Best Practices – Charting a Way Forward
The 101-Governance Fundamentals course introduced the foundation of condominium governance – the Condominium Act, 1998. While the Condominium Act, 1998, and a condominium’s declaration, by-laws and rules are the pillars of all condominium communities, there is much more to governing a condominium. Other statutes can impact the day-to-day duties of directors and property managers alike. The Human Rights Code, the Employment Standards Act, the Occupiers’ Liability Act, privacy legislation, and many others, all place obligations on condominiums. While these other laws were introduced in the fundamentals course, this Lunch & Learn session aims to provide further background on the obligations these laws place on condominiums and how best to navigate them. Drawing from real-world experience and expertise, this session aims to provide directors and property managers with best practices for addressing issues you won’t find in the Condominium Act, 1998 or your condominium’s governing documents.
By the end of this Lunch & Learn you will be able to understand the basics of legislation impacting condominiums beyond the Condominium Act, 1998. You will also be able to navigate various situations that arise in a condominium setting, from requests for accommodations under the Human Rights Code, to dealing with privacy concerns. Join three CCI-GRC and our panelists in charting a way forward.
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Meet Your Speakers
Chris Mendes, SmithValeriote Law Firm LLP
Chris is a lawyer in SV Law’s Condominium Practice Group. Chris assists condominiums across Southern Ontario with all legal matters, including governance, enforcement, contracts, and dispute resolution. Chris also assists condominiums in mandatory mediations and represents condominiums before the Condominium Authority Tribunal. Chris has been a member of CCI-GRC since 2018, serving on the education committee and governance committee. Chris is a present member of CCI-GRC’s board of directors.
Jamie Poodry, MF Property Management Ltd
Jamie is one of the VP’s and owners of MF Property Management Ltd., living and working in the Grand River area. She started managing condominium properties in 2011 and achieved her RCM designation from ACMO in 2013. As part of her role as VP, Jamie enjoys mentoring and supporting other staff members. She is currently a member of the CCI Grand River Chapter Education Committee as well as the Conference Committee and is a speaker at CCI events and occasional contributor to Grand River Chapter’s podcast and blog. Outside of the office, you can find Jamie outside with her husband and two young sons.
Stephen Fernandes, SmithValeriote Law Firm LLP
Stephen Fernandes is a new associate in the Condominium Law Practice Group at SmithValeriote Law Firm LLP. He assists condominium corporations throughout southwestern Ontario with their governance and has developed expertise in enforcement matters.