Benefits of Membership in CAVA

There are many Virtual Assistant organizations you can join, and even though CAVA is the only one we think you really need to belong to, we won’t discourage you from joining any of the others out there. But, sometimes we can’t find the help and support we need anywhere else.

Our membership is now made up of more than 400 Canadian Virtual Assistants.

Here are some of the benefits that you will get by joining our Canadian VA Association for a very small annual investment of just $97/year.

Our Bustling Private Facebook Group with Your Fellow Canadian VA Colleagues

When you have questions about your HST remittance, whether you should go with Bell or Rogers for your ISP, networking opportunities with local businesses or colleagues, or want to chat about the latest episode of The Dragon’s Den, the best place to go is to your fellow Canadians. Unlike many other VA groups, this private group is made up of ONLY your colleagues. No clients or potential clients are allowed in our community.

  • This is where alliances and referral networks are built.
  • This is where you combat those feelings of work-from-home-isolation.
  • This is where you get honest advice and support from your colleagues who understand your business.
  • This is your water cooler.
  • This is your lifeline!

A Listing For Your Business In The CAVA Member Directory

When someone in need of a Virtual Assistant comes to the CAVA website, the first thing they do is browse our Member Directory. Businesses are searchable by location and by keyword/service/skill. You are given the opportunity to list detailed information about the services you provide so you can be found in searches. Many of our members are getting contacted directly by clients who need their specific services.

Access to Requests for Proposals (RFPs)

Because CAVA is the only Virtual Assistant organization in existence for Canadian VAs, we receive RFPs from entrepreneurs looking for help from people like YOU! We vet our postings before we publish them, so you will never see a posting looking for a $5/hr VA here. These requests are delivered to members via email and posted in our private member Facebook community. Getting just one client from an RFP will more than pay for your annual membership fee at CAVA. And you also get access to training on how best to respond to an RFP – so that you stand out, and increase your chances of getting chosen by the client.

Access to CAVA Webinars and Expert Interviews

At CAVA you get access to lots of different training – we have a library of audios, webinars, and regular video trainings. Members currently have access to more than 100 trainings about a variety of topics with their membership. CAVA members are invited to attend these events for FREE! We strive to provide training about what you want to learn.

Member Discounts on Training

CAVA Members get 10% off trainings from CAVA owner Tracey D’Aviero’s Your VA Mentor. CAVA members also get special discounts or member rates for online and live events.

CAVA Mailing List

When you join CAVA you join our mailing list. You’ll receive invaluable tips, solid recommendations, and other industry information and opportunities to help you grow your practice.

LegalShield Group Benefit Plan

LegalShield offers a reasonable monthly payment for access to lawyers when you need them. We have negotiated group rates for CAVA members.

Business Insurance

We have a new insurance partner, a broker who has taken the time to learn about the VA industry and what we do, and the kind of basic E&O coverage we need, to secure us a great policy at a great annual rate.

Travel Planning

Exclusive discounts for hotel and car rental booking and FREE event planning services (conferences, meetings, reunions, etc.). You will find details within the member dashboard for this service.

Other CAVA membership benefits include:

  • A member logo, for you to display on your site.
  • Attend information teleclasses hosted by guest speakers in the industry and other business experts.
  • Discounts on VA training and coaching programs.
  • Access to the latest and most up-to-date information on software and tools to help you effectively run your business.
  • Invitation to local in-person networking events.
  • Access to our extensive Knowledge Base, Resource Area and Library which includes hundreds of web resources, forms, articles, books and items you can use in your business.

How much will all this cost you?

Access all of the above benefits above for only $97 per year. Yes you saw that right. An annual membership in CAVA costs you just $97 per year.

Exclusive access to our RFP system ALONE is worth more than a yearly payment of $97 – retain one client and your membership has more than paid for itself!

This is one of the most cost effective ways you can possibly market your VA business. For that $97, your business is listed in our directory, you will be networking with VAs all over the country, notification of new RFPs, and regular training videos and resources are provided by email and in the CAVA Facebook group. You really can’t go wrong with this monetarily tiny investment.

Want even more?

Premium Membership

Ask about our premium membership! For a small annual premium, you can be listed as one of our featured members all over our website. Premium members also get a private coaching call and other benefits throughout the year.

Introductory Membership – $35 quarterly

If you’re still exploring the idea of becoming a VA we have a special 3 month membership that allows you to see what CAVA has to offer.  You won’t be listed in the member directory and you won’t get access to our RFPs, but you will have access to the private Facebook group – that alone can prove to be invaluable.  There are many benefits of full membership that won’t be available to you but you will get an opportunity to appreciate how important it is to become fully involved with CAVA.

Are you ready to join us?

We would love to have you as CAVA’s newest member.

All you have to do to gain access to all member-only areas of CAVA is Join Us.

As a Canadian Virtual Assistant, this will potentially be the best and most important $97 investment you’ll ever make. (That works out to just over $8 a month, it’s really a no-brainer!).  Sign up now!