What is the address for the land title office?

The LTSA has land title offices in Kamloops, New Westminster and Victoria. For hours and address information, visit...

Why can't the land title office give me legal advice?

Land title staff are unable to advise on legal rights or actions associated with land titles and charges. The Registrar of Land Titles and staff...

What is the LTSA's mandate?

Established in 2005, the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA) is a publicly accountable, statutory corporation responsible...

Why is it important to hire a professional?

Professionals such as lawyers, notaries public, real estate agents and land surveyors contribute to having a high quality land title system in BC...

To whom is the LTSA accountable?

The LTSA is accountable to the users of British Columbia's land title and survey systems. Accountability and transparency of LTSA operations is...

The LTSA's Stakeholder Advisory Committee ensures that the Board of Directors and management staff are kept aware of any stakeholder concerns and recommendations related to land title and survey plan search and registration services.

The Committee includes members and representation as follows:

Representing the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia

Connie Fair (Chair - LTSA Stakeholder Advisory Committee), LTSA President and CEO

Connie Fair, MBA, CPA, CMA is the President and CEO of the LTSA. She reports to the LTSA’s Board of Directors and is responsible for the executive oversight of the company.

Connie joined the LTSA from BC Assessment, where she helped the organization to earn a reputation as one of the world's leaders in property assessment.

Representing the Association of British Columbia Land Surveyors

Kelly Stofer, Chief Administrative Officer, Association of British Columbia Land Surveyors

Kelly Stofer is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Association of British Columbia Land Surveyors, the body that regulates the profession and practice of land surveying in British Columbia on behalf and in the interest of the public.

Kelly joined the ABCLS as Secretary and Registrar in 2016. Prior to that, he spent 16 years as a practising land surveyor in both large and small firms including 5 years as a Deputy Surveyor General at the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia. He has broad experience leading and managing regulatory processes with an emphasis on licensing, professional standards, complaints, discipline, policy development, and stakeholder consultation.

Kelly is a British Columbia land surveyor and holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario.

Representing the Law Society of British Columbia

Edward Wilson, Partner with Lawson Lundell LLP

Ed is a partner with Lawson Lundell LLP and has practiced in the real estate and municipal law fields with a specialty in real estate development for over 30 years. He acts for a number of international, national and local developers and investors in industrial, commercial and residential projects.

Ed has been actively involved in the activities of the Canadian Bar Association, and has served as its representative on the British Columbia Real Estate Association Standard Forms Committee (1995–present). Ed has drafted and updated the CBA Standard Real Estate Undertakings used in most BC real estate transactions since their inception in 1997. Beginning in 2000, Ed served as the CBA's representative on the Land Title Branch/Law Society Electronic Filing Committee (now the LTSA Business Transformation Advisory Committee).

Ed has served on a number of Law Society of BC Task Forces including those on Conveyancing Practices (2002), Lawyers Selling Real Estate (2003–2004), and Land Titles (2011).

Ed has been actively involved with Continuing Legal Education Society of BC. He has taught more than 15 CLEBC courses. Ed's service on behalf of the profession and dedication to CLEBC was recognized in 2007 when Ed was awarded CLEBC's Leader in Learning Award. The award recognizes volunteers such as Ed who have distinguished themselves by making exceptional contributions to continuing professional education.

Representing the Society of Notaries Public of British Columbia

John Mayr, Executive Director of the Society of Notaries Public of BC

John comes to the Society of Notaries Public of British Columbia with a 20-year history of regulating professionals. Over that period of time, he has regulated Denturists, Licensed Practical Nurses, and most recently Social Workers, with each profession having unique challenges and complex relationships.

Mr. Mayr holds a Master in Law from Osgoode Hall York University and a MBA from Royal Roads University.  He has extensive experience leading and managing professional regulatory organizations with a focus on corporate governance, strategic planning, establishing effective operational business systems, stakeholder consultation, implementing standards of practice, and educational program development and measurement.

The Society of Notaries Public of BC is in the process of separating its regulatory function from its professional promotion function. John is Executive Director of the Society of Notaries Public of BC, and is responsible for education and ongoing development, licensing, complaints, discipline, and audits and inspections. 

Representing BC Assessment

Jason Grant, President and CEO

Jason joined BC Assessment in 1991 and has most recently served as Acting VP Assessment and Assessor for the Greater Vancouver region, accountable for the creation of annual property assessments for over 500,000 properties worth approximately $825 billion dollars. He is the past Chair of the BC Assessment Senior Leadership team and, for the last several years, he has been the corporate media spokesperson. Jason has extensive experience with complex appraisal and related legal matters.

Jason has been a member of the Real Estate Institute of BC (REIBC) since 1994 and was elected to their Board of Governors in 2012, serving as REIBC President from 2014-2015. Jason is an Accredited Appraiser with the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AACI).

Representing the First Nations Summit

Howard Grant, Executive Director

Howard E. Grant is currently the Executive Director of the First Nations Summit (F.N.S.) which represents 42 negotiating tables and 154 First Nations in B.C. Mr. Grant is currently serving his sixth term as an elected Councillor for the Musqueam Indian Band (M.I.B.).

Howard was previously employed with M.I.B. as the Executive Director from 1992-1997. He also was employed with the federal government (DIAND) in the capacity of Associate Regional Director of Operations and as a District Manager from 1984-1992.

Within his roles of Executive Director (M.I.B.) and senior manager (DIAND), he was responsible for operational issues, policy development and implementation and budget/audit requirements.

Howard has served and continues to serve on numerous First Nations, and Federal Government boards and committees. Also, Howard sits on many post-secondary institutions and public sector committees in the capacity of advisor and/or board member.

Representing the British Columbia Historical Federation

Jacqueline Gresko, Member

Jacqueline Gresko taught History at Douglas College in New Westminster, British Columbia from 1970 until 2006. After retiring from Douglas College in 2006, Jacqueline became a sessional instructor at Corpus Christi College at the University of British Columbia where she continued with historical research projects and volunteer work.

Jacqueline wrote Traditions of Faith and Service, a history of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver, published in 2008.

In recent years, Jacqueline and Anita Bonson have been tracing the families of the Columbia Detachment of Royal Engineers who served in British Columbia from 1858 to 1863. After disbandment of the detachment in 1863 many of the men settled in the colony and several of them continued road building and surveying.

Jacqueline Gresko is currently honorary president of the British Columbia Historical Federation. She has served on the federation executive since 1999.

Representing the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch

Brett Horton, Counsel & Director, Commercial Business Development - BC, Stewart Title Canada

Brett Horton is Stewart Title’s Counsel & Director of Commercial Business Development BC.

Brett completed his undergrad in philosophy at McGill University in 1998, obtained his law degree from UBC in 2003, and was called to the British Columbia bar in 2004. Brett has had a diverse legal career working for small and medium firms along with fortune 500 companies.  Prior to joining Stewart Title in 2013, Brett operated his own law firm providing commercial and real estate legal services.

Currently the Chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Real Estate Section, Brett is also a past chair of the Vancouver real estate section and a current executive member. He currently holds other volunteer positions with the Canadian Bar Association and the Risk Management Association.

He has previously been involved with boards of the Mortgage Investment Association of BC, Commercial Real Estate Lenders Association, the International Blockchain Real Estate Association and the Stanley Park Ecology Society.

Brett is a frequent speaker at various real estate industry events.

In his free time, Brett enjoys outdoor activities with his kids. 

Representing the British Columbia Real Estate Association

Darlene Hyde, Chief Executive Officer

Darlene Hyde has been CEO of the BC Real Estate Association since January 2018. Prior to that she held senior executive positions with the Commercial Real Estate Development Association of Metro Vancouver and the New Car Dealers of BC.

 Darlene has extensive senior executive experience across Canada in a number of sectors including financial services, insurance, telecommunications, energy and housing.

She also has extensive governance experience on boards of directors in BC and across Canada, most recently having served as Chair of Douglas College Foundation and as chair, vice chair and a member of the joint merger task force for Westminster Savings (now Prospera Credit Union). She currently serves on the boards of the Insurance Council of BC and Stabilization Central Credit Union of BC. In addition, she serves on the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) Federal Affairs Committee and the Stakeholder Advisory Committee of the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia.

Representing the BC Association of Professional Registry Agents

Aziz Pirani, Acting President

Aziz Pirani is the Acting President of the BC Association of Professional Registry Agents (BCAPRA). BCAPRA is a not-for-profit organization that takes part in the consultative decision making process concerning land title registration matters in BC.

Since 2016, Aziz has been a member of Dye & Durham’s leadership team and currently serves as the Company’s Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Innovation. Dye & Durham is a leading provider of software and registry services to the Legal profession in both Canada and the United Kingdom.

Prior to his current position at Dye & Durham, Aziz has held leadership roles in the Information Technology and Services Industry at Xerox, TELUS and at MDA/Access Point Information Canada.

Representing the Union of British Columbia Municipalities

Ron Gill, Manager, Area Planning and Development, North Division 
Approving Officer

Ron has a Masters degree in Planning from the University of Waterloo and is a full-time member of both the Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC) and the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP).

Ron has been employed with the City of Surrey as a professional planner since July 2004. During that time, Ron worked his way up through the organization, starting as an entry level Planning Technician, and gradually working his way into his current role as the Area Planning and Development Manager, and Approving Officer, for the North Surrey Division. The Area Planning team administers the development application review and approval process for the north area of the City including the City Centre, Guildford, Fleetwood, and Cloverdale Town Centres, and the South Westminster/Port Kells industrial areas. 

Ron is a graduate of the City of Surrey’s Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) and recently contributed to a publication entitled The Right Decision: Evidence-based Decision Making for Government. This publication, developed in partnership between The City of Surrey and the University of the Fraser Valley, includes a manual and companion workbook, and brings evidence-based decision making down to the basics, providing government professionals with an effective tool to help them validate a particular approach or choice.

Representing the Central 1 Credit Union

Tiffany Chung

Representing the Province of British Columbia

Chris Stagg, Assistant Deputy Minister: Rural Development, Tenures and Engineering Division 
Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Chris Stagg was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister in 2016. Chris joined the ministry after 25 years in the forest industry, most recently as the Chief Forester for Canfor. In addition to the wealth of knowledge Chris brings in forest management and industry operations in BC, he has significant experience working in a number of BC communities and has served as past Director of the BC Wildlife Federation; rounding out his extensive regional background. Chris grew up in Chetwynd and holds a degree in Forestry from UBC. Chris is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting, fishing, trapping, shooting, reloading, archery, backpacking and wilderness camping.

Representing the Canadian Bankers Association

Emiko S. Ando, Senior Legal Counsel, HSBC Bank Canada

Emiko S. Ando has worked as in-house counsel in the financial services industry for over 15 years. Prior to working at HSBC Bank Canada, Emiko managed the Western Canada Law Department of the Royal Bank of Canada.

Emiko was called to the bar in British Columbia in 1992. She obtained her law degree from the University of British Columbia in 1991 and a business degree from McGill University in 1988. Emiko has served on various Canadian Bar Association and Law Society of British Columbia committees including the Banking Section Legislative Liaison, Women Lawyers Forum Education Committee and Practice of Law Committee.

Emiko received her Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University in 2009 and is a Certified Executive Coach. She has also operated a small business and produced two award-winning short films.

Representing the BC Notaries Association

Wayne Braid, Interim Chief Executive Officer

G. W. Wayne Braid is the former CEO/Secretary of The Society of Notaries Public of British Columbia, having served in that position for over 17 years, a professional self-governing organization whose members provide noncontentious legal services to the people of BC. He is Executive Officer of The Notary Foundation of BC and CEO and Managing Director of the BC Notaries Captive Insurance Co.

He ran successful Autoplan and general insurance agencies in Terrace, Kitimat and Stewart and was Chair of the Northern Insurance Brokers Association for many years and on the Board of the Insurance Brokers of British Columbia.

Senator in Jaycees and Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary are among his many community awards. He was also Coroner, Director of the BC Winter Games and Northern BC Winter Games, and an Elected school trustee.

Wayne opened his Notary practice in Terrace in 1986.

He is a firm believer in higher education. Under his direction the Master of Arts in Applied Legal Studies (MA ALS) postgraduate program was established at SFU in 2008 as part of the education necessary to qualify as a BC Notary.

Wayne has a keen interest in technology and the electronic provision of legal services. ProSuite—The Society’s successful legal services software—was created through his vision. A member of the Electronic Filing System Committee of the Land Title Office since the Committee’s inception in 2001, he also serves on a national committee of public and private sector organizations that provides guidance and direction to the federal government on money laundering and terrorist-financing issues.

He oversaw The Society’s in-house legal counsel and the retention and management of the outside legal counsel. His work was in-depth, demanding, and very rewarding.

His daily challenge as CEO was to deal with priorities. It was Wayne’s responsibility to see that the membership of The Society complied with its stringent Rules and Code of Ethics. His duties included managing The Society’s Professional Liability Program and investigating complaints. He also directed the BC Notaries’ Errors and Omissions insurance program, the over $14 million in the self-insurance fund, and any claims presented annually.

In his current role as Executive Director of the BC Notaries Insurance Corporation, Wayne arranges access to various re-insurance plans and manages three different excess insurers and the Special Fund of $3 million, set by statute and supported by the negotiation and placement of excess crime/fidelity insurance that provides up to $23 million coverage for every BC Notary.

Wayne is also the Executive Officer of The Notary Foundation of BC, an organization funded by the interest earned on BC Notaries’ trust accounts. Through his leadership, The Foundation has broadened the scope and delivery of its funding to legal support groups and public legal education, including grants for students, not-for-profit organizations, and law libraries around the province.

He has worked closely with provincial ministries and local government departments, financial institutions, and professional organizations such as the Law Society of BC, the Law Foundation of BC, the LTSA, the Real Estate Institute of BC, and the Real Estate Foundation of BC.

In his role as the inaugural Secretary of the World Organisation of Notaries, Wayne has the opportunity to meet with Notaries from all over the world. W.O.N. is a British Columbia initiative that enables properly qualified Common Law Notary organizations and individuals to promote their professional and business interests domestically and internationally.

Wayne is married to Laurie. Together they have 6 children and 14 grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, riding his motorcycle, and adventure travel.