What Is the Federation of Tiny Township Shoreline Associations?
According to our Constitution, adopted June 5, 1990, the general purpose of the Federation of Tiny Township Shoreline Associations is to provide a township-wide basis for the affiliation of associations of individual ratepayers who own properties containing a seasonal residential dwelling or a residential dwelling in those parts of the Township of Tiny in the County of Simcoe designated “Shoreline Residential” in the Official Plan of the Township.
The specific purposes of the Federation are to:
1. promote the aims and objectives of residents of the shoreline communities of Tiny Township generally, and in particular to promote the aims and objectives of local associations of such residents;
2. promote the protection, enhancement, and wise use of the environment of the shoreline and the shoreline residential area of Tiny Township;
3. encourage and assist the formation of local associations of shoreline community residents in areas where such associations do not exist;
4. provide a forum for members to discuss issues and exchange information;
5. lend assistance to members in informing themselves on issues of concern and pursuing such issues to resolution;
6. monitor area development, considering the principles of sound land-use planning and environmental management;
7. promote the development of, improvement of and/or changes in policies of governments or government agencies where such action is deemed appropriate to the furtherance of the purposes of the Federation;
8. promote the adoption and/or enforcement of governmental laws, bylaws, standards or practices where such action is deemed appropriate to the furtherance of the purposes of the Federation;
9. raise funds to conduct activities furthering the purposes of the Federation, and to place funds on deposit with a bank or trust company in Ontario until required for such purposes;
10. hold lands or other real or personal property as may be necessary to further the purposes of the Federation.
We acknowledge that Tiny Township is situated on the traditional land of the Anishinaabeg. We are dedicated to honouring Indigenous history, culture, and committed to moving forward in reconciliation, respect, and partnership, with all First Nations, Métis and Inuit.
Directors of the Federation of Tiny Township Shoreline Associations for 2023-2024
Paul has spent his entire life on Carusoe Bay. He brings many years of business experience from his sales and marketing software consulting business. He has a keen interest in the healthy growth and management of Tiny Township and Georgian Bay, currently serving as past president on the board of the Carusoe Bay Association. Paul is also a director on the boards of the Georgian Bay Great Lakes Foundation and Restore Our Water International Inc.
Linda grew up in Toronto and has cottaged in Tiny since the age of five. After retiring from actuarial work in the life insurance industry and several years tutoring mathematics, she has volunteered in many clubs and organizations most recently Sunnybrook Hospital and the Kiwanis Music Festival.
Doug is a director and past-President of The Nottawaga Beach Association. He was cottaging on Georgian Bay before he was born, and has been enjoying it more fully since then. He is also a corporate lawyer.
Scott Williams, Editor Tiny Cottager (Bluewater Georgina Wendake)
Andrew has enjoyed visiting Tiny since infancy. In 1986 Jennie and Andrew purchased a cottage at Cawaja Beach. Together with their three sons & now extended family, they go “up north”, year round. Andrew is currently the Chair of the Roncesvalles Polish Festival Committee and Chair Emeritus of the RVBIA. He is also Chair Emeritus of the Copernicus Lodge Foundation. In Tiny, Andrew has served on the Township’s Parking Strategy, Small Watercraft & Community Policing Committees & has represented FoTTSA on The Mayor’s Charity Golf Tournament Committee since 2015.
Chuck was employed by the Province of Ontario for over 30 years. As well he held executive positions on the Building Owners and Managers Association of the Greater Toronto Area, representing the commercial property sector.
In 2011 he and his wife Cathy constructed their current home in the Lafontaine Beach area. He attends and reports on Council meetings to the Lafontaine Area Shoreline Homeowners Association (LASHA) which he formed in 2015. He produces a monthly newsletter (LASHA Currents), developed a website (www.MyLASHA.com ) and a Facebook page.
In 2017 he chaired the Tiny Townships Lafontaine Beach Master Plan Steering Committee. In April 2019 he was appointed to the new Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, and was elected Chair.
Lisa Clark (Thunder Beach Association)
Lisa is a new member to the FoTTSA board. She has been cottaging in Thunder Beach for more than three decades. Lisa has been an active volunteer over the years in her home community of Thornhill, most recently as Secretary of her local ratepayer association and as an Event Assistant for an urban forestry group.
Robert McBride (Wymbolwood Beach Association)
Robert is retired from his life’s work as a transportation planning and engineering professional with over 40 years service with an independent consulting firm in Toronto. The cottage on Wymbolwood that Robert and Lynn Short share with their family was originally acquired by Robert’s grandfather in 1957 and has passed through family hands since. In addition to FoTTSA, Robert presently serves on a number of boards including the Land Economics Foundation and Wymbolwood Nature Preserve Limited.
Addison Beach Property Owners’ Association
Ardmore Beach Association
Bluewater Dunes Ratepayers Association/Corporation –
Bluewater Georgina Wendake Beaches and Ratepayers Association www.yourbgw.ca
Carusoe Bay Association
Cawaja Propertyowners Association www.cpoa.ca
Cedar Point Cottagers Association cedarpointcottagersassociation.ca
Cleopatra Resort Co-Ownership Inc.
Deanlea Beach Association Inc.
Edmor Beach-Georgian Heights Ratepayers Association
Farlain Lake Community Association www.farlainlake.ca
Georgian Highlands Cottagers’ Association
Lafontaine Area Shoreline Homeowners Association LASHA
Kettle’s Beach Subdivision Association Inc.
Kingswood Acres Beach Association
The Nottawaga Beach Association
The Pennorth Beach Corporation
Pine Forest Beach Ratepayers Association
Thunder Beach Association thunderbeach.org
Wahnekewening Community Association
Woodland Beach Property Owners’ Association www.wbpoa.org
Wymbolwood Beach Association www.wymbolwood.ca
Friends of the Waverley Uplands, Ontario
Peter Anderson, Tiny, Ontario
David Barkey, Tiny, Ontario
Vern Hopkins, Tiny, Ontario
Glenn Irvine, Tiny, Ontario
Marlene Lambie, Tiny, Ontario
Bonnie Pauze, Tiny, Ontario
Kim Townsend, Tiny, Ontario
The Federation’s Position on Beach Access
The Federation of Tiny Township Shoreline Associations owns no land and takes no partisan position on beach access issues. It is an umbrella organization, representing member associations whose individual situations differ radically one to the next.
The key principle which the Federation strongly supports is that decisions about beach access issues should be determined by those directly involved, on an informed basis, without coercion or confrontation. No mandated or “one size fits all” approach should be imposed.
The Federation’s role is to identify and clarify issues, and to convey objective information to our members, and others with an interest in these matters, so that they may make informed decisions. By way of example — in many parts of the shore, land ownership is not clear. For more information, please see the article “Who are we and what do we do?” from Issue #16 of The Tiny Cottager
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