CCI Eastern Ontario Chapter – Your Condo Connection
The Canadian Condominium Institute leads the National condominium industry by providing education, information awareness and access to expertise by and for our members.
Coast to Coast…we are your condo connection!
The mission of the “Canadian Condominium Institute (“CCI”) a non-profit corporation, is to promote the interests of groups involved in condominiums across Canada including unit Owners, boards of directors, managers, governmental authorities, lenders and others. The CCI achieves this mission by providing leadership and expertise in manners related to the condominium industry.
New Proposed Regulations on the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015
The Ontario Government has introduced a consultation draft of the General Regulation under the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015, for public review and feedback. The proposed General Regulation focuses on Licensing and Transition for Condominium Managers and Management Providers, as well as Regulation of Licensees. Additional information, including a plain language summary and a copy of the proposed Regulation, are available through the Ontario Government Regulatory Registry here.
We want your feedback! CCI-Eastern Ontario invites you to attend a session where the proposed enactment of the CMSA – Condominium Management Services Act 2015 will be reviewed and discussed. This session will take place January 25th between 5:30-6:30 pm before our FREE seminar for members on Lawyers Guns and Money. Our collective comments and suggestions will be submitted to the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services by February 6, 2017. Please register today.
In the event that you are unable to attend, please send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org before January 31, 2017.
We look forward to hearing your comments.
Winter 2017 Edition: Pitfalls of Deferring Maintenance and Repairs in Condominiums
Included in this issue: Engineer's Corner: Pitfalls of Deferring Maintenance and Repairs in Condominiums - Legal Corner: Case Confirms Boards Can Rely on Business Judgment Rule - Emergencies and the Pitfalls of Delaying Repair/Maintenance in Condos – Are There Any? - New Initiative Corner: CondoSTRENGTH ! - Lessons Learned Corner: Dealing with a Building Emergency; and more!
To read the Winter 2017 Edition, click here.
Legislative Brief – Recommendations for Amendments to Bill 106: Protecting Condominium Owners Act
To read the Legislative Brief submitted by the Joint Legislative Committee of Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO) and Canadian Condominium Institute, Toronto & Area Chapter, please click here.
The 2015 Professional Services Directory
The 2015 Professional Services Directory is now available. Click here to view and download the directory.
CANADIAN CONDOMINIUM INSTITUTE WELCOMES BILL 106
TORONTO, ON – JUNE 24, 2015 – Condominium owners across Ontario are rejoicing and they are not alone!
The Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI) is also celebrating Bill 106, the Protecting Condominium Owners Act, which the Ontario government tabled on May 27. Positive changes in Bill 106 include establishing mandatory licensing of condo managers and strengthening financial management rules for condo corporations to help prevent fraud and mismanagement.
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Proposed Amendments to the Condominium Act are Finally Released
Dear CCI Members,
The wait is finally over! The Amendments to the Condominium Acthave finally been introduced at Queen’s Park on May 27, 2015.
The text of this bill, which is formally entitled “An Act to amend the Condominium Act, 1998, to enact the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 and to amend other Acts with respect to condominiums” can finally be reviewed here. It is interesting to note that the bill was introduced as the “Act to Protect Condominium Owners“. This may signal an important shift in what many perceived as a power struggle between the owners and the corporations. This bill, aimed at amending the Condominium Act and at better regulating the industry, is 159 pages long but some of the more important changes include the following.
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The Theory of Reserve Fund Planning
Some of the biggest complaints I hear from condominium owners are: “Why didn’t we properly plan for this expense?” and “Why didn’t we make larger contributions to the reserve fund in the past?” This strikes right to the heart of what condominium reserve fund planning is all about….
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MARCH 22, 2017 "CondoStrength Launch Meeting"
MARCH 29, 2017 "It's Your Money! Are You in the Know?"
APRIL 26, 2017 "No Reservations About Reserve Funds"
MAY 6-7, 2017 "Spring Directors Course"
May 27, 2017 Condo Forum - Meet the Experts
What to Look Forward to in 2017!
- January 25 - Lawyers, Guns and Money
- February 22 - Security, More than just locks on doors!
- March 29 - Budgeting
- April 26 - No reservations about Reserve Funds
- May 6-7 - Spring Directors course
- May 27 - Condo Forum - Meet the Experts
- June 2 - ACMO/CCI-EO 5th Annual Conference