2019 Fall Seminar for Lake Associations

When: Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 9:00am to 3:00pm

Where: at the Boulevard Club in Toronto (1491 Lakeshore Blvd. West)

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Register now: click here for online registration or contact the FOCA office during business hours (705-749-3622)

Seats are limited! Register early to avoid disappointment.

Event Overview:

“I believe that the FOCA meetings are a ‘do not miss’ for as many associations as can reasonably get to them.”attendee at the last event

The title of this year’s FOCA Fall Seminar for Lake Associations is “Lake stress, road egress, water tests, extra guests, septic checks” and is drawn from current issues and top ongoing concerns of our membership.

Join us for important and timely updates and connect with your association peers from across Ontario.



John Smol, paleolimnologist, is one of the world’s foremost experts on environmental change. His research deals with using lake sediments to study climate change, eutrophication, and other environmental stressors. A Canada Research Chair and professor of biology and environmental studies at Queen’s University, Dr. Smol has been at the vanguard of scientific discovery related to lake ecosystems for over 30 years. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada, and was recently awarded the Polar Medal by the Governor General of Canada. (pictured at right)



  • an update from FOCA on the current issue of electricity pricing and the proposal to eliminate the seasonal rate class
  • septic re-inspection programs: FOCA’s new Report, and municipal case studies & best practices explained
  • status of the Lake Partner Program of water quality monitoring in an era of government funding cut-backs
  • short-term rentals: hear from a panel of municipal partners about their varied responses to the issue, including everything from licensing to by-law enforcement to education campaigns
  • rural road issues: highlights from the FOCA 2019 Roads Survey, including benchmark statistics from road groups across the province.
“As a new Board Member to our Lake Association, it was great to learn more about all that is available to us as resources from FOCA and other partners that were at the seminar.”attendee at the last event

Top Reasons to Attend a FOCA Event:

• To get ideas about association best practices

• To network with other lake association peers and partners

• To learn about current issues and emerging priorities

• To collect materials and resources for your association.

Why attend this event? “To get inspired, motivated, recharge your enthusiasm and focus!”attendee at the last event

Space is limited. Register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment:

Registration is now open

Michelle Lewin2019 Fall Seminar for Lake Associations