President's Message

Well it’s official.  CCI Huronia is on fire.  As the Condominium Act undertakes material changes over the next several months with the implementation of regulations, the implementation of Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario, CCI Huronia is doing its best to keep you up to date and posted with all new changes.

In addition, we are continuing with our ongoing education courses and adding a few new in depth ones this year to take you even further.

What we have noted is that there has been a dramatic increase in the number of condos in the Huronia area but there has also been a significant increase in the desire for people to have knowledge to understand more and more about the place that they own, that they live in, that they invest in that is probably one of their biggest investments.  We are pleased that for 35 years CCI’s growth, as a national organization, has been driven by and focused on providing substantive education to directors, unit owners and many parties that are related to the condominium industry.  It is a solid legacy that we can rely on to help educate and navigate the future.  We will keep you posted with further evolution and developments about CCI itself.

On the local front, we are excited about our AGM coming up on September 15, 2017 and we would like you to make sure you book your calendars in advance.  We are proud to have the Mayor of Barrie participating again.  It is an exciting time with lots of change and transformation.  Condominiums really need to understand how this new legislation and all the pieces and parts that come with it all fit together.

I recently had the opportunity to sit with CCI chapters from across Ontario to discuss the new proposed regulations.  We put together a submission collectively from all the chapters to reflect our thoughts where these regulations could be improved.  A copy of that letter is on our website at attached link  I would recommend that your board review it because it provides valuable insight into the complexities proposed by the regulations CCI feels that working with the government to help on the implementation of these changes will help our members in the long run.  When we looked at it, one of the things were concerned about is just making sure that the information was easily accessible and could be processed efficiently.  This is important to condominiums in Huronia because we have condominiums that may not necessarily have the infrastructure needed to keep data and records contemplated – thus we asked the government to create more prescribed forms.  CCI is looking at ways to try and help condos keep on top of their obligations while still ensuring that it is practical. 

We have also been speaking with members of our board who supply services in the condominium property management area and it is fascinating to learn how proactive their companies are being in taking the information both under Bill 106 and the Condominium Management Services Act and integrating these new requirements into their operations.  Debbie Dale of the Board of Directors of CCI Huronia is sitting on the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (“CMRAO”) Stakeholder Implementation Working Group for the CMRAO.  I think the advisory body shows a real diverse and competent set of interests, experience and skill and I think that is a positive step by the government in effective implementation.  Onward and upward!