Awards Committee

The TMAC Awards recognize the very best travel writing and photography our media members produce. All categories are open to all TMAC members, including our growing digital influencer community, to participate. Each year, the Awards Committee establishes the award categories as well as the criteria for each category to ensure that all TMAC media members have an opportunity to participate. The committee also sources, chooses and liaises with the judges (non-TMAC members).  Assisting with award sponsorship, and the production/co-ordination of the Awards presentation at the Annual Conference (and AGM if in person) are also the responsibility of the committee.

For more information or to join the Awards Committee, contact Tracy Ford.

Communications Committee 

The Communications committee is responsible to oversee the internal and external communications to and/or about TMAC members and membership, including the development and successful implementation of TMAC’s overall marketing and communication activities. Drawing from the expertise and guidance from its members, and support from CAO and MRO, this committee supports and curates TMAC’s reputation as a nation-wide, professional, non-profit, member driven leader in Travel Media within Canada.

For more information, or to join the Communications Committee, contact Yashy Murphy.

Conference Committee

The Conference Committee is responsible for providing leadership execution of TMAC’s capstone event, our Annual Conference. The Conference is an elaborate event that includes pre and post tours, networking events, professional development, and the foundation of the event, which is the media marketplace.

For more information, or to join the Conference Committee, contact 2022 co-chairs Guy Thériault or Pam Wamback

Future Host Committee

The Future Host Committee was established following the 2019 Conference with the purpose of assisting potential conference hosts through any issues, streamlining the bidding process and looking at new opportunities.

For more information, or to join the Future Host Committee, contact Jerry Grymek.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee is responsible for offering fiscal guidance to the organization through the Treasurer and Chief Administrative Officer. The Treasurer, whose responsibilities are laid out in the by-laws, chairs the Finance Committee. The President and the CAO are ex-officio members of the committee.

For more information, or to join the Finance Committee, contact Grant Fraser .

Governance & Nominations Committee

The Governance Committee is responsible for providing leadership through governance for the TMAC organization, building a strong foundation of policy and procedure, and supporting it with leadership in execution. The responsibility for governance lies within the board; the staff and contractors are responsible for executing the governance. The governance committee must comply with all rules laid out for Canadian Not For Profits and implement them to the highest standard for TMAC. 

For more information, or to join the Governance & Ethics Committee, contact Jami Savage.

Industry Membership Committee

The Industry Membership Committee (IMC) is responsible for providing leadership and growing the industry membership in TMAC. This includes recruiting, reviewing applications, approving, welcoming, and retaining industry members. This committee is responsible for providing leadership on the application process, which includes checking references and ensuring membership criteria is met. Committee members are also tasked with increasing membership benefits and perks, an ongoing project to help increase the value and ROI for TMAC members

For more information, or to join the Industry Membership Committee, contact Bria Weaver.

Media Membership Committee

The Media Membership Committee is responsible for providing leadership and growing the media membership in TMAC. This includes recruiting, reviewing applications, approving, welcoming, and retaining media members. This committee is responsible for providing leadership on the application process, which can include vetting and checking references and materials submitted. Committee members are also tasked with increasing membership benefits and perks, an ongoing project to help increase the value and ROI for TMAC members.

For more information, or to join the Media Membership Committee, contact Bria Weaver.

National Professional Development Committee

The National Professional Development (PD) Committee is responsible for providing an innovative and timely PD program for all TMAC members, media and industry, across Canada

For more information, or to join the Professional Development Committee, contact Kattrin Duncan.

Sponsorship Committee

The Sponsorship Committee is in place to attract and respond to revenue streams from the annual Conference and additional initiatives (i.e., Awards, National PD, etc)

For more information, or to join the Sponsorship Committee, contact Jerry Grymek.