About the Association

The Club Management Association of Canada is the national professional association for individuals involved in the club management profession in Canada. Since 1957, we have been supporting our members with education, networking and member events to facilitate our members being the best in the industry. Our members are GMs, CEOs, COOs as well as Assistant Managers, Controllers, Chefs, Golf Professionals, Superintendents, Marketing Professionals, Food and Beverage Managers and other roles in club management.

Clubs from coast to coast play a huge role in the Canadian economy. Club management involves managing issues such as taxation, governance, labour and corporate law, financial planning, reporting and control, integrated maintenance programs, food and beverage operations, and environmental issues. In December 2021, the membership approved a name change to the Club Management Association of Canada (CMAC) and we transitioned to the new brand in March 2022.

Our Vision: To create great leaders through excellence in professional club management.

Our Mission: To develop, promote and support the profession of club management by providing networking and educational opportunities for our members. We also represent our members’ interests as required by contacting government representatives and voicing our opinions about laws and regulations that will affect members and their clubs.

Code of Ethics: CMAC members are expected to comply with the association's by-laws and the Code of Ethics. You can read more about CMAC in our President’s Message. In addition, you may find information about the Association's Complaint and Discipline Process.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: The Club Management Association of Canada, in principle and in practice, values and seeks diverse and inclusive participation within the club management profession. CMAC believes in and is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the management and staffing of clubs, as well as the management and staffing of CMAC and its branches. Support of the core principles in DEI are manifested through management and hiring practices, recruiting, training, and access to career growth within clubs and the Association. More information about CMAC’s DEI goals can be found here.

Wrongdoing: In 2019 the Board adopted a formal Whistleblower Policy to ensure that all employees understand that they may report any wrongdoing that may adversely impact the association or its members as well as the public at large, without fear of retaliation or a negative impact on their employment status in the association. Reports of wrongdoing may be made to the CEO, management and supervisory staff, President, Finance & Audit Committee Chair, or Governance Committee Chair. Further details on submitting a complaint can be found on page 3 of the policy.  Anonymous complaints can be directed to David Main, Governance Committee Chair at dmain@lambtongolf.com