Thank you for visiting the Canadian Society of Club Managers’ (CSCM) website, I am delighted to share more about our association with you.
The CSCM is a unique association comprised of a diverse collection of club managers and senior staff employed in private, semi-private or resort-type clubs across the country. This network of managers includes over 550 CEOs, COOs, General Managers, Assistant GMs, Clubhouse Managers, Controllers, Golf Professionals, Superintendents, Food & Beverage Managers, Executive Chefs, Catering Managers, and Marketing Directors, to name a few. We also welcome students and faculty from post-secondary institutions. Club facilities include activities such as golf, curling, yacht, social, dining, racket sports, multi-use clubs etc., many of which also host overnight guests, and are located from coast-to-coast in Canada and elsewhere.
At the heart of what the CSCM does is education and networking. The CSCM provides progressive and industry-leading educational programs (including virtual options) that prepare our members to achieve the Certified Club Manager (CCM) designation, the hallmark of professionalism in club management. You will gain industry knowledge; experience many wonderful clubs across Canada; discuss ideas with club professionals; allowing you to bring valuable information back to your own club to enhance your members’ own experiences. In a nutshell, as our vision suggests, the CSCM’s aim is to create great clubs by supporting leaders through excellence in professional club management.
In December 2020, the CSCM launched its 2021-2023 Strategic Framework identifying some key action points for the CSCM in the coming years. I am pleased to report that in 2021 we made some great headway on these items including establishing a Diversity & Inclusion Task Force; developing a renewed membership model with plans to launch soon; and the creation of the CSCM Best Practice Library with our industry partner, Club Core Inc. In December 2021, the membership approved a revision to our membership model as well as a name change to the Club Management Association of Canada (CMAC). You can expect to see these brand changes happening by the end of February 2022.
The CSCM is an active member of the National Allied Golf Association (NAGA), partnering with five other national associations in the amateur and professional golf industry in Canada. Maintaining industry relationships and advocating for our members with various levels of government are two of the many benefits we provide to our members.
As President, I invite you to contact me personally if I can help you with your CSCM journey.
Jeff Germond, CCM
Chief Operating Officer, Mississaugua Golf and Country Club