While 2020 was an extraordinary year full of challenges unlike we’ve ever faced before, we would like to thank our partners and stakeholders for our ongoing collaboration. Together we’ve been able to continue to deliver on our core activities to property owners and municipalities under difficult circumstances.
As we move into 2021, we continue to look for new opportunities to work differently, including by engaging virtually through new Industry Advisory Group (IAG) subcommittees. We will also be resuming our annual Property Income and Expense Return program, which was deferred in 2020 in recognition of the ongoing challenges business owners and industries were facing. While no announcements have been made about the next Assessment Update at this time, we will share information with you as soon as it becomes available.
In November 2020, we paused field work and in-person appointments at our field offices in regions subject to ‘red – control’ and ‘grey – lockdown’ measures. All field work is currently paused during the provincial shutdown. Our team continues to be available to take calls and assist property owners online.
To those of you who have participated in our IAG meetings, thank you for sharing your valuable insights.
Greg Martino, M.I.M.A.
Vice-President and Chief Valuation & Standards Officer