Speakers

Steve Ashton, CPHR, Vice President, People & Organization Development, IWK Health Centre (Nova Scotia)

Steve Ashton is the Vice President of People and Organization Development at IWK Health, the Maritime region's leading health care and research centre dedicated to the well-being of women, gender diverse populations, children, youth & families.   

Steve has a strong interest and active involvement in creating psychological healthy safe and welcoming workplaces. With his support, the IWK has partnered with the Mental Health Commission of Canada, Workers Compensation Board of NS, Dr. Bill Howatt and others to address stigma and support psychological safety in the workplace.   


Andrée Ball, LCCI, Director of Client Relations, Keller Engineering (Ontario)

Andrée Ball is the current Chair of CCI-National and Director of Client Relations for Keller Engineering where the focus is to assist condominium corporations and stratas across various Canadian markets  protect and maintain their assets.  She is a long-time volunteer board member of the CCI-Eastern Ontario chapter.  

Earlier in her career, Andrée worked for 13 years at one of Ottawa's largest property management firms, 8 years as a Property Manager and 5 years as General Manager. The experience that she gained in the condo world, enables her to know exactly what condo clients need. 

  


Adrian Breitwieser, CRP, Capital Planning Specialist, Certified Reserve Planner, Entuitive (Alberta)

Adrian Breitwieser is a Capital Planning Specialist with Entuitive delivering Building Consulting Services for condominiums and stratas across Western Canada and Ontario.  

Adrian is a Board Member for CCI-S. Alberta and N. Saskatchewan and the Co-Chair of the National Marketing/Communications Committee. 

With 13 years of previous experience as a Condominium Manager, Adrian has an intimate knowledge of all aspects related to residential and commercial condominiums including building systems, governance, operating and reserve fund budgeting, and insurance to name a few.

His operational experience covers project delivery from start to finish including initial Building Condition Assessments and performance failure investigations; Reserve Fund Studies; Depreciation Reports, Capital Replacement Studies; Building Envelope Condition Assessments (BECA); Building Exterior Visual Assessments (BEVA); Technical Audits; recommendations for restoration and renewal of building envelope systems; and facilitate project administration tasks.


Don Buck, President and Owner, Canmar Services Limited (Nova Scotia)

President and owner of Canmar Services Limited, Halifax, NS has 38 years of condominium property management experience. Don has dedicated himself and his company to serving each represented condominium at a personal and dedicated level. Don also had a career of 33 years in education at the local school board serving as Principal, Superintendent, new school construction, Human Resources and maintenance supervisory experience. He is a member of CCI Nova Scotia and has presented or participated in many workshops and seminars. 

  


Dan Campbell, Co-Chair, CCI National Government Relations Committee (Nova Scotia)

Dan retired after a fifty-year career in law practice (but not as a property or condominium lawyer). He is a former president of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society (Law Society) and was chairman of the Canadian Lawyers’ Insurance Association, an insurance reciprocal providing liability insurance to the lawyers of ten provinces and territories. He is now president of his own condominium corporation, Halifax County Condominium Corporation No 130, and is a director and chair of the Advocacy Committee of the Nova Scotia Chapter. He is a member of the National Government Relations Committee. 


Devon Cassidy, Partner, Cox and Palmer, LLP (Nova Scotia)

Devon Cassidy is a Partner in the Halifax office of Cox & Palmer.

Her practice focuses on condominium law and real estate, as well as estates, corporation/commercial matters and insolvency. She is a frequent lecturer both locally and nationally. 

Active in the condominium law community, Devon is the President of the Nova Scotia Chapter of the Canadian Condominium Institute and the current President of the National Executive of the Canadian Condominium Institute. 


Leah Chambers, Property Management Specialist, GoldLeaf Property Management (Saskatchewan)

Leah is a property management professional with over a decade of experience and the proud owner of GoldLeaf Property Management, situated in Saskatchewan. Her primary emphasis and dedication lie in the specialized field of condominium management. She is also a CCI-National Executive Board member.


Heather Dickenson, OLCM, RCM, Condominium Manager, Dickenson Condo Management (Ontario)

Heather Dickenson is a Condominium Manager at Dickenson Condo Management. Heather is passionate about promoting CCI to Board members and professionals in the industry. She currently serves as the Vice-President of the CCI London & Area Chapter and co-chair of the Education Committee and CCI-National Events Committee. 


Brent Dinsmore, P.Eng., Senior Project Manager, WSP (Nova Scotia)

Brent Dinsmore was born in New Brunswick and recently returned to the Maritimes after pursuing a career as an engineering consultant in Quebec and Ontario for the last 30 years. He is a versatile generalist with a multidisciplinary background in building science engineering, project management, asset advisory services, occupational health and safety, and related fields. 


Layton Dorey, Entrepreneur and Community Builder (Nova Scotia)

Layton Dorey is an accomplished businessperson, entrepreneur and community builder.  In a career spanning more than 30 years, he has started eight businesses, held leadership roles in global market research firms, and with one of Canada’s Big Five financial institutions.  He has served his community in many roles, including Chairing boards for arts, community development and political organizations.  He has been a condominium board member since 2007 and is currently President of the board for Halifax Condominium Corporation #11 in addition to serving on the board of the Nova Scotia chapter of CCI. 

He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for service to his community in 2012, and the Market Research & Intelligence Association Award of Excellence – Qualitative in 2017. 


Michelle Dyer, Chief Operations Officer, Theresa Place Media Inc. (Ontario)

Michelle Dyer, the COO of Theresa Place Media Inc., has a diverse background that includes managing a large portfolio of condominium properties and mentoring as a Senior Condominium Manager. Her transition to Operations/Client Services Manager at a company providing landscaping, snow removal, and construction services to Condominium Corporations allowed her to strengthen her connections with Condominium Managers and Boards of Directors.  Michelle's work with CCI-GRC and her role as podcast host shows her commitment to Condominium education. Before her career in condominium management, she worked in the radio industry, overseeing promotions and programming in Toronto and London, leading teams, and organizing major events.   


Patricia Elia, LCCI, Elia Associates PC, B. Comm. LL.B., A.T. Coach (Ontario)

Patricia Elia is a senior lawyer with Elia Associates and has practiced law for over 25 years in the areas of condominium law and corporate law, in large and medium firms and the boutique specialty law firm of Elia Associates. Patricia is intrigued by the interplay of economics, the law and critical thinking models in condominiums and she likes to understand people. As a trained mediator, she understands the value of early and creative dispute resolution opportunities. As an active industry participant, she believes that the sharing of knowledge has the potential to empower Boards of Directors. Patricia is passionate about the condominium industry because of the important role condominiums play in the lives of real people. Patricia is on the CCI-National Executive Board, as well as a member of the CCI-National Certification and Governance Committees. 


Doug Forbes, Partner, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP (Manitoba)

Doug was introduced to condominium law as an articling student in 1989, and then as a unit owner. Doug subsequently became a member of the Board of Directors of his Condominium’s Corporation, and eventually President. 

Doug has been a professional member of the Canadian Condominium Institute (Manitoba Chapter) for over 30 years. He has been on the Board of Directors of the Manitoba Chapter since 1998 and is a Past President of the Manitoba Chapter. Doug is also the Chair of the Manitoba Chapter’s Government Relations Committee.

Doug is a past director, executive member and President of CCI-National, and has also served on CCI’s National Council.

As a partner in the law firm of Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP, Doug acts for condominium corporations, developers, lenders, and individuals in apartment, townhouse, and bare land style condominiums.

Doug says he likes condominium law because “it is a nice mixture of commercial and business law with a human element. There is more at stake than money, it involves how people live, and how they live with each other.”


Lisa Frey, Partner, Lawson Lundell LLP (British Columbia)

Lisa is a partner with the law firm Lawson Lundell LLP. Her practice focuses on condominium development, strata governance matters, such as drafting bylaws and resolutions, and a wide variety of commercial real estate transactions.  She has been a CCI-Vancouver (now CCI-BC) Chapter member since 2014 and is passionate about strata education. Lisa is a member of the CCI-National Governance Committee and is the CCI National Council Rep for British Columbia. 


Ryan Griffiths, Managing Director, Condominium Lending Group (Ontario)

Ryan Griffiths is the Director at Condominium Lending Group. Ryan works closely with condo boards and their communities to develop and implement the right financial solution for their needs and specializes in arranging innovative financing for major condominium repair projects. As a financial expert with over 20 years of experience, he enhances the knowledge of his clients by providing the information and tools they need to make informed financial decisions.  

Ryan is an active member of the condominium community and currently serves as the Chair of the CCI National Finance & Risk Management Committee, the Vice President for the Canadian Condominium Institute (“CCI”) Huronia Chapter, and on various committees for the Toronto, Golden Horseshoe and Grand River Chapters of CCI.  


Shane Haskell, OLCM, RCM, LCCI, CEO & President and Principal Condominium Manager, LionHeart Property Management (Ontario)

Shane Haskell is the founder, CEO & President and Principle Condominium Manager of Lionheart Property Management, with head office in London, ON, serving the Sarnia/Windsor to Toronto corridor. Shane is part of the CCI National Executive Board and on the CCI Toronto Board of Directors, chairing the Membership committee. 


Luis Hernandez, LL.B., Senior Associate, Levitt Di Lella Duggan & Chaplick LLP (Ontario)

Luis Hernandez is a condominium lawyer with Levitt Di Lella Duggan & Chaplick LLP. His practice is focused on condominium work, including solicitor and litigation-related matters. He has appeared before numerous courts and tribunals, including the Ontario Court of Appeal, Superior Court of Justice, and the Condominium Authority Tribunal. He serves as a director on the Board of the CCI Windsor-Essex chapter and was the chair of the former National Resource Content committee before it merged into the ARCC committee. Luis is the current Co-Chair of CCI-National Advertising, Resources, and Communications Committee (ARCC) and the CCI Windsor-Essex Chapter National Council Representative.


Nancy Houle, Founding Partner, Davidson Houle Allen, LLP (Ontario)

Nancy Houle is founding partner of Davidson Houle Allen, LLP, a condominium law firm and has practiced exclusively in the area of condominium law for over 20 years.  Actively engaged in promoting the well being of the condominium industry at local, provincial and national levels; Current CCI EO President, Chair of CCI National Government Relations Committee, and frequent speaker on all things condo. 


Murray Johnson, OLCM, CCI (Hon's), LCCI, CFTA (Ontario)

Murray joined the board of the CCI Toronto chapter in 2011 and has remained on the board ever since, including two years as chapter president.  A frequent presenter, author and consultant, Murray contributes to the condominium industry in Ontario and across the country.  Even though Murray is an award-winning manager and volunteer, he can be seen attending continuing education classes as a student or as the instructor.  Specializing in new construction condo startups, performance audits and fire code compliance, Murray is also one of the Crossbridge in-house instructors.  Recognized as a condominium leader, Murray remains very approachable and is always ready to share a story or two. 


Jon Juffs, C.E.T., LCCI, Vice President, Building Facilities, North America, Egis (Ontario)

Jon Juffs is Vice President, Building Facilities at Egis.  His team conducts, delivers, and analyzes many reserve fund studies, pre-performance audits, performance audits, failure investigations, restoration projects, and property condition assessments.  Jon’s career is dedicated to the assessment and rehabilitation of occupied buildings.  He is a member of OACETT, OIQS, ACMO, and CCI who bestowed the ACCI designation in 2005 now known as the LCCI designation in 2021.  In 2006, Jon co-authored the book “Reserve Fund Essentials” and in 2022, Jon co-authored a research paper for the Canadian Institute of Actuaries titled “Longevity of Infrastructure – Reserving and Risk Management in Condominium Maintenance in Canada.” Jon is also a member of the CCI-National Governance and Certification Committees.  


Stacey Kurck, OLCM, RCM, CMCA, Vice President, Client Engagement & Business Development, FirstService Residential Ontario (Ontario)

As Vice President, Client Engagement & Business Development, Stacey develops and leads the Ontario market strategies and initiatives for all prospective business opportunities, while promoting continuous community growth and client satisfaction. Prior to joining FirstService Residential, Stacey established a boutique property management firm specializing in condominium management throughout the GTA and sold tit successfully in July 2017. Stacey is a Registered Condominium Manager (RCM), Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA), and holds her Ontario License for Condominium Management (OLCM). She is a Member of Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO) and the Canadian Condominium Institute of Toronto (CCI-T), where she also volunteers her time as a Board Member, along with volunteering on various committees. Outside of work, Stacey is facilitator at Humber College, where she teaches several CMRAO courses that are a requirement to obtain the OLCM.  


Stacey Malcolm, RCM, OLCM, Resource & Compliance Manager, Condominium Management Group (Ontario)

Having devoted over a decade to the Condominium industry, Stacey has primarily served as a key contributor within Condominium Management Group (CMG) in Ottawa. After holding a variety of roles from Property Administrator to Assistant General Manager, she currently serves as the Resource & Compliance Manager, leading a department she played a crucial role in developing to meet industry demands post-amendments to the Condominium Act and the introduction of the CAO and CMRAO in 2017. In this role, she supports various teams, delivering a range of services to CMG clients. 

Stacey is an Ontario Licensed Condominium Manager (General License) and a Registered Condominium Manager (RCM) with ACMO. Beyond her responsibilities at CMG, she serves as Director and Membership Chair for the CCI Eastern Ontario Chapter, holds a position on CCI-EO’s Management Advisory Committee, and is Co-Chair of the National Events Committee. 

Her commitment to education is evident in her advocacy for CCI membership, believing it is crucial for both Managers and Condo Directors in the rapidly changing industry.


Lyndsey McNally, OLCM, LCCI, Director, Condominium Lending Group (Ontario)

With a wealth of experience spanning back to 2002, Lyndsey boasts an extensive background in the condominium sector, where she has dedicated her efforts to supporting the success of the communities that she works with. 

Lyndsey is the current President of the Toronto & Area Chapter of the Canadian Condominium Institute, volunteering her time extensively to improve the condominium industry. She also volunteers in other areas of residential housing such as municipal property standards and affordable housing, acting as Chair for both the Ajax Municipal Housing Corporation and the Town of Ajax Property Standards and Animal Services Appeals Committee. 

As the subject matter expert, course designer, and faculty instructor at Humber College on the subject of Financial Management for Condominiums, you can rely on Lyndsey to bring an education-focused approach to her work with condominium communities. 

In her capacity at CLG, she specializes in collaborating with condominium corporations, property managers, and other stakeholders to develop and execute tailored financing solutions. With her additional qualification as a licensed condominium manager, Lyndsey is poised to play a pivotal role in shaping the strategic direction and success of CLG in the realm of condominium financing.


Edmund Nix, Commercial Insurance Broker and Vice President with BFL CANADA Risk and Insurance Services Inc (Nova Scotia)

Edmund is a Commercial Insurance Broker and Vice President with BFL CANADA Risk and Insurance Services Inc. working in the industry for 32 years supporting clients through market changes, claims advocacy, risk management reviews and education. BFL CANADA supports our clients Coast to Coast.

Edmund’s practice is focused on Condominium Corporations, Public Entity Risk and Specialty Construction and Contracting clients. 

Edmund is a Director and sits on the Education Committee for CCI Nova Scotia, Co-Member on the National Council - CCI Canada, and member of the Risk and Finance Committee - CCI Canada.


Theresa Place, President and Founder, Theresa Place Media Inc. (Ontario)

Theresa Place is the President and founder of Theresa Place Media Inc., a marketing and administrative agency focusing on social media, email marketing, and event planning. She offers extensive Chapter Admin, Event Planning and Marketing support to multiple chapters across the country. Theresa began her journey with CCI in 2007, took a hiatus in 2015 to explore other avenues, she returned to CCI in 2020. She currently volunteers on the ARCC (Advertising, Resource Center, and Communications) committee for CCI National.


Mike Savage, Mayor of Halifax Regional Municipality (Nova Scotia)

Mike Savage was elected Mayor of Halifax Regional Municipality for a third term on October 17, 2020. As Mayor he has followed a mandate to grow the economy, foster greater social and economic inclusion for all, and promote a healthy, sustainable environment.   

An active member of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Big City Mayors’ Caucus (BCMC), Mayor Savage was selected by his counterparts from across the country to co-chair FCM’s Syrian Refugee response task force in 2015. In spring 2021, he was elected Chair of the BCMC, helping to bring national attention and action to the shared interests of Canada’s large cities.  

He served four years as President of the World Energy Cities partnership, an international organization of cities with significant energy sector interests. 

In March 2016, he was honoured as a Modern Maker of Canada by the Canadian Institute on Governance, recognizing the growing role of civic leaders in driving the economic prosperity for the country.  

In July 2018, Mayor Savage joined the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, participating with 39 other cities from around the world in a collaboration among the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Business School and Bloomberg Philanthropies to equip mayors with the tools to lead high-performing, innovative and progressive cities. 

Prior to his election as Mayor, Mike Savage served three terms as Member of Parliament for Dartmouth-Cole Harbour, during which time he played a national role as Official Opposition Critic for Human Resources, Social Development and Status of Persons with Disabilities and chaired the Liberal Party Post-Secondary and Research Caucus.  

Prior to entering politics, Savage was a business leader in Halifax and was involved in numerous community organizations focused on health, the arts, education and humanitarian work. 

Mayor Savage and his wife Darlene have two adult children and live in Dartmouth where Mayor Savage grew up and attended school before graduating from Dalhousie University. 


Anand Sharma, Condominium Manager – Broker, 113 West Management Ltd. (Alberta)

Anand Sharma is a lifelong resident of Edmonton and has worked within the condominium industry since 2008. He has been a strong voice on behalf of the condominium community over the past 16 years. He is currently finishing his 13th year as the President of CCI North Alberta.  Anand was appointed as a Board Governor of the Alberta Real Estate Foundation (AREF) in 2021. He is also the chair of the Alberta Condominium Management Education Consortium (ACMEC) which provides condominium manager licensing education. 

In late 2017, Anand opened his condominium management firm 113 West Management in Edmonton of which he is the Broker and President. 

While not busy working and volunteering, Anand enjoys curling at his home rink, the Shamrock Curling Club, and in bonspiels across Alberta. 


Donna Singbeil, B Admin, LPM, Singbeil Property Management & Consulting (Saskatchewan)

Donna started her career working in BC, Ontario and Sask as a Para-legal in Corporate and Real Estate Law for over 25 years.  In 1997 she moved into property management with a Saskatoon real estate property development company involved in condominium conversions and management.   

Donna has worked with a major Saskatchewan Management company for 20 years recently as a residential/condominium property manager recently transitioning in March 2024 to her own consulting company.  Over her various career positions with developer and property management she has gained experience in both residential rental and condominium properties in all aspects from acquisition, mortgage and leasing to Bylaw development and enforcement, property development and conversion with developers and general contractor Donna is a Saskatchewan licensed property manager; a Business Administration Degree from U of SK  and currently serves as President on the Board of the Northern Saskatchewan Branch of the Canadian Condominium Institute and Co-Chair on the National Council for CCI.   

In the last several years Donna has presented articles for publication in the Sask. Condo Voice Newsletter, presented at National Conferences on various subjects and has taught seminars/courses for Condominium Directors on Governance and Finance. 

 


Sharon Siuksteris, Co-Chair of the National Events Committee, CCI National (Saskatchewan)

Sharon is currently the co-Chair of the National Events committee. She joined this committee last winter and helped organize the National Leaders Forum and conference that was hosted in Saskatoon. She currently is the Chair of the Education committee for the North Saskatchewan chapter. She has served on her condo board for 5 years and a Board member for CCI North Saskatchewan Chapter for the last four years. She has found this volunteer work very rewarding, helping to educate Condo Board Directors. She knows there is still lots to learn and looks forward to new challenges and endeavors that lie ahead.  


Laura Tamblyn Watts, CEO of CanAge (British Columbia, Ontario, Nova Scotia)

Laura Tamblyn Watts is the CEO of CanAge, Canada’s national seniors’ advocacy organization and a global expert on aging. Her work focuses on aging, inclusion, and justice. She has previously served as Chief Public Policy Officer at the Canadian Association of Retired Persons and at the Canadian Centre for Elder Law including as their long-time National Director. She is an Assistant Professor (status) in the Factor Inwentash Faculty of Social Work University of Toronto where she specializes in research on Law and Aging. She was called to the Bar in 1999.  

(fun fact if you want it: Since April 2020 she’s done more than 3600 media interviews.) 

 


Abbie Thurgood, Associate Broker and Business Development Manager, Three By Three Inc. (Condominium Management) (Alberta) 

Abbie Thurgood comes to CCI as an Associate Broker and Business Development Manager for Three By Three Inc. Her skillsets range from project management to public speaking to negotiation and coaching. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of her boutique management firm while currently engaged as the Vice President for CCI South Alberta Chapter. She is also a member of the CCI-National Government Relations Committee. While her days are full, she enjoys spending her free time skydiving, scuba diving, and travelling. 
 


Justin Tudor, P.Eng., LCCI, President and Senior Project Manager, Keller Engineering (Ontario)

Justin is the President and Senior Project Manager at Keller Engineering, a multi-discipline building science and envelope firm which has been providing tailored engineering investigatory and project management services with a focus on condominium restoration since 1982. He has more than 20 years of experience in the field of building science and structural engineering. 

Justin is the Co-Chair of the CCI National Business Plan Implementation and Review Committee and has volunteered in numerous chapter positions.

  


Brad Wells, MBA, RCM, RPA®, CMCA®, LCCI, Regional Vice President, International Region, Associa® (Ontario)

Brad is a Regional Vice President with Associa®, the community management industry’s largest company, supporting management companies across Canada. Brad has been managing condominium corporations and commercial properties since 2002, holding the RCM, RPA®, CMCA®, and LCCI professional designations and an MBA from Ivey Business School. Brad is a member of the CMRAO Discipline and Discipline Appeals Committees, a speaker at multiple CCI and ACMO events, and very active in the condominium industry, currently serving as Past President of CCI-Grand River and an Executive Board Member of CCI National. 


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