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In partnership with the Eastern Ontario Lenders Association (EOLA)

Our Ottawa Mortgage Symposium can help mortgage professionals stay ahead of the game by discovering the latest mortgage information and insights designed to help tackle business challenges, reveal practical solutions and create new opportunities.

This is a must-attend event for mortgage professionals – you don’t want to miss it!

And don’t forget about our trade show which provides dedicated time for companies to present their latest products and services as well as a chance for mortgage professionals to see what’s new in the marketplace.



  • AMP: $79 + tax
  • Member: $99 + tax
  • Non-Member: $149 + tax

NOTE: Onsite registration will be an additional $50 + tax.

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We can’t wait to see you there!


Infinity Convention Centre
2901 Gibford Drive
Gloucester, ON K1V 2L9


08:00 AM - 09:00 AM ET
Registration & Continental Breakfast

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM ET
Refreshment Break & Trade Show

11:45 AM - 01:15 PM ET
Lunch & Trade Show

01:15 PM - 01:45 PM ET

Registration and Continental Breakfast

08:00 - 09:00 AM ET

Registration Desk
Sponsored By:
Equitable Bank

Continental Breakfast
Sponsored By:

Delegate Bag
Sponsored By:

09:00 AM ET

Opening Remarks and Association Update

Hear from Chair Joe Pinheiro and President & CEO Paul Taylor as they provide an update on the association’s activities including recent government relations initiatives.

Joe Pinheiro

Joe Pinheiro

Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor
President and CEO

09:30 AM ET

An Update on First Time Home Buyers

In this session, we'll share some of Teranet's authoritative data, reflecting current trends amongst first-time homebuyers in Ontario.

We will focus on the following data trends:  

  • First-time homebuyer vs non-first-time homebuyer volumes from 2018 to2022 year-to-date
  • Parties on title with first-time homebuyers from 2012 to 2022 year-to-date
  • Property preferences of first-time homebuyers
  • Volume of condo vs. single-detached sales amongst first-time homebuyers year-to-date
  • Average sale price of condo vs. single-detached properties purchased by first-time homebuyers
  • Regional preferences of first-time homebuyers

First-time homebuyer charge volume and total volume year-to-date Lender preferences of first-time homebuyers.

Grant Anderson

Grant Anderson
Senior Manager, Strategic Accounts, Teranet

Refreshment Break and Trade Show

10:15 - 10:30 AM ET

Refreshment Break Sponsored By

Trade Show Sponsored By:

10:30 AM ET

Get to Know Your Private Lenders

Join Derek as he helps mortgage professionals step through all the key pieces of a private mortgage. Starting with how to position a private mortgage solution with clients, what to expect in terms of rate and fee combinations, the differences between interest only and amortized mortgages, pre-payment penalties and what happens at renewal. Derek will take us through real life scenarios to help best understand the full end-to-end client experience of working with a private lender.


Derek Serra
President, Westboro Mortgage Investment Corp.

11:00 AM ET

Scaling Your Business: Growth Might Make the Headlines, but Scaling Makes the Business

Join Barb, a passionate, results-driven sales professional, as she shares strategies to scale your business to the next level. With more than 18 years of experience in the financial service industry, Barb will share ways to take your business to the next level by scaling your business and how your personality could be helping or hindering your success.

Barb Cook

Barb Cook
Vice President Franchise Development, Mortgage Centre Canada

Lunch and Trade Show

11:45 AM - 01:15 PM ET

Lunch Sponsored By:

Trade Show Sponsored By:

01:15 PM ET

FSRA Update

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority will provide an update on the latest in provincial regulation.

Huston Loke

Huston Loke
Executive Vice President, Market Conduct, FSRA

01:45 PM ET

The Changing of The Tides: Navigating Through a Rising Rates Environment

Join our panelists as they discuss the ins and outs of variable rate mortgages, the implications of rising interest rates for variable rate borrowers and how best to navigate through potentially challenging conversations.

Continuing Education Credits

This symposium earns you 3.5 CEUs (3 Professional Development and 0.5 Compulsory)

Exhibitor List

  • Bridgewater Bank
  • Brightpath Capital
  • Canadian Mortgages Inc.
  • Community Trust
  • CWB Optimum Mortgage
  • Equitable Bank
  • First National Financial LP
  • Haventree Bank
  • Home Trust
  • ICICI Bank Canada
  • Magenta Capital Corporation
  • MCAP
  • Mortgage Professionals Canada
  • Pillar Financial Services Inc.
  • RFA Mortgage Corporation
  • RMG Mortgages 
  • TD Canada Trust
  • Teranet Inc
  • VWR Capital Corp.
  • Westboro Mortgage Investment Corp.


To reserve your hotel room at Hampton Inn Ottawa Airport, 2869 Gibford Drive, please visit www.my-event.hilton.com or call 613-248-1113. 

Please be sure to identify yourself as being with Mortgage Professionals Canada in order to qualify for the group rate of $139 per night

Cut-off date:  April 11, 2022