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About IFMA Toronto

IFMA’s Toronto Chapter is a professional development organization belonging to the International Facility Management Industry.  The Toronto Chapter is one of the largest IFMA Chapters in the world, and it is dedicated to elevating leaders in facilities management and related industries. The Toronto chapter has been delivering internationally recognized credentialing programs, research and networking opportunities for more than 30 years. These opportunities expand and leverage the membership’s collective knowledge and experiences.


Contact IFMA Toronto

Phone: 416.346.4729
Email: admin@ifma-toronto.org

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Board of Directors Our team of leaders

Nick Heibein

Past President

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Katerina Karasyova

Treasurer & Secretary

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Sarah Clare

Vice President, Education & Programming

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K Paez

Vice President, Communications & Membership

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Gary Steele, FMP, SFP

Director, Membership

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Julia Furii

Director, South Central

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Lisa Gushue

Director, Programming and Events

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Shawn Baetz

Director, Young Professionals

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Lisa Martell

Chapter Administrator

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Our Vision

To serve as the recognized resource for FM serving Greater Toronto and South Central Ontario

Our Mission

To advance and support the practice of facility management serving Greater Toronto and South Central Ontario

IFMA Toronto Committees

Annual Golf Tournament
  • Committee Director: Lisa Gushue
  • Specialization: Organizes the Annual Golf Tournament
Silent Auction
  • Committee Director: Lisa Gushue
  • Specialization: Organizes the Annual Charity Silent Auction.
Membership – New Members, Membership Retention
  • Committee Director: Gary Steele
  • Specialization: Assists in the development and retention of the Chapter Membership
Marketing Committee
  • Committee Director: TBD
  • Specialization: Develops Marketing content and design for website, flyers, advertisements, brochures and social media.


Program Committee:
  • Committee Director: Lisa Gushue
  • Specialization: Assists in the development of the event schedule.
Young Professional Committee
  • Committee Director: Shawn Baetz
  • Specialization: To grow and provide programming for the young leader demographic.