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What Your Condo Corporation Needs to Know About the Legalization of Recreational Cannabis

Posted on Wednesday October 10, 2018

The Canadian Senate passed Bill C-45, known as the ‘Cannabis Act’, in June 2018 which legalized the recreational use of cannabis across Canada. The first G-7 country to do so! When Bill C-45 goes into effect on October 17th, Canadians will be able to purchase, consume and grow up to four cannabis plants, as well as make cannabis-containing products at home.
 

How to Communicate so Condo Residents Listen

Posted on Tuesday October 09, 2018

Are residents in your condominium corporation always aware of upcoming events, construction projects and board meetings? Do they understand their responsibilities and the policies they need to comply with?
 

10 Tips for Using Social Media in Your Community

Posted on Wednesday September 05, 2018

Social media can be a great communications tool for your condominium community. It’s a great way to inform residents, build relationships, keep people connected and strengthen their loyalty.  But what may be surprising is that using it effectively involves a whole lot of social media strategy.

How to Protect Your Condo Corporation From Cyberattacks

Posted on Tuesday August 21, 2018

When it comes to cyberattacks, you may be under the assumption that your condo corporation is flying under the radar. But you’d be dead wrong. In fact, as a small business, your corporation may be at greater risk of being targeted than ever before.

5 Ways to Create Sensible Condo Policies

Posted on Monday July 30, 2018

Every condominium corporation needs rules and policies. But if your condo board doesn’t carefully think them through or doesn’t implement them properly, they can backfire. Rules that go too far or enforcement that is inconsistent or lax can lead to animosity among residents and can chip away at your condo’s sense of community. How can your board implement rules and policies that won’t cause these types of problems?

3 Facts About Insurance Your Condo Corporation Should Know

Posted on Tuesday July 17, 2018

You and your fellow board members want what’s best for your condo corporation. You’re serious about your fiduciary duty and about protecting the corporation’s interests. Misunderstanding some important facts about insurance can actually put your community may be at risk.

4 Ways Your Board Can More Effectively Communicate Your Condo’s Budget

Posted on Friday June 29, 2018

Creating your condominium corporation’s annual budget is one of the most important responsibilities your board has. It takes a lot of hard work and may require spending decisions that won’t be popular with unit owners. Consequently, owners may voice strong objections or even question the board’s ability to manage the corporation’s money.
 

7 Financial Must-Do’s for Condo Corporation Success

Posted on Monday May 21, 2018

There are so many things to enjoy about living in a condominium community. Among them are the sense of community, the great amenities and the high standards. However, if your condo corporation’s finances aren’t stable, none of it is possible.

3 Ways to Fund Your Condo Corporation’s Replacements and Major Repairs

Posted on Tuesday May 15, 2018

At one time or another, every condominium corporation has to spend money on replacing equipment or making major repairs. Whether that means replacing a roof, installing a new ventilation system or any other big-ticket project, they are a necessity. But how should your condo corporation pay for them?
 

Staying Ahead of Your Condo Corporation’s Maintenance and Improvement Projects

Posted on Friday April 27, 2018

Continually maintaining and improving your property is crucial if you want to protect your condominium corporation’s financial health. To ensure that these important responsibilities are well managed requires a long-term plan and a means of effectively handling day-to-day projects. Here’s how you can make that happen.
 

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