Each year ACMO honours the best of the condominium industry with its annual awards. Individuals are nominated by fellow peers, board members, professionals and trades in various award categories. Submissions are reviewed and tabulated by the Awards Selection Committee chaired by Chris Antipas, RCM. Members include John Abedrabbo, Armand Conant, Jim Davidson, Peter Leong and Sally Thompson. Deborah Bechard, RCM, and ACMO director, is chair of Awards.
We are pleased to recognize the following recipients for 2018:
- Vince Bennett, RCM: MANAGER OF THE YEAR
- Allyson Ingham, RCM: HONOURABLE MENTION, MANAGER OF THE YEAR
- Julia Sullivan, RCM HONOURABLE MENTION, MANAGER OF THE YEAR
- Bill Thompson, RCM: LEADER OF THE YEAR
- Andrea Lusk: ASSOCIATE OF THE YEAR
- Jason Riddle, RCM: GENESIS AWARD
In this issue of CM magazine, you can read articles by two outstanding recipients: Bill Thompson and Jason Riddle. Congratulations to all recipients and thank you to the many engaged and enthusiastic people who submitted nominations.
The Condominium Authority of Ontario
Filing Annual Returns and Notice of Change
All corporations must file their 2019–2020 annual return by March 31, 2019. Effective April 1, 2019, a $200 late filing fee will be applied to all overdue returns.
To streamline the filing process, you cannot file a Notice of Change until you have filed your 2019–2020 annual return. A Notice of Change must be filed with the CAO when information in your return has changed.
Visit the CAO’s website for more information: https://www.condoauthorityontario.ca/en-US/condo_returns/
CAO Announces 25% Temporary Adjustment/Reduction for the 2019/2020 Annual Assessment
The CAO announced that effective January 7, 2019, the date when corporations can start filing their mandatory 2019–2020 annual returns, it will implement a temporary 25% adjustment (reduction) in its annual assessments for the 2019–2020 year from $1 per voting unit per month to $0.75. The reduction is being applied because the CAO’s projected costs for delivering its services will be less than projected in its budget, owing in part to the limited jurisdiction of the Tribunal (CAT) to receive only records disputes.
Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) Continues to Deal with Records Cases
The Condominium Authority Tribunal or CAT continues to deal only with records cases as prescribed under Ontario Regulation 179/17. Does that mean you cannot file a case other than records? Here is an excerpt from the CAT webpage that explains the process for filing a non-records case.
What if I file a case that is not about records? The CAT will advise you that your case does not fall within the CAT’s current scope of disputes under Reg. 179/17 (e.g., it does not deal with a records issue under s. 55 of the Condominium Act, 1998). If you cannot or do not update your case so that it falls within the CAT’s scope of disputes, the CAT will ask you to make a legal argument about why your case should be allowed to proceed as-is. If the CAT determines that your case should not be allowed to proceed, it will be closed.