Toronto, Ontario – Metro Convention Centre – August 12, 2016 – 4:30pm EST
During the World Fitness Expo in Toronto, Ontario, on August 12, 2016, at 4:30pm, Barbara Allan, the Program Manager from the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services will be speaking about Ontario’s Consumer Protection rules for fitness clubs.
This presentation will inform fitness club owners, operators, and trainers about their rights and obligations under the Consumer Protection Act and explain what to expect if their operations are inspected by the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services. Helpful information will be reviewed about contract requirements, cancellation rights, and unfair practices in accordance with Ontario consumer protection laws. This portion of the session will help owners and operators understand the audit inspection process and how to run a fair and better business.
This session is FREE for all Fitness Industry Council of Canada (FIC) members. As a member of FIC, if you attend the Canadian Industry Forum, you will also receive FREE entry to the World Fitness Expo trade show hall. Please register as an attendee as soon as possible by emailing FIC’s Executive Director, Trisha Sarker, at firstname.lastname@example.org with the names of the guests.
If you wish to attend the Expo with a full registration, FIC members are eligible to receive $50 off registration costs by using the discount code FIC16. Please visit www.worldfitnessexpo.com/toronto to register.
FIC has been working with the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services to develop a plan to help owners and operators obtain the knowledge they need about contract disclosures and how to deal with the Licence Appeal Tribunal processes. It is important to recognize that each province has their own consumer protection laws. So far, Ontario has started their inspection process; however, we believe that other provinces may follow. As a fitness industry provider and professional, it is essential that you follow and comply to the laws associated with your region.