The Ontario Association of Property Standards Officers is the leading professional association for the field of Property Standards.

The purpose of the Association is to provide training to municipal personnel engaged in the administration or the enforcement of legislation governing the maintenance, occupancy, repair and improvement of property and the environment.

The Association has representation from municipalities and Government agencies from across Ontario. This representation provides our members with a diverse range of experience to draw upon.

Recent News and Highlights

President’s Message: Election Cancellation

May 14, 2020


President’s message:


I would like to take this opportunity to update our membership on what your Board has been diligently working on since my last message.  As you are aware we have had to cancel this years Annual Training Session. We are confident that the 2021 Training session will take place at the same venue at Fanshawe College in London. In the meantime the Board has certain responsibilities to fulfill the Associations obligations as per our bylaw.

The Board has made the decision to not hold elections this year. This decision was made due to the nature of the election process and so that it would be fair to the entire membership for those that wanted to run for election but could not attend a physical meeting.  The decision was made that some of the existing Board members will extend their term and remain on for one more year. The Board will carry out elections as per usual at the 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM).  Please refer to the website for the current Board of Directors and their committees. 


In order to fulfill the requirement of holding an AGM the Board is looking at holding it during the fall Regional Conference.  If the social distancing restrictions are still in effect, the Board will look at potentially hosting the AGM electronically.

Please keep checking back to our website and Facebook page for up to date information.

The Board of Directors of the Ontario Association of Property Standards Officers would like to wish all the members a safe and healthy summer.   



Philip Cassata, B.A.A. (Hons), C.M.M. III Executive, C.P.S.0

Instructors Wanted!!

INSTRUCTORS WANTED!! OAPSO is currently recruiting instructors for its legal and investigation and construction components.


The Education and Training Committee is seeking motivated and dedicated individuals to become new instructors.


If you:


    - Have a thorough knowledge and enthusiasm for your subject

    - Understand the mission statement of OAPSO and believe in delivering a consistent message

    - Are current in your field and are able to update training materials to keep topics relevant


We may have the perfect opportunity for you! Make a difference, by Joining our knowledgeable experienced instructors, and be part of shaping and guiding the next generation of Property Standards Officers.


Are you ready to put your teaching skills to use? If so, we have an eager audience waiting to benefit from your knowledge and experience!


This is a volunteer position. Expenses involving mileage, food and accommodations are reimbursed by OAPSO upon approval by the General Secretary.


The requirements are as follows:

      - Consistency of message - Instructors that understand the mission statement of OAPSO. 

      - Current in their field - Updating material to keep topics current and relevant. 

      - Commitment - Attend the ATS, Dedicated training as needed, education meetings and  travelling across Ontario as required.

      - Excellent Communication, Interpersonal and Presentation skills.

      - Thorough knowledge and understanding of their topic of instruction and enthusiasm for the subject.

      - Experience in a classroom environment preferable.

      - Ability to take feedback and constructive criticism.

      - C.P.S.O designation is recommended.

      - 5-10 years experience in property standards enforcement.

      - Written approval/support by employer authorizing their participation as an instructor. 


Any inquiries can be made to Allison Henshall.

2021 Annual Training Seminar

2021 Annual Training Seminar​

Applications for the 2021 ATS will be available online October 1, 2020


Please note that there has been an update to the 2021 Annual Training Seminar.

Click the button below to be directed to the 2021 Annual Training Seminar. 

The Property Standards Newsletter - Summer 2020

The Summer 2020 Edition of The Property Standards Newsletter is now available. 

Please click the button below to view The Property Standard.

2020 Memberships Are Now Due

Your 2020 OAPSO Membership is now due.


Please ensure that you apply for or renew your membership as soon as possible so that you can take advantage of membership rates on training through OAPSO and so you can vote at the AGM.

Click the button below to be directed to the Membership Page. 

Impacted by Bill 204? New to Property Standards?

Find out how the Ontario Association of Property Standards Officers can help. 


  • Drafting a Property Standards By-law

  • Property Standards Appeal Committee Implementation

  • Training on Property Standards Enforcement Processes

  • Balancing the Interests of Complainants with the Rights of Property Owners

  • General Support and Advice

To find out more, please click the button below.

Property Standards Appeal Committee Training

The Ontario Association of Property Standards Officers provides Property Standards Appeal Committee Training.

Training includes information about the Building Code Act, Property Standards, the investigative process, powers and responsibilities of an officer, duties of the committee, appeal format, powers of the committee, and communicating committee decisions.


For more information about Property Standards Appeal Committee Training, please contact Director Stephen Jamieson.

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