Claire Belanger-Parker is an advocate for Saskatchewan. With a prolific career that began in tourism and event management, she is now focusing her talent and attention in leading associations to success.
Following an eight-year career at Radio-Canada Saskatchewan, Claire Bélanger-Parker built CNT Management Group (CNT) to international success by bringing delegates, events, and recognition from around the world home to Saskatchewan.
Claire has received accolades for her contributions winning the 2013 “Business of the Year” award from the Saskatchewan Lauriers de la PME and was a finalist for the Canadian Lauriers de la PME in 2014. In 2009, she was named a Woman of Distinction for Entrepreneurship for the YWCA’s Women of Distinction awards. Claire’s legacy of excellence has also been recognized by the Regina Chamber of Commerce with a Paragon Award and is a two-time recipient of the Tourism Saskatchewan Award of Excellence. Claire is dedicated to professional development, currently completing her CAE (Canadian Association Executive) and working toward her PMP (Project Management Professional). She is committed to facilitating and advancing diversity & inclusion and Indigenous engagement in our society.
As a business owner, Claire led her company, CNT, from humble beginnings to becoming the most multifaceted conference, meeting, event and association management company in Saskatchewan. Providing outstanding bilingual services to delegates, CNT has secured management of both provincial and national conferences as well as managing meetings south of the border. In addition to managing and contributing to high-profile events, such as the 2005 Royal Visit, the RCMP Heritage Centre Grand Opening, Back to Batoche Days, the Regina International Film Festival, CNT led the Saskatchewan Palliative Care Association for three years and has been leading the Crane Rental Association of Canada since 2012 as the Association Management Service provider.
In her leadership role at the company, Claire works with multiple volunteer committees and boards, often developing volunteer recruitment strategies and board governance.
An active volunteer all her life, she has served on the Board of the Conexus Art Centre, Tourism Regina, Tourism Saskatchewan as a member of the President’s Product Development and InfrastructureTask Team and the Marketing Advisory Council and Conventions Regina. She is the current Vice-Chair of the Conseil économique et de la Coopération Saskatchewan, and the latest addition to the Board of WESK.She is married to Glen who is now an active partner in the business and has three adult sons and four grandchildren.