Showing Articles from Issue 'Summer 2019'
10 Things You Need to Know
about Payment Procedures for Capital Repairs
Your Condo || Gerald R. (Jerry) Genge
There are major changes to the old Construction Lien Act that will significantly affect Ontario condominiums. Amendments have been passed that will modernize the Act, help ensure that businesses and workers get paid on time, and help ensure that payment disputes are addressed quickly.
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.
Maiser Omer, RCM
RCM Profiles || Maiser Omer
Maiser Omer, RCM
FirstService Residential Ontario
Year entered the profession: 2011
Year RCM obtained: 2014
Annual Member Awards:
Recognizing Friendships and Bonds with ACMO Honours
The Back Page || Dianne Werbicki
It’s always a pleasure to attend the Annual Member Recognition Luncheon, especially when the opportunity arises to meet up with some of this Association’s original and founding members.
From the Executive Director
The Thirst for Knowledge Continues
Message from the Executive Director || Amanda Curtis
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.
Message from the President
Leading Our Communities
Message from the President || Audrey M. McGuire
The ACMO Board of Directors and staff have been extremely busy since the turn of the new year. Our committees are all working diligently to improve our member services and our new website is progressing well and will be launched in the very near future. Stay tuned for the release!
ACMO’s 2019–2020 Board, Reduced Licence Fees and Condo Conference
News and Previews || Dianne Werbicki
ACMO Welcomes New Directors to its Board
A Discussion of Value
Get the Best of Your Board – Management Relationship
Feature || Shlomo Sharon, Carla Guthrie, Michael Holmes
Until recently, the minimum requirements to be a board member were the following:
within Your Communities
Feature || Vince Bennett
Why can’t we all get along? This is a question every condominium manager will ask throughout the course of their career.
“Breaking Bad” in Condos
Won’t Keep the Peace
Feature || Rosemary Sangiorgio
In a perfect condominium, all that live on the property abide by the Rules and there is no need to issue violation letters or to verbally remind people of said Rules. We all know perfection does not exist, but perhaps working towards that objective can greatly improve and contribute to the goal of harmonious living among residents on a property.
To Infinity and Beyond
With Mediation, the Possibilities are Endless
Feature || Marc Bhalla
Unlike all other formal dispute resolution processes, mediation focuses on the parties – those involved in conflict coming together and working together to find a mutually acceptable outcome.
Feature || Andrea Lusk
No Man is an Island, Entire of Itself.
How to Make Condominium Management
a Sought-After Career Choice
Feature || Dan Fried, Yawar Khan
Condominium development has occurred at a tremendous rate in Canada and in Ontario over the last ten years. At this time there are about 1.3 million people who own 587,000 units in Ontario alone.
Strategies for Dealing
with Difficult People
Feature || Dipta Baidya, Jackie Stavert, Darryl Norrie, Sean Wilde, Nicholas Chirametli, Melody Roche
Condominium living is community living and there are elements which one must adhere to that sometimes could be a nuisance and make one behave in a way which is out of character.
You Can Avoid Legal Conflict
of Shakespearean Proportions
Feature || Robert Mullin
“Much Ado About Nothing” remains an ever-current play by William Shakespeare. A satire on the internal struggles of an extended noble family, it portrays conflicts fuelled by gossip, mistaken identity and damaged pride.