Donna Chevrier, AICI Canadian Liaison, had the initial vision for a Canadian Chapter. During the first informal meeting with a group of over 25 consultants, Donna shared with the group “the positive and rejuvenating energy, the camaraderie, connection, sharing of ideas, and the support” she experienced at the AICI Convention.
The first official Toronto/Canada Chapter meeting was held on Monday, March 21, 1994. The official installation ceremony was held on Monday, May 16, 1994 and was performed by Lisa Cunningham, VP Membership.
The AICI Canada Chapter objectives are to:
- Grow membership with qualified and committed people
- Provide knowledge, education and support to members
- Offer quality programs to increase the professional level of our membership
- Increase visibility and awareness of our Chapter and its members
The Canadian Chapter is the second largest chapter in AICI with over 110 members. It is honoured to have fifteen Certified Image Professionals and fifteen First Level Certified consultants amongst its membership, which is comprised of image consultants, hair and make-up specialists, opticians, designers, coaches and other affiliated experts. The Canada Chapter newsletter Inside Image is produced 4 times per year and is an excellent vehicle for sharing expertise and promoting products and services.
AICI Canada Past Presidents
2012–2014 Mihaela Ciocan
2010–2012 Michelle Horne
2008–2010 Aurelie Duhaime
2006–2008 Daniela Mastragostino
2004–2006 Anne Sowden
2002–2004 Angele Desgagne
2001–2002 Rebecca Chu
2000–2001 Carol Robichaud
1999–2000 Katherine Parris
1998–1999 Joanna Paris
1997–1998 Jean-Paul LoGiacco
1996–1997 Karen Brunger
1995–1996 Lina Addesi
1994–1995 Donna Chevrier