President's Message

Ontario Association of Property Standards Officers' President Philip Cassata

Dear Members:

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all the OAPSO members and Directors a Happy New Year!


I have been meeting with some of our directors to go over their portfolio status and preparing for the 2020 ATS. It appears everything is on schedule and I am excited and looking forward to this years ATS.


I have been busy representing OAPSO at the OMMI, the Prosecutors' Association, AMCTO, and with our newest working affiliate Rentsafe. Being part of Rentsafe will provide the opportunity for individuals and municipalities to recognize the need for safe housing, and provide an educational platform for residents, tenants, property owners and enforcement agencies to utilize the expertise of OAPSO.


Your Board Members are hard at working preparing and finalizing the details for the 2020 ATS. As is the case every year, OAPSO is limited to the quantity of participants due the facilities restrictions put in place. Part 1 reached capacity within 2 weeks of being posted! We have had to increase the Part 1 class size to accommodate the high demand. Part 2 and Part 3 are both full as well. 


We are committed to provide the best possible experience to our participants this year through our education, training platforms, networking and events planned throughout the year. The fact that our Annual Training Session reaches capacity every year is an indicator that Property Standards Training and the C.P.S.O. designation is a high priority for employers and is held in high regard within the profession.


I look forward to seeing many familiar faces return to continue with their training and ongoing achievement of their C.P.S.O designation and having the opportunity to meet our newest members.


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

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