sake Tasting
 - September 7
, 2016
On Wednesday September 7, 2016 there will be a Japanese food & sake tasting event at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Center (JCCC), Kobayashi Hall (6 Garamond Court) in Toronto with over 40 vendors sampling goodies like:

  • Izakaya, Ramen, Sushi, Sashimi, Teriyaki, Wasabi, Seaweed, Match
  • Sake & Spirits, Japanese Cocktail, Japanese Sweets & Snacks and More!
Register here
*Participants must be 19 and over to attend this event, otherwise will be prohibited from entering the premises.

Osaka Industry Seminar: Corporate Growth Opportunities - September 15, 2016
Osaka is located in the heart of the Kansai Region in Japan and the region’s economic output is equivalent to that of South Korea’s GDP. Osaka previously served as the capital of Japan and, for centuries, functioned as a pivotal port of entry for international exchange. In more modern times, it has been a bastion of commerce and finance, and played a major role in Japan’s industrial and economic development.
Program
1:30 - 2:00 pm: Registration
2:00 - 4:10 pm: Opening Remarks
Ichiro Matsui, Governor of Osaka Prefecture Kazuo Nakamura, Executive Director, 
JETRO Toronto
2:10 – 2:20 pm: Guest Remarks
Ontario Government (TBC)
Yasunori Nakayama, Consul General of Japan in Toronto
2:20 – 3:20 pm:  Presentations
Ichiro Matsui, Governor of Osaka Prefecture, “Osaka’s High-Tech Clusters and Market Potentials”
Shinya Fujii, Director-General, JETRO Osaka, “Investment Climate in Japan/Kansai and Business Opportunities for Canadian Companies”
3:20 pm - :  Closing & Networking
Where?
TORYS LLP
79 Wellington St. West, 33rd floor, 
TD South Tower, Toronto
Registration
This event is free but pre-registration is required.
Please contact JETRO Toronto:
Tel: 416-861-0000 or Email: tor@jetro.go.jp


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Join the CNBPA in 2016 as a individual or corporate member to enjoy the great benefits we have to offer.

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Monthly Newsletter - July 2016

Past Events: 

CNBPA Members Day
On Thursday July 7th the CNBPA hosted its annual Members Day in the garden of the Consul General Anne van Leeuwen and his wife Ivon Kemper. The event had a great mix of older and new CNBPA members and it was a good opportunity to meet each other and celebrate Dutch culture, friendships and business relations, while enjoying delicious Indonesian food of Louise & Bas. This year's charity was New Circles: Back to School and because of the donations made during this evening they are able to buy school supplies for some new immigrant children before the new school year starts. We would like to thank everyone for the donations and most of all, we would like to thank the Consul-General Anne and his wife Ivon for opening their garden on this nice summer evening.  


Save-the-date
   

The Weather Network - Behind the scenes - February 15, 2017 
The CNBPA and the Weather Network invite you on February 15, 2017 from 7 - 9 PM to come and take a look behind the scenes of how weather forecasts are created and presented at Canada's to go to brand for all your weather forecasts and more.
Program:

  • History of the Weather Network;
  • How is a forecast created;
  • Overview of the National Alert Ready Area. What is the purpose of Alert ready (eg Amber alerts), its history and importance to the community;
  • Observe the briefing desk and control room. What are the functions in this space;
  • Go into the studio and become an On Camera Presenter. Prizes to be won!
  • Social at Jack Astors incl. 1 drink and snacks.
Note that there is limited participation possible due to a max possible allowance in the studio.
There is free parking available at the location:

Follow us on social media and check out the CNBPA website for updates on more of our events.   


Job Openings

Part-time medewerker Economische Afdeling - Nederlandse Consulaat-Generaal in Toronto
Het Nederlandse consulaat-generaal in Toronto is per 1 september op zoek naar een nieuwe parttime medewerker voor haar Economische Afdeling. De ideale kandidaat heeft naast een relevante opleiding een brede interesse in internationale betrekkingen en Canada. Naast een  hands-on instelling en teamplayer is de kandidaat goed in staat zelfstandig werkzaamheden uit te voeren. Team ondersteunende werkzaamheden zijn een belangrijk onderdeel van de werkzaamheden. Voor een volledige omschrijving van het takenpakket en de vereisten voor de functie verwijzen we naar de bijlage.

Salaris indicatie voor de parttime positie (0,5 aanstelling) is CAD 2300,- per maand.


Sollicitaties, met een motivatiebrief en curriculum vitae, kunnen gestuurd worden (liefst per e-mail) naar:
Het Consulaat Generaal van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden
T.a.v.  Consul Generaal Mr. Anne Gerard van Leeuwen & Plaatsvervangend Consul Generaal Mrs. Emmy Scholten
1 Dundas Street West, Suite 2106
Toronto, ON M5G 1Z3
Canada
Email: tor-cdp@minbuza.nl

Solliciteren kan tot 20 Augustus 2016.


Klik 
hier 
voor een uitgebreide functieomschrijving.


Join us now

Get Connected. Expand your network. Grow your business. 

Join the CNBPA in 2016 as a individual or corporate member to enjoy the great benefits we have to offer.

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Monthly Newsletter - June 2016

Past Events: 

Canadian Launch of Building your Business in the Netherlands
On Friday June 17th the CNBPA co-hosted the "Doing Business in the Netherlands". This event took place at the MaRS Discovery District located downtown Toronto. The more than 50 companies present at the event, listened to the advantages of choosing the Netherlands as a hub for their European expansion, the services the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency can offer (which are free and confidential) while the Mayor of Eindhoven and his team elaborated on the great Softlanding program which the Brainport Region has to offer. From the panel discussion with the CEO of Contax, a large SAP player and the CFO of Northland Power, we learned first-hand the do's and don'ts when entering the European market. Really valuable information for the companies present at the event.
During the busy networking event, Andrea Merluzzi, the National Manager of Business Development of the event sponsor Air Canada, performed the draw of the Air Canada ticket to The Netherlands. Our own CNBPA member Bill Bulham was the lucky winner!
The organization of the event would like to thank the sponsors Air Canada, MaRs and the CNBPA and NCCC for promoting the event.


Our Upcoming Events   

CNBPA Members Day - July 7, 2016 
The CNBPA invites you to its annual Members Day. This year’s event takes place on July 7th, 2016 at the Residence and garden of the Consul General Anne van Leeuwen and his wife Ivon Kemper. There will be a Donation Box for a local charity and hapjes & drinks. This Orange Summer Reception offers the opportunity to meet fellow and new CNBPA members and celebrate Dutch culture, friendships and business relationships.
Proceeds of this year's donations will go to New Circles - Helping for Eid. July marked the beginning of Ramadan, a month in which many Muslims across the globe observe a period of reflection important to spiritual values. As a core belief of Muslim communities, empathy for others and helping those in need is considered integral. The end of Ramadan is marked with Eid, an important celebration, featuring gratitude, family, festivities and food. New Circles wants to ensure that regardless of economic circumstances, families in need are not only equipped to celebrate Eid, but also feel welcomed and supported in our community.
Dress code: Business casual; orange is encouraged. And so is bringing your friends. This is an excellent event for new members to get to know the CNBPA.
Cost
: Free for CNBPA members, $60 non-members and friends (includes 1 year Membership -sign up first here).
Should you be interested in becoming an Event Sponsor, please contact us at info@cnbpa.ca 

Follow us on social media and check out the CNBPA website for updates on more of our events.   


Upcoming Industry Events

Canadian Water Summit - June 23, 2016
Every year, hundreds of water leaders from government, industry, non-profit organizations, and academia gather for the Canadian Water Summit. This year’s event will draw business leaders from major sectors of the Canadian economy with an interest in best practices in water innovation and the latest trends in water-related risks. Attendees travel to the Summit from across Canada and internationally to network with their peers and establish new linkages and relationships in the water sector. New or old, everyone agrees it is a ‘must attend’ event for anyone who has a practice area or personal interest that involves water. The Dutch people and water have a long and interesting history. During the Water Summit there will be Dutch companies present and many interesting speakers, among them is a Dutch representative from Waternet. For more information click here. In order to be able to enjoy this summit the CNBPA can offer its members 25% discount on the tickets. Your discount code for the Water Summit is GUESCWS16.

5th Annual Brilliant British Patio Bash - July 19, 2016
Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday celebrations will be one of the highlights of 2016, the BCCTC together with the Loyal Societies of Toronto have gladly joined to toast the Queen’s birthday on July 19th. Last year’s Brilliant British Bash was sponsored by Henry Chang, Partner of Blaney McMurtry LLP. Guests enjoyed a delightful summer evening at Marche’s MuvBox Patio, delicious food and drinks, while networking with BCCTC’s special guests and friends. In addition to having an enjoyable outdoor event we had our door raffle with prizes donated by our members. We’d like to thank AFEX for donating whisky, and Rugby Canada for the tickets to the Pacific Nations Cup which were won by Abdalah Castillo, head of the Dominican Republic Tourism Board.Ticket $65.00 include Brill BBQ Buffet & 1 British drink, and HST. You can reserve your tickets here

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Job Openings

The Canadian German Chamber is looking for an Executive Assistant (Full-Time)
Reporting directly to the President & CEO, the Executive Assistant will be experienced in handling a wide range of administrative and executive support-related tasks, and should be able to work independently with little or no supervision. The Executive Assistant will be a highly resourceful team-player, who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, sometimes under pressure, while remaining flexible, proactive, and efficient. The individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment, the ability to influence others in a variety of situations, possess strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to accomplish multiple tasks at any one time effectively. For more info click here.



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Monthly Newsletter - May 2016

CNBPA visit to Toronto Pearson Airport

On May 17th the CNBPA paid a company visit to Pearson Airport. Selma Lussenburg, our host of the afternoon gave us insights of the extensive role that the Greater Toronto Airport Authority plays in the Ontario economy being one of the largest employers in the area. Customer experience and safety are the two pillars the growth strategy is based on, and that’s working out really well! Pearson is growing and growing and is a really important hub for North America.

After the really interesting presentation we were offered a unique tour behind the scenes of Pearson with the best guide you can imagine. The runway,  deicing machines , security checks and a visit to luggage hall were all part of the great tour.

We would like to thank the GTAA for this great opportunity and fantastic visit!


Our Upcoming Events   
 

Some exciting events are coming up in the next months. Follow us on social media and check out the CNBPA website for updates on more of our events.   

CNBPA Members Day - July 7, 2016 
On the 7th of July the CNBPA is organizing its annual members day. Once again, the Dutch Consul General Anne van Leeuwen and his partner Ivon Kemper are so generous to have this great event at their residency. 
We are still working out the details, but as usual drinks, food and great company will make for a great evening. The Members Day is a great event to bring out your relatives, friends or business relations with a Dutch touch. Sign up now for this event for free if you are a member of the CNBPA.

Canadian Launch of Building your Business in the Netherlands - June 17, 2016
The Consulate-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, together with the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency, Brainport Eindhoven and the Canadian Netherlands Business and Professional Association would like to invite you to attend the Canadian Launch of Building your Business in the Netherlands. This is your chance to learn key information about opportunities to expand your business to the Netherlands, the gateway to Europe. All delegates attending will be entered into a lucky draw for chance to win a complimentary Air Canada ticket to Europe and vouchers to the Maple Leaf Lounge. For more information about the program click here or sign up directly now! 


Upcoming Industry Events

Canada Summit hosted by The Economist June 8, 2016
The Canada Summit will identify the key trends that are reshaping Canada's role in the global economy and investigate how the country can become more competitive. The event, which will feature keynote speakers Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Finance Bill Morneau, is designed business leaders, entrepreneurs and public officials who are invested in Canada’s future. Members of the CNBPA receive a 15% discount since the CNBPA is a supporting association of the Canada Summit, register through our website.

Canadian Water Summit - June 23, 2016
Every year, hundreds of water leaders from government, industry, non-profit organizations, and academia gather for the Canadian Water Summit. This year’s event will draw business leaders from major sectors of the Canadian economy with an interest in best practices in water innovation and the latest trends in water-related risks. Attendees travel to the Summit from across Canada and internationally to network with their peers and establish new linkages and relationships in the water sector. New or old, everyone agrees it is a ‘must attend’ event for anyone who has a practice area or personal interest that involves water. The Dutch people and water have a long and interesting history. During the Water Summit there will be Dutch companies present and many interesting speakers, among them is a Dutch representative from Waternet. For more information click here. In order to be able to enjoy this summit the CNBPA can offer its members 25% discount on the tickets. Your discount code for the Water Summit is GUESCWS16.

Check our website for more interesting industry events. 


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Monthly Newsletter - April 2016
The CNBPA is looking back on very successful months. It was great seeing our members together with the members of the Netherlands Luncheon Club during the Luncheon with Dutch Ambassador Cees Kole. On April 27 we celebrated the birthday of our Dutch King Willem-Alexander with a successful sold out Social, where we had a great mix of representatives from divers fields such as financial, sustainability, marketing and government. Thank you all for coming out!


Our Upcoming Events     


Some exciting events are coming up in the next months. Follow us on social media and check out the
CNBPA website for updates on more of our events.  
 

Jopenbier Social May 3, 2016 
The CNBPA, together with the Dutch Treat and the Dutch Brewery Jopen, presents the Jopenbier Social on May 3, 2016. Jopen beer represents the rich Dutch brewing history, that after almost 100 years of absense is once again thriving. Jopen is a unique piece of Haarlem and Dutch history, as we brew in an old church and brew historic beers that date back as far as 1407. Jopen Hoppenbier, an original recipe from 1501, is now available in Toronto and to celebrate this we invite you to our social at the Prenup Pub! Sign up now for this event for free.

Toronto Pearson Presentation & Tour  - May 17, 2016
Do you ever wonder about everything that goes on behind the scenes at Canada’s largest airport? Toronto Pearson is truly a city within a city. At this CNBPA event we want to give our members a unique look at what it takes to keep our airport running every day. Learn about the history of the airport and the economic impact of Toronto Pearson. Sign up now! There are only limited tickets available.


Upcoming Industry Events

Canada Summit hosted by The Economist June 8, 2016
The Canada Summit will identify the key trends that are reshaping Canada's role in the global economy and investigate how the country can become more competitive. The event, which will feature keynote speakers Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Finance Bill Morneau, is designed business leaders, entrepreneurs and public officials who are invested in Canada’s future. Members of the CNBPA receive a 15% discount since the CNBPA is a supporting association of the Canada Summit, register through our website.


Recruiting New CNBPA Board Members

We are currently looking to recruit new Board Members who will reflect the Association’s needs and aspirations with respect to the knowledge, attributes, competencies and experience. Competencies provide the foundation for the Board composition. We would like to attract senior Board candidates with experience in events and communications.   

In addition to these core professional competencies, potential Board Members will possess a complementary leadership combination of skills and attributes, including governance and strategic planning experience, and. Above all, Board Members display the drive to contribute to the enhancement with demonstrated commitment to the association through participation in association events whether as a Board Member or a volunteer. For more information on the CNBPA, please visit 
our website.

To express your interest in joining the Board of CNBPA please contact Jason Peetsma, Board Chair CNBPA at 416-366-1990 ext 367 or submit your expression of interest to
president@cnbpa.ca


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Monthly Newsletter - March 2016
New Website!

The CNBPA is proud to announce the launch of our brand new website. After a good deal of hard work, we are delighted to officially launch today: click here! All our members will receive an email from us with further information.

In addition to the new website, we also have a new LinkedIn Company Page. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter to receive the latest on news, events and updates first!

 
Our Events 
 
 

We have an exciting schedule of events planned in 2016. Check out the CNBPA website and Social Media for updates and how to sign up for these events.           

Luncheon with Dutch Ambassador Cees Kole April 22, 2016
We are honoured to present His Excellency Cees Kole. Cees Kole joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1984. In the period 1985 – 1995 he held postings at the Netherlands Embassy in Warsaw, the Queen’s Cabinet and at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague. Subsequently he held positions in Brussels, Paris, Tehran and Ottawa. He was born in Wageningen, the Netherlands, has a Masters Degree in Law from Groningen University and is married to Saskia E.J.M. Jordans.

King’s Day Social April 2016 
It has been 3 years since our beloved King Willem Alexander has risen to the throne after the abdication of his mother, Princess Beatrix. This is a great opportunity to come together, celebrate the monarchy and connect with our new and existing members. 

Jopenbier Social May 3, 2016 
In the long tradition of beer in the Netherlands, dating from the early middle ages, local breweries have been of great importance. This is no different with Haarlems connection with Jopen beer. Whoever has been in the Netherlands in the last number of years has seen the rise of popularity of locally brewed craft beers. Jopen Beer has been very successful in this, and decided to take the step across the Atlantic as many of our members have. To celebrate this, Jopen has gifted the CNBPA a keg of beer for us, The Dutch, to try as the first ones in Canada. Let’s celebrate this and take advantage of this opportunity to come and meet other Members of the CNBPA in this Social Event, powered by Jopen Beer, in May.

Members Day - July 7, 2016
On Members Day Dutch Canadians and their friends come together at the residence of the Dutch Consul General on July 7 from 2pm to 4pm. The reception offers the opportunity to thank the CNBPA members, suppliers and sponsors as well as a number of side activities. In previous years, the Members Day was also home to a raffle or a silent auction in favor of a registered charity. 

Annual General Meeting November 2016
During the AGM the Board will present the summary of 2016. Furthermore, the Members approve and meet the 2017 Board. Lastly, the Board will give insights about the plans for 2017. Traditionally, a keynote speaker from Dutch descent or connection is invite to speak on his experiences in the Dutch/Canadian markets.

Business and Young Professional Awards - December 2016 
The Business of the Year Award is presented to a Dutch company with a subsidiary in the Greater Toronto Area, judged on its contribution to Dutch-Canadian business development and both national economies. The Young Professional of the Year Award is presented to a Dutch young professional.This event will take place in last months of the year, looking back on successes in the past year as well as looking forward to the future in 2017.

 
Industry Events

Marc Caira (Canada’s Business Newsmaker of the Year 2014) hosted by The Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce (Ontario) Inc. April 13, 2016
Marc Caira is Vice Chairman of Restaurant Brands International, the parent company of Tim Hortons and Burger King. In addition he serves on the Board of Directors for Hydro One and Minto Homes.During his 40 year business career Marc has served as CEO Tim Hortons, on the Executive Board of Nestle SA as CEO of Nestle Professional and CEO of Parmalat North America.

The British Canadian Chamber of Trade and Commerce's Pub Night hosted with
CERBA and the Peruvian Chamber
 April 19, 2016
The British Canadian Chamber of Trade and Commerce, together with CERBA and the Peruvian Chamber, present a Pub Night. Join them and bring a guest, for an evening of networking in a comfortable setting. Now with a wider selection of food and your choice of house red or white wine, beer on tap or any kind, or any mixed drink using their bar rail.

Canada Summit hosted by The Economist June 8, 2016
The Canada Summit will identify the key trends that are reshaping Canada’s role in the global economy and investigate how the country can raise the bar for global business. The event is designed for a wide range of business leaders, entrepreneurs and public officials who are invested in the future of Canada.

Members of the CNBPA receive a 15% discount since the CNBPA is a supporting association of the Canada Summit.

 
Join us now

Get Connected. Expand your network. Grow your business. 

Join the CNBPA in 2016 as a individual or corporate member to enjoy the great benefits we have to offer.

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