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FOCA Cottage Succession Seminars – OVERVIEW

2016 Seminar Series – plan to join us at one of our in-person events:

  • Friday, May 27th (2-4pm) with the Canadian Canoe Museum (Peterborough)
    • “webinar” (YouTube live stream) option is available for this event – contact FOCA for the private weblink! 705-749-3622  info@foca.on.ca 
  • Saturday, July 9th with the Cavendish Community Ratepayers Association (Kawarthas)
  • Sunday, August 14th with the Lake Networking Group (Eastern Ontario)
  • Sunday, August 21st with the Salerno Devil’s Lake Cottagers’ Association (Haliburton)

Contact the FOCA office to secure your spot and get location details:

info@foca.on.ca  705-749-3622

These events are free to FOCA members and $10 at the door for non-members. Space is limited, so please pre-register!


Cloyne Cottage Succession Peter speaking June 2011 WEBRESFOCA’s popular Cottage Succession Seminar Series encourages everyone to consider how they plan to “Keep the ‘Family’ in the Family Cottage.” Learn what you need to do NOW, to create a cottage sharing agreement and protect the family cottage for the future. Each session includes valuable information from estate lawyer Peter Lillico about:

  • why to start the conversation NOW
  • the importance of a cottage Sharing Agreement
  • paying the Capital Gains Tax
  • managing responsibilities and expenses to keep the cottage going once the next generation is in place


Cottage Succession Webinar Terry Peter 2014NEW! DVD option for our Association Members: 
Contact the FOCA office if you would like to purchase a DVD copy of the FOCA Cottage Succession Seminar with Peter Lillico that FOCA originally posted as a one-hour webinar in December 2014.


Sept.2015 – Read this article about FOCA’s Cottage Succession Seminar series with estate lawyer Peter Lillico (source: My Kawartha)

Get additional notes from estate lawyer Peter Lillico about leaving the cottage to the kids, online here: http://www.lbghlaw.com/cottages/

To contact Peter at his Peterborough office (tell him FOCA sent you!):

plillico@lbghlaw.com  705-743-3577

Additional info for our American friends with cottages in Ontario:

image: American Friends of Canadian Land TrustIn early June 2016, FOCA met up with the American Friends of Canadian Land Trusts (AF) to discuss the connection between conservation and cottage succession planning for American owners of property in Ontario’s cottage country. AF helps U.S. taxpayers learn about and address the challenges of Canadian capital gains, and explore how they can create a conservation strategy for their lands that will meet their financial goals.

Get info, including links to AF, here: https://foca.on.ca/land-trusts-partners-in-conservation/
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