Canada Advisor

Elayne Whitfield-Parr

Canada Advisor

Elayne Whitfield understands the need for industry supported certification for Virtual Assistants and appreciates the international support for  Elayne is impressed with the way an unbiased, independent organization has been put together to provide accreditation for VAs and honoured to be part of the VACertified board.

Elayne Whitfield-Parr began Executive Assistance in 2000, transitioned her company to a successful multi-VA practice offering a full complement of business support services in 2002, and then incorporated Executive Assistance Business Solutions Inc. in 2006.

In 2007, EA Design was formed to handle the website and graphic design component of the business.

The Canadian Virtual Assistant Connection (CVAC) was co-founded by Elayne who is also their director.  CVAC was created to inspire and support VAs of all levels of expertise.  It is a place where over 500 members from across Canada can gather together to find support, education and benefit from the vast array of available resources.

Speaking regularly to groups regarding the Virtual Assistant Industry is one of Elayne’s principal responsibilities as the co-founder of CVAC.  She is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, a Certified Canadian Virtual Assistant (CCVA), a Master Virtual Assistant (MVA), a Professional Real Estate Virtual Assistant (PREVA), and a member of several related associations.

Elayne lives in Barrie, Ontario with her husband Tim and her sons, Taylor (16), Cameron (11) and Braedan (6). When she’s not working or volunteering in her community, she can be found on her boat in Georgian Bay with her family and friends.

Further Highlights About Elayne Whitfield-Parr:

Janice is a co-founder of the Canadian Virtual Assistant Connection (CVAC ), the only organization created solely for Canadian Virtual Assistants. We provide a venue for VAs to network, share knowledge and skills, plan events and obtain valuable support from other VAs in various stages of business development.

The mission of CVAC is to connect VAs and clients globally. Canadian VAs possess among them the high standards of education, experience and professionalism required to provide exemplary business support services. Through a solid knowledge base, a growing network, and exchange of innovative ideas, Canadian VAs are making their mark on a growing profession.

CVAC will be there to help foster this growth…one VA at a time, and one client at a time.

How to Build a Successful Virtual Assistant Business

by Elayne Whitfield-Parr and Janice Byer

This isn’t just any how-to VA book … Page after page you’ll feel as if you have your own personal “VA Coach” guiding you every step of the way toward making your dream of becoming a Virtual Assistant a reality. All in an easy to read format. How to Build a Successful Virtual Assistant Business is the business bible that you’ll reach for over and over again as you build, market and operate your VA practice like a pro.