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Condo Owners Forum Q&A

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Governance and Management
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voice recording of AGM for per...


Governance is the process of providing strategic leadership to a [condominium] corporation. It entails the functions of setting direction, making policy and strategy decisions, overseeing and monitoring organizational performance, and ensuring overall accountability. [Condominium] governance is an ... organizational process involving multiple functions and engaging multiple stakeholders ... [Condominium] ... governance refers to the process of providing leadership, direction, and accountability for a specific [condominium corporation]. (Adapted from Nonprofit Governance and the Work of the Board, © 2007 David Renz, Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, University of Missouri – Kansas City)

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Open Board of Directors meetin...


What the condominium (property) manager does, with the staff in a large corporation, and what the board may do in a smaller or self-managed corporation.

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Boards Time Management

Communications & News to Share
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Probably the most common means for the board or management to communicate with owners and occupants.

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Distributing Newsletters

In the Media

When you find an article, news broadcast, video or other item, share it by posting it (or a link to it) here.

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Better Condo Life...

Web Sites and Social Media

A more immediate way for management to communicate with owners and occupants

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The Better Condo Life

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Ideas needed...


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Therapy Dogs


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Parking bylaws - How to handle...

Disputes and Resolutions
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The government has proposed a tribunal for settling disputes, and enacted the legislation but not procklaimed it. Where should it go from here?

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ON Condo Authority Tribunal

The Courts and Mediation

These seem to be the resources available now for dispute resolution.

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The High Cost of Bullying in a...

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Courses and Seminars

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Should Realtors be allowed to ...

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Operating Accounts

These are the accounts for routine expenses.

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Benchmarking Condo Fees and Ex...

Reserve Funds: Studies and Plans

The Reserve Fund ensures there is sufficient capital funding available for scheduled major expenditures.

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Reserve Fund Study and Reserve...

Repairs and Maintenance
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First Appearances

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Lack of Repair

Getting Help...
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There are many insurance professionals available to Boards and Owners. Insurance Brokers, Reserve Fund Specialists, and Appraisers all can help Boards and Owners understand the mysteries of Insurance.

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Poison used on common property


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Radon in Apartment Buildings

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Government announces new Human Rights Legislation

New Human Rights Legislation in Alberta Bill 23 Human Rights Amendment Act

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New Human Rights and Age Restr...

Condominium Property Act and Regulation

This is the primary legislation that governs condominiums in Alberta. More to follow soon.

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New Consolidation of the Condo...


The tool that condominium corporations use to govern their own corporation and development.

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Visitor Parking Fines - Both V...


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