FOCA Events

FOCA Events

Full house FOCA AGM 2014FOCA Annual General Meeting & Spring Seminar (Saturday, March 1, 2014 in Toronto)

Read the 2014 AGM Event Summary

Members may contact the FOCA office for links to the day's presentations: info@foca.on.ca



FOCA Fall Meeting 2013 (November 2nd, 2013 in Toronto)

Bob Sandford courtesy EPCOR"Water Woes - Higher Highs & Lower Lows"

Featured speaker: Bob Sandford, EPCOR Chair of the Canadian Partnership Initiative in support of the United Nations "Water for Life" Decade.

Read the FOCA Fall Meeting 2013 - Event Summary (pdf)

Watch a quick video summary of the FOCA Fall Seminar (Nov.2013):

Missed the FOCA Fall Meeting? Members can contact info@foca.on.ca  for a link to the full 45 minute presentation.

FOCA Annual General Meeting 2013

The FOCA Annual General Meeting and Spring Seminar was held in Toronto on Saturday, March 2nd, 2013.

Members may contact FOCA for further information about the day's events and presentations: info@foca.on.ca 705-749-3622705-749-3622


FOCA Fall Meeting, October 26, 2012:

This year's meeting was held as a special event during the Fall Cottage Life Show, at the International Centre in Toronto. Special guest speaker: Larry Hummel, MPAC Chief Assessor

Fall 2012 - Slide Presentations:

Set 1of4: President's Report - FOCA's vital role
Set 2of4: Executive Director's Report - Political Advocacy,  scope and concerns of the Ontario waterfront property community
Set 3of4: Communications, Programs & Benefits Update for Members
Set 4of4: MPAC presentation about new Property Tax Valuations, by Larry Hummel, MPAC Chief Assessor

FOCA Fall Meeting 2012


FOCA Annual General Meeting, March 2012:

2012 AGM Event Summary

*FOCA members may contact the office for a more complete write-up of the day's events

Presentations: 

FOCA A.G.M. Slide Presentation - part 1 of 2 (Agenda, Board & Staff updates)
FOCA A.G.M. Slide Presentation - part 2 of 2 (incl. Advocacy, Mining, Programs)
Carbon Monoxide Safety Update
Healthy Waters, Healthy Wildlife (Turtles)
Lake Partner Program Update


FOCA Fall Seminar 2011:

2011 Fall Seminar Event Summary Presentations:

Introductory Remarks & Welcome from FOCA Vice President, Carole Russell
FOCA Strategic Plan Summary from FOCA Vice President, Ron Higgins
Political Advocacy Update from FOCA Executive Director, Terry Rees
Communications Update from FOCA Staff, Michelle Lewin
Products, Services and Programs Updates from FOCA Staff

Jerry Strickland Award Presentation by FOCA Board member Kay Soares

Norman Yan Presentation - Threats to Water

Leora Berman Presentation - The Land Between

WRAFT AGM 2011

FOCA Fall Seminar 2011


FOCA Annual General Meeting 2011:
2011 AGM Summary

FOCA Bearwise program
Boats and Places Magazine - Brian Minton
Ministry of the Environment - Lake Partner Program and Lake Capacity
Extreme Weather in Ontario - Geoff Coulson, Environment Canada
FOCA Cottage and Boat Insurance - Bob Maynard, Atrens-Counsel


FOCA Fall Seminar 2010
FOCA Update
Hydro One - Smart Meters and Time-of-Use Electricity Prices

"Making Sustainable Waterfronts a Reality" Panel Discussion:
-Karen Hunt - Lake Networking Group
-Heather Elliott - Creative Options, Sustainability on Private Land

-Judi Brouse - Connecting Land use to Water Quality
WRAFT Annual General Meeting


FOCA Annual General Meeting 2010:


2010 Annual General Meeting Summary
Dr. Brian Ginn - Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority Presentation
Tracy Logan- FOCA FireSmart Program Presentation
Transport Canada Presentation
Municipal Elections- Sample Mail in Ballot
Municipal Elections- Dates to Remember


FOCA Fall Seminar October 2009:


2009 FOCA Fall Seminar- Meeting Summary
Cottage Watch Presentation
Georgian Bay Association Presentation
Ontario Power Authority Presentation
Ontario Sustainable Energy Association Presentation


FOCA Spring meeting 2009 and AGM:


March 2009 FOCA AGM - Meeting Summary
FOCA Overview and Priorities - Executive Director's presentation
Lake Planning Tool - Fall 2008 Launch 
Lake Partner Update - Trends in Lake Health, Anna Desallas, MOE Dorset Research Centre 
Land Trusts and Cottage Associations, Wendy Cooper, GBLT 



January 2009 Tax Assessment meeting:

WRAFT/CAPTR/FOCA meeting on property assessment featuring MPAC January 2009, Toronto


FOCA Fall Seminar November 2008:

November 2008 FOCA Meeting Summary

Hydro One Presentation to FOCA, November 2008

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