Canada's Premier Home Inspection ConferenceTM
Thank you to all conference attendees – delegates, educators, exhibitors and sponsors – for contributing to what can only be described as a successful event. We had a great turnout with exhibitors and delegates and the best of educators and RHI mentors.
Congratulations to the various prize winners including Mike Brady, the grand prize winner of the big screen TV provided by Carson Dunlop Horizon. Thanks also to the other prize draw suppliers including HUB, ICCA/IBC, Health Plus, HIP, URS, Mr. Radon and ASHI.
We would like to take a minute to remind the delegates that our exhibitors and sponsors help support the conference and the association and that it would be good to support them. It’s a symbiotic relationship. They offer excellent products and services that aid you as home inspectors and your clients.
Next year we will be in London from March 5 – 7, 2021 at the Four Points Hotel, same as in 2018. Terry Carson will be leading the offsite inspection – possibly two homes – and we plan to have another great line-up of educators. We’re excited, we hope you are too.
Thanks for 2020, see you in 2021!
OAHI Education Conference Committee
Sponsors & Exhibitors
OAHI-RHI Mentorship Cafe
2020 PLATINUM SPONSORS
2020 SILVER SPONSORS
2020 SPECIAL SPONSORS
Photo Galleries from the 2019 OAHI Education Conference
2019 HOOT Exhibitors' Reception
2019 Mentorship Cafe
Hello OAHI Education Conference delegates, sponsors, exhibitors and educators:
Thank you all for helping to make, by all accounts, a very successful 2019 conference. As OAHI’s registrar Nicole Proietti recently informed me she’s received nothing but praise from all present, no negative comments, nor any “constructive criticism.” The credit is due to the great team effort the Education Conference Committee puts forth, every year since we started five years ago. I think we’re getting good at this!
We really need to give credit to the high calibre educators we’ve been able to attract; some are new to us and would like to come back, others are more familiar and always return with new takes on common topics. Things are always changing in the housing business and we need to be up-to-date. That’s our commitment: offer the best!
The work tool bag swag item received a lot of praise. Obviously, like me, some guys needed a new bag: Here’s a photo of mine all packed and ready to inspect; everything fits. Oh and whoever lost that flashlight and belt holster contact me soon or it’s in the tool bag too!
The Ambassador Hotel proved to be a good choice for 2019; the exhibition and session rooms were all perfect and the food quite good. I liked both the staff and hotel and we will consider it when we return east in a few years.
We’ve made a commitment to moving around the province to better serve the membership. We’ll be looking at spots in the GTA including some closer to Barrie and our old fave in Burlington.
Congratulations to the new OAHI board and new President John Hansen. As the auditor reported we’re in good financial shape, and I am looking forward to more steady, logical growth and new member services under John’s leadership.
That’s about it: Canada’s Premier Home Inspection Education Conference is over for another year. Thanks to you all for making it a success.
Andrew Dixon, RHI
OAHI Education Conference Committee
2019 PLATINUM SPONSORS
2019 SILVER SPONSORS
2018 OAHI Education Conference
We had a blast at the 2018 OAHI Education Conference.
Thanks to the close to 200 participants: delegates, companions, exhibitors, sponsors, mentors, band members, OAHI board members and the Education Conference Committee. OAHI proved to be so educational and welcoming a few people have joined the association since March 3. Welcome to OAHI: We wish you all the best for your career.
The HOOT Exhibitors Reception with its great buffet and music from J.J. and the Defects officially kicked off the conference on a high note. Home inspectors really know how to rock and it's always great playing with you guys: J.J. James Buren, Mark Diplock, Brian Warchol. and Colleen McKim.
Terry Carson led the offsite inspections on March 2 at a heritage home and a new home.
Thank you Terry for always running a great program.
Thank you to the educators who delivered high-calibre sessions:
Guillaume Bailly, Terry Carson, David Aird, Mark M. Skorah and Julie Lamb, Siloni Waraich, Bryan Stott, Bob Thorburn and Nicole Kennedy of Tarion our Silver Sponsor, Jacob Kachuba, Dara Bowser, John Edgar, Greg McIntosh, Phil Thompkins, Alden Gibson, Andrew Dixon, John Hansen, Alrek Meipoom, Murray Parish.
Thank you to all of our sponsors: BFL, Carson Dunlop/Horizon, HUB, Shell, All Risks, OREA, Tarion and Fanshawe College. We appreciate your support and an ongoing relationship with OAHI. Thank you to all of our exhibitors. Your presence is one of the keys to the success of the conference.
Thank you to Vivien White and her great staff at the Four Points by Sheraton. You were always polite, professional and helpful. Sarah and Karen at London Tourism were also very helpful.
To the delegates who came from around the corner and across the province: thank you attending and making the conference memorable. It was nice meeting you. We do this conference for you.
We look forward to seeing you in 2019.
Andrew Dixon, RHI
Education Conference Committee
The Mentorship Café, set up in the Exhibitors’ Hall throughout the weekend is your opportunity to connect with experienced home inspectors one-on-one. New or not sometimes you just have some questions about the industry and need some support.
“Fifty years of experience at the table at any time. All my questions were answered, and I had many (about tools, courses, business advice, information sources, etc.)," says Hans de Wilde a 2017 conference delegate.
The Mentorship Café at the 2018 OAHI Education Conference lets you connect with experienced home inspectors one-on-one.
Three tables will be set up in the exhibitors’ hall. When you see a mentor there, just say hello. Some delegates even arrive with a list of questions, which is very helpful. Take your inspection photos: There will be prizes.