Annual General Meeting

 

OAFC 2019 Annual General Meeting & Fire Service Roundtables, Hilton Niagara Falls, November 19-20-21, 2019


The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) is a three-day professional development event for fire service leaders that provides a perfect forum for members to be engaged and involved in their association. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - We host OAFC Committees where important information and issues are discussed.  You can learn more about our committees by visiting https://www.oafc.on.ca/committees.  In the afternoon, we host the OAFC Fire Service Roundtables, sponsored by Humber College.  Operational, planning, and management professionals from fire departments across Ontario come together in a roundtable format to discuss current and emerging issues in the fire service. This interactive forum allows participants to discuss local and provincial challenges they face, as well as highlight best practices, and lessons learned, with other like-minded fire departments. Immediately following the Roundtables is a reception hosted by Humber College.
 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - Day one of the AGM.  Attendees can take advantage of educational opportunities with their peers, which includes: keynote speaker, Ryan McCarty who will show us how to build a better workplace and world with purpose, keynote speaker Chief Kelly LaRocca of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation, updates from the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management, and timely educational sessions that discuss important issues in the fire service. In the afternoon, the OAFC will host the annual general meeting, whereby members will hear important provincial updates from the Board of Directors, and partake in important association business. During the day, OAFC association partners will also join us, who will have company representatives present for you to network with.  View our association partners here.  
 
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - Day two of the AGM.  On day two, the OAFC will be hosting keynote speaker, Joe Roberts, The Skidrow CEO on how to lead, inspire, and engage on purpose, followed by additional educational speakers on important fire service topics including Next Generation 911, WSIB/PTSD/OSI updates from the OAFC WSIB Working Group and more.  Any additional business meeting information will also be completed at the end of the educational component on Thursday.
 
The OAFC 2019 Annual General Meeting is the must-attend event for fire service leaders and OAFC members.  It is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of unrivalled network-building opportunities, and discuss important issues that affect you and the fire service in Ontario. 
 

All-inclusive package returns for 2019!

Once again, the OAFC is offering member’s an all-inclusive registration package.  The 2019 all-inclusive package includes:
 
  • Three nights’ accommodation at the Hilton Niagara Falls (November 18, 19, 20);
  • Attendence to the OAFC Fire Service Roundtable on November 19, 2019 (with your choice of the urban or suburban-rural sessions), sponsored by Humber College; 
  • Lunch and coffee break on November 19, 2019;
  • Roundtable reception on November 19, 2019, sponsored and hosted by Humber College;
  • Admittance to the OAFC 2019 AGM, November 20 & 21, 2019;
  • Breakfast, coffee breaks, and lunch on both days of the AGM.
The all-inclusive package is only offered to OAFC members at a cost of $985.00 per person*. This package is tailored to those members wanting to take part in both the AGM and Roundtable, and who are planning to stay at the hotel for the duration of the event. Best of all, you only need to register once. The OAFC staff team looks after all the arrangements! By utilizing this full-service option, we can offer you a small savings on the package, versus booking a-la-carte – and we do all the work!
 
Additional information can be found on our registration options page.  
 
*(Terms and conditions apply.  Based on fallsview room type only.  Limited availability. Points programs do not apply.  Offer expires on October 25, 2019.)
 
We look forward to welcoming you in Niagara Falls!
 
 


OAFC 2019 Annual General Meeting- Draft Agenda as of

October 22, 2019

Monday, November 18, 2019
Time
Presentation/Event
Speaker
Location
3:00pm to 7:00pm
Registration
Great Falls Ballroom, Mezzanine Level

 

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Time
Presentation/Event
Speaker
Location
8:00am
Registration
Great Falls Ballroom, Mezzanine Level
8:00am
Fire Prevention & Public Education Advisory Committee Meeting
Lake Erie Room
9:00am
Rural-Suburban Advisory Committee Meeting
Angels Falls Ballroom
9:00am
PAC Meeting
Niagara Falls Ballroom
9:00am
Health & Safety Advisory Committee Meeting
Victoria Falls Room
10:00am
Morning Coffee
Foyer, Great Falls Ballroom
10:30am
Training & Education Advisory Committee Meeting
Lake Michigan
10:30am
Urban Advisory Committee Meeting
Victoria Falls Room
12:00pm
Large Urban Committee Meeting
Lake Erie
12:00pm
Lunch
Watermark Fallsview Restaurant
1:00pm
OAFC Fire Service Urban Roundtable
Angels Falls Ballroom
1:00pm
OAFC Fire Service Suburban & Rural Roundtable
Lake Huron/Lake Michigan, Niagara & Victoria Falls Ballrooms
2:45pm
Coffee Break
Foyer, Great Falls Ballroom
3:05pm
Roundtable continues
Angels, Niagara & Victoria Falls Ballrooms
4:00pm
Roundtable Closing Remarks
Angels, Niagara & Victoria Falls Ballrooms
5:00pm
Fire Service Roundtable Cocktail Reception, sponsored and hosted by Humber College
 
Foyer, Great Falls Ballroom

 

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Time
Presentation/Event
Speaker
Location
6:30am
Registration
Great Falls Ballroom, Mezzanine Level
6:30am
Breakfast
Watermark Fallsview
Restaurant
8:30am
Keynote Speaker: Building a Better Workplace and World with Purpose Ryan McCarty, Co-Founder, Culture of Good Great Falls Ballroom
9:30am
Update from Office of the Fire Marshal & Emergency Management
Jon Pegg, Ontario Fire Marshal and Chief, Emergency Management
Great Falls Ballroom
10:00am
Coffee Break
 
10:15am
The Ins and Outs of Delegation of Authority for NFPA Certification
Tim Beckett, Fire Chief & Director of Emergency Management, City of Mississauga
Great Falls Ballroom
11:00am
Leadership has no Ranks
Conrad Landry, Fire Chief & Director of Emergency Management, City of Moncton
Great Falls Ballroom
12:00pm
Lunch
 
1:00pm Keynote: First Nations Cultural Awareness – Historical & Legal Context Chief Kelly LaRocca of the Mississaugas of  Scugog Island First Nation Great Falls Ballroom
2:30pm
First Alert Awards
First Alert
Great Falls Ballroom
2:45pm Break  
3:00pm
OAFC Annual General Meeting
Great Falls Ballroom

 

Thursday, November 21, 2019
Time
Presentation/Event
Speaker
Location
6:30am
Registration
Great Falls Ballroom, Mezzanine Level
6:30am
Breakfast
Watermark Fallsview
Restaurant
8:30am
Keynote: How to Lead, Inspire, and Engage on Purpose
Joe Roberts, The Skidrow, CEO
Great Falls Ballroom
10:00am
Coffee Break
Foyer, Great Falls
Ballroom
10:30am
Keynote: Change Everything with Positive Staff Engagement
Darrell Reid, Fire Chief, Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services General Manager, Office of Emergency Management
Great Falls Ballroom
11:30am
Holistic Retirement Planning: Helping Crew Members & Others Prepare for Life After Work – A Win/Win Action
Rick Atkinson, author of the best-sellers, Don't Just Retire - Live It, Love It! and Strategies for Retiring Right!  
Great Falls Ballroom
12:30pm
Lunch
BRASA
1:15pm OAFC Executive Board Announcement
1:20pm
Four Pillars: Prevention, Peer Support, Treatment, and Return to Work Strategies.
OAFC WSIB Working Group
Great Falls Ballroom
1:45pm
Next Generation 911
Linda Dickson, Emergency Manager/CEMC, Emergency Management Wellington County
Great Falls Ballroom
2:15pm
Departure

 

 

OAFC 2019 Annual General Meeting - Speaker & Presentation Overviews 


Keynote: How to Lead, Inspire, and Engage on Purpose
Presented by Joe Roberts, The Skidrow, CEO
 
"There’s more to you than you can see"
 
We all face adversity, challenge, and change. But not everyone has the resiliency needed to survive life’s toughest days. How do we look for opportunities in a tough situation? How do we stay positive in a negative world? How do we help others face their problems head on?
 
In this keynote, Joe shares his life long struggle with addiction and mental illness. His personal story of transformation will challenge your belief of what’s possible for someone’s life.
 
In 1989 Joe was a homeless drug addict on the streets of Vancouver. With the help of family and community champions, Joe’s life transformed. As you walk with Joe through the tough streets of East Vancouver in the 1980’s, you will experience the depths and degradation of a former homeless drug addict, to the triumph of a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist.
 
By looking through a research based behavioral change model, participants will be taught why roadblocks prevent us from being resilient, and how to overcome them by tapping into purpose. Learn how to shift unproductive habits while developing a possibility mindset. Everyone leaves with tools they can use immediately to build resiliency and create inspired results, not only for those they serve, but for themselves.
 

Keynote: First Nations Cultural Awareness – Historical & Legal Context 
Presented by: Kelly LaRocca, Chief of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation
 
Kelly provides an historical account of the treatment of indigenous peoples in Canada which includes cultural awareness, a portion on residential schools, and a background of the legal framework concerning the Indian Act.  
 
Kelly LaRocca, LL.B., serves as the Chief of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.  Chief LaRocca has served on the elected Council since 2008 and was elected as Chief in 2013. 
 
Chief LaRocca served as the portfolio Chief Representative during the claim negotiations arising from the 1923 Williams Treaties.
 
Chief LaRocca also serves as the Vice Chair for the Ogemawhej Tribal Council, a Director for the National Advisory Board on First Nations Lands Management, and served as a member on the Aboriginal Justice Committee for the previous Attorney General for Ontario. Kelly lives with her partner Jonathan, daughter Ruby, and son Eli in Scugog FN.
 
 

Keynote Speaker: Building a Better Workplace and World with Purpose
Presented by Ryan McCarty, Co-Founder, Culture of Good

Ryan McCarty is an author, internationally renowned speaker, and the Co-Founder of Culture of Good, Inc.

In this keynote presentation Ryan inspires each of us to bring our soul to work every day. He shares how building an authentic, caring community connects each of us to a more meaningful, fulfilling experience while at work. The audience will learn how to show up to work every day knowing that their passion for community can not only drive business, but also drive the positive change they want to make in the world to answer the question, “Why am I going to work today?”.
 

After creating and implementing a wildly successful Culture of Good movement at the largest Verizon Authorized Wireless Retailer in the nation, in which he spearheaded community investments worth over $6 million for those in need, Ryan recognized the need to share the Culture of Good with other successful organizations. Ryan currently teaches business leaders how to unleash results by encouraging their employees to bring their souls to work.



Update from the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management
Presented by Jon Pegg, Fire Marshal and Chief, Emergency Management
 
Jon Pegg is the Fire Marshal and Chief, Emergency Management for the Province of Ontario.
 
Jon joined the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) in July 2018 as Chief, Emergency Management and in February 2019 was appointed as Ontario’s Fire Marshal.
 
Prior to OFMEM, Jon worked for the Town of Innisfil, where he was Fire Chief and Community Emergency Management Coordinator. As Fire Chief, he supported the development of a Council-adopted Fire Master Plan, and led the suppression, training, and prevention divisions.  His career in fire services spanned more than 20 years, starting as a volunteer firefighter in Keswick with Georgina Fire Services. He later worked with Richmond Hill Fire Services (Fire Captain), Innisfil Fire (Deputy Chief) and Georgina Fire Services (Deputy Fire Chief).
 
Jon has a degree in Leadership and Administration from Dalhousie University, as well as leadership diplomas and certificates from Mohawk College and Seneca College. He is a recipient of the Excellence in Leadership and Health Safety Award from the Town of Innisfil, and in 2018 received a Fire Service Exemplary Service Award from the Province of Ontario. 
 
Jon’s legacy has earned him a reputation for fostering strong teams and improving relations amongst his peers and colleagues. As the Fire Marshal and Chief, Emergency Management, Jon will lead OFMEM in enhancing and strengthening the emergency management and fire safety portfolios in Ontario.

 


Leadership has no Ranks
Presented by Conrad Landry Fire Chief and Director of the Emergency Management Organization for the city of Moncton

Conrad Landry began his career as a Paramedic in 1988. In 2001 he became a firefighter and is currently the Fire Chief and Director of the Emergency Management Organization for the city of Moncton. Chief Landry received his Degree in Science and Master’s in Business Administration from University of Moncton and a Masters in Disaster and Emergency Management at Royal Roads University.

Leadership has no Ranks is an interactive presentation on todays leaders in the fire service. Participants will leave this session with easy tools that can be applied immediately and for the rest of their careers. Chief Landry shares his experience dealing with challenging situations and difficult people.” Some of the best leaders I have seen in my career have the rank of Firefighter” (Chief Conrad Landry, 2019).


The Ins and Outs of Delegation of Authority for NFPA Certification
Presented by Tim Beckett, Fire Chief & Director of Emergency Management, City of Mississauga


Tim Beckett is Fire Chief and Director of Emergency Management for the City of Mississauga Fire & Emergency Service where he manages the over all strategic, financial and day to day operations of the service. 
 
In total Tim has 33 years of fire service experience.  He spent time in various roles in the Town of Markham, City of Vaughan and Town of Whitchurch- Stouffville.  Tim was the Fire Chief in the City of Kitchener prior to taking the Fire Chiefs position in Mississauga in 2014. 

Tim is a past President of the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (2010-2012),


Change Everything with Positive Staff Engagement
Presented by Darrell Reid, Fire Chief, Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services General Manager, Office of Emergency Management

"I love to lead organizations that make communities safer, save lives, honour the diversity of Canada, innovate as a habit, aren't afraid of change, and are fun to work for."

Chief Reid is proud to serve as the Fire Chief of Vancouver Fire Rescue Services (VFRS), GM of the Vancouver Office of Emergency Management, and as a member of the City of Vancouver Corporate Management Team. In these roles, Darrell works with progressive leaders and public safety and emergency management teams that set the bar for their professions.

Darrell's past public safety leadership experience includes Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, and Union President for one of North America's most progressive services, Strathcona County Emergency Services in Alberta, Canada. He was also a Deputy Fire Chief for Toronto Fire Services, Canada's largest and most complex fire and rescue organization. Chief Reid has specific expertise in operations, special operations, major incident command, technology, communications, EMS, analytics, and accreditation.

Chief Reid's career highlights include being Incident Commander for the 2011 Slave Lake fires and the 2013 High River floods, two of the largest disasters in Canadian history.

Darrell served as the CEO for the Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) of Ontario, the largest component of one of Canada's largest health charities. He is currently a Director on the Provincial Advisory Board for HSF British Columbia. He previously founded the Society for Assistance to International Firefighters (SAIF) supporting first responders in Nicaragua and Guatemala.

Darrell has an MBA from the University of Alberta, an Executive Fire Officer Designation from the US National Fire Academy, a Community Preparedness & Disaster Management Certificate from UNC-Chapel Hill, and a Canadian Safety and Security Certificate from Canadian Forces College.

Darrell is a successful entrepreneur, founding Emergency Services Academy, an accredited college for firefighters and paramedics.


Holistic Retirement Planning: Helping Crew Members & Others Prepare for Life After Work – A Win/Win Action
Presented by Rick Atkinson,  author of the best-sellers, Don't Just Retire - Live It, Love It! and Strategies for Retiring Right!  

Rick is Founder & President of RA Retirement Advisors specializing in holistic retirement planning.  Known for his practical, interactive, and results-oriented workshops, he has helped people throughout North America plan for a successful and fulfilling retirement.
 
He is the author of the best-sellers, Don’t Just Retire – Live It, Love It! (revised 2012); Strategies for Retiring Right! (2016); and Why Me? And No Gold Watch! (2019); plus the popular workbooks ,The First Step! and Strategies for Retiring Right! (The Abridged Workbook).
 
Rick is a service provider to Health Canada.
 
Before retiring, Rick was a human resources management specialist working as both an internal and external HR consultant in manufacturing, oil and gas, mining, health and social services.  He has also contracted his consulting services to municipal and provincial levels of government.
 
In addition to an M.B.A. from York University in Toronto and a B.Comm. (Hons.) from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Rick is a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP); a Certified Management Consultant (CMC).  He also holds the Ontario Society of Training and Development (now the Canadian Society of Training and Development) Advanced Level Certificate of Achievement.
 
Richard (Rick) Atkinson is a volunteer advisor with CESO (Canadian Executive Services Organization) and regularly travels to Canada’s Arctic to mentor Inuit supervisors and managers as part of the Government of Nunavut’s Initiative Program.
 
Rick is married to Christine Edwards, and they are the parents of four daughters and the grandparents to eight grandchildren.  Together, they are fulfilling their individual and shared retirement dreams in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
 

Next Generation 911

Presented by Linda Dickson, Emergency Manager/CEMC, Emergency Management Wellington County

Linda Dickson is the Emergency Manager/CEMC for Wellington County and its seven member municipalities.  Linda oversees the 9-1-1, which includes agreements with Service Providers and CERB – North Bay OPP.  Linda has been involved in 9-1-1 since 1991 when the Western Wardens determined that they wanted to provide 9-1-1 services to the residents in the rural areas of south western Ontario.  Linda is also the current 2nd Vice President for NENA Ontario Inc. and was also on the NENA Executive from 2010 to 2015.   Most recently, Linda helped to facilitate monthly networking conference calls with many 9-1-1 coordinators from across the Province.

 






 
 
 


OAFC 2019 Annual General Meeting - Fire Service Roundtables
November 19, 2019, Hilton, Niagara Falls 


Operational planning and management professionals from fire departments across Ontario are invited to come together to discuss current and emerging issues within the fire service. Designed after the Metro Fire Planners Conference, this interactive forum has been formatted for participants to share leading practices, seek ideas on how to mitigate challenges they are facing, and offer innovative ideas and solutions that they have found successful. Participants share local and provincial challenges, as well as highlight best practices and lessons learned with other like-minded fire services.
 
To ensure that the discussion reviews topics important to our members, participants are required to forward topics of interest to the OAFC in advance of the roundtable, which builds an intuitive, thought-provoking agenda. 
 
Past roundtable attendees have said: 
 
“The facilitators did their job. They allowed members to talk opening about the pre-identified issues. This allowed me to learn lots and come away with a bunch of ideas.”
 
“The topics for discussion were applicable to my department. The discussions were informative and provided great discussion and solutions to common problems a lot of us face.  The OAFC did a fantastic job of facilitating the discussion and providing insight to the group on how to approach some of the challenges.”
 
“This was the first time I was able to attend, and it was very informative for me and my department. It is an excellent opportunity to learn from others experiences.”
 
“The openness and the willingness of everyone to add something was great.  It’s beneficial to sit in a room of chiefs with similarly structured departments to discuss topics that relate to the majority in the room.”
 
Past Roundtable sessions have covered issues related to:
 
  • Performance measurement and data analysis;
  • Organizational planning;
  • Staffing and deployment models;
  • Health and safety;
  • Recruitment;
  • Education and training;
  • Shared services and regionalization;
  • Labour relations issues.
 
The OAFC hosts TWO concurrent roundtable sessions. 
 
  • OAFC Fire Service Roundtable URBAN SESSION; and
  • OAFC Fire Service Roundtable RURAL-SUBURBAN SESSION
 

2019 DRAFT AGENDA

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Time
Event
Location
8:00am
Registration Opens
Great Falls Ballroom, Mezzanine Level
12:00pm
Roundtable Networking Lunch
Watermark Fallsview Restaurant
1:00pm
OAFC Fire Service Roundtable - Urban
OAFC Fire Service Roundtable - Rural-Suburban
Angels, Niagara & Victoria Falls Ballrooms
2:45pm
Coffee Break
Foyer, Great Falls Ballroom
3:05pm
OAFC Fire Service Roundtable - Urban
OAFC Fire Service Roundtable - Rural-Suburban
Angels, Niagara & Victoria Falls Ballrooms
5:00pm
OAFC Fire Service Roundtable Reception, Sponsored and hosted by Humber College
Complimentary refreshments and appetizers provided
Foyer, Great Falls Ballroom

The OAFC Fire Service Roundtable is $175 per person. In order to guarantee an intimate, informal and candid discussion on the current emerging fire service topics that mean the most to you, registration is limited to 30 participants in each session.

The amount of information shared is invaluable!  The roundtable is open to OAFC members only.
 

2019 Round Table Topics of Discussion

After registering for the Roundtable, participants are required to submit questions and discussion topics that you would like to see incorporated into the agenda. This will give us the foundation for the Roundtable discussion.
 
All discussion topics must be submitted by November 4, 2019 to Kris Newton, Events & Tradeshow Manager by email at kris.newton@oafc.on.caso the agenda can be created and shared in advance to all registered participants.


OAFC Fire Service Roundtable Reception
Sponsored by Humber College

 

 
The OAFC is pleased to announce that Humber College will once again host a reception immediately following the Roundtables on November 19, 2019.
 
Refreshments and delicious appetizers will be provided to all Roundtable participants. This is a great opportunity to socialize and network with your fire service colleagues and to speak directly with Humber College representatives. 
 
We look forward to welcoming you!
 

About Humber College

"Humber College is the School of Social and Community Services. Through fire services, criminal justice, and human services programs, we help prepare our students with the skills and knowledge needed to rise to the challenges they will face in their careers. State of the art facilities combined with extensive work placements bring learning to life and help transform our students into graduates that become an integral part of our communities. Experienced faculty guide students through the program. Every one of our programs open a door to a new pathway. Every pathway leads to a new opportunity. We are dedicated to delivering more than an education – we are changing lives.”

 

OAFC 2019 Annual General Meeting - Association Partners


The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs are indebted to our annual partners, and we appreciate them for their ongoing support.  Many of our partners will be present at the AGM.  Please take a moment, and thank them for supporting our association.
A.J. Stone First Alert
FFIC/Bookstore Gordon Strategy

 


OAFC 2019 Annual General Meeting - Location and Accomodations

Hilton Niagara Falls 
6361 Fallsview Boulevard
Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 3V9
1-905-354-7887 

Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites offers an elegant stay with 53 floors of breathtaking views over the Horseshoe and American falls. The Hilton Niagara Falls is just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto and Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and provides a stylish backdrop to this natural wonder.  
 
Relax in your guest room which can sleep up to six people. Classic wooden fittings provide an inviting ambience while double whirlpool tubs in oversized bathrooms are among the special touches.
 
Savor an array of international specialties while overlooking peerless views of Niagara Falls 33 floors up at The Watermark restaurant. Complete the evening with drinks and live music at Myst Lounge for unforgettable Niagara evening. Open-fire grilled cuts are the order of the day at Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse or choose favorite Italian dishes at the Pranzo Italian Grill.
 

Hotel Reservations

   

Please note that there are limited fallsview rooms available, as the majority have been reserved for the all inclusive packages.

The OAFC has negotiated special inclusions on your behalf including:
 
  • Discounted room rates;
  • Complimentary internet in guestrooms and meeting space;
  • 20% Discount food voucher for all in-house restaurants including Brasa Brazilian and Pranzo Italian Grill.
2 Bedroom Deluxe Suite - Falls View $139.00/CAD + tax per night - Two King-sized beds, fireplace, whirlpool tub, Queen-sized sofa bed, U.S. Fallsview. This spacious and functional suite, with its enchanting view of the U.S. Falls, features two bedrooms, each with a comfortable King-sized bed and high-definition television, and a separate vanity area for convenience. The main bedroom also features a queen-sized sofa bed. The oversized bathroom provides the ultimate in relaxation with a glass-enclosed whirlpool bath overlooking the main bedroom and beyond. At Hilton Niagara Falls, all our rooms include WIFI access, HD televisions with on-command access, coffee maker, hairdryer, alarm/clock radios, iron, and ironing board.  This suite is located on floors 11 - 22 and can accommodate 6 people (7 with rollaway bed).  
 
2 Bedroom Deluxe Suite - Casino/City view - $129.00/CAD + tax per night - Two King-sized beds, fireplace, whirlpool tub, Queen-sized sofa bed, city view. This spacious and functional suite, with its exciting view of Fallsview Casino and its colourful fountain, feature two bedrooms, each with a comfortable King-sized bed and high-definition television, and a separate vanity area for convenience. The main bedroom also features a queen-sized sofa bed. The oversized bathroom provides the ultimate in relaxation with a glass-enclosed whirlpool bath overlooking the main bedroom and beyond. At Hilton Niagara Falls, all our rooms include WIFI access, HD televisions with on-command access, coffee maker, hairdryer, alarm/clock radios, iron, and ironing board. This suite is located on floors 8 - 15 and can accommodate 6 people (7 with rollaway bed).
 
Note: The pool and fitness centre are closed as they are being relocated within the hotel.  Guests can access the Sheraton's facilities by requesting access when you check-in. The Sheraton is adjacent to the Hilton and can be accessed from the walkway.
 
To book your hotel room, simply click on the link below, and reserve online. If you'd prefer to book through the phone, please contact 1-800-339-5023 and reference group code OAFC or Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs.  
 
Please note that if you booked an all-inclusive package, the OAFC will look after reserving your hotel room and will follow up with you directly.
 
 
Please note that there are limited fallsview rooms available, as the majority have been reserved for the all inclusive packages.
IMPORTANT TO NOTE:  THE HOTEL RATE WILL EXPIRE ON OCTOBER 25, 2019
 
If you have any questions or concerns regarding rooms or bookings, please contact Kris Newton, Events and Trade Show Manager at kris.newton@oafc.on.ca or 905-426-9865 x 224
 
   
 

Parking

Hilton Niagara Falls offers off-site complimentary self-parking. 
 
To access Hilton Niagara Falls' off-site guest parking lot, please do the following:
 
1. Drive into the valet entrance off Fallsview Blvd.
2. Request a key card from the door attendant.
3. Turn left onto Murray Street
4. The parking lot is the first left after crossing Stanley Ave. Insert your parking key card at the gate.
 
 
Covered garage self-parking is offered at $10.00 per day with unlimited in and out privileges (limited availability).
 
Valet parking is offered at $20.00 per day. 

 

 



OAFC 2019 Annual General Meeting - Destination Overview and Travel 

Niagara Falls will take your breath away, and it’s not just because of the magnificent view. A four-season destination rich with culture, history, recreation, entertainment, world-class cuisine, and natural wonders, Niagara Falls is a naturally inspired destination. Packed with attractions, world-class hotels, dining and exciting nightlife, there is so much for you to see and do while visiting Niagara Falls.
 
What’s your perfect Niagara Falls getaway? Visit http://www.niagarafallstourism.com/ to start planning your visit.
 

Travel to Hilton Niagara Falls

There are many ways to get to the Hilton Niagara Falls depending on which direction you are coming from. We recommend visiting the Hilton’s website as they have highlighted many travel routes.
 
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OAFC 2019 Annual General Meeting - Contact Us

Have a question about the OAFC 2019 Annual General Meeting? Our event team would be more than happy to assist you!  
 
Please contact our office at 905-426-9865. Below, you will find specific staff contact details. Our staff team is here to help ensure your time with us is enjoyable.
 
For general inquires and registration assistance, please contact:
Laura Aivaliotis, Program Coordinator at ext. 230 or email laura.aivaliotis@oafc.on.ca.
 
For details about the AGM/Roundtable, hotel/rooming, logistics, potential partnership or sponsorship opportunities for OAFC events, please contact Kris Newton, Events & Trade Show Manager at  ext. 224 or by email at kris.newton@oafc.on.ca.