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Chapter Spotlight: IIBEC Southern Ontario Chapter

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February 9, 2021

Chapter Spotlight:  IIBEC Southern Ontario Chapter

What geographical region do you serve?

Southern Ontario and Atlantic Canada

What events does your chapter have coming up? 

Golf Tournament – June 16, 2021

We will be hosting various webinars throughout 2021, providing    current and up-to-date technical and practical education sessions for our members. These would typically be carried out in person by way of  a breakfast seminar or a Lunch and Learn, however, we have adapted the platform to that of a webinar to ensure we are providing our members with relevant information and learning opportunities while abiding by the local government restrictions on in-person activities due to COVID-19.

Click here for registration information

How many cumulative years of experience do you have on your board?

The current IIBEC Southern Ontario Chapter’s board of directors represents over 300 years of experience!  Some of our board members are among the top executives in their organization.

In your opinion, what was the most successful event that your chapter has hosted in the past few years?

Our most successful event was the Christmas Luncheon held in December 2019.  We hosted

over 200 members and had a total of nine corporate sponsors.  A special video was actually produced which highlighted the chapter’s success over the past few years.







Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the 2021 Christmas Luncheon scheduled for December 9, 2021!

Does your chapter donate to or support any local charities? 

Yes!  The IIBEC Southern Ontario Chapter supports several charities, most recently including Habitat for Humanity, the Childhood Cancer Foundation, and the RCI-IIBEC Foundation.

To support Habitat for Humanity, we sold gingerbread house kids at our annual Christmas Luncheon.  To support the Childhood Cancer Foundation, we provided them a hole at our golf tournament to set up their charity drive.

Industry advocacy is a universal initiative.  Are you currently working on any advocacy issues for your members?

Our chapter has recently formed a new advocacy committee to help provide a greater voice for building enclosure consultants within our industry.

All of our members are the backbone of our organization, but do you have any who just seem to stand out? 

Yes, and everyone knows who he is!  Jean-Guy Levaque has long been an outstanding and exemplary member of IIBEC and IIBEC Southern Ontario Chapter.  He has always dedicated his time to the development and advocacy of IIBEC whether on the International Board (a past president) or providing mentorship to local professionals.  He is a strong leader whom younger building enclosure consultants are fortunate to have the ability learn from.


2021 Board of Directors:

President:  Allen Lyte

Vice President:  Kevin Voorberg

Treasurer:  Meagan Kikuta

Secretary:  Adam Gotfraind

Immediate Past President:  Denis Theriault

Education Director:  Anthony Franchino

Membership Director:  Lora Bourck

Advocacy Director:  France Sigouin

Marketing Director:  TBD

Social Director:  Jay Cambell

Industry Director:  John Mills

Maritime Branch Director:  Gary Hamilton

Director at Large:  Blair Gamracy

Director at Large:  Rick Shaw

Director at Large:  Shawn Irani

Don’t miss our monthly edition of IIBEC Chapter News covering even more information about upcoming and recent events held by the IIBEC’s Affiliated Chapters. 



Are you interested in getting involved with a chapter or starting a chapter or branch?  Please reach out to Manager of Region and Chapter Relations Tara Cottle for more information.