About Our Mission and Intention
Inspiring our members to professional excellence for their customers, their community.
The Auctioneers Association of Alberta focuses on inspiring the highest standards of professionalism and sound practice in the fields of auction and valuation.
Our mission focuses on:
- Ensuring that members provide the highest level of professionalism and service to clients in the fields of auction and valuation.
- Promoting and encouraging the continuing education of members.
- Encouraging the sharing of knowledge between members.
- Providing support and guidance to members as and when required.
- Facilitating suitable settlements of professional differences between members.
- Arbitrating on questions relating to the professional behaviour of members.
- Continually encouraging excellence in the fields of auction valuation.
Our Intention in the Community
We serve as a provincial advocate for Auctioneers and Auction companies in the pursuit of excellence, fairness, and ethics within the industry, utilizing state of the art methods and technology while respecting the culture and traditions that have built our industry.
We serve as an educational hub for the betterment of our members and our customers, teaching the most effective methods of capitalizing the competitive bid marketing model.
We serve all levels of government and the public by providing insight into the roles of the auction companies concerning legislation and the effects it has on our industry.
We serve as a provincial network system to enhance the professional growth and the upward mobility of auctioneers by providing competition to showcase their talents to the industry and the public.
We serve as a national leader, setting the standard regarding ethics, charitable fundraising and community service within our profession and within all the regulation holding our membership to the highest standards of professional conduct, competence, and ethics.
History of Our Association
Established in 1934, the Auctioneers' Association of Alberta is one of the oldest auctioneer associations in North America. For over 80 years, the Auctioneers' Association of Alberta has worked hard on developing a high standard of professionalism and business ethics as well as consistently creating goodwill with the people of Alberta.
The Association is a non-profit organization with a long-standing reputation as a very charitable group, both as individual members conducting various charity auctions and as an Association making significant donations to local charities. The Association was formed by auctioneers for auctioneers and is directed by auctioneers.
The Auctioneers' Association of Alberta has a proud history which will live on for all to see via our archives. Although currently unavailable to the public, they will show future generations the role auctions and auctioneers have had in shaping the provinces.