From the Summer 2019 Issue
From the Executive Director
The Thirst for Knowledge Continues
This time last year we wrote about the significant changes occurring in condominium management as well as milestones reported by CMRAO six months after licensing first went into force. The condominium landscape continues to evolve, so does ACMO’s desire to support professional managers and condominium management providers. ACMO’s education remains central to licensing, together with an established challenge exam process, as well as the continuing education requirement for General Licence renewal.
As of May 30, 2019, CMRAO reports there are now 3,045 licensed individuals and 395 licensed condominium management companies operating in Ontario. As we enter the second full year of licensing, managers are reminded to submit their renewal applications by midnight on July 2, 2019. General Licensees are also reminded that they must complete this year’s continuing education requirements in order to renew their licence.
While regulation of the industry and amendments to the Condo Act has added to managers’ already full agendas, it also brings long sought-after professional recognition of condominium management. As a result, the thirst for knowledge continues. Since the beginning of the year ACMO has been proud to offer successful joint conferences with various chapters of the Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI) including Huronia, Grand River and Eastern Ontario. These events offer unique opportunities for professional managers and boards of directors to learn, ask questions and network.
Time, however, is of the essence! Our audiences have less time to spend entire days away from the front lines and have requested shorter, more targeted and specialized learning to augment conferences and luncheons. A number of new programs will be launched in the near future from topicspecific seminars to webinars and even livestreaming. Watch for more details to be available soon.
In June, ACMO will launch its new website that will be searchable and easy to navigate. We are excited to showcase new features such as a robust and sharable platform for CM Magazine, digital options for our loyal advertisers, and better visibility for breaking industry news.
Finally, look for the Condominium Conference’s preliminary program that is included as an outsert with this issue. Scheduled for October 4 and 5 at Enercare Centre, it’s a new venue on a new date with a popular trade show that is 80% sold out (as of the end of May). We look forward to seeing you there!
ACMO 2000 certification is at an all-time high, and the RCM designation and the standard it denotes remains a stated preference by condominium boards. Thank you all for your continued support.
Amanda Curtis, CAE