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  • Mar 11 - ​Course 902 - Property Descriptions

    March 11, 2020. Brampton, ON. Instructor: Murray LeGris. Course Description: This course covers topographic and property information on engineering plans, the interrelationship of plan, profile and crosssection views, the horizontal and vertical alignment of a centerline, aerial photogrammetry, place coordinates, utility line crossings of highways, contours, calculating earthwork and the interpretation of right of way plans. Download...
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  • Feb 11 - Young Professionals Networking Social

    February 11, 2019. The Ballroom at 145 John Street (by Osgoode TTC subway station). We bowled, we chatted, we networked and we chowed down!  The event was open to all ages with free entry.  Good times!  
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  • Feb 13 - Golf Survey

    Responses due February 13, 2020. We are assessing our annual golf tournament event for planning purposes, and invite you to complete our short, one minute survey. Whether you are a past participant or a future golf tournament attendee, we would like to hear your opinion! Please contact our Golf Chair, Ben Van Reekum (benv@landsolutions.ca ) if you have any questions or comments. Thank you. Let's Do A Survey
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  • Feb 26 - Agricultural Valuation in Ontario

    February 26, 2020. Mississauga, ON. Speaker: Lisa Campbell. This presentation was created as an introduction to agricultural real estate valuation in Ontario, and focuses on the following elements:  Ontario’s general agricultural industry layout from a geographical perspective, comments regarding potential for environmental contamination on agricultural property, the basis of agricultural real estate valuation, a brief introduct...
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  • Nov 21 - Course 703: Real Property/Asset Management

    November 21, 2019.  Newmarket, ON.  Course Description:  This intensive course is designed to teach participants the necessary skills and knowledge to introduce and implement an asset management program within an organization. Asset management is the comprehensively planned management of a diverse portfolio of real estate for the optimum use of available assets. Participants will explore the comprehensively planned manag...
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  • ​Feb 20 - Course 802C - Legal Aspects of Easements

    February 20, 2020. Ottawa, ON. Hosted by IRWA Chapter 63! Instructor: Ryan Seymore from the City of Fredricton. In this course, terminology and concepts are brought to life with examples and exercises. By gaining a thorough understanding of all relevant legal considerations, right of way professionals become better equipped to avoid future problems in the appraisal, acquisition and management of easements. This course is being held p...
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  • ​Feb 21 - Winter Symposium - Bridging the Gap

    February 21, 2020. Ottawa, ON. Hosted by IRWA Chapter 63! Featuring a variety of experts on multiple subjects!  Check out the Agenda and our lineup.  Registration information is also included. This one day conference follows a one day course on Feb 20th. Registration Form 2020 Agenda
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  • Luncheon: Hurontario LRT

    November 20, 2019. Mississauga, ON. Luncheon: Hurontario LRT, with guest speaker TIm Lai, Manager of Stakeholder Communications. Description: The Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project is a provincially-owned system and that will bring fast and reliable rapid transit to the cities of Mississauga and Brampton along the Hurontario corridor. Hurontario LRT will provide 18 km of rapid transit with 19 stops on a dedicated right-of-wa...
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  • Chapter 63 Fall Education Symposium & Course 304:

    Fall Education Symposium & Course 304: When Agencies Collide October 24 to 25, 2019.  Kingston, ON.  Note from Kim Millar, President, Chapter 63:  Hi everyone, please find attached the Agenda and Registration Form for the upcoming IRWA Chapter 63 Fall Education Symposium to be held in Kingston on Friday October 25th.  Certification Credits are available. Take advantage of the discounted registration ...
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  • Course 200: Principles of Real Estate Negotiation

    October 10-11, 2019. Mississauga, ON. Course Description: This two-day course focuses on a unique blend of the communication skills associated with successful, real-world right of way negotiations. With an emphasis on the practical as opposed to the theoretical, participants will explore their own negotiation skills, habits and styles with the goal of improving settlement rates of right of way acquisitions. Please register as per the vario...
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  • The Valuation of Partial Acquisitions

    October 22-25, 2019. Course 421C: The Valuation of Partial Acquisitions (Canadian). Mississauga, ON. Course Description: Participants will learn how to determine and appraise the larger parcel, techniques for appraising the part acquired, identifying and measuring various types of damages and how to value the remainder after acquisitions. The course introduces ways to handle special benefits and explores the before and after a...
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  • 2019 IRWA Golf Tournament

    Dear Chapter Members,  On Wednesday September 18th, 2019, IRWA Chapter 29 will be holding its annual Golf Tournament at Braeben Golf Course. The International Right of Way Association is a non-profit organization committed to providing specialized education and training programs in the right of way field. IRWA is the unsurpassed source of right of way educational programs and professional services worldwide. In an effort to make t...
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  • Course 603C: Understanding Enviro. Contamination in Real Estate

    September 19, 2019. Sleeping Giant Provincial Park (Ranger Lodge). Pass Lake, Ontario, District of Thunder Bay. Instructor: Gordon E. MacNair, SR/WA, AACI, P.App.  Contact the Course Coordinator, Katherine Hamilton, at Katherine-home@tbaytel.netor call/text 807-628-2798. Online registration available.  Download the detailed brochure. Description: This course is geared toward right of way professionals who may face the iss...
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  • Northern Initiative Retreat

    September 20, 2019. Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Pass Lake, ON. Join our northerly colleagues in a discussion of the following topics: Wataynikaneyap Power Project Update: Community Readiness & Training, Thunder Bay & Tourism, Connecting Remote First Nation Communities to the Ontario Power Grid; Northwestern Ontario: A Mining Powerhouse; Supercomm Industries Update. Sponsorships are greatly appreciated! Thanks in advan...
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  • ​Expropriation from a Non-Legal Perspective (Free Lunch)

    Friday, June 21, 2019 (11:45 AM to 1:30 PM).  Friday, June 21, 2019 (11:45 AM to 1:30 PM). Location: C Banquets, 300 City Centre Drive, 12th Fl, across from Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga, ON. Please join us for our last Chapter luncheon until Fall 2019! Sandy Grigg, SR/WA will be presenting his perspective at this free luncheon for members! Don't miss out on this controversial conversation!  To Register Click ...
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  • Course 102: Elevating Your Ethical Awareness

    April 25, 2019.  Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON.  Course Description:  This course is intended to help resolve ethics and compliance issues by providing the information, tools and resources necessary to make good decisions. Participants will leave this course with an overview of IRWA’s Code of Conduct, Rules and Standards. These are what guide us and provide an understanding of how to apply this knowledge in serving our clients a...
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  • Course 213: Conflict Management

    May 17, 2019.  Mississauga, ON.   Course Description:  This course presents specific methods for reaching collaborative solutions and minimizing negative aspects of conflict while maximizing benefits of resolving conflict. During this course, participants will learn how effective conflict management can open doors to healthier workplace relationships and more productive working relationships with both property owners as...
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  • Course 303: Managing the Consultant Process

    April 24-25, 2019. Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON. Course Description: This course is designed to provide participants with a step-by-step understanding of the process of selecting and monitoring consultants. Participants will become aware of the issues and concerns of both agencies and consultants through the discussion of practical applications. Current trends are for Departments of Transportation, local public agencies and other government...
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  • Course 804: Skills of Expert Testimony

    March 21, 2019, Toronto. Thank you, Guillaume, for facilitating the course.  Course description: the situations faced by the expert witnesses are analyzed through the extensive use of simulations based on actual cases, creating a unique learning situation.  Topics include: what to consider when hiring a witness and when accepting an assignment, how to handle discovery and exchange of information, what you need to know a...
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  • See You Next Week in Niagara-on-the-Lake (April 18, 2019)

    April 18, 2019 See You Next Week in Niagara-on-the-Lake It is finally here, next week at the Queens Landing. Enjoy a course and stay over for the Chapter 29 Spring Education Seminar. Why not come to the Thursday night Social that is always very popular being held in the Atrium Room? Stay over night and be there early for the 0730 registration and breakfast for the Seminar in the Grand Georgian Room. The hotel rate stays in affec...
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  • Spring Education Seminar

    April 26, 2019. Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON. Post-Event Information: The below two PDF presentations are password-protected, for Members access.   Please see your e-mail dated August 2nd, or contact righton@irwachapter29.org.   Presentation: Potential Pitfalls and Lessons Learned about Environmental Due Diligence by Imshun Je Presentation: Utility Engineering and SUE Understanding the impact on the ROW ...
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  • SR/WA-C Study Session & Exam (Canadian)

    April 23-25, 2019. Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON. Course Description:  This three-day seminar is designed to prepare Candidates to take the SR/WA Comprehensive Examination by reviewing the six (6) core disciplines of the right of way profession. It is intended to allow participants to brush up on areas in which they may have limited experience or knowledge. The Comprehensive Exam (Canadian version) will be administered at the conclusion o...
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  • Young Professional's Networking Event

    February 28, 2019 - 5:30 pm to 7:30pm.  Toronto, ON.  Thanks for joining us at Chapter 29's YP Networking Event at Hot House Restaurant and Bar (35 Church Street).  Appetizers courtesy of Chapter 29!  Are you interested in learning what is a Young Professional?  What is the IRWA?  What is Chapter 29 all about?  Or perhaps you wish to network with likeminded individuals?  Feel free...
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  • Course 218

    Right of Way Acquisition for Electrical Transmission Projects. October 18-19, 2018 Brampton, ON. Instructor:  Gord MacNair / Oct. 18-19 / Location:  Brampton City Hall, 2 Wellington Street West, Brampton, ON L6Y 4R2
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  • Fall Golf Tournament

    September 24, 2018.    Braeben Golf Club.  Mississauga, ON.  After consultation with the membership regarding their thoughts and expectations for the annual tournament, this year's organizer, Ben, arranged the event in Mississauga. Great networking opportunity and fun times, as always! Feedback for future golfing events is always appreciated.
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  • Holiday Luncheon

    December 5, 2018 - 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Cost: $40 for members, $45 for non-members plus applicable taxes. Topic: Catching Up; Expropriation to Correct Existing Situations  The presentation will focus on expropriations and related claims where authorities are required to expropriate an interest in land to accommodate ‘trespassing’ infrastructure which has already been constructed.   Speaker: Guillaume Lavicto...
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  • Networking Night

    October 25, 2018. Toronto, ON. On Thursday, October 28th, the Chapter hosted a networking night at C.C. Lounge in Toronto, Ontario. Complimentary treats for members, with the option of inviting a guest for free. Thanks to our VP, Sarah, for organizing the event.
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  • Spring Seminar

    May 4, 2018 (Niagara Falls, ON) - The Chapter presented the annual spring education seminar in Niagara Falls, ON, organized by the President Elect (Chris Dietrich).  Thank you to the following speakers for volunteering their time:   Randall Bell, PhD, MBA, MAI Director, Landmark Research Group, LLC  - Real Estate Damage Economics The Honourable Lisa Raitt, MPP Deputy Leader of the Official Opposition, Conservative Party...
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