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COAST TO COAST AGM & Tradeshow – April 17 Halifax, Nova Scotia The Investment Property Owners Association of Nova Scotia is hosting its annual general meeting on April 17, at the Westin Nova Scotia. The reception and trade show start is 5:30 p.m., and feature 12 industry booths and numerous networking opportunities. Guest are offered a full-course dinner at 7 p.m., including industry speakers presentations. IPOANS will also host an awards ceremony recognizing leading rental housing providers. The event also includes graduation for those who completed the Investment Property Owners Certified Apartment Management Course. This event is open to IPOANS members only. Cost for the event is $75. For more information, call IPOANS directly, at 902-425-3572. Residential Tenancies Act Refresher Course – April 18 Toronto, Ontario The Federation of Rental Housing Providers of Ontario is offering a refresher course on the Residential Tenancies Act. Topics to be covered include: how to screen tenants in compliance with the Human Rights Code; meeting Ontario’s new accessibility standards; and recent decisions on the Residential Tenancies Act and what those decisions mean for landlords. The course will be held on April 18 at the Old Mill Inn in Toronto from 8:30 to noon (breakfast at 8 a.m.). Admission is $99.99 for FRPO members, $149.99 for members of a FRPO-recognized association and $199.99 for non-members. For more information, contact FRPO at 416-385-1100. Annual General Meeting – April 19 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan The Saskatchewan Rental Housing Industry Association is hosting its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, April 19. The event starts at 5 p.m. with a meet and greet over cocktails, followed by dinner at 6 p.m. An education speaker will address the audience at 7 p.m. All are welcome. For event details, see Crime Free Multi-Housing Phase 1 Training (Tenant Screening) – April 26 Surrey, British Columbia The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program is designed specifically to help apartment owners, managers, residents, police and other agencies work together to keep illegal and nuisance activity off rental property. Program

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topics include: crime prevention concepts; preparing and maintaining property; applicant screening; working together with police; Residential Tenancy Act and combating illegal activities. Details available at www. The event will be held in the South Surrey RCMP Boardroom, Suite 100, 1815 - 152 Street in Surrey. Residential Tenancies Act Refresher Course – April 26 Hamilton, Ontario The Federation of Rental Housing Providers of Ontario is offering a half-day refresher course on the Residential Tenancies Act on April 26 in Hamilton at the Waterfront Centre from 8:30 to noon (breakfast at 8 a.m.). For details, see the April 18 listing, or visit Fire Code Offences Seminar – April 30 London, Ontario This seminar will help you minimize risk and liability of the Ontario Fire Code offences as expert speakers discuss common liability issues and how you can avoid them. Breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m., and the seminar will take place from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Cost is $39.99 for London Property Management Association members and $79.99 for nonmembers. Visit for information. Residential Tenancies Act Refresher Course – May 2 Ottawa, Ontario The Federation of Rental Housing Providers of Ontario is offering a halfday refresher course on the Residential Tenancies Act on May 2 in Ottawa at the Hampton Inn & Conference Centre from 8:30 to noon (breakfast at 8 a.m.). For details, see the April 18 listing, or visit Spring Conference – May 4 & 5 Prince George, British Columbia The Manufactured Home Park Owners’ Alliance of BC welcomes park owners to its Spring Conference, May 4th and 5th. Meet fellow park owners and enjoy chats and snacks with a no-host bar. On May 5th, Al Kemp, CEO of the Rental Owners and Managers Society of BC, and Suzanne Bell from the Residential Tenancy Branch, will discuss and provide expert tips about pressing industry topics. Admission to Saturday’s event is $25. The Spring Conference will be held at the Coast Inn of the North, 770 Brunswick Street, Prince George. For more information, email

Presentations & General Meeting – May 8 London, Ontario The London Property Management Association will meet on May 8, at 6:45 p.m. at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn, 591 Wellington Road, London. Guest speakers’ topics include dealing with a bed bug problem, reducing electrical consumption for lighting, and demystifying solar energy programs. The first meeting is free for prospective members. More information about this and other upcoming events, go the calendar of events page of LPMA website at Fortis BC Seminar – May 8 Vancouver, British Columbia Learn how to save money with energy rebate programs through this Fortis BC seminar on May 8. The seminar is from noon to 2:30 p.m. at Suite 203 - 1847 West Broadway in Vancouver. Visit for information. Dinner and Disabilities Legislation Seminar – May 9 Kitchener, Ontario The Waterloo Regional Apartment Management Association (WRAMA) is hosting an educational seminar on May 9, at Golf’s Steak House and Seafood in Kitchener. Laura McKeen from Cohen Highley LLP and Agnes MacKillop of the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario will discuss how the new Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) will affect landlords. The event is free for members and $5 for guests. Dinner is at 6 p.m. and is optional ($26). The educational seminar will follow at 8 p.m. Guests do not have to attend the dinner to attend the seminar. For more information, call 519-748-0703. Dinner and Speaker Presentation - May 9 Hamilton, Ontario The Hamilton and District Apartment Association invites you to a dinner and speaker presentation on May 9. The sit-down dinner will commence at 6:30 p.m. At 7:30 p.m. guests will hear from industry experts on topics of interest to rental housing providers. Members can attend for $30. Non-members can attend the dinner for $40 and educational session for $10. The event will be held at the Waterfront Centre in Hamilton, 555 Bay Street. For information, contact 289-440-3185 or email

Landlord WEBCON 2012 – May 10 Toronto, Ontario The Landlord WEBCON conference will focus on online technology and internet marketing as it applies to the apartment industry. The event will kick off with a presentation by best-selling author Mitch Joel, who will explore how mobile marketing and the untethering of the internet will impact the apartment industry. Other presentation topics will include: prevailing trends in digital media, creating cost-effective rental traffic through online content development, real estate photography that attracts tenants, email marketing, and many more. Reserve your tickets today at Best Practices for Landlords 101 – May 22 Vancouver, British Columbia Designed from the experience of countless landlords and managers, this seminar will show how the pros screen tenants, and how to have a successful tenancy. Topics covered will include, establishing tenant criteria, showing your rental units, taking applications, conducting due diligence, privacy and information protection, checking references, credit checks, avoiding discrimination, completing a tenancy agreement, rules and regulations during a tenancy, and pets in tenancies. Cost is $45 for members of the British Columbia Apartment Owners and Managers Association and $90 for non-members. Visit for information. CFAA Rental Housing Conference 2012 – June 13, 14 & 15 Vancouver, British Columbia The CFAA 2012 Canadian Rental Housing Conference will be held from June 13 to 15 in downtown Vancouver. Leading professionals and rental housing executives will share their knowledge, advice and expertise on topics relating to Rental Housing Investment (on June 14), and Facilities Management and Tenant Relations (on June 15). The 2012 Conference will begin with a Building Innovations Bus Tour (on June 13). The British Columbia Apartment Owners and Managers Association (BCAOMA) will combine its annual Dinner Boat Cruise with the CFAA Conference to provide an enhanced networking experience on June 14. Please mark June 13 to 15, 2012, on your calendars. The 2012 CFAA Conference should not be missed! For more details, please visit, or see the flyer enclosed.

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