FOCA 2017 AGM and Spring Seminar

AGM & Spring Seminar (March 2017)

Register now to join us for the 2017 FOCA Annual General Meeting of Members and Spring Seminar!AGM agenda

When: Saturday, March 4th, 2017

9:30am to 3:30pm at the Boulevard Club, Toronto (note: new location this year)


8:45am      Registration, coffee and networking time

9:25am      Welcome from the FOCA Board of Directors

9:35am      2016 FOCA Year in Review & 2017 Priorities presented by FOCA

10:15am    What’s Up with Electricity Rates in Ontario? – Bob Lake, P.Eng., Independent Utilities Professional.

Bob is the past President/General Manager of the Peterborough Utilities Group of Companies and a Board member with Innisfil Hydro, Kawartha Credit Union and Helping Hands International. He serves on the Trent Source Water Protection Committee, and is a member of the Technical Panel of the IESO (Independent Electricity System Operator) and the Electrical Safety Authority Review Panel.

11:00am    Refreshment break

11:15am     FOCA Achievement Award presentation. Honouring the exemplary work of our member associations. For more about this annual award, including how to nominate your great association for a future award, visit:

12:00pm    Lunch and networking time

1:00pm      FOCA Annual General Meeting of Members – business as outlined in the Official Notice to Members.

2:00pm    Understanding Inland Lakes – are they “stressed out”? – Dr. Stephanie J. Melles, Ryerson University.

Dr. Melles will speak about her 2016 project with FOCA and the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, on predictive models of lake quality that interweaves existing ‘big data’ sets with GIS spatial analytics. For more, visit:

2:45pm     NEW FOCA Lake Stewardship Award presentation. Recognizing outstanding contributions of volunteers to the Lake Partner Program.

3:00pm     Wrap up & final questions.


Click here to download a printable copy of the Agenda. (PDF, 1 page)


Top Reasons to Attend a FOCA Event:FOCA AGM networking

• To get ideas about association membership and volunteer engagement
• To network with other lake association peers and partners
• To learn about current issues and emerging priorities

“This is a must-attend event … Great ideas on membership, activities, etc. Wonderful networking.”2016 FOCA Fall Seminar event attendee

93% of attendees surveyed rated the last FOCA member event as VERY GOOD or EXCELLENT.


Michelle LewinAGM & Spring Seminar (March 2017)