Mission Statement

OBIAA, through membership, represents, supports and encourages business improvement areas to increase their effectiveness and their contribution to the economic, cultural and social well-being of communities in Ontario.

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Our Membership

We’re continuing to improve the economic, cultural and social well-being of communities.

Our membership consists of BIAs of all sizes, some with memberships of less than 100 members to those with over 500 members, and BIAs with budgets of less than $20K to those with budgets of over $1M.

We are committed to keeping membership costs as low as possible while continuing to provide value for your membership dollar through value added items such as the sharing of best practices, facilitating an invaluable information network for members, and providing government advocacy at the Provincial level.

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Sharing Best Practices

We recognize the power of networking, the strength in numbers and the value of sharing common concerns and finding resolutions specific to our individual communities.

Training & Workshops

As part of helping to build stronger BIAs we offer training in a wide range of topics. These include Governance and Accessibility. We also work with our partners to provide Professional Development and other workshops.

Member Needs Assistance

OBIAA can work with your municipality to provide support and guidance. Members have full access to the OBIAA website and links to templates and documents.  Best Practices assistance and information is provided through a member-only web portal.

Government Best Practices

We represent our members’ best interests at the highest level of Provincial Government. OBIAA has four Ministry Liaisons on the Board from the Ministries of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Culture and Tourism, and Economic Development and Growth.

Professional Development and Networking

As part of helping build stronger BIA’s, we offer training in a wide range of topics, directly through OBIAA or through our partners. These include Governance and Accessibility. We can provide networking opportunities with suppliers, municipalities, other BIA members and staff through relationships made at Conference, via our website and social media.

Elected Board of Directors

OBIAA Board members are elected in April to a 2 year term. The board consists of Executive Directors, Managers, Board Members and Stakeholders of BIAs from cities and towns across the province and includes Provincial Government Liaisons.

OBIAA Executive

The board is made up of members from across the province.

Interested in joining the Board or know someone who you would like to Nominate? Elections are held every three years and are voted on by our members at the annual conference.

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Sue McDowell

President

Fallsview BIA

Niagara Falls, ON

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Craig Stevens

Vice President

Downtown Barrie BIA

Barrie, ON

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Marty Williams

Secretary

Downtown Guelph BA

Guelph, ON

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Susan Nicholson

Treasurer

Downtown Collingwood BIA

Collingwood, ON

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Ellen Timms

Past President

Port Credit BIA

Mississauga, ON

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Virginia Armstrong

Director

Tillsonburg BIA

Tillsonburg, ON

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JOCELYNE FLEMING CLANCY

Director At Large

Streetsville BIA

Mississauga, ON

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PEGGY DUCHARME

Director At Large

Downtown Rideau BIA

Ottawa, ON

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Rob Hunter

Rob Hunter

Director At Large

Municipality of South Dundas

Morrisburg, ON

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John Kiru

Director

Toronto Association of BIAs

Toronto, ON

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Kenna Kozak

Director

Scugog Chamber of Commerce

Port Perry, ON

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Andrew Marks

Director

City of Timmins

Timmins, ON

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Ann Sargent

Director

Bronte BIA

Oakville, ON

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