ISA’s mission is to advance the professionalism and
effectiveness of personal property appraisers in Canada.
ISA’s vision is to be the personal property appraisal
organization of choice in Canada.
ISA: Advancing Excellence
• Responsive to changes within the industry in order to maintain a leadership position
• Dedicated to promoting the professionalism of our Canadian members
• Functions on a foundation of respect and honest communications
• Dedicated to maintaining a clear focus on its Canadian members
• Exhibits the highest level of ethical behavior
ISA Canada, the Canadian chapter of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA), is a not for profit professional organization of qualified appraisers with members from across the country.
ISA Canada members have successfully completed comprehensive training in the valuation of personal property and prepare appraisal reports that comply with the Report Writing Standard and Code of Ethics of the International Society of Appraisers and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) of the Appraisal Foundation – the primary valuation standard setting and qualifications body for personal property appraisals.
President: Kelly Juhasz, AM Accredited Member
Treasurer: Chantal Wilson-Mahaffey, ISA Member
Secretary: Ed Phillips, AM Accredited Member
The International Society of Appraisers (ISA) is the largest of the professional personal property appraisal associations representing the most highly trained and rigorously tested independent appraisers in the United States and Canada. We are a not-for-profit, member-driven association, formed to support our member needs and to enhance public trust by producing qualified and ethical appraisers who are recognized authorities in personal property appraising.
ISA was founded in 1979. Over the past 39 years, the society has grown to be the undisputed personal property association of choice. Our Core Course in Appraisal Studies is widely regarded as the most comprehensive in the industry, distinguishing ISA as the leader in methodology, theory, principles, practices, and ethics.
ISA’s membership is diverse and collegial. Our members include many of the country’s most respected appraisers, consultants, curators, scholars, gallerists, estate liquidators, auctioneers, and dealers. We pride ourselves on a strong national network of appraisers who draw on highly specialized knowledge, skill, and experience, serving as a resource to our fellow members in a spirit which is unparalleled.
2018 marks the 18th Anniversary of the Canadian Chapter. Beginning in 2000, many of the founding members are still active in the Chapter and have been ISA members for over 20 years. The executive and committee members all volunteer their time and skills to represent and manage the Chapter right across Canada.
The current and past presidents are:
- Kelly Juhasz 2016 – Current
- Ken Forsyth 2014 – 2015
- Kathryn Minard 2008 – 2013
- Catherine Williams & Irene Szylinger 2005 – 2007
- Sharon London Liss & Catherine Williams 2002 – 2004
- Ellen Racine 2000 – 2001