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Golden Horseshoe Chapter Regional Meetings

As has been shared in recent newsletters, TSSA is transforming the way they work and you have an opportunity to provide your feedback. HRAI is working closely with TSSA and the Ontario Chapter Presidents to ensure HRAI members are aware of and adding their input to the significant changes at TSSA. 

To date, TSSA have met with members in the National Capital Region (Dec. 4) and in the GTA (Nov. 29).  Both presentations garnered significant discussion and input from members to the TSSA representatives in attendance.

Given the important relationship between TSSA and those in the HVACR sector, and the changes TSSA is proposing your participation and feedback is crucial.

The goals of these consultations are:

  • To inform our members as much as possible about TSSA’s changes, and
  • To give you the opportunity to provide your input. 

Speakers and the topics to be covered include:

  • Phil Simeon, Director, Regulatory Policy:
    • New Business Model: TSSA is working to redesign its existing business model including examining its current fee structure for all its activities. 
    • Modern Regulator: TSSA’s is moving towards more proactively promoting a culture of safety and compliance. A key aspect of this change is an increase in analysis of available data to identify organizations that most need the help and education regarding compliance and to identify devices with higher safety risks. 
    • Sandra Cooke, P.Eng. Ombudsman:
      • Ombudsman and Whistle Blower Policy: Members were reminded that TSSA has an Ombudsman Officer. This role exists to assist stakeholders in resolving or addressing any issue prior to initiating more formalized processes.
      • The local TSSA inspector in the area.

The date for the Golden Horseshoe Regional meeting is tentatively booked as follows:
Date: Thursday  January 16, 2020
Location: The Innsville in Stoney Creek (1143 Highway 8).   

Time:  Doors open at 4:30 pm, Dinner served at 5:00 pm with the presentation starting at 6:00 pm.

Registration:  Pre-registration is required by e-mailing to Megan Campigotto at: megan@arvinair.com

Meetings in the other areas will be confirmed within the next few weeks.

For more information, contact Scott Papp, Manager Membership & Divisional Programs at 1-800-267-2231 ext. 233 or e-mail: spapp@hrai.ca.