Minister's Orders

On August 11, 2023, the Chair of the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) Board of Directors received a letter from the Minister of Public and Business Service Delivery, outlining five orders for the organization: 

  • Minister's Order 1 - Size of Board - click here
  • Minister's Order 2 - Competency Criteria - click here
  • Minister's Order 3 - Maximum Percentage of Board Members - click here
  • Minister's Order 4 - Establishing Rules - click here
  • Minister's Order 5 - Advisory Council - click here

For more information, please read TICO's advisory or watch our informational webinar

 

TICO Annual General Meeting 2023

TICO hosted its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at 5 pm. For a summary of the AGM, please view our news release. To watch a recording of the AGM, please visit TICO's YouTube channel. Any questions that were not answered live at the AGM have been responded to in this document

 

Areas of Governance 
 

 

Elected Industry Directors 


Douglas Ellison
President
Ellison Travel & Tours Ltd.
Exeter, ON

Elected: September 17, 2020
Term expires: 2024 AGM


Andrew Dawson
Chief Operating Officer/President
Sunwing Vacations
Toronto, ON

Elected: October 11, 2023
Term expires: 2025 AGM

 

Robert Townshend - Vice-Chair
President
Total Advantage Travel & Tours Inc.
Toronto, ON

Elected: October 11, 2023
Term expires: 2026 AGM

Ministerial Appointments

Michael Levinson - Chair
Chief Strategist
YouNeedaStrategy.com
Toronto, ON

Appointed: February 25, 2021
Term expires: February 24, 2024

Angella Blanas
Toronto, ON

 

Appointed: February 23, 2022
Term expires: February 22, 2025

Zaid Lama
Partner
Evolv Capital Partners
Oakville, ON

Appointed: February 23, 2022
Term expires: February 22, 2025

Elected Public Directors


Archana Gupta-Harit
Director of Financial Services/Treasurer
Municipality of Central Elgin


Elected:
 September 26, 2023
Term expires: 2024 AGM


Heather Colquhoun
Vice President, People & Culture
StarTech.com

Elected: September 26, 2023
Term expires: 2025 AGM

 

Christopher Warren
Partner and Director
Bletchingdon Capital

Elected: September 26, 2023
Term expires: 2026 AGM

 

Officers

Michael Levinson
Chair
Richard Smart
President & Chief Executive Officer
 
 

Dorian Werda
Chief Operating Officer

Tracey McKiernan, LL.B.
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Richard Smart
Treasurer

 

Statutory Appointments

Dorian Werda
Statutory Registrar
Travel Industry Act, 2002
Michael Pepper
Statutory Director
Travel Industry Act, 2002