Dear Affiliate Members,
I want to thank our board for the dedication and many hours of volunteering. Without them there would be no OIBA.
As we close in on our 20th year of the new millennium, we as brokers and business people continue to work hard to adjust and stay on top of our evolving environment. Technology and amalgamation has changed the landscape of our industry and in order to stay relevant only those that can adapt will continue to flourish.
These struggles are just as predominant for our association. We have been around for over 100 years, but we can no longer stay idle, we need to continue to adapt and grow in this new environment to stay relevant and to be your voice for another 100 years.
Our strategic planning meeting this year had one purpose. To look at what we do well, what needs improvement and what can we do that is new. We came out with some great ideas and I trust that you’ll take full advantage of what we will present to you over the next year.
We aim to stay true to our mission:
To ensure the prominence of our members and the long term success of the Independent Broker Channel through networking opportunities, information sharing, political advocacy and involvement in local community initiatives.
I want to thank all the members for their continued support in making this the best affiliate in Ontario.