Who We Are

AMCES provides association management and consulting services. Collectively, our team has over 300 years of relevant experience and has been successfully advancing associations since 1996.

We offer services that build capacity so that associations can:

Improve their governance; understand and serve members; develop and execute strategy; use appropriate technology; deliver quality products and services; secure and develop talent; identify and apply better practices; engage with key stakeholders and achieve operational efficiencies.

AMCES has more consultants with the Certified Association Executive (CAE) professional designation than any other consulting firm in Canada. Ongoing learning is at our core. Much like our clients, what we do is ever-evolving. We adapt according to industry leading standards and practices while maintaining a deep understanding of how complex each individual association can be.

Our managing partner Jim Pealow is recognized across Canada as an expert in not-for-profit leadership and management and our qualified and experienced team has successfully completed over 300 association projects.  We look forward to learning more about how we can help your association.

Some Kind Words From Our Clients

  • AMCES has been a tremendous help for our organisation. Through our long association with AMCES, our organisation has flourished. AMCES has helped our membership to grow, and also to also offer our members more services, more professional events and a far greater membership experience. With a focus on good governance, AMCES has helped our Board become much more effective and concentrated on bringing the organisation in a healthy direction, which has a great impact on all volunteers and the larger membership. We are grateful for our relationship with AMCES, and we look forward to working with them for many more years to come." -Marco Carlone PhD, MCCPM, Past-President, Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists
  • Click here to read a letter from Normand Lafreniere, President Canadian Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
  • "Working with AMCES was a very rewarding experience.  They understand associations and the people who volunteer for them, which instills client confidence and ensures success in their activities.  The calm and steadfast sailing of the ship must be continued despite ever-changing officers within associations and AMCES certainly proved itself over and over in this regard.  Their expertise in all areas of our association from board governance to financial management was unparalleled and incredibly reassuring when it mattered most.  I would recommend anyone to use the services of AMCES without hesitation." -Jasmin Lindington, Executive Director, Canadian Association of General Surgeons
    Past-President, CSAE Ottawa-Gatineau Chapter

  • "Thank you so much for your leadership in strategic planning. We appreciate you and your staff so much, we are successful because of this partnership." - Board Member, Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses

"As a result of these two sessions, I have been able to create operational plans with my management team which we refer to and provide status reports to the board on the achievements of strategic goals.  This has been something I have wanted to do for over five years and it is now ‘live’!" - Executive Director, O-C Lifeskills

Interested to know how we can advance your association or not-for-profit? Contact Us