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

President’s Message

December 13, 2021 Greetings OAPSO Members:

It is with much pride, humility and an infinite sense of honor and privilege that I communicate with the OAPSO Membership as the newly re-elected President. As a four-term OAPSO President, I wish to thank the board of Directors, on behalf of the Membership, for the trust placed in me in leading this fine property standards organization again, for the 2021-2022 term.

Welcome to returning OAPSO Board of Directors Allison Henshall, Derek Petch, Dave Chatwell, Stephen Jamieson, Jennifer Therkelsen and our Administrative Secretary, Craig Calder. A warm welcome is extended to our new incoming OAPSO Board of Directors Mary Beth McMullen, Kristen VanDerGeld, Harinder Singh, Alex Wray, Caitlan Deevey and Carleton Grant. The make-up of the 2021-2022 Board of Directors affords the Association a wide girth of knowledge and experience and I am confident the team will advance the association’s priorities and values in the traditional manner with which OAPSO has always operated – striving for excellence in all our professional endeavors.

On behalf of the membership, a hearty thank you is being extended to Immediate Past President Philip Cassata for his many years of dedicated, unwavering, and unconditional volunteer service to the Association, that included leading the Association during the seemingly endless pandemic. Philip leaves a distinct list of contributions and accomplishments for our current Board members, to aspire to. Although Philip’s day-to-day contributions will be missed, he remains on the OAPSO Board as the sitting Immediate Past President, he served our Board/Association faithfully, and Philip merits our collective thanks and best wishes for his future endeavors.

The 2022 OAPSO Annual Training Seminar is being held in Kingston, Ontario at St. Lawrence College from May 15-20, 2022. We look forward to being back in the classrooms to deliver our Provincially approved Property Standards Certification Training Program and seeing all the delegates/students in person as this pandemic (hopefully), ends. Please visit our OAPSO website for further details and registration information, for all the courses being offered in 2022.

Finally, thank you to the municipalities and the membership at large for the continued support of the Association and on behalf of the Board of Directors entrusted to serve, we will continue to serve the membership and our service industry, as always, with your best interests in mind.

Sincerely yours,

Italo Joe Luzi, CPSO, MLEO, CMM III, Property Standards Executive OAPSO-President

2021 Election

2021 OAPSO election has concluded Thanks to all the members that took the time to vote, and to all those that decided to put their names forward to run.

Annual Training Seminar

2022 ATS Registration is Closed!

The 2022 ATS registration is now closed.

This years ATS will be held in Kingston at St, Lawrence College, from May 15 - 20!

Part IV agenda now available! Go to the 2022 ATS Page to view it.

Please be aware that the college is currently under a vaccine mandate, so you will need to be fully vaccinated with a QR code. This may be subject to change.

2022 ATS Page

Membership Fees

2022 OAPSO Membership application is now available.

Please ensure that you apply for or renew your membership as soon as possible so that you can take advantage of membership rates on training through OAPSO and so you can vote at the AGM.

Click the button below to be directed to the Membership Page.


The Property Sandard Newsletter - New Edition Available!

The Property Standard is looking for articles and authors!!

We at OAPSO understand that connecting now is difficult. Our world has moved from handshakes to elbow bumps, from in-class learning to online meetings, so we are doing our best to keep our membership informed, but we would like your help. OAPSO is looking for articles for our newsletter.

We are asking frontline staff to write about their expertise in any area, experiences whether good or bad, or really anything that they think will benefit our community. We are encouraging managers and supervisors to embolden their staff to put something together.

For their efforts OAPSO will be sending out swag to both the author and the manager/supervisor that supported it. We may not be able to share our stories and knowledge in person right now, but that doesn’t have to prevent us from helping each other out.

If you have an article you would like to submit please contact Director Dave Chatwell.

Click the button below for The Property Standard - Spring 2021 Edition.


Impacted by Bill 204? 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 Stephen Jamieson

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


Passing of Yvon Cousineau

In Memory of a Friend and Colleague

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Yvon Cousineau. Our thoughts and Sympathies are with his family, friends, and all the people whose life was touched by Yvon.

Below you can find the In Memoriam.