March 23, 2018

Snow is in the forecast for September!

Learn at the conference and enjoy exhibits of some of the latest equipment and technologies for the snow and ice management industry.

Who Should Attend

  • Snow and ice removal contractors
  • Municipal snow and ice managers
  • Commercial and multi-unit residential property managers
  • Snow removal business owners and managers
  • Technical staff

Pricing and Registration

Register before
September 14
  Register After
September 14
Register Here
$85 for Members
$115 for Non-members
  $125 Members
$150 Non-members
Includes conference and lunch   Includes conference and lunch

Agenda & Speakers

8:00 a.m.- 8:30 a.m.
Registration and Exhibits Open
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Partner Updates
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Am I Compliant?
Legislative update on issues pertaining to the Snow and Ice industry.
Sally Harvey CAE, CLT, CLM, Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Assoc.
Business owner and operator, consultant, educator, program developer, industry instructor, and association executive, Sally Harvey is a landscape horticulture Industry veteran having worked in the municipal sector early in her career and then for the last 25+ years as owner of a Landscape Horticulture business operating in southwestern Ontario. Since 2008, Sally has been the Director of Education and Labour Development at Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association. Sally has spent her career contributing to the development of industry standards, and promoting and advancing the profession through strategic partnerships and development of professional and skills development training programs. She actively presents the trades and apprenticeship programs as a positive career opportunity. Sally served as an employer representative on the Ontario College of Trades Trade Board. She has been actively involved in supporting the development of Red Seal Occupational Standard, exams and the harmonization of the trade across Canada. Sally is the current Chair of the Workplace Safety Prevention Services (WSPS) Agriculture and Horticulture Advisory Committee and participates at the WSPS Executive Advisory table. In addition to being a member of the Board of Governors, Ms. Harvey is the current Chair of the Service Divisional Board.
Sally Harvey
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Smart About Salt Overview
A brief overview on Smart About Salt. The Smart About Salt Council is a not-for-profit organization which offers training to improve winter salting practices on facilities and recognizes industry leaders through certification.
J. Paul Johnson CET, CST, County of WellingtonOperations Manager for the County of Wellington. Has worked for the County for 35 years. Past President Ontario Good Roads Association. Director and Instructor of OGRA Snow School and Mechanics Snow School. 35 year member of Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists with a C.E.T, .C.S.T. designation. Founding member and Past Chair of the Ontario Road Salt Management Group. Past Chair of the Training Sub Committee of ORSMG. Founding member of the Environment Canada Multi-Stakeholders Working Group on Salt Management. One of the authors of the EC Code of Practice for the Environmental Management of Road Salts. Member of American Public Works Association Winter Maintenance Sub-Committee. Chairman of Training Committee APWA which developed the Winter Maintenance Supervisor Certificate Workshop. Member of the Smart About Salt Council.
J. Paul Johnson
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 am
Networking Break | View Exhibits
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Understanding and Using the Landscape Ontario Standard Form Winter Maintenance Service Contract
A bad winter maintenance contract can have extremely significant consequences to your business. A good contract will help you manage the risk of a slip and fall and help you get paid. The LO Standard Form Contract manages and assigns risk between you and your clients in a fair and reasonable way. However, it is important that you understand how the contract works. In this seminar, Kennaley Construction Law, the drafters of the contract at first instance many years ago, will review the terms and help you understand both how it works and how you might incorporate it into your business.
Rob Kennaley, Kennaley Construction LawRobert Kennaley worked in the construction industry for 15 years before going to law school. He has practiced exclusively in the area of construction law since graduating from law school 22 years ago and is currently the principal of Kennaley Construction Law. Rob's day to day practice involves contract drafting and review, dispute resolution and negotiations, construction lien and trust claims, claims involving owners, consultants and insurers, tendering issues and claims, building code violations, claims against performance and labour and material payment bonds and Occupational Health and Safety Act issues. Rob has acted for the Ministry of Transportation, Tarion Warranty Corporation, private and public owners, home-builders and developers, general contractors, electrical, mechanical and structural subcontractors, as well as demolition, excavation, framing, drywall, carpentry, landscaping, roofing and specialty trades, in addition to suppliers, municipalities, surety companies, architects and engineers.
Rob Kennaley
Josh Winter, Kennaley Construction LawJosh has more than 3 years of practical, working experience in the construction industry and also has a background as a health and safety professional working as an on-site safety technician and as a business development representative. Josh brings a practical view to his practice by understanding the value of timely dispute resolution processes. Josh’s quick ability to get into a file and get to the root of the issue(s) in dispute help clients achieve timely, cost-efficient outcomes.
Josh Winter
11:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.
Claims Management: Business Continuity Resolved!
An overview of helpful techniques to resolving typical business insurance claims.
Greg Davies, FCIP, CRM, ClaimsPro, An SCM CompanyRyerson University Business Management Alumni with 27 years insurance industry experience. FCIP (Fellow, Chartered Insurance Professional), Insurance Institute of Canada; CRM (Canadian Risk Management), Global Risk Management, Inc.; CIAA (Canadian Independent Adjusters' Association), Member; OIAA (Ontario Independent Adjusters' Association), Member.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch | View Exhibits
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
The Winter Maintenance Contractor, The Insurer, The Additional Insured, and Obligations of Defence and Indemnity
Winter maintenance contractors often sign contracts requiring them to add landlords to their insurance policies as “additional insureds”. What happens when there is a slip and fall and someone is hurt? Our courts have recently handed down important decisions that have interpreted the rights of the additional insured listed in an insurance policy, and the obligations as between winter maintenance contractor and landlord. These cases have impacted how slip and fall cases are handled in this Ontario. This presentation will explain how the court’s decisions will affect you.
Ian Mair, BA, LLB, Moodie Mair Walker LLPIan Mair is a lawyer. Ian practices exclusively in the area of civil litigation. His firm, Moodie Mair Walker LLP, is based in Toronto, but the firm handles cases all across Ontario. Ian is frequently retained by insurance companies to defend complex personal injury cases; and, since 1988, when he was called to the Ontario Bar, he has handled thousands of these cases. Ian is an accomplished advocate, who has tried many cases to verdict, before juries, and judges alone. He is often hired by other lawyers to appear in court as their trial counsel. Ian is a member of the Advocates Society, the Ontario Bar Association, Canadian Defence Lawyers, and the DRI – Defence Research Institute. He has been chosen by his peers to be listed in Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of Insurance Law.
Ian Mair
Who is Liable for a Slip and Fall: the Occupier, the Winter Maintenance Contractor or Both?
This presentation will compare and contrast the bases of potential liability of the owner of commercial property with those of the winter maintenance contractor. The presentation will discuss in the context of recent court decisions and explain how the court’s decisions will affect you.
Bronwyn Martin, BA, MSc, LLB, Moodie Mair Walker LLP | Bronwyn Martin is a lawyer with Moodie Mair Walker LLP. Since her call to the Bar in 2010, she has practiced exclusively in the area of civil litigation. Her practice focuses on the defence of tort liability cases, with an emphasis on professional liability cases. Bronwyn has appeared as counsel at all levels of Ontario courts.
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Networking Break | View Exhibits
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Commercial Vehicle Inspection Refresher
Landscape Professionals rely on their vehicles and trailers to transport employees and equipment safely to job sites. The Province of Ontario also takes road safety seriously and employs various methods to ensure we all abide by the 'Rules of the Road' to minimize risk and prevent accidents. The Safe Vehicle Refresher will see Police officers explaining how they apply the Daily Vehicle Inspection Rules, pre-trip inspection reports and itemize defects in compliance with Ontario regulations.
Vito Pedano, Peel Region Police 
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks


Sponsorship opportunities are available for Snowposium 2018. For more information, please contact Amy Buchanan.


Holder Tractors Tillson Brands Inc. SiteOne Landscape Supply
Hort Protect Compass Minerals Canada WPE Landscape Equipment  
Hort Protect WPE Landscape Equipment Duke Distribution Tillson Brands Inc.
Pro-Power Canada Inc. Specbilt Enterprises Draglam Salt Manulift
Metsal Pless SiteOne Eloquip Ltd. BR Dickson Equipment
SIMA Smart About Salt    


Hotels Nearby

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
Mississauga West - Meadowvale

2565 Argentia Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 5V4
Courtyard Toronto
Mississauga/ Meadowvale

7015 Century Ave, Mississauga, ON L5N 7K2


An initiative of:

Landscape Ontario    Landscape Ontario Snow and Ice Committee