COVID-19: Five New Categories

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As you may know, in early November the Ontario government changed from its three stages COVID-19 response model to one with a more regional focus with five different levels. Today, we will briefly summarize the new model and key requirements for each level. It is impossible to provide an adequate summary of the very detailed regulations in a single post without making it 100s of pages in length. Instead, we will provide a list of other resources where you can find more detailed information.

Overview

As mentioned above, there are now five levels in the new model, each with its own restrictions. The five levels are:

Each level has different restrictions and requirements designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As the region enters a higher level, the restrictions increase and some businesses or services must close. There are a few similarities in the levels, including but not limited to:

  1. Masks and face coverings that cover the mouth, nose, and chin are required in all indoor public areas, subject to exceptions in regulations (i.e. not in a pool, children under the age of two, people with health conditions that make it hard for them to breathe properly).
  2. Some amenities, like steam rooms and saunas, must close in all levels.

It is important to keep in mind that some municipalities and local medical officers have added additional restrictions or requirements to the provincial health measures. As such, in addition to keeping on top of the provincial measures you should check with your local public health unit or municipality to see if there are any other requirements.

There are a number of regulations, public health orders, and other requirements that condominiums must comply with. A condominium that fails to comply, or ensure residents comply, could face significant fines and penalties.

Prevent – Green

Limits for events and gatherings held in private residences are 10 people indoors and 25 outdoors. Limits for organized public events in staffed facilities are 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors.

Most amenities can remain open with some restrictions. For example, for recreational fitness facilities, 2m physical distancing is required and face coverings are required, except while exercising.

Protect – Yellow

The Protect level has the same limits on the number of people at gatherings as the Prevent level, but it adds conditions and restrictions. Operators must obtain contact information for tracing, create a safety plan, and limit the number of people who sit together to 6.

Most amenities can remain open with some restrictions. For example, for recreational fitness facilities, 3m physical distancing is required and face coverings are required, except while exercising. Operators must also use a reservation system for entry, obtain contact information, and create a safety plan.

Restrict – Orange

The Restrict level has the same limits on the number of people at gatherings as the Prevent and Protect levels, but adds further conditions. Operators must obtain contact information for tracing purposes, create a safety plan, limit the number of people who sit together to 4, and screen guests in accordance with the instructions issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

Most amenities can remain open like with the previous levels with some further restrictions. For example, for recreational fitness facilities, all of the requirements of Protect apply plus the following: limit of 90 minutes per person and screening of guests is required in accordance with the instructions issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

Control – Red

The Control level further limits the number of people at gatherings. For organized public events and gatherings, the limits are 5 people for indoor events and 25 people for outdoor events. Operators must obtain contact information for tracing purposes, create a safety plan, limit the number of people who sit together to 4, and screen guests in accordance with the instructions issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

Most amenities can remain open like with the previous levels, but there are further restrictions on the number of people. The limit for gyms and fitness studios is reduced to 10 people indoors or 25 people outdoors. The other requirements of the previous levels apply, such as gathering contact information, screening of guests, limiting time to 90 minutes, and creating a safety plan.

Lockdown – Grey

The Lockdown level is the most restrictive. It prohibits gatherings, except with members of the same household. If physical distancing can be maintained, outdoor events of no more than 10 people are permitted. Indoor amenities must generally close, unless condominiums can make “contactless” or “curbside” delivery options work (i.e. delivering books or puzzles to units instead of allowing residents to enter the room to pick them up). Outdoor amenities may be open with some restrictions. There are other restrictions that may limit the use of the units by owners, such as real estate showings by appointment only and limits on short-term rentals after November 22, 2020.

Resources

If you want to find out which level a region is in you can check the Ontario website here: COVID-19 response framework: keeping Ontario safe and open | Ontario.ca

There are three regulations that describe the various requirements:

O. Reg. 82/20 (Lockdown)

O. Reg. 263/20 (Red-Control)

O. Reg. 364/20 (Green-Prevent, Yellow-Protect, and Orange-Restrict)

The Ontario government has also created a guide for holding meetings and events during the pandemic:

Guidance for meeting and event facilities during COVID-19 | Ontario.ca

The Ontario government has a summary on masks and face coverings:

https://www.ontario.ca/page/face-coverings-and-face-masks

Conclusion

Some parts of the regulations are not clear as far as their application to the common elements and amenities within condominiums. The requirements change frequently and with little notice. There are additional requirements at the municipal level that do not always match the requirements at the provincial level. I find it hard to keep track of it all, even as a lawyer who knows how to find legislation and other requirements. Condominiums should ask their managers and lawyers for advice when they need it, especially as their region moves from one level to another.

Solicitor-Client Privilege Waived by Discussing Bills with Owners

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A few weeks ago I spoke as part of a panel at CCI National’s Conference. The case that I spoke about was a decision of the Ontario Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) about solicitor-client privilege. Given the frequency at which I see clients inadvertently waive solicitor-client privilege, I thought it might be good to review the case in this post.

The Facts

The case was an appeal from a decision of the CAT. The owner requested copies of all legal bills referencing his own unit. He made the request after the condominium wrote a letter to all owners concerning legal expenses that it had incurred. In the letter the condominium suggested that a “small group of owners” was responsible for the increased legal fees. The Tribunal adjudicator found that, given the size of the building, it was reasonable to assume many if not most of the unit owners knew the members of the small group who caused the legal costs to be incurred.

The letter described the board’s efforts to manage the increased legal costs for record requests since the amendments were made in November of 2017. It blamed the small group for trying to micromanage and undermine the efforts of the board by “abusing their right to records”. The letter explained that each of the 28 requests required input from legal counsel and suggested that the condominium had spent $17,698.71 in legal costs to review the records requests that could have been used on other projects. The board acknowledged the right to request records, but strongly objected to fishing expeditions.

Tribunal

The condominium denied the request on the basis of common law solicitor-client and litigation privilege. It also relied upon s.55(4)(b) of the Condominium Act, 1998, which relates to records related to actual or contemplated litigation. The Tribunal concluded that the condominium was required to disclose the requested records because it had waived privilege by sending the letter to all owners. The Tribunal adjudicator ordered the condominium to produce the legal invoices but it could redact any reference to the substance of legal advice.

Appeal

The condominium appealed the decision. The Divisional Court concluded that the CAT adjudicator did not err in law when she determined that the condominium waived privilege to the legal invoices. The appeal was dismissed and the condominium paid the owner $10,000 toward his legal costs.

The Divisional Court decision focuses primarily on waiver of privilege. It reaffirmed basic principles about solicitor-client privilege, such as solicitor-client privilege resides in the client and may only be waived by the client. Waiver of part of a communication may be held to be waiver of the entire communication. Given the scope of information contained in the condominium’s letter to all owners, it was appropriate to conclude that the condominium had waived privilege over the individual bills documenting the legal expenses incurred. By permitting redaction of the legal advice contained in the bills, the adjudicator protected the privileged advice itself.

The Divisional Court also upheld the decision in relation to the Condominium Act, 1998, finding that subsection 55(6) of the Act should be read as consistent to common law principles of waiver. This includes the principle that when some disclosure of a protected document has occurred, fairness and consistency may require that the remainder of a communication be disclosed.

Takeaways

Condominiums must be careful when discussing or disclosing anything related to advice sought from the condominium’s lawyer, including invoices or the subject-matter of advice sought. This is especially true where there is ongoing litigation or contemplated litigation.

I still see clients sending entire unredacted invoices to owners when charging the costs back to the owner for non-compliance of some sort. Stop that. Condominiums should either redact the entries that contain the privileged information or ask the lawyer to provide an invoice without any detail (i.e. just the total owing). Once you send that invoice out you will have waived privilege to it and possibly any advice described within the invoice. If you have any doubts about which records and information may be privileged ask the lawyer involved.

Upcoming Amendments: January 1, 2021

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On January 1, 2021 further amendments under the Protecting Condominium Owners Act, 2015 will come into force. These amendments relate to the “Condominium Guide” that must be delivered by the declarant to purchasers of new condominiums. It will be provided with the disclosure statement and a purchaser will not be bound by an agreement of purchase and sale until the declarant has provided the Condominium Guide in addition to the other required documents.

The Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) has been delegated authority to create the Condominium Guide. It is now available on its website: https://www.condoauthorityontario.ca/resources/condo-buyers-guide/

CCI Grand River Chapter’s First Virtual Conference is Coming Up!

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On November 20 and 21, 2020, the Grand River Chapter of CCI is hosting its first Virtual Condo Conference and Tradeshow. The two day event is packed with educational sessions and opportunities to chat with exhibitors and sponsors. I might be biased because I am one of the co-chairs of the conference committee, but this event is one you don’t want to miss! Sponsorships almost sold out in the first week they were available and we’ve had several requests to add more. I won’t describe all the events and activities planned (you need to attend to see for yourself!), but below are some of the highlights.

Friday is only for condo managers. It will include a secret session to start off the day with some education and entertainment. It will be followed by a brief break before we get into an exhibitor roundtable session where attendees will engage in discussions with five exhibitors. There will be another brief break and the day will end with the ever-popular legal panel where three lawyers will discuss (and debate) recent cases and legislative changes! Not a condo manager? Don’t fret! The legal panel will be recorded and available for viewing later by the other attendees.

Saturday is open to all attendees. It includes two traditional panel sessions, each with three topics to choose from. Having trouble choosing which session to attend? Not a problem with a virtual conference as you can always watch the other sessions later since they are all recorded. Talk about extra value with your ticket! There is some time for chatting with exhibitors and sponsors again around lunch and the day will end with an “Ask the Experts” session where the panel (which includes a manager, auditor, engineer, and lawyer) will answer questions posed by the attendees throughout the day!

There will be prizes for those who attend live (as opposed to watching the videos later) so be sure to set aside part of your day on November 20 and 21, 2020 to join us! You can register on the Grand River Chapter’s website now: https://www.cci-grc.ca/events/2020/11/20/2020-grand-river-virtual-condo-conference. Once you register you will receive an email with a link and you will be able to access the conference website early to start chatting with sponsors, exhibitors, and speakers.

Check out this video teasing the virtual event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZleVV8VXEx4

With our firm’s Gold Sponsorship we received some complimentary passes to the event. Please email me if you are interested in attending the event for free. There are a limited number so it will be first come, first served.

Virtual or In-Person Meetings During a Pandemic: Which is Best?

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Unlike in past years where I would have attended several owners’ meetings in a week during the busier times of the year, this year I have only attended a handful of in-person owners’ meetings since March. Most clients initially deferred their AGMs in the Spring. Since the deadline for holding AGMs will not be extended by the Government of Ontario, most condominiums have decided to hold their AGMs using electronic means or by teleconference (“virtual meetings”).

While the Government of Ontario has indicated that it will not extend the time to hold AGMs, it has extended the temporary amendments that allow condominiums to hold their meetings using virtual means without passing a by-law. The deadline was initially November 21, 2020, but it has been extended to May 31, 2021. As such, all condominiums have the legal authority to hold their meetings using virtual means until at least May 31, 2021.

The question is: Will you hold your meeting in-person or move to a virtual meeting?

Virtual Meetings vs. In-Person Meetings

I have already posted about some of the advantages and disadvantages of virtual requisition meetings: https://ontcondolaw.com/2020/07/13/virtual-requisition-meetings/ Similarly, I did a blog post for CCI’s Grand River Chapter on virtual meetings and recommendations for effectively communicating with owners: https://www.cci-grc.ca/blogs/view/communicating-in-the-digital-age-condo-edition. In short, the pros and cons of virtual meetings tend to be:

ProsCons
Easier for chairperson to control the meeting.Technology can be challenging for some owners.
Less costly if paying professionals (i.e. lawyer, engineer, auditor) to travel to the meeting.Accessibility issues with some of the options.
More flexibility about the time of the meeting (i.e. hold over lunch break instead of in the evening).Costs of hosted virtual meeting can be prohibitive for some condominiums.
Common pros and cons of virtual condo meetings.

In addition to the above, virtual meetings also have the added benefit of minimizing exposure to COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. Even if you aren’t concerned about catching it yourself, you should be concerned about the potential liabilities of your condominium if you host a meeting in-person and someone falls ill because of it.

The most common concern with virtual meetings is a perception that the technology is too complex for some owners to use. Some have concerns about the accessibility features of the virtual meeting platforms. In my experience, in-person meetings tend to be less inclusive than virtual meetings right now. This may seem counter-intuitive, but hear me out. For one, some people cannot attend meetings in person because they are in a high-risk group and do not want to put themselves at risk. Others may have returned from a trip and need to quarantine. Other owners may have jobs that expose them to COVID and they do not want to infect their neighbours by attending the meeting. While the intention with in-person meetings is often to be more inclusive by avoiding the technology required for a virtual meeting, in-person meetings can actually be less inclusive for the reasons above.

There are a number of other considerations with in-person meetings that you should be aware of right now. You need to monitor the restrictions on gatherings to ensure your condominium is complying with any at the time of the meeting. These restrictions change frequently right now, so be prepared to check at least once a day. You will also need to find a large space that will permit everyone to be at least 2 metres apart. You might want to consider renting microphones for the meeting as the extra distance can make it difficult for people to hear each other, especially with masks on. You will also need to enforce distancing and mask compliance throughout the meeting. You should have a plan prepared in the event someone refuses to wear a mask or keep a safe distance. Who are you going to call? What are you going to do? Lastly, while you might have been able to get away with meetings held outdoors during the warmer month, this is not a viable option with winter quickly approaching. You cannot expect owners to sit outside for an hour or two when it is -10 degrees Celsius, raining or snowing, or dark.

In my opinion, the most inclusive type of meeting right now is a virtual meeting through a hosting system that allows owners to call into the meeting using an ordinary landline telephone. This option eliminates concerns about spreading COVID-19 while minimizing potential technology issues with owners who may not be familiar with virtual meetings. If they have called a 1-800 number they can manage to call in for the virtual meeting. Voting can be done using proxies (in paper or electronic format) to minimize technology issues with voting during the meeting, which can be more common if you hold the meeting without a virtual meeting host. Spend the time that you would spend searching for a venue and ensuring all necessary precautions are taken to prepare the owners for the meeting. Send the initial notices earlier than required so owners have an opportunity to download any programs that they may need, purchase a microphone or headset, and speak with their techy family member to get some pre-meeting training. Provide detailed instructions for logging into the meeting. Once the meeting starts, go over the unique features of the virtual meeting system, such as how to ask questions, how to vote, etc.

I appreciate that some of you prefer in-person meetings (I do too), but the best option right now is a virtual meeting. You can return to in-person meetings when it is safe for all of your owners to do so.

The Condo Authority Tribunal (CAT) Hears New Matters Starting TODAY!

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Starting on October 1, 2020, the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) will begin to hear more than record request disputes. The CAT’s jurisdiction has been expanded to hear most of the common disputes in condominiums. Specifically, the CAT will hear disputes with respect to any of the following provisions of the declaration, by-laws or rules: pets and other animals; vehicles (the definition is very broad, including boats, aircraft, and vehicles powered by muscular power); and parking and storage.

The CAT will also have jurisdiction to hear disputes related to indemnification or compensation claims related to any of the disputes that it now has jurisdiction over. For example, if the condominium brings an application to the CAT because an owner is not complying with a provision in the declaration about pets it will also be able to ask the CAT for a ruling on its right to be indemnified by the owner according to its declaration.

Section 132 of the Condominium Act, 1998, will also be amended on October 1, 2020 to add the following:

Non-application

(4.1) Subsections (1) and (4) do not apply to any matter in dispute for which a person may apply for resolution under section 1.36 to the Condominium Authority Tribunal established under Part I.2 if the Tribunal has been established under that Part. 2020, c. 14, Sched. 1, s. 18 (1).

This means that mediation and arbitration are not prerequisites for an application to the CAT, which makes sense because the CAT has its own mediation process. It will be interesting to see how this change is interpreted. Do we think mediation and arbitration will continue to be used for these disputes despite the CAT’s jurisdiction being expanded to hear them?

While the expansion of the CAT’s jurisdiction is sure to result in the resolution of matters with less costs being expended than with court and arbitration, there is a significant gap in the CAT’s Rules right now. The CAT’s Rules currently indicate that the CAT will not order a party to pay legal fees “unless there are exceptional reasons to do so”. The CAT’s Rules were amended on September 21, 2020 (I assume to address the expansion), but this rule was not changed. The Rule made sense when it was only record request disputes and the CAT was deciding if the condominium had failed to produce a record when it was required to do so, but now that it is going to hear cases where owners (sometimes blatantly) disregard the declaration, by-laws, or rules, it seems grossly unfair to saddle the innocent owners with the costs of the condominium’s enforcement efforts. Will the expansion of the CAT’s jurisdiction actually result in fewer of these nuisance and enforcement issues being resolved because of the possible costs?

Stay tuned. Hopefully we see further changes to the Rules in the days to come to address this imbalance.

CONDO COVID Q & A

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We are still receiving dozens of questions about COVID each week, ranging from how to host meetings to how to reduce potential liabilities. It looks like COVID is here to stay for a while, so we thought that we would provide some answers to the most common questions from our condominium clients.

Mandatory Masks

Q: Are masks mandatory in condominiums?

A: Not in all parts of Ontario. Some municipalities have implemented mask by-laws that require masks in some parts of condominiums, most often the interior common areas like the elevators, hallways, and amenity areas. Some of the by-laws require condominiums to create policies regarding masks and post specific signage on the entrances. Masks are required (at least in part) in most jurisdictions in Ontario, including but not limited to: Toronto, Ottawa, Peel (Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon), Hamilton, Waterloo Region, Halton Region (Burlington, Oakville, Milton, and Halton Hills), and Windsor. Condominiums can also create new rules or policies requiring masks even if the local municipality does not require it. A rule is generally seen as more enforceable, but a recent case suggests that the courts may enforce policies in light of the unique situation we find ourselves in.

Meetings & Gatherings

Q: Can / should we hold our meeting in person?

A: Likely not. The Ontario government has restricted gatherings to 10 people inside and 25 people outside. Most lawyers appear to be of the opinion that these restrictions apply to condominium meetings. Even if the condominium is small enough to comply with the guidelines, the potential risks of holding a meeting in person make virtual meetings preferable for the foreseeable future, especially in areas where the daily numbers of reported infections are on the rise, like Toronto, Peel and Ottawa.

Q: Can we hold our AGM virtually without a by-law?

A: The temporary amendments to the Act that were made this past summer permit condominiums to hold meetings using electronic or telephonic means even if a by-law has not been passed by the condominium. These amendments are currently set to expire November 21, 2020. There is some speculation that the period could be extended, but there are no guarantees that will happen. The best option is to hold a virtual meeting before November 21, 2020 to pass a by-law permitting the condominium to hold virtual meetings. This way the condominium will be able to hold virtual meetings virtually even if the temporary amendments are not extended. If this is not possible, it may still be better to hold virtual meetings without a by-law than hold meetings in person during the peak of the second wave. Condominiums should get legal advice about possible options for holding meetings during the pandemic, especially since most condominium meeting hosts are booked into 2021.

Q: Can we hold our board meetings via teleconference without a by-law?

A: Yes. The amendments to the Act in 2017 removed the by-law requirement. All condominiums can use teleconference for their board meetings without a by-law so long as the directors consent. (Note: the consent requirement was temporarily removed this past summer, but it is expected to revert back at the same time as the other temporary amendments).

Amenities

Q: Can / should we keep the amenities open? Can / should we keep the amenities closed?

A: This is a tougher one to answer. It depends so much on the amenity area, the residents, the options for limiting exposure, etc. At a minimum, condominiums will need to comply with any restrictions in place at the time, such as limits on gatherings and mask requirements. Condominiums should also consider the value of the amenity and potential risks. Some amenities provide residents an opportunity to exercise, which is good for overall health and wellness. Other amenities provide an opportunity to learn or relieve stress, like a library. While amenities pose additional risks, many risks can be reduced by limiting the number of users at a time and increasing sanitization. Is there anything wrong in keeping amenities closed during the pandemic? No. It really depends on the condominium.

In-Suite Renovations

Q: Can the condominium prohibit owners from completing work in their units?

A: Yes, condominiums can create policies or rules restricting renovation work in the units. There are now multiple cases confirming the right of the condominium to restrict work in the units right now. This doesn’t mean that all work should be prohibited, but it is reasonable for condominiums to have restrictions in place. For example, some condominiums have prohibited non-essential work, but will permit essential work like plumbing repairs. Other condominiums have guidelines for the contractors carrying out the work to minimize the risks to the other residents.

CCI Grand River Chapter’s Virtual Conference Registration is Now Open!

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The Grand River Chapter is hosting its first Virtual Condo Conference & Tradeshow on Friday, November 20th and Saturday, November 21st, 2020. The Friday event is open to property managers only and will include a special event to kick off the conference, time with a few of the exhibitors in a roundtable format, and ends with a legal debate (which I’m thrilled to be participating in). The Saturday is open to all and will include a number of sessions, ending with an Ask the Experts session featuring various professionals.

Registration for attendees, sponsors and exhibitors is now open. I hear sponsorships are going fast, so make sure you purchase your sponsorships early to avoid disappointment!

For more information, including the agenda, check out the Grand River Chapter’s page: https://www.cci-grc.ca/events/2020/11/20/2020-grand-river-virtual-condo-conference

Government Will NOT Provide Further Extension to Deadlines to Hold AGMs

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The Ontario Government recently confirmed that it will NOT make further amendments to the Condominium Act, 1998, to permit condominiums to defer their annual general meetings beyond the deferral period that was previously granted during the declared emergency period. In part, the release stated:

Annual meetings are an essential component of the democratic functions and self-governance of corporations. They also represent an important opportunity for owners, members or shareholders to raise issues and to monitor the fiscal health, performance and governance of their corporations. As such, there will be no further extensions of annual meeting timelines.

While deferring the AGM made sense for a period of time while we assessed the situation, AGMs should not be deferred for several more months or possibly years while we wait for the pandemic to end. We need to adapt to the new normal. As such, condominiums must hold their AGMs in the prescribed time (see our previous post for more information on the deadlines: https://ontcondolaw.com/2020/07/30/end-of-the-declared-emergency-your-most-common-condo-agm-questions-answered/).

The Government did hint that they are considering extending the temporary amendments to permit virtual meetings and electronic voting to continue longer than the current period without a by-law. The release stated:

In order to ensure that corporations continue to be able to conduct meetings while protecting the health of Ontarians, the ministry is exploring changes that would extend the in-effect period of the temporary amendments related to virtual meetings and will communicate further updates as appropriate.

We understand that most of the virtual meeting providers are booked solid until 2021 now with all of the condominiums in Ontario moving to a virtual meeting for their AGMs and other meetings. Given the limited availability of the virtual meeting providers, hopefully the Government will consider some other potential solutions, such as formally recognizing “proxy only” meetings as appropriate for less controversial business.

For condominiums with deadlines approaching and no virtual meeting providers available to host the meeting, you can consider hosting the meeting on your own (or with the assistance of your lawyer or manager) or finding a venue to host the meeting in person with physical distancing requirements maintained. For larger condominiums, neither of these solutions is ideal, but both can work with a little extra effort.

Stay tuned!

Upcoming Events!

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Every few months I like to post about some upcoming events that may be of interest to condominium owners, directors, managers, and others. Today, I’ll briefly describe a few of the upcoming events in Ontario.

CCI GRC Level 100: Introduction to Condos (September 12, 2020 9 am)

The Grand River Chapter of CCI is holding its Level 100 course on September 12, 2020. This course is designed to provide an introduction to condominiums for owners and new directors. Register now:

https://www.cci-grc.ca/events/2020/09/12/level-100-introduction-to-condos

CCI GHC Enhanced Virtual Director’s Course (Various dates starting September 14 at 7 pm)

The Golden Horseshoe Chapter of CCI is holding its first ever virtual directors course over 8 nights in September and October. I will be kicking it off on night one with a discussion of the governing documents, the role of directors, records, and privacy issues. For more information, or to register, click here:

https://cci-ghc.ca/events/2020/09/14/enhanced-directors-virtual-course-series-part-1-of-8

CCI GHC CondoTalk (September 15 at 12 noon)

The Golden Horseshoe Chapter of CCI is hosting a virtual webinar over lunch to discuss the authority of the board of directors and dealing with difficult owners. Register now:

https://cci-ghc.ca/events/2020/09/15/condotalk-that-owner-did-what

CAI’s First Virtual Condo Conference (September 16th and 17th)

CAI Canada is holding a two-day virtual conference. The conference includes a virtual exhibit hall with numerous opportunities to chat with exhibitors. There are also various sessions planned, including a keynote, a legal panel, COVID panel, and concurrent sessions on maintenance projects, AGMs, telecommunications, ethics, electric vehicles, and chargebacks. Register now:

https://bondexec.eventsair.com/cai2020/reg2020/Site/Register

CCI London’s AGM & Special Presentation (September 22, 2020 at 11:30 am)

CCI London is hosting its AGM using Zoom with a special presentation on condo safety to follow the business portion of the meeting. Register now:

https://www.cci-sw.on.ca/events/2020/09/22/annual-general-meeting-special-presentation

Lastly, remember to save the date for the CCI Grand River Chapter’s first virtual condo conference on November 20 and 21. The Friday is for property managers only and includes a legal panel discussion. The Saturday is open for all members and non-members and will include 3 concurrent sessions, a Q & A session, and exhibitor hall. Registration and sponsorship opportunities will be available starting September 15, 2020! Space is limited.