A powerful, vibrant and growing association of
Independent Event Planner Entrepreneurs.



  • Open to any supplier interested in doing business with CanSPEP members and potential members (up to a maximum 40 associates in Year 1 (January 1 to December 31, 2024)
  • Must comply with the Business Associate Code of Conduct detailed below
  • Approved to attend CanSPEP events at a preferred rate
  • Receive advance access for exhibitor / sponsor opportunities
  • Approved to sponsor CanSPEP events at a preferred rate
  • Will be listed in a Business Associate Directory on the CanSPEP website
  • May apply to participate in the Business Associate Advisory Council
  • Opportunity to provide promotions and incentives to CanSPEP members (through the members only section of the CanSPEP website)
  • May host at their own cost, educational webinars or events which may be of interest to CanSPEP members
  • Approved to attend CanSPEP member / Business Associate only networking opportunities throughout the year
  • NOTE:  The Business Associate Category is assigned to an organization. An individual from that organization will be identified as the primary administrator.



  • Conduct themselves in a manner that supports the mission of CanSPEP:

CanSPEP is a leading voice in the event industry and is the only association in Canada that offers exclusive membership and a wealth of benefits specifically tailored to independent event planner entrepreneurs.

  • Avoid taking an unfair advantage of another person or entity through manipulation, concealment, abuse of privileged information, misrepresentation of material facts or any other unfair-dealing practice.
  • Protect confidential information including after provision of service (ie. committee participation) has ended.
  • Disclose confidential information only with written authorization by the CanSPEP Board or when required by law.
  • Create an environment where the interaction among volunteers, suppliers, and clients is conducted fairly. Discrimination, harassment or abuse of any sort will not be tolerated.
  • Embrace and foster an inclusive business climate of respect for all peoples regardless of national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, age, colour, sexual orientation, or disability.
  • Exhibit professional conduct that is a credit to their profession, their employer and themselves.   
  • Ensure all contractual dealings are conducted fairly and in compliance with the law.
  • Advance, support and promote the professional association of CanSPEP and event management through word and action.
  • Comply with the written codes of conduct of all organizations with which they are associated; 
  • Confirm that the Business Associate has not been found guilty in any criminal or similar proceeding of fraud, market manipulation, fraudulent misrepresentation, insider trading or other similar offence;
  • Confirm that (i) CanSPEP has the discretion to refuse the relationship of a business associate in CanSPEP to any person, and to revoke the CanSPEP business associate term of any person, in appropriate circumstances, and (ii) that CanSPEP has neither the mandate nor the capacity to independently investigate and adjudicate allegations of misconduct. If a finding by a court, regulatory, administrative or self-regulatory body for conduct, or other such similar body, finds misconduct on the part of a CanSPEP Business Associate or proposed business associate, CanSPEP will consider what action, if any, (including cancellation of business associate relationship) is appropriate in the circumstances. If cancellation occurs, the Business Associate fees will not be returned.
December 2023

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For more information, contact:  info@canspep.ca


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Havelock, ON K0L 1Z0

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