2019 Annual Education Conference and Exhibitor Showcase


This year’s annual conference will be at the
Mohawk Inn & Conference Centre, 9230 Guelph Line, Cambellville, Ontario, L0P 1B0 from Feb 19th-21st.

We encourage all Home Inspectors to attend regardless of your association affiliation as this year we will be talking about Professional survival.

2019 is a year we expect the Home Inspection Act to have a phenomenal impact on not just the Home Inspection Profession but also on the Real-Estate, Legal, Finance and Appraisal professions.

We have chosen to open the exhibition up to these professions on Feb 20th and 21st, and will be encouraging consumers to come along on 21st to talk to attending Inspectors, stakeholders and other Realty Related professions who are present.

A Home is probably the largest purchase most people will make. Home Inspectors are there to help make sure that purchase is an investment, not a bottomless expense. Come along and find out how we are trying to transform the profession to ensure everyone sees us that way.

To register and take advantage of any Member or Early-Bird discounts (available until Jan 31st) CLICK HERE


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Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

TIME Stream A
This is for experienced inspectors wishing to expand their portfolio of services and increase their earning potential (as well as collect those needed CEUs for Certification)
Stream B

This is for new inspectors of people who want to become inspectors. This stream will be about how to start a business, grow a business and survive in a competitive marketplace.

8:30 – 9:00 Registration / Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 Session A-1
Len Inkster
Short-term Radon measurements as a way to protect consumers and your income
Session B-1

This is a full day session providing fully interactive learning of starting, growing and running your own business. This is a must for anyone who is seriously looking at going out on their own to make a career.

Because this will be a full day of interactive training, spaces are limited (20 max) First come- first served.

10:00 – 11:00 Session A-2
Graham Clarke
CSA-A770 and beyond

Differentiating your services when everyone is required to comply with the same standard
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee/Tea Break
11:30 – 12:30 Session A-3
EMSL Analytics
Expand your service offering and increase your earning potential with Asbestos sampling
12:30 – 13:30 Break for Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 Session A-4
Jim Van Loosen

Expanding your service portfolio and making the most of your services
14:30 – 15:30 Session A-5
Trish Peden
Safety Express
Thermal imaging, much more than an add-on to support your inspection findings
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee/Tea Break
16:00 – 17:00 Session A-6
Licensing: What it will look like, how it will affect you and how to use it to your advantage.
18:30 –> Networking in the hall


Wednesday, February 20th, 2019


TIME Main Exhibition Hall Sideroom
8:30 – 9:00 Registration / Breakfast
9:00 – 12:00
Sponsor Presentations

The Urban Studies
Starting off or advancing your education, Online study with the Urban Studies bringing your skills up to scratch
EMSL Analytics
The trusted partner of OntarioACHI for all Indoor Air Quality laboratory services and equipment
Safety Express
Whether it’s PPE, Inspection equipment or Thermal Imaging and training. Safety Express has been the trusted partner for OntarioACHI for over 5 years.
Hub International
Comprehensive Professional Insurance products and services specifically designed for the Home Inspection Profession
Inspection Service Group
Services and products for the Home Inspector that support their clients and helps reduce liability.
Eye Stick
See the bigger picture safely. The ultimate aerial inspection product suite for the Home Inspection Profession

More TBA

Proctored Examinations
12:00 – 13:00 Break for Lunch
13:00 – 16:00
Presentation 2-5 Proctored Examinations
OntarioACHI Tarion PDI standard of Practice
The TARION PDI is not considered a Home Inspection. The requirements for the PDI are distinctly different and this session explains why a different standard applies, what it will look like and how it will be enforced.

Presentation 2-6
What lies beneath!!
Chris McArthur from FoundationandUp

Identifying the defects with a foundation that might lead to water intrusion and the different solutions that could be utilised to not only fix leaks but manage water where fixes are cost-prohibitive.

16:00 – 17:00 AGM (Members Only)
17:30 – 18:30

Networking, Ask the Panel


18:30 – Close

Conference Dinner



Thursday, February 21st, 2019

TIME Stream A Stream C
8:30 – 9:00 Registration / Breakfast
9:00 – 12:00
Tarion Inspections

Supporting the consumer through the TARION warranty program with PDI, 30-day, 1, 2 and 7-year warranty inspection support. This session will be an insight into the upcoming training courses to be provided by the combined OntarioACHI-TARION to provide Inspectors with the tools to expand their portfolios and earning potential while at the same time increasing protection to consumers in the new-home market.

Proctored Examinations
12:00 – 13:00 Break for Lunch
13:00 – 17:00

Kim Smith
Hub International
Don’t skip a Professional Home Inspection

From an insurers perspective – why it is so important that consumers opt for a Home Inspection that is performed by a qualified Home Inspector who complies with a recognised standard of practice and is covered by a reputable insurance provider.

Proctored Examinations
Presentation 3-6
Len Inkster
Marketing your business on the Net

The do’s and do-not’s of internet marketing, navigating Gutenberg and making the choice between the services available. This session will briefly cover areas such as branded domain marketing, social media, WordPress vs WIX and how to select a hosting provider.

Presentation 3-7




Platinum Sponsor Description of products and or services
Urban Studies
Urban Studies is a provider of up-to-date Home Inspection Training delivered through online services.

The courses have been accredited by OntarioACHI as part of the requirement towards the CCHI designation.

Inspectors who complete the courses and successfully pass the proctored examinations for the courses will be able to add those CEU units to their required amount as part of the education component.

We are pleased to have Urban Studies as support of both the Association and our Profession.


Gold Sponsor Description of products and or services
Hub International Logo Hub International
Through their Home Inspect Plus program, Hub International offers specialised professional liability, commercial general liability, property and crime coverage tailored to the specific needs of Canadian Home Inspectors. Whether you require coverage for mould sampling, radon testing, WETT inspections and more, Hub understands your business — and have the right policies to help you minimise your risk.
EMSL Logo EMSL Analytical
EMSL’s network of nationwide laboratories has been providing quality training, sampling devices and equipment and analytical laboratory services for OntarioACHI Inspectors since the inception of the Association. EMSL offers a wide array of analytical testing services to support ancillary inspections that may be focused on radon, asbestos, mould, lead paint, indoor air quality, industrial hygiene and food testing.
EMSL Logo Safety-Express
For over 6 years, Safety-Express has been partnering with OntarioACHI and it’s Professional Home Inspectors because they value what we value; integrity, trust and exceptional customer service. Providing training, services and equipment for Inspections, Safety & air quality abatement needs.
Tarion Logo TARION Corporation
Tarion provides a backstop to the Ontario New Home Warranty Program that, lasts up to seven years, and is mandated to be provided by Ontario’s builders.

They are tasked with investigating homeowner warranty claims; resolve warranty disputes between homeowners & builders and prosecute illegal builders. Every year, about 50,000 new homes are enrolled in the warranty program.

Inspector Services Group Logo Inspector Services Group
Inspector Services Group focuses on products and services that differentiate inspectors, reduce liability, and increase efficiency. They have handled 10’s of thousands of mechanical and structural claims and provide the most popular product in the industry – RecallChek, the comprehensive recall reporting system.
With ISG you can back all of your inspections with a 90 day limited structural, mechanical, mould and sewer/water line warranty.
ISG provides a special rate for all OntarioACHI members. You can even provide a paid 12-month warranty for your clients and give them 18-months for the same price.


Silver Sponsor Description of products and or services


Bronze Sponsor Description of products and or services
EComSecSol Consultancy Inc.

EComSecSol Consultancy Inc.


ECSSC is an internet assistance provider that assists individuals and organisations with Internet Technology Services.

Their consultancy services include:

  • Management, Information Security, Identity, Access and Governance and Social Engineering Consultancy (User training, Breach avoidance)
  • Web-enabling services, End-to-end Architecture and Breach Identification and Management

Our online services, provided through divisions of the ECSSC group include:

  • Full-service website administration and development
  • Online voting services
  • NPO and Charity Association administration
  • Centralised support management (trouble ticketing)
  • Online and Distance Learning solutions tailored to our clients’ needs.

ECSSC is a Canadian owned, Canadian Operated and Canadian Based organisation offering our services across the world.