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Next Webinar: What do you want us to cover?

When: Wednesday Feb. 2 @ 5pm

Registration link: Reserve your spot and add to your calendar

Topic:  Still working on this. Feel free to make suggestions

Gowling Crew:

  • Rod Escayola (Gowling WLG)
  • Graeme MacPherson (Gowling WLG)
  • David Plotkin (Gowling WLG)

Guests:  Still working on this

 

 

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Check Out Past Webinars

Deep Dive on Reserve Funds

Nov. 3 / 2021 – Webinar (episode 28)

Topics

  • Basics and beyond
    • What are they for?
    • Who does them?
    • How can directors best prepare for them?
    • 30 or 40 year horizon?
  • How much latitude do boards have: who decides what goes in?
  • What if directors don’t agree with the Reserve Fund Study provider?
  • What if we have an expense not listed in the RFS?
  • What if there isn’t enough in the RF?
  • Can we use it for green initiatives?
  • Do we need to consult before we use RF money?

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EV Charging stations

Oct. 6 / 2021 – Webinar (episode 27)

Topics

EV charging stations

  • Intro to smart charging technologies
  • Roadmap of installation from start to finish
  • Selecting the right solution for you
  • Securing federal grants
  • Billing and software
  • Legal framework and “Section 98 agreements”

COVID Vaccination in condos

  • Is proof of vaccination required in condos?
  • Vaccination vs. Human rights
  • What medical exemptions are legit?

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Vaccination in condos

Sept. 1 / 2021 – Webinar (episode 26)

Topics

  • COVID update
    • Should we reopen amenities?
    • Are masks still required?
    • What comes after step 3? What and when is the Roadmap Exist step?
  • Vaccination in condos
    • Provincial vaccination passport
    • Can condos ask for proof of vaccination?
    • Should we limit amenities to vaccinated owners?
    • Can condos require their contractors/employees to be vaccinated?
  • Federal Elections in condos during a pandemic
    • Can candidates and canvassers access the units?
    • Can owners post electoral signs?
    • What precautions should condos take with canvassers?

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3-Step Reopening Roadmap  and Summer Sizzler

June 2 – Webinar (episode 25)

Topics

Condo life this summer will be different from many other years. As part of our last episode of the season, we will prepare you for the summer ahead.  Amongst topics, we will tackle new challenges (and some recurring ones):

Ontario’s new 3-step roadmap

  • Overview of Ontario’s new COVID response framework
  • What is permitted under each steps
  • Can we open our:
    • Gyms / fitness rooms?
    • Exterior / Interior amenities?
    • Pools and other water features?
  • List of essential services
  • What construction / Capital work can proceed

Summer sizzlers

  • To BBQ or not on balconies
  • Time to prepare your pools for the summer?
  • Display of the Canadian Flag on Canada day
  • Safety and Security precautions/inspections for the summer

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Deep dive on Condo Rules

May 5 Webinar (episode 24)

Topics

  • What are rules? What do they do and what don’t they do?
  • Rules vs. policies
  • How to adopt rules?
  • Enforcing rules
  • Accommodating Human Rights

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Deep dive on Condo Insurance

April 7 Webinar (episode 23)

  • How insurance works in Condoland?
    • Insurance for owners
    • Insurance for the corporation
  • Industry trends and what’s to come?
  • Who pays for what?
    • Who is responsible to repair the unit?
  • How to improve your corporation’s situation?
  • Insurance deductible bylaw
  • Standard Unit bylaw

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Deep dive on Condo By-laws

March 13 Webinar (episode 22)

  • What by-laws do?
  • What by-laws don’t do?
  • Purpose and workings of most common by-laws:
  • What goes in a good by-law?
  • How are by-laws adopted?
  • How to hold a successful owners’ meeting to vote on it?

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Virtual Meetings and Privacy issues

Feb. 13 Webinar (episode 21)

  • Privacy issues surrounding virtual meetings
  • Telephone voting
  • COVID Update

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Vaccination in condos

Jan. 13 Webinar (episode 20)

  • Second Declaration of Emergency in Ontario
    • New and old measures for condos
    • What can be opened what must be closed
  • COVID Reporting obligations
    • Toronto Letter of direction
    • Ottawa Letter of direction
  • Vaccination in condos 
    • Can condos request proof of vaccination?
    • Can owners who have been vaccinated demand access to amenities?
    • Should condos get involved in immunization clinics?

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Condo Jeopardy game

Dec. 2 Webinar (episode 19)

Condo Jeopardy! Game

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Virtual Meetings and E-voting

Nov. 4 Webinar (episode 18)

Virtual meetings & E-voting

Ontario’s new Colour-coded COVID response framework

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Condo Tribunal’s Expanded Jurisdiction

Oct. 7 Webinar (episode 17)

Condo Authority Tribunal’s new jurisdiction (and COVID update)

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Reopening Amenities (COVID Update)

Sept. 9 Webinar (episode 16)

Covid Update: Reopening Amenities Safely

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Condo Insurance Challenges

June 24 Webinar (episode 15)

“Facing Condo Insurance Challenges”

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Getting ready for a COVID summer

June 17 Webinar (episode 14)

“Getting Ready for a Covid Summer”

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How do your condo fees compare

June 10 Webinar (episode 13)

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Electronic voting

June 3 Webinar (episode 12)

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Mock Virtual AGMs

May 27 Webinar (episode 11)

“Mock Virtual AGM”

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Reopening Condo Land

May 20 Webinar (episode 10)

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Coming out of the Dark

May 13 webinar (episode 9)

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The Light at the End of the Tunnel

May 6 webinar (episode 8)

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The Long and Windy Road

April 29 webinar (episode 7)

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The Beat Goes On

April 22 webinar (episode 6)

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Implementing the new normal

April 14 webinar (episode 5)

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Things are getting real

April 7 webinar (CondoVirus – episode 4)

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Safety, Security and Ongoing Capital Projects

April 1 webinar (CondoVirus – episode 3)

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Locking Down Condo Land

March 25 webinar (CondoVirus – episode 2)

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Declaration of Emergency

March 18 webinar (CondoVirus – episode 1)

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