The Canadian Corporate Counsel Association welcomes Alexandra Chyczij as Executive Director

  • October 24, 2018

TORONTO - The Executive Committee of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Alexandra Chyczij, B.A, LL.B, as Executive Director.

Ms. Chyczij previously served as the Executive Director of The Advocates’ Society where she was instrumental in transforming the Society from an emergent association administered from the attic of an historic house, into a thriving and highly regarded national not-for-profit organization committed to professionalism and excellence in advocacy.

“My colleagues on the Executive Committee and I are delighted that Alexandra has joined the CCCA at this very important time in the evolution of our organization,” said Michael McKinney, Chair of the CCCA. “Our Association represents the fastest growing segment of the Bar in Canada and we will be well-served by her experience in association management.”

"As the CCCA celebrates its 30th Anniversary, I look forward to working alongside the volunteers and staff of the CCCA as it continues to serve its members in times of rapid and significant change," said Alexandra Chyczij.

The CCCA represents over 5,000 in-house counsel in every province and territory across Canada who are employed by public and private companies, non-for-profit associations, government and regulatory boards, Crown corporations, municipalities, hospitals, post-secondary institutions and school boards. The CCCA is a forum of the Canadian Bar Association which represents some 36,000 lawyers, judges, notaries, law teachers and law students from across Canada.

The CCCA serves its members through premier programs such as the Business Leadership Program for In-House Counsel, offered jointly with the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto, and an annual  National Conference, which will be held in Toronto on April 7-9, 2019.   The CCCA, as one of the founding members of the In-House Counsel Worldwide (ICW), an international association of in-house association, also provides its members with an invaluable international network.

The CCCA Executive Committee expresses its gratitude to Christine Staley, LL.B, CIC.C, who served as Interim Acting Executive Director of the CCCA, following the appointment of Catherine Cummings as Executive Director of Shared Services for the Canadian Bar Association.