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  • Mandatory Condo Board Member Training?

    Posted by Terry on November 13, 2022 at 3:18 pm

    The Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) has mandatory online training for all condo directors. Directors who do not complete this mandatory training within six months of their election/appointment to the board are automatically disqualified from their position.

    At COF we believe in the importance of training for board directors, but we wonder if Ontario has gone too far in requiring training as a condition of being a director. Should training for board members be mandatory in Alberta? Give us your feedback in our Forum.

    Mark replied 3 weeks ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Mark

    November 17, 2022 at 12:04 pm

    I looked at the outline of what Ontario requires – I believe that level of training (several brief modules to be completed at the director’s own pace withing a time limit) is a good idea – in principle. Alberta has different requirements, but the responsibilities and obligations should be covered (and always, with the best practice mentioned as a better way to go than the bare legal minimum).

    I wish such a series of courses had been available when I was co-opted onto our first ‘elected’ board 18 years ago. I took the CCI-SA CM-100 & CM-200 courses and learned more by osmosis, adding to my Toastmasters training and civil service work experience. A specific condominium director’s course would have been a tremendous asset.

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