MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 4, 2012 /CNW/ - The members of the Ontario
Association of Home Inspectors (OAHI) at the 2012 Annual General
Meeting on June 1, 2012 have appointed a Board of Directors from a
broad spectrum of Ontario regions. This represents a consortium of
interest in the Association and the profession of Home Inspection.
New and returning directors and officers of the Association are:
President Pam Sayne, RHI, Haliburton
Vice President Donald Beneteau, RHI, Windsor
Secretary Peter Weeks, RHI, Ottawa
Treasurer Kirk Iredale, RHI, Exeter
Past President, Robin Green, RHI, Oakville
Director Bruce McClure, RHI, Kitchener
Director David Cook, RHI, Stayner
Director David Leech, RHI, Meaford
Director Jaswinder Sidhu , RHI, Brampton
Pam Sayne becomes the new President of the Association. She brings a
diverse career and experience to her responsibilities as President.
With a graduate degree in education, and formal credentials in home
inspection and other diagnostic disciplines such as thermography and
energy auditing, Pam serves a diverse clientele of consumers, vendors,
owners and new home builders.
President Sayne commented proudly that:
"This is a Board I am particularly happy to work with as we are all
strongly focused on the interests of our members and the good of the
profession. The members of the Board clearly support responding to our
members and demanding the highest professional standards.
"As home inspectors, we all work very hard on behalf of our clients.
Inspectors of new construction have demonstrated their value in working
with new home buyers, builders and Tarion Warranty Corporation. As
directors, our job is to inform Ontario residents how our profession is
critical in the health and safety of homes and families. Our profession
is important for the preservation of our housing stock in Ontario and,
through the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors
(CAHPI) of which we are a member, across Canada.
"This profession has come a long way in the last 25 years. The Ontario
Association of Home Inspectors has built up an extremely rich
membership of experience and expertise. This growing expertise in the
profession creates high expectations of our organization in its
"The members of the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors are creating
consumer awareness - making it more difficult for anyone to just hang
up a shingle and claim to be a home inspector. Our 25th anniversary is
a landmark for the profession and our dedicated membership."
OAHI continues to enhance protection for consumers by supporting the
activities of the Ministries of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Consumer
Services, Labour and Training, Colleges and Universities to enhance
knowledge of its members in professional practice, building codes and
standards, and risk management; and continues to express the belief
that all home inspectors in Ontario should be formally qualified to
practice. For the first time, OAHI reached a new milestone by being
invited to participate with other professional, industry and regulatory
bodies on the advisory committee for the housing portion of the next
edition of the Ontario Building Code.
About the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors:
The OAHI was formed in 1987. In 1994, the OAHI became a self-regulating
professional body when the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors Act received royal assent, granting the OAHI the exclusive right to define
qualification requirements, regulate its members and grant the
designation "Registered Home Inspector" and "RHI" to qualified
practitioners in the Province of Ontario, under control of title. The
OAHI is dedicated to providing consumer protection by enhancing the
technical skills and professional practice of home inspectors, and
maintaining high professional standards through education and
SOURCE Ontario Association of Home Inspectors
For further information:
Pam Sayne, RHI, OAHI President
Ontario Association of Home Inspectors
416-256-0960 Toll Free 1-888-RHI-OAHI