2016 CPAC AGM Features Workshop by Image Expert

Dear CPAC Member,

You are invited to the 2016 CPAC Annual General Meeting, which will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016 in the CPAC Conference Hall (4150 Finch Avenue East, Toronto, ON M1S 3T9).

Come out to get a better understanding of CPAC’s business and actively take part in making it a better organization in serving you and representing your interests. The proposed agenda includes the annual work and financial report presentations, constitution amendment, election of Board Members (more details below), and as well a Q & A period for members to ask questions and make suggestions. CPAC has also invited Anne Sowden, certified image consultant, as guest speaker to share the importance of body language in the Canadian context to help you appear confident, develop relationships and be successful more details below).

Light lunch will be provided. For better preparation of the meeting (food), please RSVP at: http://cpac2016agm.eventbrite.com or contact CPAC office by phone or email.

Date:     Saturday, June 18th 2015

Location: CPAC Conference Hall, 4150 Finch Avenue East, Toronto, ON M1S 3T9


11:30 am Registration

12:00 pm Lunch and networking

12:45 pm Feature speech and Meeting

 Eventbrite - 2016 CPAC AGM Features Workshop by Image Expert

Enquiries: office@cpac-canada.ca; 416-298-7885 ext. 101


Calling for New Board Member Nominations

The AGM Committee calls for nominations of candidates for the CPAC Board of Directors. A candidate shall

a)      Be a member of CPAC;

b)      Have demonstrated leadership qualities and made significant contributions to the community;

c)      Have demonstrated a high degree of integrity;

d)      Be fluent in English, both oral and written;

e)      Have been nominated by at least three members of CPAC; and

f)       Have been reviewed and recommended by a Candidacy Review Committee of the Board

A nomination shall identify the nominator as well as the nominee and provide reasons for the nomination. The candidate’s resume together with all nominations shall be sent to mjy18@rogers.com  by June 8, 2016.


More information about the seminar:

Understanding the Power of Body Language

Communication is the foundation of everything we do. You need to communicate with polish and connect with people with composure. While what you say is important, your body language is key. Even if you haven’t said a word, your body communicates distinct messages to others.

This session will give you an understanding of the importance of body language in a Canadian setting; how to make a positive first impression before saying a single word; recognize gender differences in body language; use body language to present yourself confidently and develop strong business relationships.


•             Body language basics—what it is; why it is important; gender differences

•             The Canadian setting—understanding what’s expected

•             Three elements to making a positive first impression

•             Top body language mistakes

•             Top body language tips to appear confident

Speaker’s Bio

Anne Sowden, AICI CIP is a Certified Professional Member of the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI) and a past President of the Canadian Chapter. She received her image consulting training from Toronto’s George Brown College, The International Image Institute and California’s The Style Core.

Through wardrobe assessment, fine-tuning verbal and non-verbal communication, reviewing business and social etiquette and building executive presence, Anne works with individuals, and companies to build the confidence needed to thrive in business and social situations.

A recognized expert, Anne is often quoted in the media including CTV News, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Toronto Star, and Canadian Business Magazine.