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

January 7, 2021

Dear Members,

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome back and wish the Board of Directors and our membership a very Happy New Year!


I hope you and your families have had a safe and enjoyable holiday season.

With the ending of a difficult year 2020, I am looking forward to a more prosperous year ahead of us, with hopes of a sense of normality, security and assurances to ensue.

Your Board of Directors have returned from a well deserved break and are back to working hard for the membership and preparing for the 2021 Annual Training Session that we hope will take place this year. We are finalizing details and arrangements and would like to thank the membership again for another training session that has reached capacity.

Thank you for your ongoing support of OAPSO!

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




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

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.

Annual Training Seminar

2021 ATS Cancelled!

The 2021 ATS has been cancelled. The ATS committee tried to reschedule it for August; unfortunately, the college was not able to confirm any other dates in 2021. The ATS committee is currently looking at smaller single training seminars to be held later in the fall. The only people that will be available to attend these training seminars are the ones currently registered for the ATS. Refunds are available for should you wish to give up your spot, but you will forfeit your spot to someone on the waiting list.


Should you require a refund please contact our treasurer.

The Property Sandard Newsletter - New Edition Available!

The Property Standard is looking for articles and authors!!

We at OAPSO understand that connecting now is difficult. Our world has moved from handshakes to elbow bumps, from in-class learning to online meetings, so we are doing our best to keep our membership informed, but we would like your help. OAPSO is looking for articles for our newsletter.


We are asking frontline staff to write about their expertise in any area, experiences whether good or bad, or really anything that they think will benefit our community. We are encouraging managers and supervisors to embolden their staff to put something together.


For their efforts OAPSO will be sending out swag to both the author and the manager/supervisor that supported it. We may not be able to share our stories and knowledge in person right now, but that doesn’t have to prevent us from helping each other out.


If you have an article you would like to submit please contact Director Dave Chatwell.

Click the button below for The Property Standard - Spring 2021 Edition. 

Membership Fees

Your 2021 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

Membership has its privileges! 

OAPSO Members now Qualify for 15% Discount on Home and Auto Insurance

OAPSO has entered into an agreement with Cowan Insurance Group for a 15% discount on home and Auto insurance. Click the button below for more details.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Director Alex Wray.

Passing of Yvon Cousineau

In Memory of a Friend and Colleague

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Yvon Cousineau. Our thoughts and Sympathies are with his family, friends, and all the people whose life was touched by Yvon.


Below you can find the In Memoriam.