Committees and Advisory Groups

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Committees

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.

  • Complaints 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.

  • 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.

  • Education 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.

    Committee Members

    Elain Duvall | Ex-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

    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.

  • Executive 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.

    Committee Members

    Elain Duvall | Ex-Officio, Council Chair

     

    Rob Gialloreto | Committee Chair, Council Vice-Chair

    Terms of Reference

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

  • Finance 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.

    Committee Members

    Elain Duvall | Ex-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

     

    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.

     
  • Governance Committee

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

    Committee Members

    Elain Duvall | Ex-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

     

    Terms of Reference

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

     
  • Policy 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.

    Committee Members

    Elain Duvall | Ex-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

     

    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.

Advisory Groups

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.

  • Strata 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
  • Trading 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
    • Sue Lynch | Industry Representative
    • Suzie Doratti | Industry Representative
  • Education 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