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Summer 2022 Issue
Mental illness is a condition that affects a person’s thinking, feeling, behaviour or mood. These conditions deeply impact day-to-day living and may also affect the ability to relate to others. This issue discusses how mental illness is recognized and managed within condominium communities and how managers can maintain their own mental health.

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Hoarding: When Clutter Goes Too Far

Mental Health in Condos

Feature || Deborah Howden

Many condominium communities have had to grapple – or are currently grappling - with residents with hoarding disorder. This has proved to be challenging in most cases, given the safety risks hoarding can pose to the community. And predictably, incidents of dangerous hoarding have only increased during the pandemic, as people with hoarding disorder have become more anxious and mental health supports have become less easy to access.

Elevator Codes are Changing. Is Your Property Ready?

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Your Condo || March Elevator

Property Managers are not typically mindful of elevator codes and developments. However, incoming amendments to jurisdictionally adopted elevator codes (related to elevator safety and emergency features) will affect capital expenditure planning (CapEx) whether these are initially considered or not.

Managers Managing Stress in 2022

Mental Health in Condos

Feature || Noah Johnston, RCM

The last few years have been extremely challenging in many ways, especially as we have learned to adapt to a world turned upside down by Covid and how it has drastically changed our daily lives. Hopefully, one lesson we can take away from this is the importance of work/life balance.

Mental Health Matters: A Manager’s Personal Story

Mental Health in Condos

Feature || Anthony Irwin, RCM

I have been in the property management industry for 20 years, and I am an RCM and OLCM. I live with Complex PTSD, and this is my story.

Mental Health Resources for Condominium Managers

Mental Health in Condos

Feature || Daryl Norrie, RCM

Property Management can be a challenging job at the best of times, but with the pandemic and the associated increased stress of the past two years, the job often has been difficult for many managers. With an increasing number of young people and older retired people living in condominiums, there are two very different mental health issues staff and managers may find some of their residents trying to maneuver.

Protection of Property Managers

Mental Health in Condos

Feature || Stephanie Sutherland

The increase in disputes and issues arising from, or exacerbated by, mental health issues has had – and continues to have – a powerful and negative impact on property managers, who are the direct interface between owners/occupants and boards of directors.

Seniors’ Needs and Mental Health in Condos

Mental Health in Condos

Feature || Laurie Adams, RCM

Condominium living can be a haven for seniors needing to down-size but are still active in their community, travelling or just enjoying all life offers. Although the owners and residents of condominiums vary, it is critical to identify all the needs of your community as a condominium manager. 

Shining Sunlight on Mental Health. When and How to Help.

Mental Health in Condos

Feature || Kirsten Dale, RCM

As managers, one of our primary functions is to identify and seek to resolve issues within the corporations and communities we are assigned to manage. Just as you would recognize a potential building condition that could lead to structural concerns, a manager must sometimes identify a burgeoning mental health crisis within their community. 

We Are Essential to Each Other!

Mental Health in Condos

Feature || Dorothy Church, RCM

Condominium managers and their teams, including contractors, are often not thought of when “Essential Service Providers” are discussed. As such, they have felt excluded from pandemic recognition of essential workers. However, we know that the work of managing and caring for condominiums and their residents has not gone away. In fact, it has been complicated with supply-chain constraints, lack of resources, and navigating Public Health Guidelines, leaving condominium managers and their teams unable to meet the expectations of our important clients.


Stuck Between a Rock and Hard Place

Last Word || Eric Plant, RCM

For many managers, the job is anything but simple. Despite being technical experts in their fields, the hardest part of the job for many managers is putting up with the people – and politics – that make up their day-to-day work lives.

What You Need to Know Tendering an HVAC Contract

Your Condo: HVAC

Your Condo || Kelly Halkett

ne of the many jobs a manager has is the tendering of the corporation’s contracts. From firsthand experience, I think we can all take a collective sigh and agree that this can be a challenging and time-consuming process. There is a lot to consider with potential vendors, including whether they are registered with ACMO, their overall experience level, and reputation in the industry, to name a few.

Feeling Angry?

Mental Health in Condos

Feature || The Canadian Mental Health Association

We all feel angry sometimes. Most of the time, we can deal with feelings of anger or irritability quickly. We may resolve the situation or look at the problem from a different perspective. However, anger can cause problems in our lives and the lives of those around us.

What is Stress?

Mental Health in Condos

Feature || The Canadian Mental Health Association

We all talk about stress, but we’re not always clear about what it is. Stress comes from both the good and the bad things that happen to us. If we didn’t feel any stress, we wouldn’t be alive! Stress may feel overwhelming at times, but there are many strategies to help you take control.

RCM Profile

Brian Schryver, RCM

RCM Profiles || Brian Schryver, RCM

Shining the light on those in the condominium management profession.

ACMO 2000 Spotlight

Goldview Property Management Ltd.

ACMO 2000 || Michael D. Goldrich, RCM

Shining a light on an ACMO 2000 Certified Management Firm choosing to offer a higher standard of service to elevate their business.