About Us

 

The Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association (ORHMA) is dedicated to fostering a positive business climate for Ontario's Hospitality Industry, while providing value‐added services to its members.

The Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association (ORHMA) is the largest provincial hospitality association in Canada. With over 4,000 members, representing more than 11,000 establishments across the province, ORHMA is uniquely positioned to represent the issues that most impact your business.

ORHMA represents the industry's interests at both the Provincial and Municipal levels of government. Through our specialized in-house government relations experts, our provincial Board of Directors and our local Regional Boards, the Association provides pertinent and timely advice on industry-specific issues to politicians across the province.

The Association's dedicated and professional Membership Team provides ORHMA members with meaningful cost-saving programs and unique educational services. These resourceful programs not only improve the bottom line for our members, but also enhance their operating standards. 

WHO WE ARE

HISTORY

Board of Directors in 1929

The Ontario Hotel & Motel Association was a member organization that had been in existence since 1925.  Its membership was composed of two major sectors of the hospitality industry; the lodging or accommodation sector which included large and small hotels, motels and motor inns and the licensee sector which included licensed establishments.  

The Ontario Restaurant Association was formed in 1928, and in 1944 the restaurant association supported the creation of the Canadian Restaurant Association.  

The Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association (ORHMA) was formed on July 1, 1999 as a result of the amalgamation of the Ontario Hotel & Motel Association and the Ontario Restaurant Association. 

 

MEET THE ORHMA TEAM

Photo of Tony Elenis - ORHMA President & CEO

Tony Elenis

President

& CEO 

T: 905.361.0268 ext 0320

E: telenis@orhma.com

Photo of Fatima Finnegan - VP

Fatima Finnegan

Vice President, Workforce Initiatives & Industry Relations  

T: 905.361.0268 ext 0335

E: ffinnegan@orhma.com

Photo of Sanju Abraham - Financial Controller

Sanju Abraham

Financial

Controller 

T: 905.361.0268 ext 0325

E: sabraham@orhma.com

Photo of Christina DiRocco

Christina DiRocco

Policy Support &

Communications Manager  

T: 905.361.0268 ext 0371

E: cdirocco@orhma.com

Photo of Marjan Kotevski

Marjan Kotevski

Member Relations

& Accounts

T: 905.361.0268 ext. 0322

E: mkotevski@orhma.com

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Executive Committee

Accommodations

Foodservice 

Directors - at- Large

ORHMA REGIONS

Hamilton Region 

Colin Watson (Chair) 

Sheraton Hotel Hamilton 

Ottawa Region

Sarah Chown (Chair) 

Metropolitain Brassarie

Toronto Region

Rik Ocvirk (Chair) 

Distillery Restaurants Corp. 

Lambton County

To be determined

Prince Edward County

Edward Shubert (Chair) 

Prince Edward County Accommodation Assoc.

Waterloo Region 

To be determined

London Region

To be determined

Simcoe County

Sylvia Biffis (Chair) 

Nottawasaga Resort & Conference Centre 

Windsor Region

Dharmesh Patel (Chair) 

Quality Inn Leamington 

 

Contact Us

905.361.0268 | TF: 800.668.8906 

info@orhma.com 

2600 Skymark Avenue

Suite 8-201

Mississauga, Ontario

L4W 5B2

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