Scouts Canada Turns to Avectra to Streamline Operations and Propel it into the Future

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Canada’s leading youth organization to streamline operations with Avectra’s easy-to-use membership management software and tools, helping volunteers to run successful programs

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The combination of netFORUM Enterprise’s powerful, extensible member database and MemberFuse’s flexible, user friendly online community creates an integrated 360-degree experience for Scouts Canada’s members.

Avectra, the leading provider of web-based association management software (AMS), announced today that Scouts Canada has selected Avectra’s netFORUM Enterprise association management software to manage the member data and online experience for almost 100,000 scouts and volunteers.

Scouts Canada is Canada’s leading youth organization offering challenging programs for boys, girls and youth age 5-26 in thousands of groups in cities and towns across Canada. Over 74,000 young people enjoy Scouts Canada’s programs, which are provided by 23,000 caring and dedicated volunteers. Scouts Canada’s national office is located in Ottawa, Ontario.

“Over the next several months, Avectra will draw upon considerable volunteer and council feedback to provide a sophisticated, elegant online tool to empower our volunteers and increase the efficiency of the entire Scouts Canada operation,” said Adam Benson, deputy national commissioner for technology for Scouts Canada. “Our work with Avectra is an exciting advancement that will propel Scouts Canada into the future.”

Scouts Canada’s Chief Commissioner Steve Kent views this latest development as a significant improvement that will streamline the workload of volunteers. "Our Scouting Now Action Plan has a vision to provide more intuitive, user-friendly online tools to our members who already dedicate countless hours to run their programs. We're acutely aware they require a straightforward, easy interface to ease the demands on their valuable time.” stated Kent. “Today we're proud to say we've found a system that will deliver on our goals and honor that commitment to our volunteers."

Avectra's web-based netFORUM Enterprise is the most technologically advanced membership management solution, serving the complex needs of member based organizations such as Scouts Canada with unmatched flexibility and speed. In addition to the more than 30 modules designed for complete association management, Scouts Canada will also integrate netFORUM Enterprise with the MemberFuse online community solution from NFi Studios, a wholly owned subsidiary of Avectra.

MemberFuse™ delivers powerful, professional networking for online community and knowledge management solutions for member based organizations. It integrates with netFORUM Enterprise and builds an entire online community around the organization’s members.

“The combination of netFORUM Enterprise’s powerful, extensible member database and MemberFuse’s flexible, user friendly online community creates an integrated 360-degree experience for Scouts Canada’s members,” said Patrick Dorsey, vice president of marketing for Avectra. “This is a powerful user centric approach that leverages the best functionality of two pieces of technology to create member value and improve the overall member experience.”

Scouts Canada Executive Commissioner and CEO Janet Yale is also enthusiastic about the upgrade to Scouts Canada’s membership management system. "Avectra will deliver a personalized system with enhanced capabilities that will promote easy registration for leaders and provide unprecedented support to the Scouting community across Canada. Our management system will be a comprehensive and highly intuitive tool that will substantially increase the efficiency of the entire Scouts Canada operation," said Yale. "Avectra are leaders in their field, with over 17 years' experience and over 1600 clients, and we're very confident about the future of this partnership."

For more information about Avectra’s membership management software or to sign up for a free online demonstration, visit

About netFORUM Enterprise
netFORUM Enterprise is Avectra's hosted, enterprise level association management that delivers advanced association management tools and the ability to be customized to meet the most complex business needs – all while remaining on the upgrade path.

With more than 30 modules designed for complete association management and Avectra's on demand SaaS (software-as-a-service) model, netFORUM Enterprise is accessible at any time, from anywhere. And customers can rest assured knowing that their data is safe, as all Avectra solutions run in a secure, world-class hosting facility with complete system redundancy, fail-safe power systems and full database backup.

In addition to Avectra’s internal development and implementation resources, the company also boasts a network of implementation and industry solution partners who work with the company’s customers to implement netFORUM Enterprise or extend the system’s functionality. Some of the company’s partners include Agilutions, Core Partners, DSK Solutions, SusQtech, and Real Magnet.

About Avectra
For the last 16 years, Avectra has been translating our customers’ needs into market-leading association management software – whether our customers serve members by the hundreds or hundreds of thousands. Our 100% Web-based technology integrates data with business processes and then automates it, so our customers can engage members, provide access to all of their resources and get more done. Each of our solutions is continually refined by the user community, ensuring that we have the features our customers need to run their businesses and lead their industries. With ongoing, automatic upgrades that won’t disrupt service or incur additional costs, we keep our customers current with the latest technology. Avectra is headquartered in McLean, Va., with a regional office in Chicago.

To explore the netFORUM family of products, please visit, or call 800-858-8272.

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Patrick Dorsey
(703) 506-7037


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