Many of the problems people experience in condo-living stem from a lack of communication – between neighbours; between Owners and the Board of the corporation; between Owners and the management company or condominium property manager; between the Board and the condominium property manager; between contractors and the Board or condominium property manager. Improving communication by learning and understanding everyone’s roles can only improve the experience of condo Ownership.
To us, a major component of communication is networking – sharing with others our mutual concerns and issues and learning from each other.
We also want to work with all condominium stakeholders – Owners, tenants, the industry, and provincial governments – to promote good governance.
Are there similar organizations in other places?
With a large concentration of condominiums, both British Columbia and Ontario currently have large and well-organized groups dealing with similar issues. While their provincial condominium legislation is different, we believe we can learn a lot from them in the areas of governance and management.
To the best of our knowledge, we are one of only two formally constituted organizations representing Condominium Owners in Alberta. We are networking closely with others to share resources and learning.