Dr. Lisa Belanger
Behavioural Change Expert | Researcher
Dr. Lisa Bélanger
Behavioural Change Expert | Researcher
An organization’s greatest asset is its people. Award-winning CEO Dr. Lisa Bélanger shows leaders and teams how insights from behavioural science research can be applied in the workplace to optimize the performance, productivity, and innovation of leaders and teams. She helps close the gap between intention and action resulting in long-term change and a competitive advantage.
With a PhD in Behavioural Medicine, Dr. Bélanger is the CEO and founder of ConsciousWorks, a consulting firm that helps everyone from executives to entrepreneurs apply the findings from leading-edge scientific analyses to maximize their mental and physical well-being at work and at home.
On-stage, Dr. Bélanger has presented to clients throughout North America, such as Collins Barrow, the University of Alberta, and CEBS Canada.
Dr. Bélanger is also a Certified Exercise Physiologist; a past Honorary Research Associate at Swansea University, Wales; researcher at the University of Calgary; instructor at the University of Alberta Executive Education, and the author of Inspire Me Well: Finding Motivation to Take Control of Your Health. Additionally, she is the founder of Knight’s Cabin, a national non-profit offering no-cost wellness programming to cancer survivors.
Nate Glubish was sworn in to the office of Minister of Service Alberta on April 30, 2019.
Prior to his election to Government, Minister Glubish spent 15 years as a Venture Capital Investor, where he invested in and helped build dozens of Alberta-based technology companies. As Minister, he has been working to find ways that the Government can harness technology in order to provide better public services at a better cost and higher value to Albertans.
BFL CANADA Insurance Services Inc.
VP, Client Executive, Real Estate Division
SHERRY BIGNELL is Vice President, Team Leader and Partner in the Calgary office of BFL CANADA Insurance Services Inc. Sherry joined BFL in June 2013 and as a senior member of the Calgary team at BFL, she is responsible for leadership of the Real Estate Client Service Managers, servicing of clients as well as producing business.
Sherry started her insurance career in 1991 and has worked with clients from a variety of industries, but she has dedicated 28 years of her career to Condominium Corporations. She has a strong background in building client relationships, problem solving, claims management and risk management.
Education is a key component of what she does, which includes presenting at trade shows, speaking at seminars for property managers, teaching the insurance course for the CCM series and attending board meetings.
Sherry is an active member of the Canadian Condominium Institute of Canada, Southern Alberta, and the Association of Condominium Managers of Alberta. Sherry has earned her CIP and CAIB designations.
Richard is a lawyer who practices at Bridgeland Law. Richard graduated from the University of Alberta with his law degree in 1992 and was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1993 and the Alberta Bar in 1994. He articled and practiced as a lawyer at the Calgary law firm Caron & Partners until August of 1996. Richard then practiced under the trade name the Delta Law Office from 1996 through to 2004. From 2005 Richard has practiced under the trade name Bridgeland Law whose office is conveniently located in the Bridgeland community in Calgary.
Richard has previously served as a Director of the Canadian Condominium Institute - South Alberta Chapter, the Volunteer Centre of Calgary, Chose: The Fellowship, and the Calgary Apartment Association. Richard has actively participated in the meetings of the Condominium Lawyer’s Group and is a past member of ACMA, CCI-SAC, and BOMA and the Litigation and Foreclosure sub-sections of the Canadian Bar Association.
Richard’s practice is focused on condominium law, collections and foreclosures, litigation, and corporate and small business law including real estate law. Richard is supported by his assistants, Teena and Susan. Through his practice at Bridgeland Law, Richard is dedicated to providing exceptional and cost-effective services to condominium property managers.
Condo Control Central
Brian Bosscher is the president and founder of Condo Control Central, a leading software company that provides web-based communication, management, and security solutions for condos and HOAs of all sizes. The company has been helping clients resolve communication and management issues for over a decade. Brian is also a former board member, having served more than 12 years as both treasurer and president. It was through these personal experiences that Brian learned about the daily challenges that condos and condo board members face. Brian knew that there had to be a better way to manage a property. Condo Control Central was the solution.
Rafal Dyrda has been a board director since 2007 and founded CondoGenie (formerly GeniePad) in 2010, a Condominium Success System which helps condominiums across Canada and The United States improve communication, access to information, and collaboration within their association. After working with hundreds of condo boards, in 2017 he published The Condo Board Survival Guide book where he shares tips, advice and strategies on how to solve the biggest problems in condominiums. He is the host of The Condo Web Show, where he interviews condominium industry experts where they share their tips, advice, and knowledge with condominium owners and board directors.
He has been serving as a Condominium Director since 2007. He has been invited to the Board of Directors at The Canadian Condominium Institute. He served as the Chairperson of the CCI National Communications Committee, CCI Digital Infrastructure Committee and is now the Chairperson of the CCI National Marketing Committee.
He is involved in the condo industry and his goal is to change the industry for the better. An industry where there is trust, accountability, and respect between vendors, condo owners, condo boards, and management companies.
CS Management Inc.
Curtis Siracky is the President and Owner of CS Management Inc. Mr. Siracky and has been part of the Condominium Community since 2001. He has built extensive knowledge and experience in educating, promoting and working with Condominium Owners, Boards of Directors and Professionals in the Condominium Industry.
He has worked with Condominium Committees, Boards of Directors, Bylaw Review Committees and Developer files. His commitment to the Condominium Industry to help others has been the greatest success in building a successful Condominium Management company.
Bonnie Anderson is a partner in the Real Estate group of Dentons’ Calgary office. She is a key member of the Firm’s Municipal Planning and Land Development team.
Bonnie’s background in architecture, urban planning and law lends her a unique perspective for clients looking to successfully navigate the land development process. She routinely advises on a full range of municipal matters, including development permit applications and appeals, judicial reviews, negotiating conditions of approval and development agreements, and interpreting legislation and planning instruments.
She has appeared before municipal councils, Municipal Planning Commissions, Subdivision and Development Appeal Boards (SDAB), Municipal Government Board (MGB), Environmental Appeal Board (EAB), Court of Queen's Bench, and the Court of Appeal.
“With the addition of top-tier talent like Bonnie, we continue to send a strong message to the market about our focus and commitment to providing exceptional client service offerings,” said Tim Haney, Managing Partner of Dentons’ Calgary office. “She brings a wealth of experience as a leading practitioner in municipal planning law, land use and development in Calgary, while reinforcing the Firm's competitive standing in the Canadian and global legal markets. We are thrilled to welcome Bonnie to Dentons.” (Dentons, October 16, 2020)
• Development permit applications and appeals
• Subdivision (condominium, strata) applications and appeals
• Land use zoning (redesignation) applications and public hearings
• Negotiating development agreements (servicing, oversizing, endeavours to assist, land dedication requirements, reserves, roads, levy obligations)
• Negotiating conditions of approval and associated agreements, such as ECR agreements (easements, covenants and restrictions for strata subdivisions), easement and right-of-way agreements (access, parking, waste, recycling, utilities, drainage, storm water, services), restrictive covenants (use, no-build, architectural controls), deferred reserve or servicing, land exchange, heritage transfer
• Interpreting and amending municipal legislation and planning instruments – Municipal Government Act and development regulations; land use bylaws; direct control (DC) bylaws; municipal development plans (MDP); area structure or redevelopment plans (ARP/ASP); inter-municipal development plans (IDP); other municipal bylaws, resolutions, guidelines and policies
• Working with key members of the development team – Architects, Engineers, Surveyors, Planners, Developers and other experts
• Liaising with municipal administration, councilors, board members, provincial regulators, adjacent landowners and other relevant stakeholders
• Defending the enforcement of planning rules and regulations
• Challenging municipal decisions – judicial review applications and appeals
• Registering documents and subdivision plans; conducting historical research; processing applications (e.g., land accretion) at the Land Titles Office
• Band 1, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Alberta), Chambers Canada
Activities and Affiliations
o Building Industry & Land Development (BILD) - Planning and Commercial/Industrial Committees
o Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
o Canadian Bar Association – Municipal Planning, Real Property, Administrative Subsections
o University of Saskatchewan, 2000, LLB (with Distinction)
o University of Manitoba, 1994, BEnvD (Architecture / Urban Planning) (Gold Medalist)
o University of Manitoba, 1994, BA (Economics)
o Alberta, 2001
o Counsel, Bennett Jones LLP
Emergent Claims Services Inc.
Jeff began his career in insurance in 2003 with ING, as an auto adjuster. Always the
innovator, he was involved with many special projects at ING, including overseeing
several catastrophic events, and deployment of a 24 hour emergency claims line. He
quickly rose through the ranks while studying for his CIP designation, and moved into
the role of Unit Manager in the casualty department in 2008. In 2010, deciding he
preferred to be in the field helping people, he took a step back and took a role as a
catastrophe field adjuster, where he honed his estimating skills including Vale
Estimating training and HAAG Engineering courses. In 2015, he was ready for a new
challenge, and became an Independent Adjuster at Kernaghan Adjusters, where he
handled several large accounts, inclusive of a large Property Management firm.
In 2019, with impending changes in condo legislation and rising deductibles, Jeff saw
a challenge on the horizon for Condo Boards: they don’t usually have the experience
to effectively determine appropriate restoration techniques and control costs. When a
loss occurs, negotiating with restoration contractors and providing oversight is
generally done by the adjuster. And so, Jeff launched Emergent Claims Services Inc.
Since opening in January, Emergent has:
• successfully worked with Condominium Corporations, their Boards, their
property managers, and restoration contractors to save over $200,000 for those
• Negotiated disagreements between Boards and Unit Owners regarding repairs
• Consulted Corporations on recovering losses, and mitigating future exposures;
• assisted by managing projects in order to ensure that matters are dealt with as
expeditiously as possible.
In his spare time, Jeff enjoys spending time with his family – his partner, Cathy, and
their two children, Zoey (5) and Elijah (1). He looks forward to teaching Zoey to
snowboard this winter.