ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition 2017

August 12 - 15 Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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August 12-15, 2017

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Metro Toronto
Convention Centre

Community Connection

Every year, ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition attendees have the opportunity to give back to the host city through a variety of activities that benefit a local charitable organization. This year, we have the opportunity to benefit The Toronto Humane Society and the Royal Canadian Legion.

5k Fun Run/Walk Toronto Experiences



Honoring Canadian Veterans | 25 participants

Saturday, August 12
1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 15
2:45 – 5:00 p.m.

When is a tree more than just a tree? The answer is when a tree is part of a memorial to honor Canada's fallen heroes. When a member of Canada’s Armed Forces falls in combat, his or her final journey is along the Highway of Heroes from CFB Trenton to the Coroner’s Office in Toronto. ASAE Annual Meeting attendees will be part of the planting of 117,000 trees along this 170 km stretch of highway to honor each of Canada’s fallen Veterans alongside the 2.1 million trees honoring every Canadian who has served in uniform during times of conflict. Your participation and contribution will be in support of the Highway of Heroes initiative as well as the Royal Canadian Legion.

The impact military service has on our sailors, soldiers, and airmen and women often makes the transition back to civilian life challenging. In all cases, there is a period of adjustment. In some cases, this transition can impact physical and mental health, disrupt financial stability, impact relationships and families, and can lead to short and long term challenges that could have been avoided had the process not been so difficult. The Royal Canadian Legion supports Veterans transitioning to civilian life. For Veterans and their families in distress, the Legion can provide immediate, emergency financial support. Legion branches also offer support and camaraderie to Veterans and their families in their community.


Animal Shelter Experience | 12 participants

Tuesday, August 15
2:45 – 5:00 p.m.

Create some happy tails! During this Community Connection activity, you will contribute to enriching the lives of homeless animals in Toronto. Participants will learn about the shelter operations and what it takes on a daily basis to help more than 16,000 animals each year. Come take part in projects that will improve the lives of the animals you’ll meet.

It is the mission of The Toronto Humane Society to promote the humane care and protection of all animals and to prevent cruelty and suffering. Following no kill principles, the Toronto Humane Society aspires to be a best-in-class animal shelter – working in partnership with the community to find creative solutions and improve outcomes for all animals.