2020 National Conference

November 7, 2020 at 11:00AM - 4:00PM

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Eastern Standard Time

Saturday, November 7, 2020
Our National Conference on Saturday  continues in the virtual setting as well!  Don’t miss your opportunity to access the great webinars our Chapters from coast to coast have produced this year!   Watch the pre-recorded sessions ahead of time and then join us live with a Q&A session led by the presenters.    Then, end the day with a live Legal Panel featuring lawyers from across the country as they update you on recent condo cases.


CCI National's First Virtual Conference

11:00 AM

Welcome Remarks

11:15 AM

Concurrent Sessions

Break Out #1  - presented by Toronto Chapter
Reserve Fund Pitfalls and How to Stay Out of Them
Moderator Joel Berkovitz of Shibley Righton LLP was joined by speakers Nancy Longueira of Morrison Hershfield Ltd., Bill Thompson of Malvern Condominium Property Management, and Sally Thompson of Synergy Partners, to  engage in a lively discussion on how to avoid common reserve funding pitfalls. During this 1 ½ webinar they explained about how to build the Reserve Fund, conduct Reserve Fund studies, how to develop successful strategies for managing Reserve Funds productively, and communicating effectively with owners. They each also presented several fascinating case studies that illustrated problems arising from failures to properly manage the Reserve Fund and how deficiencies were addressed.

Q&A Panel: Sally Thompson; Bill ThompsonNancy LonguieraJoel Berkovitz

Break Out #2 - presented by Huronia Chapter
New Normal - What Does Condo Land Look Like Now?
Embracing the New Reality
Budgets – What happened to them?
Audits – How is the process different now?
Capital Asset Management
Do We Defer Projects or Proceed?
Supply Chain Issues
 What do contracts look like now?
COVID protocols in a Condo 
Air Quality and Air Systems 
Fire Code Update
Electronic Meetings 

Q&A Panel: 

Break Out #3 - presented by Manitoba Chapter
All About AGM's

Doug and Delaney answer questions from the Manitoba membership all about Annual General Meetings

Q&A Hosts: Doug ForbesDelaney Vun 

11:45 AM

Exhibit Hall Open

12:15 PM

Insurance Q&A session 
Missed the CCI National Insurance Webinar? Now is your chance to access the recording and watch it at your leisure and then join us for a LIVE Q&A session. This will be your opportunity to get your burning insurance questions answered by insurance professionals from across the country.

David Outa, BA,CIP,CRM, Cowan Insurance Group
Tom Gallinger, BBA, FCIP, Atrens-Counsel Insurance Brokers
Jim MacKenzie, MBA, DAA, FCIP Dusyk & Barlow Insurance Brokers
Paul Murcutt, CAIB, BFL Canada
Dawn Mitchell, HUB International

1:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions

Break Out #4 - presented by Eastern Ontario Chapter
Virtual Townhall on COVID-19 with Ottawa Public, Health, Police and Fire
CCI-EO is proud to present a COVID-19 Virtual Townhall with Dr. Vera Etches, Medical Officer of Health, Ottawa Public Health; Gwen Lewis, Division Chief, Ottawa Fire Services and  Steve Bell, Deputy Chief, Ottawa Police Services.  As leaders guiding our City through these challenging times, they will share their insights, offers guidance, and answer your questions which can assist your condominium community through this crisis.

Q&A Host  Constance Hudak

Break Out #5 - presented by Golden Horseshoe Chapter
That Owner Did What?!
Understanding Board Authority 
Source of Power - what power does a Board have to change things, rules/by laws
Practical examples
Appreciating director's roles
What Directors have "no power" to change 
Abuse of Power of Directors
The difficult owner 
how to get from apathy to engagement
Communication efforts vs. owners that just "give up"
Sharing the Power
taking advice from owners/engaging Owners

Q&A Panel:  Sally-Anne DoomanPatricia EliaSonja Hodis

Break Out #6 - presented by North Alberta Chapter
Condo Safety and Security Webinar 
Erin Berney from Field Law provides some information and best practices on privacy policies and security cameras in Condominiums.

Q&A Host:  Erin Berney, Field Law

1:35 PM

Concurrent Sessions

Break Out #7 - presented by London and Area Chapter
Reserve Funds - The Good, The Bad The Ugly

Despite good intentions, your Corporation’s funding future may not be as certain as you think. Join us as our panelists explore some cases of Condominium Reserve Funds gone wrong, discuss how the issues happened, and what you can do today to help your Corporation avoid a funding crisis.

Q&A Panel: 

Break Out #8 - presented by North Western Ontario Chapter
What a Nuisance - How to Deal with Nuisance Claims in your Condo
Join Sonja Hodis as she discusses how you deal with nuisance complaints in your condo.  Not every noise and smell will be considered a nuisance.  Learn how to identify nuisance claims and what to do when you receive such a complaint.  Find out  how the Courts have handled nuisance situations and what they have said about the condo's actions. 

Q&A Panel: Sonja Hodis

Break Out #9 - presented by North Saskatchewan Chapter
Enforcing Bylaws
Directors and Boards will get tips on how to enforce bylaws and learn if your bylaws are well written.

Q&A Host: Jamie Herle

Break Out #10 -  Presented by Grand River Chapter
Community and Compliance during Covid-19
The stress level of many people has risen, and in some instances, members of condo communities are not being treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. If you're not sure how to handle a current situation, don't miss this session!
Presenters: Stephanie Sutherland, Cohen Highley

2:05 PM


2:10 PM

Exhibit Hall Hang Out
Hang out with fellow leaders, sponsors and exhibitors during rotating 15 minute sessions.   All those participating in this great networking opportunity will be randomly assigned into intimate break out rooms for 15 minutes.  Every 15 minutes the breakout rooms will be reassigned.   Meet someone new or connect with someone you already know.  Share your successes, ask your questions, give advice  and find out who is at the Leaders’ Forum.  Don’t have enough time to meet everyone? Find them in the Whova App under Attendees and connect directly with them!

2:45 PM

Legal Panel - Case Law Update from Coast to Coast
Jamie Bleay - BC  
Dionne Levesque - AB
Brandon Hicks - Sask
Doug Forbes - MB
Laura Gurr - ON
Michelle Kelly - ON
Devon Cassidy - NS
Andrew Costin – NB

4:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Conference Registration

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