Travel Media Association Of Canada

In June 2020 I was elected to the Board of Directors for the Travel Media Association of Canada. It was truly an honour to be elected from my peers to take a leadership role in this incredible national organization.

TMAC is a Canadian not-for-profit that serves industry and media travel professionals.

Millions of people call themselves travel “experts”, but only a handful of travel media worldwide can truly be called trusted sources. In Canada, most of them belong to the Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC). We cultivate relationships that result in relevant connections, comprehensive opportunities and successful outcomes. As an organization, we strive for inclusivity, openness and forward-thinking in the ever-changing travel industry environment.

With nearly 300 members from across our nation, including Canadian writers, photographers, videographers, bloggers and social media mavens, as well as highly respected representatives of the travel industry from around the world one may think that it’s a big national organization, but it is a big family of passionate tourism leaders. Whether it's a Chapter event or a national conference the feeling of comradery and the “TMAC Family” is unlike anything I’ve been a part of before.

In June 2020 I had the honour of being elected as a Board Member for the Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC), fulfilling the Chair of Governance role.

TMAC is a not-for-profit organization that represents Canadian travel media industry, working to promote the interests of its members.
My term was a challenging one, being right after the start of the pandemic, a devastating time for our whole industry. However with the leadership team we were able to forge ahead and help lay the foundation for a strong return post pandemic. Here are some of the projects I’m proud to have been a part of.

  • 2021 Membership Drive
  • First Virtual Conference
  • New Membership Code Of Conduct
  • New Director Code of Conduct
  • New Committee Member Code Of Conduct
  • Updated Conflict Resolution Policy
  • Updated Harassment Policy
  • Updated Committee Descriptions
  • New Board Mandate and Benefits

At our annual conference in June I was surprised by my peers and awarded “Volunteer of the Year”.

Jami Savage pretty well put her own work on hold to throw herself into the work of improving TMAC over the past two years. After being elected to the national board, she led the charge to completely update our governance policies and documents as she helped create, then chair the Governance Committee. She served on the membership committee and helped TMAC retain its membership and attract new members. Jami is always ready to call it as she sees it, identifying areas that need improvement, suggesting ways to achieve goals and is always, always prepared to do the lion's share of the work to achieve them. Most importantly, as she volunteered all those hours for TMAC, she always did so with respect and sensitivity to the well-being of others. Her approach to constructive, considerate volunteering is infectious, raising the overall level and quality of board engagement and improving the experience for all board and committee members.

I can’t tell you how incredible it was to receive this recognition from my peers.

In September 2022 I transitioned of the Board Of Directors and continued to my role as a Media Member. Since 2018 I have been honoured to be a part of TMAC and enjoyed networking, learning, and growing with my whole TMAC family.

To learn more about TMAC visit: www.travelmedia.ca