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Chapter Chair: Adrianna Warnica CRA, P.App,

Co-Chair: Gaston Denomme CRA, P.App

Co-Chair: Emily McMillin, CRA, P.App

Treasurer:  Kristina Smith, Candidate Member

Secretary/Support to Chairpersons:  Meegan Scanlon, Candidate Member

Next Event | Tuesday October 05, 2021 | 11:00 AM EDT


Huronia Chapter Meeting

Date: Tuesday October 05, 2021 

Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00PM EDT

Credit(s): 1 CPD Credit

SESSION TOPIC: Ecological Gifts Program
(Information and Guidelines for Appraisers)
Canada’s Ecological Gifts Program offers significant tax benefits to landowners who donate land or a partial interest in land to a qualified recipient. Recipients ensure that the land’s biodiversity and environmental heritage are conserved in perpetuity.
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(You must RSVP – only those who RSVP will receive the ZOOM link for meeting access)
David D. Babineau
AACI, Fellow
Laura Kucey Mark Bisset
David has been a member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) since 1980 and has been in private practice since then. 
He served on various AIC committees including Investigating, Adjudicating and Appeal. Certified presenter of the Professional Practice (Standards) Seminar. 
After serving as a member of Environment Canada’s Ecological Gifts Program Appraisal Review Panel since 2006, David was named as Chair of the Appraisal Review Panel in 2014. The panel is responsible for the review of all appraisals submitted to the Ecological Gifts Program from across Canada and for making the recommendation to the Minister as to the determination of Fair Market Value. It is a challenging, but rewarding role. 
Laura Kucey is the Ontario Regional Coordinator for the Ecological Gifts Program. She has worked with land trusts and conservation organizations on over 250 private land donations in Ontario. Laura spent five years working for the province on biodiversity and Great Lakes initiatives before joining Environment and Climate Change Canada in 2010 as the Species at Risk Consultations Biologist. Taking on the EGP Coordinator role reconfirmed her love for protecting natural spaces with the conservation community. Mark Bisset is the executive director of The Couchiching Conservancy. For more than 12 years he has led a team of staff and volunteers that has helped protect thousands of acres of important natural habitat in the Orillia region and built upon a record that makes it one of the leading land trusts in Ontario. Mark has played a leadership role on the Carden Plain, in the development of The Land Between and Copeland Forest Friends. He was a member of the Board of Governors for the Ontario Land Trust Alliance for four years and continues to work closely with the organization. Prior to joining the land trust movement, Mark spent 25 years working in the media, much of that time as managing editor of The Orillia Packet & Times.
A screenshot of the Huronia Chapter Meeting held via zoom on Thursday February 25, 2021. Over 50 members attended!