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Insurance Issues

July, 6 2021 - Published by CCI National

Insurance Legislative Summary Chart

This document is a summary of Insurance across Canada, compiled by the CCI National Government Relations Committee.


 
Common Issues

June, 10 2021 - Published by CCI National

CCI National - Managing Owner Expectations

Condominiums/Stratas  are a collection of strangers living together in a communal setting. Some people are interested in protecting their investment while others are expecting a hands free lifestyle at whatever cost. The panel discussed how to manage owner’s expectations and solutions for effective communication to avoid  conflict and the costs associated therewith. [Read More]


May, 3 2021 - Published by CCI National

IBC Resources Business Insurance Help

Business Insurance Questions?
Call IBC's Business Insurance Helpline
at 1-844-2ask-IBC (1-844-227-5422).

Resources – IBC www.businessinsurancehelp.ca


 
Insurance Issues

May, 1 2021 - Published by Other - Author(s): CCI National

IBC National Commercial Insurance Task Force Final Report

When Canada’s property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry launched its National Commercial Insurance Task Force (Task Force) in January 2020, its initial focus was to help those businesses and organizations, such as condominium and strata corporations, struggling to find affordable insurance options in a hardening commercial insurance market. Then COVID-19 hit.


 
Financial Matters

April, 15 2021 - Published by CCI National

CCI National - Financial Statements Translating the Numbers

Financial experts from across Canada as offered a practical lesson on how to read and interpret your condo or strata financial statements. Learn what to look for in the numbers and the types of questions you should ask. [Read More]


 
Specific Legal Issues

January, 15 2021 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Nancy Houle - Davidson Houle Allen LLP

The Silver Lining – Condominium Meetings and Accessibility

I think it’s fair to say that the pandemic has mainly worsened life for all of us – and has been particularly tough on many.

In this blog, however, I’d like to reflect on some “silver linings” in this awful cloud.


 
Insurance Issues

January, 11 2021 - Published by Other - Author(s): IBC

Condominium/Strata Corporation Insurance Q & A

Insurance Bureau of Canada and the insurance industry recognize the seriousness of the insurance affordability issues some condominium and strata corporations and owners are currently facing. In response, the insurance industry has developed a Condominium/Strata Action Plan that will help find solutions to improve insurability. By working together with all stakeholders we believe we can help find solutions to stabilize insurance costs.


 
Specific Legal Issues

January, 8 2021 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Mohiminol Khandaker - Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Government Holds Consultations on Legislative Changes Enabling Virtual Processes Under the Condominium Act

The government is currently holding written public consultations about making permanent changes to the legislation to enable virtual and digital processes under the Condominium Act, 1998. Click below to learn more about what changes are being considered and how you can provide your feedback.


 
Reserve Funds and Reserve Fund Studies

November, 6 2020 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Melanie Chatfield, Alan Forbes

Considering Energy Efficiency As Part Of The Reserve Fund Study (RFS) Process

Energy audits and modelling can be very useful in conjunction with reserve fund studies (RFS) to identify upgrade projects to reduce the total cost of building ownership (TCBO).


 
Insurance Issues

October, 22 2020 - Published by CCI National

CCI National Insurance Webinar

Our national panel of insurance professionals shared their experiences from coast to coast and helped you understand why condos/stratas are in this position and what can be done to minimize the impact. We also learned about what CCI National is doing with the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) to help raise awareness of this issue on a national scale. [Read More]


 
Board of Directors and Meetings

October, 16 2020 - Published by Huronia Chapter

Virtual Meetings

Virtual Meetings are the new norm.

Join our "Zoom Master" who will you give some tips on how to use Zoom and the features within it during your meetings.

Also join our panel of lawyers and property managers who will take you through the process of holding a meeting virtually, provide tips and point out traps to avoid based on their experiences to date. [Read More]


 
Insurance Issues

September, 21 2020 - Published by CCI National

CCI-N Insurance Summary Chart Request

CCI chapters across the country have clearly heard from their members about the unexpected changes in condominium insurance. These changes have ranged from increases in premiums to the denial of coverage and have resulted in an condominium insurance crisis.


 
COVID-19

September, 18 2020 - Published by Huronia Chapter

The New Normal - What Does Condo Land Look Like Now?

Join Sonja Hodis and a great line up of guests from chapters across Ontario as we discuss what Condo Land looks like after 6 months of living through the COVID pandemic. CCI Huronia would like to thank our webinar sponsors: Elia Associates, FCS Fire Consulting, Cion Coulter, Percel Property Management, Bayshore Property Management, and Integrity Property Management [Read More]


 
The Basics

September, 17 2020 - CCI Original Content - Published by CCI National

Part 1: Introduction – Director Basics

Introduction: Congratulations on becoming a Condominium Director! Directors make a significant community contribution and this course will improve the level of professionalism you can offer to your community.


 
The Basics

September, 17 2020 - CCI Original Content - Published by CCI National

Part 2: Getting Started as a Director

History: Condominiums are not a new concept. In one form or another, they have been around for thousands of years.


 
The Basics

September, 17 2020 - CCI Original Content - Published by CCI National

Part 3: The Director’s Responsibilities and Governance

Provincial Legislation is created largely as consumer protection legislation designed to protect the rights of owners. As such, it has many sections setting out insurance, maintenance and repair, creation of its Declaration, by-laws and rules.


 
The Basics

September, 17 2020 - CCI Original Content - Published by CCI National

Part 4: Property Management

This section introduces property management for a Condominium. Regardless of the type of Condominium or the size, all Condominium Corporations need to be managed.


 
The Basics

September, 17 2020 - CCI Original Content - Published by CCI National

Part 5: Planning, Financial and Other Responsibilities

This section introduces an overview of the annual calendar of tasks, monthly administration for Condominium Corporations, and some of the legislation that governs a Board of Director’s actions and decisions.


 
The Basics

September, 17 2020 - CCI Original Content - Published by CCI National

CCI Director's Code of Ethics

CCI code of ethics for use by Condominium and Strata Corporations. The PDF attached here is a form that can be completed and signed by potential directors.


 
The Basics

August, 20 2020 - CCI Original Content - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Sally Thompson

Condo Legislation from Coast to Coast

Links to provincial condominium legislation and regulations across Canada. Key terms used by each province.


 
Board of Directors and Meetings

August, 19 2020 - Published by South Alberta Chapter

Speedy Board Meetings & Minutes

Board meetings do not always need to be long… or at least not as long! Join Professional Parliamentarian Todd Brand for a session on how to make your board meetings quicker yet more productive. The discussion will include agenda preparation, simplifying your rules, ideas for electronic meetings plus speed up tips and tools. Also included will be important ideas for taking effective minutes. [Read More]


August, 1 2020 - CCI Original Content - Published by CCI National - Author(s): CCI - James Davidson (Davidson Houle Allen LLP)

Condo Cases Across Canada

Condo Cases Across Canada is a quarterly publication of the Canadian Condominium Institute, National Chapter. Each issue contains summaries of some of the latest condominium decisions (from Courts and Administrative Tribunals) across the country. Not all cases are summarized. But most of the key condominium cases are summarized.


 
Board of Directors and Meetings

June, 10 2020 - Published by Huronia Chapter

Electronic Meeting and Voting Bylaws - What you Need to Know

Join our panel of lawyers and property managers as we discuss issues and factors that should be considered when drafting electronic meeting and voting bylaws.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Elia Associates PC
CWB Maximum Financial
Condogenie [Read More]


 
COVID-19

June, 9 2020 - Published by Huronia Chapter

Webinar #11 COVID-19- A Discussion with Condo Industry Experts on How to Handle this Crisis

Join CCI Huronia Board members, Dr. Hsin and our guest from CCI Toronto as we discuss issues that affect condos during the COVID crisis and reopening phases. [Read More]


 
COVID-19

May, 28 2020 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Robert Mullin

Liening Units

Robert Mullin discusses whether or not a Condominium should issues liens for arrears during COVID 19.


 
COVID-19

May, 26 2020 - Published by Huronia Chapter

Webinar #10 COVID-19- A Discussion with Condo Industry Experts on How to Handle this Crisis

Join CCI Huronia and our guests from CCI Toronto and CCI Northwestern Ontario as we discuss issues condos are facing during the COVID crisis and as we begin to open amenities. [Read More]


 
COVID-19

May, 21 2020 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Shalon Seebach

Finances and Government Assistance Programs

Shalon Seebach discusses how to manage a Condominium's cash flow during COVID 19.


 
COVID-19

May, 19 2020 - Published by Huronia Chapter

Webinar #9 COVID-19- A Discussion with Condo Industry Experts on How to Handle this Crisis

Join CCI once again this week while we talk to industry experts about issues concerning condos during COVID. Topics include insurance, the real estate market and how to do deal with showings, fire safety testing, building inspections, terms to put in tendering documents, new ideas on how to communicate with owners and dealing with loneliness. In addition, a special message from the Mayor of Barrie. [Read More]


 
COVID-19

May, 14 2020 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Mark Willis-O'Connor

What to do if a Resident Tests Positive | Navigating COVID-19 in Condominiums

Mark Willis-O'Connor discusses the procedure if someone in your Condominium Corporation tests positive for COVID 19


 
COVID-19

May, 12 2020 - Published by Huronia Chapter

Webinar #8 COVID-19- A Discussion with Condo Industry Experts on How to Handle this Crisis

Join CCI Huronia Board of Directors and our guests as we discuss issues that condos are dealing with during the COVID crisis and as we plan for reopening. Members of the CCI Windsor chapter join us this week. [Read More]


 
COVID-19

May, 9 2020 - Published by CCI National

COVID 19 and Condos - CCI National Webinar May 7, 2020

One of CCI’s greatest strengths is its vast and national wide access to resources. On May 7, 2020, CCI National hosted its first national webinar with speakers from all CCI chapters across the Country. Our speakers shared their knowledge, practical tips and insights into issues that are affecting owners, directors, property managers and professionals dealing with condos during the COVID 19 pandemic. [Read More]


 
COVID-19

May, 8 2020 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Jennifer Dickenson

Sale of Units during COVID-19

Policies to consider during the pandemic: moves, showings, status certificate additions


 
COVID-19

May, 7 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Michele Farley

Fire Safety and Directions from Authorities Across the Country during COVID 19

Following up to her discussion during the National Webinar on COVID 19 held on May 7, 2020, Michele Farley provides a written summary of her comments made during the webinar regarding fire safety.


 
Property Management Issues

May, 7 2020 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): SARA HICKS

A Day in the Life of a Property Manager

What do you think of when you hear ‘property manager?’ When people ask me what I do for a living, and ‘property manager’ is my response, I am usually met by a blank stare...


 
COVID-19

May, 7 2020 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Leigh Merswolke

Cleaning Protocols | Navigating COVID-19 in Condominiums

Leigh Merswolke discusses the best cleaning practices for COVID-19.


 
COVID-19

May, 5 2020 - Published by Huronia Chapter

Webinar #7 - COVID-19- A Discussion with Condo Industry Experts on How to Handle this Crisis

Topics for this webinar include:

Virtual Owner Meetings and Electronic Voting - A Manager's Perspective Virtual Owner Meetings and Electronic Voting - A Lawyer's Perspective Virtual Board Meetings - Tips and Tricks
Lines of Credit - A Financing Option
Liens During COVID - Why you need a Policy?
Dealing with Acute Stress in Light of Lifestyle Changes
Funding for Small Business During Pandemic
Maintaining Communities: Some New Ideas


 
COVID-19

April, 30 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Shalon Seebach

Condos and COVID-19 - Government Assistance Programs

Over the last several weeks, the Federal government has made several announcements regarding financial assistance programs that have been made available to corporations and individuals. You are probably wondering whether your condominium corporation is eligible for any of these. The answer is – maybe.


 
COVID-19

April, 30 2020 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Brad Wells

Don't Stop, Keep Planning!

Brad Wells discusses how to continue productivity during this pandemic.


 
COVID-19

April, 28 2020 - Published by Huronia Chapter

Webinar #6 - COVID-19- A Discussion with Condo Industry Experts on How to Handle this Crisis

Topics covered

1. Real Estate Viewings in Units - How can Property Management and Real Estate Agents Work Together
2. Vacant Land Condos - What should you be thinking about?
3. Project Planning - Looking Forward to the Future
4. What to do if you have an ongoing or upcoming project
5. Building Resilience During the Pandemic
6. Virtual Meetings and Electronic Voting in light of new Ontario Order


 
COVID-19

April, 21 2020 - Published by Huronia Chapter

Webinar #5 - COVID-19- A Discussion with Condo Industry Experts on How to Handle this Crisis

Webinar #5 topics include

Greetings from National
Better Ways to Communicate Important Messages
The Role of Management Company, Manager and Director during COVID 19
COVID 19 - A Condominium Front Line Perspective Landscaping and What is Strictly Necessary - 3 Experiences from 3 Different Municipalities
Deemed Essential Letter - A Way to Document Your Decision on What is Essential
Pillars of Life - Ways to Deal With Staying in Unit


 
COVID-19

April, 16 2020 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Shalon Seebach, BBS

Condo Finances and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is something no one could have predicted or budgeted for, and we are all struggling in one way or another...


 
COVID-19

April, 14 2020 - Published by Huronia Chapter

Webinar #4 - COVID-19- A Discussion with Condo Industry Experts on How to Handle this Crisis

Topics discussed during Webinar #5 include:

New essential services list and what it means;
Landscaping;
What should townhouse style condos do;
Fire safety plans;
Activities condos are doing to stay connected;
Creative ways to deal with common expense fees;
Knowing who you should deal with if owner is incapacitated or has died;
Emergency unit repairs; and,
COVID and your drains


 
COVID-19

April, 14 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Laurie Kiedrowski

Temporary Relief to Protect Condominium Dwellers: Alberta's Ministerial Order April 9, 2020

Following up to her discussion during the CCI National Webinar held on May 7, 2020, Laurie provides a written summary of the Ministerial Order dated April 9, 2020 that the Alberta government issued to address specific issues facing condos.


 
COVID-19

April, 7 2020 - Published by Huronia Chapter

Webinar #3 - COVID 19 A Discussion with Condo Experts on How to Handle This Crisis in Your Condo

Topics discussed this week include:

Seasonal Residents and the new Barrie COVID-19 Emergency Measures Bylaw
Enforcing Quarantine and Resources in the Community
Domestic Travel Restrictions and Rights
Cleaning, Disinfecting and Beyond
Delayed Construction Payments due to COVID and the New Prompt Payment Legislation
Ventilation Systems
Fire Code Updates

Special guest speakers include the Mayor of Barrie, VP of the local health unit and members of CCI Eastern Ontario Chapter


 
COVID-19

April, 2 2020 - Published by Other

COVID-19 Precautions for Multi-unit Residential Buildings

National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health - BC Centre for Disease Control


 
COVID-19

April, 2 2020 - Published by Other

Using Shared Laundries during the COVID-19 Pandemic (POSTER)

National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health - BC Centre for Disease Control


 
COVID-19

March, 31 2020 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Sonja Hodis, Patricia Elia, Ashley Winberg, Michele Farley, Mina Tesseris, Debbie Dale, Jeff Struewing, Evan Shkolnik, Ryan Griffiths, Ashley Lamb

COVID-19- A Discussion with Condo Industry Experts on How to Handle this Crisis

Join our panel of experts in our second webinar in the series as they talk about CCI’s efforts to obtain necessary legislative changes for condos, Borrowing, Communication Strategies, Fire Code and Tarion updates, Reserve Funds, Force Majeure , Requests for Accommodation under Human Rights Code, Protocols for Moving/Deliveries, Showings, Visitors, & Access to essential common amenities, and a condo's ability to enforcing self isolation and quarantine rules


 
COVID-19

March, 30 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Sonja Hodis

Why a Condo Should Not Refund or Provide Relief from Payment of Common Expense Fees during COVID 19 crisis

Over the course of the last few weeks many condo corporations have been asking whether they can defer owner’s common expense fee (CEF) payments or provide any sort of relief to owners who are not able to pay their CEF as a result of the COVID 19 crisis. They have also asked whether they can refund CEF paid if amenities have been closed.

The short answer is NO. Why?


 
COVID-19

March, 26 2020 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Robert Mullin, BA(Hons.), LL.B., LL.M., ACCI, and Christopher Mendes, B.A.(Hons), M.A., J.D

COVID-19 & Condos

As COVID-19 continues to take its toll, what does this mean for condominiums as monthly common element fees continue to become due? Are the lien procedures in the Condominium Act, 1998 (the “Act”) still viable?


 
COVID-19

March, 24 2020 - Published by Huronia Chapter - Author(s): Sonja Hodis, Patricia Elia, Ashley Winberg, Michele Farley, Mina Tesseris, Debbie Dale, Jeff Struewing, Evan Shkolnik

COVID-19- A Discussion with Condo Industry Experts on How to Handle this Crisis

COVID 19 has presented challenging and unprecedented times for condos. Directors and managers are dealing with many new issues that raise a ton of questions. Join a panel of lawyers, property managers, engineers and a fire safety expert to get answers to those questions.

This is one of many webinars hosted by CCI Huronia on COVID 19 and Condos.


 
Communities

March, 23 2020 - Published by Golden Horseshoe Chapter

CCI Golden Horseshoe - Condo News Magazine Spring 2020

Condo News Magazine - Spring 2020


 
COVID-19

March, 23 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Mohiminol Khandaker - Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Coronavirus (COVID-19): What About the Courts?

Given the recent disruption to certain services as a result of COVID-19, we’ve put together this summary of the most up-to date information respecting court and administrative tribunal proceedings. We hope this is helpful to our clients (and fellow legal professionals) as we navigate this unprecedented situation.


 
COVID-19

March, 22 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Ontario Public Health

Cleaning and Disinfection for Public Settings from Ontario Public Health

A two page summary of how to clean and disinfect public spaces. May be useful for condominium common areas, although quite light in information. Hopefully better tools will come soon.

See link.


 
COVID-19

March, 20 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Laura Glithero

Letter to Board and Managers re Covid-19

Letter to condo boards and property managers re tips for Covid-19, including a notice to be posted in the building and questions to ask of staff when deciding whether they should come to work.


 
COVID-19

March, 19 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): David Lu and Nancy Houle - Davidson Houle Allen LLP

COVID-19 and Condo Fees

Over the past couple of days, we have received numerous inquiries about how condominium corporations should deal with requests from owners to delay paying the monthly common expenses. The requests from owners are due to the uncertainty and financial stress caused by COVID-19.


 
COVID-19

March, 19 2020 - Published by Other - Author(s): Laura Glithero

Notice re Covid-19

A notice that can be posted in condominiums for residents and visitors. Most applicable to high-rise and low-rise, could be adapted for other types.


 
Repairs, Maintenance and Renovations

March, 19 2020 - Published by Other - Author(s): Jon Juffs

COVID-19: What you need to know about Health and Safety and Working On-Site

This document is a collection of resources, best practices and information links designed to help construction employers understand their rights and responsibilities while operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is not a legal document and all employers are advised to seek legal advice as part of their overall due diligence process.


 
COVID-19

March, 18 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Cheryll Wood - Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Coronavirus – What About Our Staff?

As we continue to navigate this unprecedented situation, we are trying to address questions raised by managers and condominiums in a timely manner.

One of the many concerns that we have heard over the last couple of days related to COVID-19 is: What are condominium corporation obligations as employers?


 
COVID-19

March, 18 2020 - Published by Other - Author(s): Shibley Righton LLP

Answers To Your Condo Coronavirus Questions

Shibley Righton's answers to a few frequently asked questions from our clients. While there is no "one size fits all" answer, the comments below can hopefully help guide your community.


 
COVID-19

March, 18 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Jennifer Dickenson

A letter to owners in condos during COVID-19

Here is an posting we sent to all owners in our condos regarding COVID-19 information, how to behave in condos and what your personal responsibilities are in this time. Please use!


March, 17 2020 - Published by Other

Nova Scotia Condominium Act

Government/ External Resources
https://nslegislature.ca/sites/default/files/legc/statutes/condominium.pdf


March, 17 2020 - Published by Other

Nova Scotia Condominium Regulations

Government/ External Resources
https://novascotia.ca/just/regulations/regs/conregs.htm


March, 17 2020 - Published by Other

Nova Scotia - Condominium Information Primer

Government/ External Resources
https://novascotia.ca/sns/access/individuals/consumer-awareness/condominiums/condo-primer.asp


March, 17 2020 - Published by Nova Scotia Chapter

CCI Nova Scotia - Link to Chapter News & Articles

Chapter News & Articles
http://ccinovascotia.ca/news-events/news-articles


March, 17 2020 - Published by Nova Scotia Chapter

FAQ for Nova Scotia Condos

CCI-Nova Scotia
http://ccinovascotia.ca/resources/faq


 
COVID-19

March, 17 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): James Davidson and Melinda Andrews - Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Coronavirus – Our Answers to Some FAQs

We think it goes without saying that the novel coronavirus and related risks surrounding Covid-19 have “turned the world upside down”. And condominiums are very much involved because condominiums typically involve meetings and social gatherings and people living in close community. We’re certainly getting lots of questions from our clients. In case it may help, here are our answers to some FAQs surrounding coronavirus and Covid-19:


 
COVID-19

March, 17 2020 - Published by Other - Author(s): Stephanie Sutherland, Laura Glithero

Condos and Covid-19

Basic information and recommendations for those living and working in condominiums, in this time of Covid-19.


 
COVID-19

March, 17 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Rod Escayola

Condos Must Adapt to Provincial State of Emergency

Many provinces have declared a state of emergency. They are closing down public venues and urging residents to stay home.

Is this social distancing in public spaces potentially compromising the one required at condos.

Condo corporations should consider adopting directive and precautions that will help “flatten the curve” on the home front as well.


 
COVID-19

March, 16 2020 - Published by Eastern Ontario Chapter - Author(s): Rod Escayola

Should Condo AGM be Cancelled Amid Covid19 Crisis

Condo corporation should balance the safety and health of the owners with the statutory obligation to hold their annual general meeting.

This post held determine when to cancel and when to hold the AGM. It provides practical precautions to be followed if the AGM is to proceed.


 
COVID-19

March, 15 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Nancy Houle - Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Condos – Update on Meetings

As the number of COVID-19 cases increase across the country, and each municipality grapples with how best to deal with the rapidly evolving situation at a local level, the most common recommendation we are seeing to help mitigate risk and spread is social-distancing. The natural question is, therefore, what does this now mean in relation to a condominium corporation’s legal obligation to hold board of directors, or owners, meetings.


 
COVID-19

March, 12 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Nancy Houle

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Condos - Meeting, Messaging and Maintenance

Concerns about coronavirus (also known as “COVID-19”) are, of course, in the forefronts of all of our minds. As the number of cases of coronavirus increase across the country, and with cases now confirmed in Eastern Ontario, we are receiving questions from our clients about what this means for the condominium industry.


 
COVID-19

March, 12 2020 - Published by CCI National

COVID-19 Resource Document

CCI aspires to at all times support best practices in the Condominium Management Industry. We are together rising to meet the challenge of COVID 19.

Several pages of information that will be of interest to you as it may affect your Condominium Home have been prepared for you.


 
COVID-19

March, 11 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Joel Berkovitz and Patrick Greco

The Coronavirus’s Impact on Condominium Living

A brief overview of how the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted condominium living.


March, 10 2020 - Published by Other

CanLII – Court Cases

Government/ External Resource
https://www.canlii.org/en/


March, 10 2020 - Published by Other

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Government/ External Resource
https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/


March, 10 2020 - Published by Other

CMHC – Condo Buyer’s Guide

Government/ External Resource
English: https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/buying/condominium-buyers-guide

French: https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/fr/buying/condominium-buyers-guide


March, 10 2020 - Published by Other

National Association of Condominium Managers

Government/ External Resource
http://www.nacmofcanada.org/HOME/default.asp


March, 10 2020 - Published by CCI National

Condo Strength

CCI National Resource
https://condostrength.ca/


March, 10 2020 - Published by Other

Insurance Bureau of Canada/Bureau d’assurance du Canada – Condominium or Strata Coverage information

Government/ External Resource
http://www.ibc.ca/on/home/types-of-coverage/condominium-or-strata-coverage


 
Board of Directors and Meetings

March, 9 2020 - Published by London and Area Chapter - Author(s): Jennifer Dickenson

Effective Meeting tips for Board members

Effective meetings bring people together for a specific purpose, provide an arena for discussion and provide results.


 
COVID-19

March, 9 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Rod Escayola

Coronavirus in Condos

The spread of Covid19 is impacting condos. This article focuses on the risks and legal obligations condos have towards their owners/occupants, visitors and employees.


 
Specific Legal Issues

February, 27 2020 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): MICHELLE KELLY, B. Comm, LL.B

Defamation and Harassment in Condominiums

“If you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all” Michelle Kelly, B.Comm., LL.B., ACCI Robson Carpenter LLP


 
Reserve Funds and Reserve Fund Studies

February, 27 2020 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Jim Nostedt, Alan Forbes

Condominium Reserve Fund Studies – The Next Steps

Deep energy retrofits are an important consideration to reduce the total cost of building ownership (TCBO), which supplements the information in the reserve fund study to enable effective decisions for the betterment of the condominium corporation.


 
Repairs, Maintenance and Renovations

January, 16 2020 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Brad Roy

The “Panes” of Keeping Warm in the Winter

Is your unit experiencing heat loss during the winter? Check out an expert’s tips for preserving comfortable temperatures in your unit.


 
Financial Matters

January, 2 2020 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Gwen Story, B.Com (Hons), CPA, CGA

Your Condominium Investment – The Auditor’s Role

Do you need an audit of your financial statements? Find out what you need to know when selecting a financial statement auditor.


 
Repairs, Maintenance and Renovations

November, 28 2019 - Published by Grand River Chapter - Author(s): Henry J. Jansen, P.Eng., ACCI

The Case of the Moldy Dog

Outbreak of mould at a condo complex. Where did it come from? Now what do we do?


 
Purchasing/Living in a Condominium

October, 29 2019 - Published by North Saskatchewan Chapter - Author(s): Jamie Herle

Bylaw Do's & Dont's

Owners of condominiums should know what their by-laws and rules of the condominium corporation say.


 
Specific Legal Issues

October, 28 2019 - Published by CCI National

Legislative Summary of Reserve Funds on a Provincial Basis

This paper is a brief compilation of legislation and related information across Canada on reserve funds and reserve fund studies.


 
Repairs, Maintenance and Renovations

October, 2 2019 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Josh Milgrom, Maria Dimakas, Sally Thompson, Murray Johnson

Condo Convos: Major Projects

CCI Toronto, Condo Convos - Major Projects


 
Purchasing/Living in a Condominium

September, 3 2019 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Warren Kleiner, An Nguyen, Tim Duggan, Laura Lee

Condo Convos: Passing and Enforcing Rules

CCI continues its CONDO CONVOS series - casual conversations of interest to the condominium community - with a presentation about passing and enforcing rules.

Warren Kleiner moderates a conversation with An Nguyen, Tim Duggan and Laura Lee.


 
Common Issues

August, 21 2019 - Published by Nova Scotia Chapter

CCI Nova Scotia - Review Summer 2019

Newsletter of the Canadian Condominium Institute Nova Scotia Chapter


 
Purchasing/Living in a Condominium

August, 7 2019 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Lyndsey McNally, Maria Durdan, Connie Pappas-Boccitto, Mario Deo

Condo Convos: Harassment in Condos

CCI continues its CONDO CONVOS series - casual conversations of interest to the condominium community - with a presentation about harassment in condos.

Lyndsey McNally moderates a conversation with Maria Durdan, Connie Pappas-Boccitto and Mario Deo.


 
Reserve Funds and Reserve Fund Studies

July, 23 2019 - Published by Manitoba Chapter - Author(s): Jim Nostedt, Alan Forbes

Condo Reserve Fund Studies - Should there be More?

Reserve fund studies are key to the strategic planning process used by condominium corporations. However, incorporating principles of sustainability and the total cost of building ownership, decisions can be made to provide more value to current and future unit owners.


 
Communities

July, 3 2019 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Sue Langlois, Joy Matthews, Jason Rivait, Pam Churchill

Condo Convos: Keeping the Community Informed

CCI continues its CONDO CONVOS series - casual conversations of interest to the condominium community - with a presentation about keeping the community informed.

Sue Langlois moderates a conversation with Joy Matthews, Jason Rivait and Pam Churchill.


 
Board of Directors and Meetings

June, 4 2019 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Alex Young, Megan Molloy, Katherine Gow, Brian Horlick

Condo Convos: Owners Meeting Best Practices

CCI continues its CONDO CONVOS series - casual conversations of interest to the condominium community - with a presentation about best practices for owners' meetings.

Alex Young moderates a conversation with Megan Molloy, Katherine Gow and Brian Horlick


 
Insurance Issues

May, 8 2019 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Tania Haluk, Deborah A. Howeden, Tom Gallinger, Vic Persaud

Condo Convos: Unit Owner Insurance

CCI launches its new CONDO CONVOS series - casual conversations of interest to the condominium community - with an important discussion about insurance.


 
Common Issues

April, 17 2019 - Published by Nova Scotia Chapter

CCI Nova Scotia - Review - Spring 2019

Newsletter of the Canadian Condominium Institute Nova Scotia Chapter


 
Common Issues

January, 17 2019 - Published by Nova Scotia Chapter

CCI Nova Scotia - Review - Winter 2019

Newsletter of the Canadian Condominium Institute Nova Scotia Chapter


 
Common Issues

October, 24 2018 - Published by Nova Scotia Chapter

CCI Nova Scotia - Review - Fall 2018

Newsletter of the Canadian Condominium Institute Nova Scotia Chapter


 
Purchasing/Living in a Condominium

December, 17 2014 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Vic Persaud

How Do I Make My Condo Great

Living in a condo can be great! Vic Persaud, the Chair of CCI Toronto's Membership Committee, which administers the Condo of the Year program, shares some tips and best practices on how to make the most of your experience in a condominium community.


 
Purchasing/Living in a Condominium

December, 10 2014 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Sally Thompson

Reserve Funds

A reserve fund is a condo's piggy bank but does not exist for use on any given "rainy day". There are restrictions surrounding the type of expenses a reserve fund can be used for, along with best practices to keep in mind.


 
Purchasing/Living in a Condominium

December, 3 2014 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Ernie Nyitrai

Who Makes the Final Decisions

In our 10th episode, we examine how decisions are made for a condominium community.


 
Purchasing/Living in a Condominium

November, 26 2014 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Marc Bhalla

Balancing the Needs of the Community

Perhaps the greatest challenge in the condominium dynamic is trying to balance what is best for the community overall against individual interests. A condo mediator (Marc Bhalla) provides some tips and strategies for striking this balance.


 
Purchasing/Living in a Condominium

November, 19 2014 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Sue Langlois

Fitting In

Live in a condominium community? Sue Langlois shares tips and insights on how to be a good neighbour.


 
Purchasing/Living in a Condominium

November, 12 2014 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Bill Thompson

Where Do I Go For Help

Condo life is not free of issues or concerns. Bill Thompson, the President of CCI (National), joins our host Murray Johnson to review where you can go for help when issues emerge in your newly constructed condominium community.


 
Purchasing/Living in a Condominium

November, 5 2014 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Richard Pearlstein

Smooth Moves – First Day

Moving into a condo is different than moving into a house. Special guest Richard Pearlstein joins our host, Murray Johnson, to speak about some of the unique considerations and planning that goes into moving day in the world of condominiums.


 
Purchasing/Living in a Condominium

October, 29 2014 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Brian Antman

Understanding Condo Finances

Finances are undoubtedly an important aspect of any condominium community. Unfortunately, they can also be difficult to understand. Brian Antman joins host Murray Johnson for the fifth episode of our video series to help us understand condo finances.


 
Purchasing/Living in a Condominium

October, 22 2014 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Armand Conant

Interpreting Status Certificates

We often hear that Status Certificates are important but they can appear to be presented in another language. For the 4th episode in our 12 part video series, lawyer Armand Conant joins host Murray Johnson.


 
Purchasing/Living in a Condominium

October, 15 2014 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Bill Thompson

Owner Roles and Responsibilities

Every condominium unit owner should be aware of their role, their rights and their responsibilities. In the third installment of our twelve part video series, Bill Thompson speaks to the role, rights and responsibilities of the unit owners.


 
Purchasing/Living in a Condominium

October, 8 2014 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Lisa Kay

The Right Fit

Are you thinking of buying a condo? If so, this video will provide you with some insight into key considerations to keep in mind. Special guest Lisa Kay joins host Murray Johnson for the second episode of CCI's video series.


 
Purchasing/Living in a Condominium

October, 7 2014 - Published by Toronto and Area Chapter - Author(s): Murray Johnson

Why Live In a Condo

The first of CCI's 12 part video series features host Murray Johnson as he talks about the series which is designed to educate people who are considering buying into the condominium lifestyle for the first time.


January, 2 2013 - Published by Vancouver Chapter - Author(s): CCI Vancouver Chapter

CCI Vancouver - Link to Business Partners & Professionals Directory

The Professional and Business Partners listed in our directory are both strata-focused and provide local expertise for the unique needs of strata corporations.


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