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IFMA Education Program

2022 IFMA Education Program:

Wednesday, June 8th, 2022

Toronto 40th Anniversary Breakfast

9:00am – 10:30am - Room 202B

4 Steps to a Net Zero Building

12:00pm – 12:45pm - Room 202B

The built environment contributes around 40% of global CO2 emissions with almost half of this coming from energy used in buildings. Newly constructed buildings are more energy efficient, however 80% of the buildings that will exist in 2050 already exist today, making decarbonization a major priority to achieve net zero! Join us on this session as we uncover retrofit methods for more sustainable buildings. This session explores: The critical role of Net-Zero Buildings addressing Supply & Demand side. The evolution of integrating BMS and Power Management. Uncovering retrofit methods for more sustainable building practices


Hugo LaFontaine, VP of Digital Energy and Power Products, Canada, Schneider Electric

Developing an Effective Business Case

1:00pm – 1:45pm - Room 202B

Without financial backing, even a small FM Technology project can hardly succeed. This includes the costs of software licenses, introduction support, data transfer, training and consultation. Lower-priced offers frequently fail to meet the desired project aims or result in additional financial charges or project delays. In order to introduce and adopt FM technology systems, internal personnel resources must be planned. Considering the project extent and the size of the respective organization, at least two employees are needed for the introduction phase and 0.8 employees for the operating phase. If the FM and IT departments form a common FM Technology project team and if both have extensive expertise in FM processes and IT-application systems, then technology projects can be mastered with internal means. Otherwise, it is necessary to seek the supplementary expertise and external consultants and experts. One consideration that is usually given less than the ideal amount of focus in FM Technology projects is the need to address the refresh, or reoccurring life cycle investments needed as part of the initial business case. The focus of this presentation is to share best practices for developing Business Cases for FM Technology.  


Geoff Williams, CFM, FMP, SFP, IFMA Fellow Director, Operations, Angus Consulting Management Limited

Michel Theriault, FMP, RPA, LEED AP, Principal, FM Insight Consulting Ltd.

Rhonda Small, FMP, Director of RSP i_SPACE

Dan Lorenz, FMP, President, AMS Workplace Technology

Re-Imagining the FM Professional: A Convergence of Influences

2:00pm – 2:45pm - Room 202B

A new ‘breed’ of FM professional is upon us. The traditional roles and functions typically associated with FM services are converging into a ‘Super FM’, that contributes to employee experience, health and safety, as well as efficient operations. Given the focus on cost savings and experience, how MUST the role of an FM evolve into a much more holistic leader of agile and efficient operations as well as great experiences? This session includes considerations of an FM as an extension of HR, to activate employee facing value add that contributes to a great employee experience, as well as health and safety and technology considerations in the future work environment. 


Lorri Rowlandson, Senior Vice President Strategy and Innovation, BGIS

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

"Building the Future of Library Archives Canada – With a Focus on Operations and Sustainability"

10:30am – 11:15am - Room 202B

Library Archives Canada (LAC) assumed custodianship of the real estate portfolio required to deliver its mandate in 2016. This foundational change, and the increased responsibilities that came with it, coincided with commencement of two major construction projects and touched off a period of significant transformation within LAC. During this presentation you will hear about:


  • Organizational transformations required to assume custodial responsibilities within the Government of Canada context;

  • Challenges, opportunities and innovations realized in delivering two of the largest public building construction projects in Canada – the new state-of-the-art Gatineau 2 Preservation Storage Facility that LAC is building in Gatineau, Quebec through a Public-Private Partnership and the iconic Ādisōke joint facility that is being built through an innovative federal – municipal partnership with the City of Ottawa and the Ottawa Public Library; and,

  • LAC’s ambitious forward agenda to enhance sustainability and accessibility, to respond to pandemic lessons learned and to prepare for the future of work. 


Scott Hamilton, Director General Real Property, Real Property Branch Library and Archives Canada / Government of Canada

“The Shift: From Fixed to Fluid Workplaces”

12:00pm – 12:45pm - Room 202B

Join the conversation as IFMA Greater Toronto & South-Central Ontario bring to the IFMA Global Canada conference a great panel that aims to share insight and though provoking discussions around the current and future state of the hybrid workplace.


K Paez, Director, EllisDon Facilities Services / VP, Programming & Education, IFMA GTSCO


Allan Wong, VP Sales, Jonah Group

Glenn Archer, Founder, Jonah Group

Ram Srinivasan, Managing Director | Consulting at JLL

Kat Karasyova, Regional Facilities Manager, North America / President, IFMA GTSCO

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