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Common Issues

November, 11 2021 - Published by Grand River Chapter

Back by popular demand, we have more Condo Memoirs!

These Memoirs give members a chance to anonymously share their most unbelievable stories. Read on for a glimpse into the adventures of condominium living.


 
Repairs, Maintenance and Renovations

November, 4 2021 - Published by Grand River Chapter

Surviving the Cold – Winter Construction: EIFS

It’s that time of year again, the days are shorter, the temperature is cooler, and construction season is finally over. Wait a minute – contractors are still working? There’s no way they should be installing EIFS in this cold, right?


 
Repairs, Maintenance and Renovations

October, 28 2021 - Published by Grand River Chapter

Surviving the Cold – Winter Construction: Concrete

It’s that time of year again, the days are shorter, the temperature is cooler, and construction season is finally over. Wait a minute – contractors are still working? There’s no way they should be placing concrete in this cold, right?


 
Property Management Issues

October, 21 2021 - Published by Grand River Chapter

Why Integrity Matters More in the Age of a Pandemic

Like anyone, Property Managers make mistakes. Owning it and making amends for it is more important in these strange and challenging times than ever before. In a time where information seems to be constantly changing and sometimes contradicting itself...


 
Financial Matters

October, 14 2021 - Published by Grand River Chapter

Who’s responsible for preparing your condominium's financial statements?

Most condominium corporations in Ontario have an audit completed annually and the resulting financial statements are provided to owners. But what about those condos that have less than 25 units and have waived the audit - do they still have to provide financial statements to the owners? The answer is...


 
Specific Legal Issues

October, 7 2021 - Published by Grand River Chapter

Decisions from the CAT: Policies Are Not Rules

Boodram v. Peel Standard Condominium Corporation No. 843, 2021 ONCAT 31 Introduction: In Boodram v. Peel Standard Condominium Corporation No. 843, the Condominium Authority Tribunal (the “CAT”) discussed the difference between: (1) ‘rules,’ and (2) ‘policies’ in the enforcement context.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
Common Issues

December, 18 2020 - Published by North Saskatchewan Chapter

Submetering for Electric Vehicle Charging in MURBs

From the North Saskatchewan Chapter Winter 2020 issue of Condo Voice


 
Property Management Issues

December, 18 2020 - Published by North Saskatchewan Chapter

So, You’re Thinking of Switching Management Companies?

From the North Saskatchewan Chapter Winter 2020 issue of Condo Voice


 
Specific Legal Issues

December, 18 2020 - Published by North Saskatchewan Chapter

Short-Term Pain for Long-Term Gain

From the North Saskatchewan Chapter Winter 2020 issue of Condo Voice


 
Specific Legal Issues

December, 18 2020 - Published by North Saskatchewan Chapter

Saskatchewan Enshrines Remote Witnessing Option

From the North Saskatchewan Chapter Winter 2020 issue of Condo Voice


 
Specific Legal Issues

December, 18 2020 - Published by North Saskatchewan Chapter

Enforcing a Condo’s Governing Documents

From the North Saskatchewan Chapter Winter 2020 issue of Condo Voice


 
Common Issues

December, 18 2020 - Published by North Saskatchewan Chapter

Condo communities build up resilience in 2020

From the North Saskatchewan Chapter Winter 2020 issue of Condo Voice


 
Common Issues

December, 18 2020 - Published by North Saskatchewan Chapter

Appraisal, Assessment, Opinion... Oh My

From the North Saskatchewan Chapter Winter 2020 issue of Condo Voice


 
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).


 
Specific Legal Issues

October, 2 2020 - CCI Original Content - Published by CCI National - Author(s): CCI National

CCI-N Primer: Canadian Condominium Legislation – A Coast to Coast Comparison - 2020

The CCI National Condominium Primer provides an overview of some of the basic aspects of statutes and regulations from each province and territory. It is provided as an educational reference to familiarize National Directors on the legislative frameworks of condominium legislation across Canada.


 
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.


 
The Basics

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

Glossary of Terms

Glossary of terms used in Canadian Condominiums and Stratas.


 
The Basics

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

Getting Started as a Director

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

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

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

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.


 
Insurance Issues

July, 1 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): CCI National

Summary of Insurance Across Canada

Summary of Insurance across Canada, published by the CCI National Government Relations Committee.


 
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.


 
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, 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


 
Specific Legal Issues

April, 2 2020 - Published by South Saskatchewan Chapter

Saskatchewan Condo Property Act 1993

Condo Act 1993: 2001 Regulations - Condo Act


 
Specific Legal Issues

April, 2 2020 - Published by South Saskatchewan Chapter

Saskatchewan Condo Act 1993: 2001 Regulations - Regulations

Condo Act 1993: 2001 Regulations - Regulations


 
Financial Matters

April, 2 2020 - Published by South Saskatchewan Chapter

2018 Regina Garbage Rebate

Last week, Regina City Council voted to approve the 2018 budget - a budget that does not provide relief to condominium homeowners who must hire private garbage pickup. As part of the budget deliberations, Council voted 6-5 against a motion to reinstate the condominium garbage rebate. This article provides a list of contacts for members to contact.


 
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, 29 2020 - Published by North Saskatchewan Chapter - Author(s): Jamie Herle

Annual General Meetings for Saskatchewan condominiums in the midst of COVID-19

Do Saskatchewan condominiums need to hold our AGM and if so does it need to be in person or can it be done electronically?


 
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!


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
Reserve Funds and Reserve Fund Studies

April, 1 2015 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): CCI National

Legislative Summary of Reserve Funds on a Provincial Basis

Legislative Summary of Reserve Funds on a Provincial Basis


 
Specific Legal Issues

November, 21 2013 - CCI Original Content - Published by CCI National

CCI-N Primer: Canadian Condominium Legislation – A Coast to Coast Comparison - 2013

CCI-N Primer: Canadian Condominium Legislation – A Coast to Coast Comparison (Nov 2013) See updated version prepared in 2020. This version has been kept for historical reference.


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