AOLS In Sight 
Issue 7
April 2017
In This Issue
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by Julia Savitch, Program Manager

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April Webinar:  The Life Cycle of an Investment Plan

The next AOLS webinar will take place on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 12:00-1:00 pm and will talk about " The Life Cycle of an Investment Plan".

This webinar will be presented by  Julie Brough, Executive Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Logan Wealth Management, whom many of you might have met in the Exhibit Hall at the National Surveyors' Conference in March.

This session is designed to help people better use the tools available in Canada to maximize the value of their savings. Financial success comes from doing a lot of little things right. We will discuss ideas on using the different tax rules relating to account types while accumulating assets. The session will evaluate the tools available for saving, such as a TFSA and an RRSP and evaluate when and how to best use each. It will then go on to discuss the impact that volatility in the rates of return earned on your investments has on your accumulation.

To round out the life cycle, we will examine ways to structure your retirement income, using the different account profiles available. Which assets should you use first? How does volatility in your investment returns impact the sustainability of your asset base while withdrawing? We will also evaluate the value of taking your Canada Pension Plan early versus deferring it until later.

Attending this webinar qualifies for 
1 Formal CPD hour.

Please note: The statements made and the views expressed in this webinar are those of the presenter and do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors. All copyright, trademark and Intellectual Property rights are reserved. For educational use only.

Gavin Lawrence's Award

Gavin Lawrence, OLS, CLS and AOLS Junior Councillor, was recently awarded the Assistant Deputy Minister's Merit Award 2015-2017 (pictured above) in recognition of his dedication and exceptional achievements. More specifically, this award acknowledges his efforts to build surveying capacity and the transfer of related knowledge within Indigenous communities. Whereas firms have conducted surveys using Band members in the past, this partnership between the Surveyor General Branch and a First Nation community aims to support the community by focusing on practical training, knowledge transfer and strengthening partnerships.

Article on Tulloch Engineering

The Canadian Business Journal had an article about Tulloch Engineering published under their "Business in Action" category in the April 2017 issue.

You can read the article at

A Case on CPD at Supreme Court of Canada

Last July, we had a webinar on "How to Avoid Being Disciplined or Sued" presented to us by  Richard Steinecke, a specialist in Regulated Professions. That webinar broke our attendance record with over 500 people registering for it!

Richard is the editor and writer of t he Grey Areas newsletter, which, along with its sister blog and Twitter feed, provides current information and analysis about the regulation of professions in Canada. Grey Areas is published monthly, the Regulation Pro Blog - weekly, and @SMLLawToronto - daily. Anyone can subscribe for free at

The last issue of the Grey Areas discussed and analyzed an unusual case:

"Last Thursday the Supreme Court of Canada did something unusual. It decided a case dealing with professional regulation. Even more unusual, the case dealt with something other than complaints and discipline. In fact, the case dealt with continuing professional development (CPD), a topic that has reached any court only a handful of times." Click here to continue reading.

UNB Geomatics Graduates Thank the Graduate Dinner Sponsors

The AOLS was one of the sponsors of the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Geomatics Engineering Graduate Dinner held on Friday, April 7, 2017. UNB geomatics graduates wish to thank all of the sponsors! (see the image above)

Geomatics Engineering is a  B.Eng. program at the UNB:  The AOLS gets many graduates of this program.  

Photo: UNB Geomatics Engineering Graduates 2017

Thank you to Justin Collett for submitting the photos. Justin is a UNB Geomatics Engineering Student and GUESS (Geomatic Undergraduate Engineering Student Society) President 2017.

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