"Save Some Green" Cross-Border Tax Workshop


Americans, Canadians, Everyone please join us for this exciting cross-border alliance!

This free workshop incorporates informal presentations and conversation with our panel of experts that will teach you what every US taxpayer NEEDS TO KNOW about the Canadian Tax on property transfers (including estates) and how conservation can help “save some green”.

A delicious continental breakfast (Tasty Sweets Cafe & Bakery) will be served with ample time for questions and socializing. If you are interested in a one-on-one consultation with John or Sandra please make your request when you RSVP.

Then complete your morning with a guided tour of this charming property that highlights a cross-border history or just relax and explore the adjacent wetlands and many treasures of this spectacular Provincial Park.


9:00 - 9:30       Meet & Greet, Contentinal Breakfast

9:30 - 11:00     Presentations, Conversation 

11:00 - 12:00   Private consults & options to join a Backus-Page House historical tour

Learn About:

- Conservation Options that will save Treasured Land and Reduce Taxes: Income, Capital Gains or Property.
- Options to Ease Estate Planning and Generational Land Transitions.


John Blanken, CPA, CA Principal, Grant Thornton LLP, Cross-Border Taxation Expert.

John is a Principal at Grant Thornton in the Windsor office and joined the firm in 2018. Prior to joining Grant Thornton John has helped clients navigate Canadian and US tax issues affecting individuals and corporations. He also assists organizations with their business advisory and assurance needs. John is a member of the Windsor CPA Ontario Association and the treasurer of The Hospice of Windsor & Essex County Inc.

Sandra Tassel, Program Coordinator, American Friends of Canadian Land Trusts.

American Friends partners with Canadian conservation organizations and American owners of environmentally and ecologically significant lands to protect Canada’s natural lands, clean water, abundant habitat and quality of life for citizens of both countries.


One-on-one consultation with John or Sandra is available to you, free of charge following the workshop. Please indicate your request at time of RSVP so that we can reserve your spot.

WHEN: Saturday July 21, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am

WHERE: Backus-Page House Museum, within John E. Pearce Provincial Park south of Wallacetown, Ontario (29424 Lakeview Line, Wallacetown, ON)


Thank you to Ontario Land Trust Alliance (OLTA) for making this workshop possible.


July 21, 2018 at 9:00am - 11am
Backus-Page House Museum
29424 Lakeview Line
Wallacetown, ON N0L 2M0
Google map and directions
Melissa Knight ·
Ric Symmes Dave Skinner David Wake Daria Koscinski

Will you come?