Last FOCA news updates of 2014 in the December Elert
Webinar #2: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - Environmental Commissioner of Ontario - the Environmental Bill of Rights and You
This webinar will help FOCA members interested in participating in environmental law-making that impacts your waterfront experience and communities - through Ontario's Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR).
FOCA members: Watch your Inbox for sign-up details in mid-January!
We are very excited that FOCA will be part of the "Boating Community Program" at the Toronto International Boat Show from January 10-18, 2015, where we will be meeting boaters, and dreaming of an early summer... Plan to join us there.
LAST CALL for free tickets!
FOCA has 2 free tickets to the Boat Show for each and every one of our member associations. Thanks to all the Associations who have already contacted us to claim their tickets.
IMPORTANT: Associations MUST email FOCA by December 31, 2014 with the designated names for the 2 tickets, which will be held at the entry to the Boat Show.
New Municipal Councils now in place
December 1st was the first day for the newly sworn-in municipal councils in Ontario.
Congratulations to all the successful candidates now sitting as councillors, mayors and reeves. FOCA looks forward to a long and productive relationship between local government and the waterfront property-owning community, represented through local cottage, lake and road associations.
A message from FOCA to Municipal Councils:
We encourage you to utilize the considerable resources within local residents' associations!
As stakeholders in nearly 300 Ontario municipalities, FOCA's 50,000 members not only provide a significant amount of local property tax revenue (over $800-million/year), but also have important perspectives on local living, land use planning, economic development and maintaining sustainable local environments.
A message from FOCA to our members:
We encourage you to make yourselves known to your elected officials; they are making decisions that will affect you and your community for the next 4 years! One important time to get involved is during the municipal budget process.