For the second consecutive year,
Tarion will webcast its Annual Public Meeting, providing unprecedented access
to residents across the province, including new home buyers and new home
owners, who have an interest in Tarion’s work.
The webcast APM will be held May 30, 2017 from
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Tarion, the province’s not-for-profit
consumer protection organization that administers the new home warranty and
regulates new home builders, will provide an update on policies and processes
over the last year. The Tarion
Ombudsperson will also be present.
After a formal presentation, an extended
live question and answer period will be conducted.
Stakeholders from across the province can
to participate in the APM. Questions can
be submitted via email during the webcast and sent in advance of the meeting by
Tarion held its first-ever webcast APM last
year and subsequently won an Honourable Mention from PR Daily's 2016 Corporate
Social Responsibility Awards for organizational transparency.
"When we decided to hold a virtual
Annual Public Meeting in 2016, we believed it was an important and progressive
way to make the meeting more accessible to all Ontarians, not just those within
driving distance of the event," says Howard Bogach, President and CEO of
Tarion. "The event was a terrific success, and we are looking forward to a
similar response for this year’s APM.”
Last year’s webcast drew registrations from
more than 1,600 people from across the province: from Thunder Bay to Timmins;
Sarnia to Niagara Falls; Kington to Ottawa; and dozens of towns and cities in
The organization received more than 275
pre-event question submissions from homeowners about the warranty and Tarion processes. Tarion staff followed up with over 200
homeowners directly and more than 30 questions were answered during the
The webcast was also recorded and then
posted to Tarion's YouTube channel.
Since then the recording has been viewed more than 850 times.
As part of its Accountability Agreement
with the provincial government, Tarion holds an Annual Public Meeting (APM) to
give interested stakeholders valuable updates on the organization and the
opportunity to ask management a variety of questions. Tarion has held Annual
Public Meetings since 2010.
This year, members of Tarion’s leadership
team will respond to a combination of pre-submitted and live questions during
the web conference. A team of Warranty Services Representatives will also be on
hand to follow-up on individual questions about the warranty.
Invitations to attend the 2017 Annual
Public Meeting will be emailed to all consumers and builders registered through
MyHome and BuilderLink.
Click here to register for Tarion's 2017 Annual Public Meeting.
For more information, contact:
Senior Manager, Strategic Communications