The Ontario Association of Property Standards Officers is the leading professional association for the field of Property Standards.

The purpose of the Association is to provide training to municipal personnel engaged in the administration or the enforcement of legislation governing the maintenance, occupancy, repair and improvement of property and the environment.

The Association has representation from municipalities and Government agencies from across Ontario. This representation provides our members with a diverse range of experience to draw upon.

Recent News and Highlights


Our 2023 Membership Renewals are now due. Please click the button below to renew your membership.



Our Annual Training Seminar application is now available online. Please click the button below to register for this training.



The City of Ottawa By-law and Regulatory Services dedicated training part 1 and 2 has been filled. Thank you to everyone who reached out. 

Keep your eyes peeled for our Annual Training Seminar posting coming soon for 2023 training. 

September 2022 Presidents Message

Greetings to all OAPSO members. 

I would like to acknowledge the returning Board members, Derek Petch, Jennifer Therkelsen, Kristin Vandergeld, Stephen Jamieson, Alex Wray, Caitlin Deevey, Harinder Singh, Dave Chatwell, Mary Beth McMullen and Italo Joe Luzi. I extend my sincere gratitude to the Board’s administrative secretary Craig Calder, for his dedication, continued guidance and assistance with Board functions.  A warm welcome to our newest Board member, Michelle Wright.

The Board of Directors is made up of a group of dedicated individuals who bring a wide range of experience to the table. We are working towards maintaining our standards of service, and dedication to training our membership and providing them with the best possible representation amongst the industry.

The 2022 Annual Training Seminar was held in Kingston in May and was an overwhelming success. Thank you to all members who attended. It was wonderful to be back in person again and I am looking forward to seeing many familiar faces and meeting new members at the 2023 ATS in London.  Applications for the 2023 ATS will be posted on our website, and spaces fill up fast so please make sure you check the website regularly.

You will all notice that our Facebook page has had more activity lately.  Our new Communications Directors Caitlin and Michelle will be busy ensuring members are kept up to date through our website and Facebook page.  I encourage everyone to join our Facebook page and stay tuned for the opportunity to win some prizes and swag. 

As always, if you have any questions please feel free to reach out to any of the members of the Board. We are happy to help.


Allison Henshall, C.M.M II, CPSO, OAPSO- President

New to Property Standards?

Find out how the Ontario Association of Property Standards Officers can help.

  • Drafting a Property Standards By-law
  • Property Standards Appeal Committee Implementation
  • Training on Property Standards Enforcement Processes
  • Balancing the Interests of Complainants with the Rights of Property Owners
  • General Support and Advice

To find out more, please click the button below.


Property Standards Appeal Committee Training

The Ontario Association of Property Standards Officers provides Property Standards Appeal Committee Training.

Training includes information about the Building Code Act, Property Standards, the investigative process, powers and responsibilities of an officer, duties of the committee, appeal format, powers of the committee, and communicating committee decisions.

For more information about Property Standards Appeal Committee Training, please contact Director Harinder Singh

Membership has its privileges!

OAPSO Members now Qualify for 15% Discount on Home and Auto Insurance

OAPSO has entered into an agreement with Cowan Insurance Group for a 15% discount on home and Auto insurance. Click the button below for more details.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Director Alex Wray