Probus Club of Collingwood

The Probus Club of Collingwood is the original men’s Probus Club of the Georgian Triangle,  one of the first in Ontario, and celebrated its 30th anniversary, October, 2017. An informative speaker each month, combined with a membership of over 180 retired and semi-retired men allows us to create a place of enjoyment and fellowship in the community, emphasizing the Probus motto:

“Our Strength is Fellowship; Our Success is Participation.”

In addition, we enjoy numerous trips and social events throughout the year, including golf, hiking, theatre, excursions, and tours of businesses throughout Ontario.

Here you will find everything you need to know about the Club for both new and old members alike.

Last Updated: 2018/04/05

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Welcome to the men’s Probus Club of Collingwood!

Where age doesn’t keep us from thinking young!

   Meetings are at the Bear Estate,  Cranberry Village

  The Bear Estate

300 Balsam Street, Collingwood.

Immediately west of the Living Water Resort and Cranberry Marina.

Turn right onto Balsam Street at the light, straight ahead on Balsam,

turn right into the lane with the stone pillars. Meetings begin at 09:45.

*  Visitors and guests are welcome to attend our meetings.   *

Be a Friend, Bring a Friend to a Probus meeting!

May 2, Meeting

Executive &


The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is an independent Crown corporation that is responsible for regulating the capital markets in Ontario. Our statutory mandate is:

To provide protection to investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices, to foster fair and efficient capital markets and confidence in capital markets, and to contribute to the stability of the financial system and the reduction of systemic risk.

We contribute to the health and performance of Ontario’s economy by using our rule-making and enforcement powers to help safeguard investors, deter misconduct and regulate participants involved in capital markets in Ontario. We regulate firms and individuals who sell securities and provide advice in Ontario. We also regulate public companies, investment funds and marketplaces, such as the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Our powers are given to us under the Securities Act(Ontario), the Commodity Futures Act(Ontario) and certain provisions of the Business Corporations Act. We operate independently from government and are funded by fees charged to market participants. We are accountable to the Ontario Minister of Finance.

Chris Allum


 Senior Advisor, Investor Engagement and Stakeholder Partnerships at Ontario Securities Commission

Allister Field


 Manager-Transition and Implementation Office-Enforcement Branch at Ontario Securities Commission

May Meeting: At Cranberry’s request, May’s meeting is on Wednesday,the 2nd of May, at the Watts Room, Cranberry Inn,  9:45 am.

In early 2013, the Ontario Securities Commission launched OSC in the Community, an outreach program which takes the OSC’s regulatory mandate from Bay Street to Main Street. OSC staff are traveling to communities across Ontario to deliver investor seminars on fraud prevention and to meet with local businesses, government officials, law enforcement and other community organizations that are impacted by securities regulation in the province.

Chris is a business generalist with experience in community outreach, adult training, curriculum development, relationship management, marketing, project management and event planning. Chris has worked in both the private and public sectors.

Allister is currently part of the management team in the enforcement branch of one of Canada's largest regulators. Through a unique career path he has found myself benefiting from a mixture of social work, policing, financial investigation, management and regulatory experience. Allister now finds himself assisting the organization in making some significant and impactful choices to meet a changing world.

A Community Profile

May 2, Meeting

Marci Janecek, Registered Physiotherapist,

Collingwood G&M Hospital