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Fall 2020 Issue
People from all walks of life have chosen the condominium lifestyle. How do you manage an inclusive, cooperative environment that brings out the best in everyone? In this issue, we discuss the challenges and opportunities involved in managing a diverse community.

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ACMO’s Welcomes New Directors at Its First Virtual AGM, End to COVID-19 Temporary Changes in Condo Law, Masks in Condos, and Reporting Energy and Water Use

News and Previews || Tracey Doherty

In this issue: ACMO’s welcomes its new directors and holds its first virtual AGM, temporary changes to condo law end, GTA adopts mask by-law, energy and water use benchmarking helps reduce condominium costs, and the Energy Star treasure hunt.


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COVID-19 and Condominiums, the CMRAO Competency Profile, Reporting Energy and Water Use, and the ACMO Strategic Plan

News and Previews || Tracey Doherty

In this issue: The COVID-19 crisis in condominiums, the CMRAO releases the Competency Profile for Condo Managers in Ontario, Reporting energy and water use in condominiums, and the ACMO Strategic Plan is published.


Condominium Act Update

Condo Reform – 2020 is the Year!

News and Previews || Armand Conant & Inderpreet Suri

In this article, we will summarize some of the proposals that the government has already enacted and those that we can look forward to in 2020.


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CAO Updates, Electricity Rebate, Member Renewals and More

News and Previews || Dianne Werbicki

In this issue: Temporary reduction to CAO’s annual assessment fees to continue for 2020–2021; New Ontario Electricity Rebate; CAO Assumes Forms Responsibilities; Public Comment Closes for Proposals under the Condominium Act, 1998; and ACMO Member Renewals. 


Property Manager Shortage

Impacts and Opportunities

News and Previews || Tania Haluk & Brad Wells

The annual Condominium Conference is the place to be for idea exchange and industry discussion. One session, in particular, assessed the very real issue of a shortage of property managers and how this will impact condominiums in the future. Here, in a special to CM magazine, are the assessments of two of that session’s presenters – Tanya Haluk and Brad Wells, RCM.


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Technology to Manage Business and Life

News and Previews || Dianne Werbicki


Do You Have a Transitional General Licence?

Fundamentals of Management

News and Previews || Janice Schenk


Newsworthy

Exciting Times

News and Previews || Dianne Werbicki


A Day in the Life:

The Snake and the Candle

News and Previews || Lori Dunlop

We’re pleased to launch a new series of occasional articles that highlight some of the funnier moments in the lives of our condominium managers. 


Newsworthy

ACMO’s 2019–2020 Board, Reduced Licence Fees and Condo Conference

News and Previews || Dianne Werbicki

ACMO Welcomes New Directors to its Board


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ACMO Awards; CAO Updates

News and Previews || Dianne Werbicki

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.


In Memoriam:

Dennis Olorenshaw

News and Previews || Dean McCabe

It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Denis Olorenshaw earlier this year. Denis was a very familiar face to everyone involved in ACMO during our formative years. His dedication and talents helped develop the CM Magazine and his presence behind the camera at ACMO events helped us mark the time as the Association grew.

 


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Ministry Updates

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Licensing Update

On December 16, 2016 a draft of the proposed regulations for the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 was released for public consideration and comment.


Condo Act Reform

ACMO’s Submission on First Draft Regulation

News and Previews || Dean McCabe

In late December 2016, the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services issued a first draft regulation that supports the implementation of the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 (CMSA). As members will recall, the CMSA will regulate and administer the licensing of condominium managers and management companies across Ontario.


Your Letters

All of us at ACMO appreciate reader comments

News and Previews || unknown

All of us at ACMO appreciate reader comments. Please continue to send them to us at editor@acmo.org or via the Association’s website www.acmo.org.