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Industry Advisory Council - Call for Nominations

Nominations for the Industry Advisory Council are now open!

The Industry Advisory Council (IAC) is a sub-committee of the Stakeholder Committee of the Board of Directors of Tarion, and new advisory council,  who will and provide ongoing advice on proposed operation, policy or other changes impacting the new home construction sector.

The purpose of the IAC is to:

  • Act as an advisory body who provides ongoing advice from a regulated industry perspective on proposed Tarion operational and policy-related matters and changes.
  • Provide builder/vendor external expertise, and personal perspective/experience to proposed policy-related matters and changes on the regulated industry.
  • Identify topics to be considered for potential policy discussions that would enhance consumer confidence in purchasing a new home, new home warranty protection, and/or provide benefits to Ontario new home purchasers.

Composition

The Industry Advisory Council will be comprised of individuals who are new home builders or new home builder employees with relevant expertise including in sales/marketing or after sales/warranty service. 

To the extent possible, the specific composition will take into consideration a balancing of new home builder perspectives and will endeavour to provide representation from small and medium size builders, as well as representation from various regions in the province. Taking into consideration the balance of these factors, the specific composition of Council should strive to include:

  • At least two new home builders of condominium dwelling units who have experienced Ontario’s new home warranty and protection program framework;
  • At least three new home builders of freehold homes who have experienced with Ontario’s new home warranty and protection program framework;
  • A senior sales/marketing executive employed by a builder who has expertise in sales and executing agreements of purchase and sale; and
  • A senior customer service executive employed by a builder who has expertise in after sales/warranty service. 

Council members are expected to:

  • Have the ability to serve for a minimum of two years and eligible to be appointed for up to six years (e.g., three, two-year terms);
  • Attend a minimum of four meetings that take place each year in person or virtually;
  • Participate in special requests for work engaging Council in part or in whole, whether initiated by the Chair, by the Stakeholder Committee or by Management under direction of the Committee outside of the pre-scheduled meetings;
  • Act bearing in mind the public interest mandate of Ontario’s New Home Warranty Program, and not with a view to the best interests of any particular stakeholder (including new home builders) or to personal interests; 
  • Read and sign a Confidentiality Agreement and Conflict of Interest Declaration before assuming a position on the Council, and attest to compliance with the foregoing annually thereafter; and,
  • Have his/her/their Council membership and relevant background published on the Corporation’s website.

Qualifications

Each Member of the Council shall possess a Building Sector Competency in either Freehold Homes or Condominiums.  Building Sector Competency is defined as:

  • Freehold Homes - having worked for a registered vendor or builder of freehold homes in a role that involved the arranging for, managing or undertaking the construction, sale, or after-sale warranty and customer service management of a freehold home (including custom or contract homes); or 
  • Condominiums - having worked for a registered vendor or builder of condominiums in a role that involved arranging for, managing, or undertaking the construction of a new condominium dwelling unit and common elements, or selling or transferring the condominium dwelling unit and common elements, or managing the after sales warranty and customer service management of such units.

The Stakeholder Committee is particularly interested in candidates with the following knowledge and expertise:

  • Possess attributes necessary to the effective functioning of the Council including independent thinking, orientation towards consensus, communication and teamwork skills;
  • Personal commitment to devote the time necessary to perform the responsibilities of a Industry Advisory Council Member;
  • Previous advisory council or public policy experience is an asset; and
  • Persons who demonstrate credibility, integrity and high ethical standards in business dealings and personal affairs.

To Apply - please submit a letter of intent and your resume by February 24, 2021 to stakeholderrelations@tarion.com.

All cover letters and resumes will be reviewed by the Stakeholder Committee, and candidates should be prepared to make themselves available for further discussion in early March.

We thank all applicants in advance, however only those selected for consideration will be contacted.  For more information about the role and nomination process – please contact us at stakeholderrelations@tarion.com.

Tarion is committed to equity. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, gender, background or disability. Tarion is also committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner, and will do so by preventing and removing barriers to accessibility and meeting accessibility requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Accommodation is available for applicants with disabilities in our recruitment processes.

  

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