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Board of Directors and Meetings

November, 2 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

Happy Board, Happy Life!

A condominium’s Board of Directors play a significant and immeasurable role in the daily governance of a condominium corporation in Ontario. Board members are not only responsible for ensuring the corporation is well managed on behalf of all owners and residents, they are also responsible for ensuring that the corporation’s financial assets are secured and well managed.


 
Board of Directors and Meetings

September, 14 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

Are You Ready For Your AGM?

Preparing for your condominium’s Annual General Meeting can cause a lot of stress for your management company, board, and unit owners if your past meetings have not gone so smoothly. In a room full of people you don’t know very much, discussing financial and intimate details of your condominium community can feel daunting, to say the least.


 
Communities

July, 20 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matia

Why You Should Register as a Canadian Condominium Institute Member

What are reserve funds? Who funds them? Who audits them? What is a property manager and how do you contact one? Are you allowed to plant a garden in your yard? Did you even know you had to ask? Even seasoned condominium industry members need support and access to resources.


 
Communities

June, 29 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

Podcast Review – Parties in Your Condo

The CCI Condo Podcast, presented by the Grand River Chapter, and hosted by Michelle Dyer, offers insight, perspective, and advice across all sectors of the condominium industry.


 
Communities

May, 4 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

To Renew or Not to Renew – Read This First

So, you’re a condominium corporation or professional in the Grand River area, and you’re coming to the end of your yearly CCI membership.


 
Communities

April, 27 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

Want to Learn More About the Condominium Community? Attend a Home Show!

It can be intimidating to approach condominium industry figures, such as real estate agents, property managers, or current owners, to get a sense of what it’s like living in a condominium community.


 
Communities

March, 9 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

March Break in the Grand River Area

Arguably the second most-looked-forward-to time of the year. March Break. Whether your memories with March Break include a plane ride, or the best sleep-ins of your life, sometimes planning ahead makes sure you get the most out of your break.


 
Communities

February, 2 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

Make Sure Your Winter is a Grand Ol’ Time

You can probably use one hand to count all the people you know who love the winter season. For the rest of us, finding the motivation to do any activities (regardless if they are indoors or outdoors) can feel like the world’s largest Band-Aid is being ripped off in slow motion.


 
Communities

January, 26 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

Hands Up If You Know Where Your Agenda Is

Does anyone else feel like New Year’s was simultaneously yesterday AND six months ago? We’re currently in that dark period. After the December holidays, and before spring, when leaving the house is especially hard.


 
Communities

January, 12 2023 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

Warm Your Tummies This Winter with These Hot Recipes

Well, we certainly hyped up the snow piles this season, didn’t we? Though we didn’t get the 5-am-snow-shoveling-Mondays like we anticipated (drat!), we have been dipping in temperatures.


 
Communities

December, 15 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

When Clutter Becomes a Problem

You may never even realize it’s happening. A couple of cell phone boxes kept in your closet, “just in case.” Take out containers that don’t make it into the trash bin. Electronics that no longer serve you but remain in a drawer.


 
Repairs, Maintenance and Renovations

December, 8 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

Keep Warm This Winter with These Fire Safety Tips

The time for sunshiny outdoor activities has passed, as winter is beginning to roll in. That means the end of BBQs, casual walks in the parks, and lengthy patio hangouts.


 
Environmental/Utilities Issues

November, 10 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

Understanding the Types of New Energy Available for Your Condo

The effects of greenhouse gasses on our climate are not new topics for discussion. However, in the spirit of doing our part for the community, there are areas that condominiums can look at to ease that greenhouse load.


 
Repairs, Maintenance and Renovations

October, 13 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

Thinking Ahead to Winter Maintenance? Better Start Early!

It’s only natural for Canadians to get suspicious about any “good” weather we receive in the fall. Sure, we’ll enjoy the above 20°C we’ve been gifted this first week in October, but we all know what’s only a few short weeks away.


 
Repairs, Maintenance and Renovations

October, 6 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

Preparing Your Condominium for the Fall

Yes, it’s true. After that hot, humid summer, the leaves are finally starting to change. With the autumn colours setting in, we as Canadians know that winter is just around the corner. What does this mean for condominiums?


 
Board of Directors and Meetings

September, 1 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

UPDATE: Expiry Date – Temporary Online Meeting Provisions

If your condominium corporation has benefited from the temporary legislation that made it possible to hold all meetings virtually, then there is a deadline you should be made aware of.


 
Purchasing/Living in a Condominium

August, 18 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

What does being a CCI Grand River Chapter member mean?

When you’re new to any industry, looking at the networking and membership options can be daunting. Where do you start? What resources are available to you?


 
Board of Directors and Meetings

July, 14 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

Board of Directors – From Interest to Election

Purchasing a unit inside a condominium means investing in a community. Part of that community investment involves regular communication with the condominium’s Board of Directors.


 
Purchasing/Living in a Condominium

June, 30 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

Vacations and Your Condominium

With July just around the corner, and the end of the school year finally making its way through Ontario, many will be looking to pack their bags and go for a change of scenery. Whether it be a town over for a quick weekend getaway, or a plane ride to a whole new time zone, there’s much to consider when leaving your condominium for any length of time.


 
Board of Directors and Meetings

June, 23 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

How to Keep Your Board Members Happy

A condominium’s Board of Directors play a significant and immeasurable role in the daily governance of a condominium corporation in Ontario. Board members are not only responsible for ensuring the corporation is well managed on behalf of all owners and residents, they are also responsible for ensuring that the corporation’s financial assets are secured and well managed.


 
Purchasing/Living in a Condominium

May, 12 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

Reflections of a Condominium Owner – with Kathleen Schrumm

A condo owner of 27 years, Kathleen Schrumm reflects on her thoughts on being in the condominium industry.


 
Board of Directors and Meetings

May, 5 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

Preparing For Your Annual General Meeting

Preparing for your condominium’s Annual General Meeting can cause a lot of stress for your management company, board, and unit owners if your past meetings have not gone so smoothly.


 
Purchasing/Living in a Condominium

April, 7 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

The Pros and Cons of Condo Living

Investing in a condo may seem like the right choice because of the price, but what really are the pros and cons of condo living?


 
Repairs, Maintenance and Renovations

March, 24 2022 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Maggie Matian

The “Shoulda, Coulda, Wouldas” of Condominium Repairs

By a show of hands, how many of us have ignored a simple repair, only for it to become a large, complicated pain later on?


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