Exceptional Vision for Your Association or Event

Remarkable events, successful associations, expert leadership

Since 1995, Strauss has managed signature events and healthcare and business associations with razor-sharp attention to detail, wise financial stewardship, leading technology, and strategic savvy.

Our expertise in understanding the big picture while executing the finer details is enhanced by our exceptional connections across Canada. Through our industry-specific relationships in finance, IT, marketing, law, government, and other areas, we can help our association clients excel today while building for tomorrow.

Through our relationships in entertainment, training, hospitality, audio/video technology, and travel, we can deliver signature events that inspire audiences, build your brand, and respect your budget.

Whether managing a major conference or trade show, or providing all management services for a large healthcare or business association, we work with clients to explore and implement opportunities for growth, operational efficiencies, and revenue generation.

We are proud to be members of the AMC Institute, Canadian Society of Association Executives, Meeting Professionals International, and the Winnipeg Executives Association.


 

Why Our Clients Choose Strauss

  • Strauss leads large, national associations and has managed signature events with up to 16,000 participants. Our understanding of large, national organizations and complex events delivers excellence and peace of mind for our clients.
  • Strauss is expertly equipped to serve event and association clients across Canada. Our clients benefit from the added expertise and efficiencies we deliver through our national connections.
  • The Strauss team offers expertise in financial management, planning, marketing, industry relations, and more. Our clients benefit from our ability to understand the big picture so we can plan and perform strategically.
  • On behalf of clients, Strauss works with lawyers, accountants, insurers, regulators, and other parties who have an impact on the success of an association. Our clients benefit from having an informed and passionate voice speaking on their behalf.
  • Strauss enjoys excellent volume pricing from a range of suppliers across Canada. Our clients benefit from reduced costs.

 

Our Staff

Jonathan StraussJonathan N. Strauss – President

Jonathan Strauss is an expert in leveraging national connections, best practice, and industry savvy to lead successful associations and produce dynamic signature events. read more…

 

Kristi BurkeL. Kristi Burke – Project Coordinator
As a Project Coordinator at Strauss, Kristi Burke is an expert in logistics, customer service, and technology, which allows her to provide great service and support to our event clients. read more…

 

cad-smCoralee A. Dolyniuk – Association Manager
With over 15 years’ experience in the event and association management industry, Coralee Dolyniuk has had the privilege of working with a wide variety of clients. read more…

 

pef-smPamela E. Forsyth CPA, CGA – Account Manager
As an Accounting Manager at Strauss, Pam Forsyth, CGA is an expert in managing associations’ finances with precision. read more…

Liane R. Gendron – Project Coordinator
Liane Gendron is an experienced administrator with proven skills in meeting the project needs of a variety of organizations. read more…

Genevieve R. Giesbrecht – Project Coordinator
As a top student and head coach of a sports club, Genevieve Giesbrecht is excited to bring her skills in time management and communications to Strauss. read more…

Lynn Hupe – Accounting Manager
As an Accounting Manager at Strauss, Lynn Hupe works with association clients to develop budgets, monthly reports, and financial statements. read more…

Jen KowalukJen D. Kowaluk – Project Coordinator
As a Strauss Project Coordinator, Jen Kowaluk is an expert in logistics. She works with association clients to ensure all major initiatives run smoothly and members’ needs are addressed. read more…

 

Amanda B. LangtryAmanda B. Langtry – Event Manager
With training in human resource management and international business, Amanda Langtry brings extensive expertise and leadership skills to her role as an Event Manager. read more…

 

Ryan MayoRyan M. Mayo – Graphic Designer
Ryan is an expert at delivering stunning and effective designs that inspire action. read more…

 

Geoff PowellGeoff A. Powell – Senior Association Manager
Geoff Powell’s expertise is managing associations as well as major conferences, and is demonstrated by his record of success with some of Canada’s leading associations and signature events. read more…

 

Martin H. StraussMartin H. Strauss – Managing Partner
Martin Strauss’s expertise in financial management helps our clients make effective decisions around budgeting and strategic planning. read more…

 

met-smMelanie E. Tsouras – Administrative Assistant
As an Administrative Assistant and Accounts Payable Clerk, Melanie Tsouras provides administrative and financial support for Strauss as well as its event and association clients. read more…

 

Rachel WestmanRachel A. Westman – Event Manager
Rachel is a detail-oriented Event Manager at Strauss with demonstrated expertise in working with not-for-profit organizations. read more…