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Committees and Advisory Groups

The Real Estate Council of BC has committees that carry out many of its regulatory responsibilities, as well as advisory groups that provide industry consultation and engagement opportunities.

Committees are established in RECBC’s Bylaws. Guided by approved terms of reference, they report to the Council on regulatory, governance and policy matters. Committees may include both Council members and non-Council member representation.

Advisory Groups assist in maintaining communication and cooperation on regulatory issues between RECBC, real estate industry professionals and other stakeholder groups.

RECBC may ask an Advisory Group to explore a regulatory issue relevant to the specific industry sector and report on its findings. An advisory group may also identify and advise on issues affecting real estate consumers and/or the regulation of the industry sector.  Advisory Groups include representation by one or more Council members.

For terms of reference and membership of committees and advisory groups, see below. If you have questions or require further information, please email [email protected]


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Committees

Show/Hide AnswerComplaints Committee

The Complaints Committee orders hearings to determine whether a licensee has committed professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming a licensee, pursuant to section 35 of the Real Estate Services Act.

 

Terms of Reference

Read the Complaints Committee’s Terms of Reference to learn more about the committee’s purpose, authority, duties and responsibilities.

 

Committee Members

The Complaints Committee is made up of a combination of Council members and industry professionals. The individuals who sit on this committee may vary.

Show/Hide AnswerConsent Order Review Committee

The Consent Order Review Committee ensures that consent orders result in fair and appropriate decisions, and either accepts, varies or rejects penalty recommendations.

 

Terms of Reference

Read the Consent Order Review Committee’s Terms of Reference to learn more about the committee’s purpose, authority, duties and responsibilities.

 

Committee Members

The Consent Order Review Committee is made up of a combination of Council members and industry professionals. The individuals who sit on this committee may vary.

Show/Hide AnswerEducation and Licensing Committee

The Education and Licensing Committee considers educational exemption requests, liaises with the Education Advisory Group to ensure RECBC is well-informed on educational issues, and researches and reports on issues affecting education and licensing.

 

Terms of Reference

Read the Education and Licensing Committee’s Terms of Reference to learn more about the committee’s purpose, authority, duties and responsibilities.

 

Committee Members

Members of the Education and Licensing Committee include:

  • Elain DuvallEx-Officio, Council Chair
  • Sandra Heath | Committee Chair, Council Member
  • Sukh Sidhu | Council Member
  • Ruth Hanson | Council Member
  • Maggie Chan | Council Member
  • Erin Seeley | Chief Executive Officer
  • Pamela Skinner | Vice President, Education and Licensing

Show/Hide AnswerExecutive Committee

The Executive Committee possesses and exercises all powers of the Council when the urgency or compulsion of issues and/or circumstances make it impractical or impossible to convene a timely meeting of Council as a whole to consider important matters.

 

Terms of Reference

Read the Executive Committee’s Terms of Reference to learn more about the committee’s purpose, authority, duties and responsibilities.

 

Committee Members

Members of the Executive Committee include:

  • Elain DuvallEx-Officio, Council Chair
  • Rob Gialloreto | Committee Chair, Council Vice-Chair

Show/Hide AnswerFinance and Audit Committee

The Finance and Audit Committee oversees the budget, financial reporting and management obligations of RECBC, identifying education and training for Council members, and providing advice to assist RECBC in meeting its fiduciary responsibilities.

 

Terms of Reference

Read the Finance and Audit Committee’s Terms of Reference to learn more about the committee’s purpose, authority, duties and responsibilities.

 

Committee Members

Members of the Finance and Audit Committee include:

  • Elain DuvallEx-Officio, Council Chair
  • Len Hrycan| Committee Chair, Council Member
  • Neal Nicholson | Council Member
  • Karen Ameyaw | Council Member
  • Mike Walker | Council Member
  • Blaire Chisholm | Council Member
  • Erin Seeley | Chief Executive Officer
  • Lisa Holst | Senior Director, Accounting and Audit

Show/Hide AnswerGovernance Committee

The Governance Committee assesses the governance practices and policies of RECBC, and makes recommendations on these matters.

 

Terms of Reference

Read the Governance Committee’s Terms of Reference to learn more about the committee’s purpose, authority, duties and responsibilities.

 

Committee Members

Members of the Governance Committee include:

  • Elain DuvallEx-Officio, Council Chair
  • Linda Allen | Committee Chair
  • Catherine Ludgate | Council Member
  • Yasin Amlani | Council Member
  • Len Hrycan | Council Member
  • Rob Gialloreto | Council Member
  • Erin Seeley | Chief Executive Officer
  • David Avren | Vice President, Legal Services and Compliance

Show/Hide AnswerPolicy and Legislative Consultation Committee

The Policy and Legislative Consultation Committee provides input and advice on legislative and policy matters, including proposed or potential changes to the Act, or regulations, rules or bylaws made under the Act, and related RECBC policies and procedures.

 

Terms of Reference

Read the Policy and Legislative Consultation Committee’s Terms of Reference to learn more about the committee’s purpose, authority, duties and responsibilities.

 

Committee Members

Members of the Policy and Legislative Consultation Committee include:

  • Elain DuvallEx-Officio, Council Chair, Committee Chair
  • Mike Walker | Council Member
  • Blaire Chisholm | Council Member
  • Karen Ameyaw | Council Member
  • Linda Allen | Council Member
  • Bruce Woolley, QC | Public Representative
  • David Peerless | Industry Representative

 

Advisory Groups

Show/Hide AnswerStrata Management Services Advisory Group

The purpose of the Strata Management Services Advisory Group is to support and enhance RECBC’s ability to regulate licensees and brokerages providing strata management services.

 

Terms of Reference 

Read the Strata Management Services Advisory Group’s Terms of Reference to learn more about the group’s purpose, authority, duties and responsibilities. 

 

Advisory Group Members

Members of the Strata Management Services Advisory Group include:

  • Yasin Amlani | Council Member
  • Tony Gioventu | Condominium Home Owners Association
  • Sean Ingraham | Industry Representative
  • Aaron Leung | Industry Representative
  • Tanya Millage | Industry Representative
  • Adrienne Murray | Lawyer
  • Cory Pettersen | Industry Representative
  • Michael Schuss | Industry Representative
  • Andrew Spurling | Industry Representative
  • Matthew Wallin | Industry Representative

Show/Hide AnswerTrading Services Advisory Group

The purpose of the Trading Services Advisory Group is to support and enhance RECBC’s ability to regulate licensees and brokerages providing residential trading services.

 

Terms of Reference 

Read the Trading Services Advisory Group’s Terms of Reference to learn more about the group’s purpose, authority, duties and responsibilities. 

 

Advisory Group Members

Members of the Trading Services Advisory Group include:

  • Sukh Sidhu | Council Member
  • Andrew Leong | Industry Representative
  • Barry Brown-John | Industry Representative
  • David Peerless | Industry Representative
  • Jean Whittow | Lawyer
  • Jennifer Lynch | Industry Representative
  • Sue Lynch | Industry Representative
  • Suzie Doratti | Industry Representative

Show/Hide AnswerEducation Advisory Group

The purpose of the Education Advisory Group is to provide RECBC with access to expertise in real estate education and to stakeholder input on educational matters.

 

Terms of Reference

Read the Education Advisory Group’s Terms of Reference to learn more about the group’s purpose, authority, duties and responsibilities.

 

Advisory Group Members

Members of the Education Advisory Group include:

  • Ruth Hanson | Council Member, Chair 
  • Brian Friedrich | Educator
  • Sheila Love | Industry Representative
  • Ian Thompson | Industry Representative
  • Gregory Bickert | Industry Representative
  • Jim McCaughan | Industry Representative
  • Leslie Howatt | Real Estate Errors and Omissions Insurance Corporation
  • Silvia Hoogstins| Professional Association of Managing Agents 
  • Bill Phillips | BCIT Professional Real Estate Program 
  • David Moore | UBC Sauder School of Business, Real Estate Division
  • Dave Corey | Victoria Real Estate Board 
  • Dennis Wilson | Fraser Valley Real Estate Board 
  • Richard Joy | Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver
  • Joanna Pedersen | British Columbia Real Estate Association
  • Emily Shaw | Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate