Condominium Real Estate Life – Qtr1/20 | Condo Mania

If you’ve ever wondered what reading and information resources are available to property managers and owners then you have just found the best here.

Welcome to the Ontario condominium real estate life portal of my condo home library, the Condorary. 

For better or for worse, property managers conduct the marriage of persons to buildings and land. With owners hopping on and jumping off building and Board intermittently, someone needs to control the merry-go-round and provide a corporation with stable operations. Whack-a-mole! You’ll get unlimited knowledge of what you are paying for through the quarterly industry association PDF publication below.

Spring 2020 Issue

The condominium landscape across Ontario is growing. Responsibilities are multiplying. What does it take to be a successful condominium manager in 2020? Source: © 2020 ACMO – The Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario

Shock! Owners have access to an organization which provides networking for individuals and corporations to help build a sense of community, solve problems, advanced director training, and advice on condo issues of the day by participating legal experts. In the meantime, curiosity didn’t kill the cat after it read the quarterly PDF publication below. 

Winter 2019

The Canadian Condominium Institute is an independent, non-profit organization formed in 1982 with chapters throughout Canada, including a very active Toronto Chapter. Source: © 2020 CCI Toronto and Area Chapter

Education Courses

Owner / Director Training

Condominium Authority of Ontario

“The CAO Director Training Program is provided online and free-of charge, and is also available to condominium owners, residents, managers and the broader condominium community. Feedback on the training has been very positive, with an average of 88% of survey respondents reporting very high satisfaction and over 95% would recommend the training. The CAO’s Director Training Program consists of 21 short e-modules covering important topics that are relevant to condo board directors.  The online modules are short, easy to follow, and include knowledge checks that provide multiple opportunities to answer correctly before moving on to new content. There is no pass/fail exam.” Source: © The Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO)

Who needs to take condominium law education and where is it provided?

Condominium Law

The courses below may be the first of four exams required by ACMO – The Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario for licensing of condominium managers. Although a board director is not required to take a course of this type, it is an optional upgrade for any condo owner.

 Centennial College – Part Time Learning   |   Conestoga College – Continuing Education

Confederation College  | Fanshawe College  

George Brown College – Continuing Education Georgian College – Continuing Education  

Niagara College Canada – Part-Time Studies   Sheridan College – Continuing and Professional Studies |

  Sir Sandford Fleming College – Continuing Education

Where are education programs for licensing of condominium managers found?

Condominium Management / Property Management

Find programs with the four exams needed by ACMO – The Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario for licensing of condominium managers. 

 Centennial College – Part Time Learning |   Conestoga College – Continuing Education  

George Brown College – Continuing EducationHumber College – Condominium Management  

Humber College – Property Management  | Mohawk College – Continuing Education

Seneca College – Part-Time Studies |   Sheridan College – Continuing and Professional Studies

Sir Sandford Fleming College – Continuing Education

The above may not be a comprehensive list of sources or a link may change. Use the site below for the most up-to-date information.

OntarioLearn

“It’s the most impressive collection of shared online college courses in North America, right at your fingertips.  All 24 of Ontario’s publicly-funded colleges are working together in OntarioLearn to offer you easy access to a wide variety of high-quality courses, programs and services online. Search our inventory to find your online course or program at a preferred start date, register with one of our member colleges that offers it, and log in to our Portal for one-stop access to your learning.” Source: ©OntarioLearn 2016

The site below supplies the job seeker with a list of 332 positions at the time of this writing with job descriptions and sometimes money paid. For condo owners who have little knowledge of what property management is about, reading want ads can give eye-opening experiences. 

Property Management Jobs in Ontario

Don’t let procrastination, hesitation or fear stop you from growing a comprehensive understanding of a condominium community. Your property investment and lifestyle is not a laughing matter, is it?

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