Strata Educational Seminars

CCI Vancouver has planned a year full of 1/2 Day, Evening Strata Educational Seminars, and Lunch n Learns for Council Members in different locations in Greater Vancouver. Stay tuned for the announcement of the locations and speakers for each seminar. You can subscribe to our Electronic Newsletter on our website to be notified about the details of each seminar and other news in future.

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For information about CCI Vancouver upcoming Condo 101 courses, please visit the related page by clicking here.

Few sponsorship opportunities might be available for some of the Strata Educational Seminars and Condo 101 Courses.

Note: The sponsorship opportunities are only available to Business Partner Members of CCI Vancouver.

On the list below, you can see the upcoming Strata Educational Seminars which are open for registration. You can also view the past seminars. Let us know what topics you would like to see covered in future seminars.

Strata Lunch & Learn on August 24, 2017

EVENT DATE: Thursday, August 24, 2017

Seminar FlyerFOR STRATA COUNCIL MEMBERS & STRATA OWNERS

Topic: Insurance Appraisals – What are they, and why do I need one?

The Strata Property Act requires Strata Corporations to always maintain insurance on common property, common assets, and buildings. Insurance appraisals exist to define the amount of insurance that is required to fully insure these items without spending too much on excess premiums (while having sufficient coverage). Appraisals can make insurance policies more responsive in the event of a loss. From eliminating co-insurance to un-locking your ERC coverage, insurance policies typically cover more when there’s a contemporary appraisal. Ensure that the appraisal you buy is of maximum value to your strata corporation.

Join us and learn more about Insurance Appraisals at this informative Lunch & Learn session!

Presented by:

  • Tim Scoon, Suncorp Valuations

Location:
BFL Canada
1177 W Hastings St., Suite 200
Vancouver, BC

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Topic: ARRRGGGGHH! There’s a leak in my unit. Now what?

Come and join an interactive insurance workshop and learn how to navigate through the process of detecting damage to your property.

Moderator:

  • Jamie Bleay, Access Law Group

Panelists/Workshop leaders:

  • Veronica Franco, Clark Wilson LLP
  • Tony Esposito, BFL CANADA Claims Manager
  • Gaelan Porter, FirstService Residential, Senior Manager, Insurance Western Region  
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How To 'CRT'

Learn About The Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) Process And The Issues The Tribunal Is Dealing With | Strata Disputes Educational Seminar | April 27, 2017

Speaker:

  • Richard Rogers, Registrar and Executive Director of the CRT
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Strata Lunch & Learn on March 28, 2017

EVENT DATE: March 28, 2017

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The Event Is Sold Out. Registration is closed.

Financing Major Repair & Maintenance Projects

Faced with a major strata repair project and a shortage in reserve funds?
Come and learn about an alternative to special levies.

Presented by:

  • Paul McFadyen, CWB Maxium Financial Services
  • Kelly McFadyen, CWB Maxium Financial Services

Location:
Canadian Western Bank Group
666 Burrard St., B17* (B1, basement floor)
Vancouver, BC V6C 2X8
* (note room change)

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IMPORTANT NOTE:

The Seminar Venue Is Changed!

Due to the huge interest in the upcoming CCI Vancouver Educational Seminar on February 18th, the seminar venue is changed to accommodate more seminar attendees. Please see the new venue address and parking information on the seminar page and the updated seminar flyers.

Human Rights Complaints: Smoking, hardwood floors, pets, and ...

Come and hear about how to navigate common issues and, more importantly, how to avoid them.

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Air BnB – Private Profit in a Strata Corporation

Is Air BnB legal in your strata?

Come and learn what to do if you want it and what to do if you don’t.

Speakers:

  • Phil Dougan, Access Law Group
  • Sean Ingraham, FirstService Residential
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The Use and Abuse of Limited Common Property and Common Property

Come and learn how to use (or not use) the common property at your building.

Please note that the CCI Vancouver Chapter AGM will follow immediately after the seminar.

Speakers: Jamie Bleay, Lisa Frey and Jim Allison.

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Half Day Strata Educational Seminar on May 28, 2016

EVENT DATE: May 28, 2016, 8:30am-Noon (Includes free lunch!)

Repair, Maintenance and Updating Your Depreciation Report and Update on the Civil Resolution Tribunal

Speakers: 

  • Kevin Grasty, P.Eng., LEED AP, WSP Canada Inc.
  • Shannon Salter, Chair, Civil Resolution Tribunal
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Who Does What? Responsibilities and the Strata Council’s Role

Nominations, Elections and Meeting Minutes in Strata Corporations

Speaker: Paul Mendes, Lesperance Mendes Lawyers

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March Seminar Rescheduled for April

EVENT DATE: April 21, 2016

Please note we have decided to postpone our March seminar until April.  We will be holding a joint evening strata educational seminar at 7:00pm on April 21, 2016.  This topic for this session will be nominations and elections in strata corporations together with best pratices in taking strata minutes.   Event details and speaker information will follow shortly.

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Financial Management for Strata Corporations

Come join us for a practical seminar on strata financial management!

Speaker: Terrence Wong, CPA, CGA, Dong Russell & Company

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Who Does What? Responsibilities and the Strata Council’s Role

This sold out seminar featured a presentation strata council roles and responsibilities.

Speakers: Jamie Bleay, Access Law Group and Sean Ingraham, FirstService Residential

PRESENTATION SLIDES ARE AVAILABLE HERE.

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The Rights and Wrongs - How to Deal with Smoking in a Strata

Please join us for an educational seminar on how to deal with smoking issues at your strata.

Speaker: Veronica Franco, Clark Wilson LLP - Partner

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Insurance Claims from Start to Finish

Insurance claims can be intimidating.

Come learn from a panel of industry experts and get valuable knowledge on the most efficient way to handle claims.

Please note that the CCI Vancouver Chapter AGM will follow immediately after the seminar.

Speakers: Tony Esposito, CIP, Steven Page, and Craig Segaric.

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Steps Stratas Can Take To Prevent Conflict

Please join us for an educational seminar on reducing and resolving conflict at your strata.

Speaker: Paul Mendes, Lesperance Mendes Lawyers and Jamie Bleay, Access Law Group

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Annual General Meetings — Revisited

  • What is quorum?
  • Counting the votes
  • Elections — vote required for each nominee
  • Rules of Order

Bylaw Enforcement — Revisited

  • The goal of bylaw enforcement — available options
  • How is it done? — the rules
  • Do they work?
  • How to collect the money
  • Is there another solution?

Registration is closed now for this seminar.

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An Introduction to the Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT)

Please join us for an introduction to the Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT), which will be Canada’s first online tribunal when it opens in 2015.

The tribunal will resolve strata property and small claims disputes through a variety of dispute resolution methods, allowing the parties to use the tribunal where and when it is convenient for them.

  • Why the CRT was developed
  • How it will work
  • Some of the opportunities and challenges
  • How the CRT might affect strata owners and managers

Speaker: Shannon Salter, the Chair of the Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT)

Registration is closed now for this seminar.

The slides of this seminar are available under the Members Only area of the website.

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Volunteers in Your Strata

  • Committees - How should they be set up and function
  • Insurance Perspective and Coverage for Volunteers
  • Liability to Strata when using volunteers

Registration is Closed for this seminar.

Seminar's Slides and Materials:

The slides and materials of this seminar are available on the Members Only area of the website.

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Contracts for Major Projects & Selecting a Contractor/Consultant

Most Strata Council members and most Strata managers are ill equipped to handle the complexities of major projects.

  • How do you convince your owners to support the project?
  • When do you need to have the funds in place? After the bid process or before or?
  • Who determines if the work is being done properly?
  • What is the deficiency holdback? Is it different that a performance holdback?
  • What if the contractor does not finish the project when he said he would?
  • What is the role of the management company?

This seminar will remove the mysteries around major projects giving you confidence to move your projects forward.

Note: The presentation slides are available on the Members Only Area of the website.

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Strata Legal Issues and How to Prevent Them

This seminar will educate and assist strata council members, owners and strata managers with day to day legal issues and help them identify problems before they go “legal”.

Note: The presentation slides are available on the Members Only Area of the website.

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Evening Strata Educational Seminar on October 14, 2014

EVENT DATE: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Strata Insurance | Before and After the Loss

Learn about proactive steps your strata can take to control premiums and all is involved in a claim process.

 

The registration is now closed.

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Half Day Strata Educational Seminar & AGM on September 20, 2014

EVENT DATE: Saturday, September 20, 2014

Topic 1: How to make implementation of mandatory composting easier in your strata

Topic 2: How to prepare a functional budget for implementing Depreciation Report and doing maintenance/repairs effectively in your strata

Topic 3: Legal Updates

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Half Day Strata Educational Seminar on May 31, 2014

EVENT DATE: Saturday, May 31, 2014

Topic: Let's Get Ready to Rumble

Two lawyers who regularly advise strata corporations, strata owners and property managers on a broad range of strata law issues will be the presenters for this half day seminar.

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Half Day Strata Educational Seminar on February 1, 2014

EVENT DATE: Saturday, February 1, 2014

Sustainable Building Upgrades — Energy Incentives

Presented By:

  • Warren Knowles, RDH Building Engineering Ltd.
  • Jeff Chiu, BC Hydro
  • Wes Nienaber, Fortis BC
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Strata Lunch & Learn on November 21, 2013

EVENT DATE: Thursday, November 21, 2013

Asbestos in Your Condo Buildings

Presented By:

A panel of Experts

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Half Day Strata Educational Seminar & AGM on October 26, 2013

EVENT DATE: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2013

Depreciation Reports - What having one means; what not having one can mean for Strata owners

Presented By:
Kevin Grasty, Project Manager, Halsall Associates

The AGM will immediately follow the presentation.

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Strata Lunch & Learn on October 16, 2013

EVENT DATE: Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Parking Spaces and Storage Lockers

Presented By:

Jamie Bleay, Access Law Group

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Full Day Strata Educational Seminar on June 15, 2013

EVENT DATE: Saturday, June 15, 2013

Dispute Resolution 101

  • Dispute Resolution Under the Strata Property Act
  • The Civil Resolution Tribunal Act and Strata Disputes
  • The Importance of Dispute Resolution in Strata Communities
  • What is Section 34.1 Hearing Anyway?
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Strata Lunch & Learn on June 14, 2013

EVENT DATE: Friday, June 14, 2013

Resolving Disputes in Strata Communities

Presented By:

Deborah Howes, B.A., LL.B., ACCI, FCCI, CTAJ, C. Med., C. Arb., High Clouds Incorporated

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Strata Lunch & Learn on May 22, 2013

EVENT DATE: Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The New Limitation Act and Practical Solutions for Collecting Money Due and Owing

Presented By:

Jamie Bleay, Access Law Group

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Half Day Strata Educational Seminar on April 13, 2013

EVENT DATE: Saturday, April 13, 2013

Q & A With Strata Lawyers

  • Do you have a long list of questions you have been anxiously waiting to ask a lawyer but have never had a chance to ask?
  • Are you still confused about your legal rights and remedies when it comes to insurance?
  • Would you like an opportunity to hear about the most recent condo case law decisions in B.C.?
  • Have you heard about the new Limitation Act and how it will likely impact on strata corporations?
  • Do sections and types confuse you?
  • What steps do you need to take under the Strata Property Act to become a type or a section?
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Half Day Strata Educational Seminar on February 16, 2013

EVENT DATE: Saturday, February 16, 2013

Managing Future Strata Costs

Stratas are faced with major challenges as they look to the future. Managing future costs is central to the well-being of both their financial and physical structures. CCI Vancouver is committed to providing the strata community with tools to assist them in meeting these challenges. Our upcoming seminar discusses two key topics: Strata Insurance and the Strata Property Act mandated Depreciation Studies.

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Strata Lunch & Learn on February 6, 2013

EVENT DATE: Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Court appointed Administrators under the Strata Property Act

FEATURE PRESENTATION

  • Ever wondered what a Strata Administrator, under the Strata Property Act, does when appointed by the Supreme Court of British Columbia?
  • Does he or she replace the strata council?
  • Can an administrator usurp the voting rights of the owners generally?
  • Who does the appointed person report to?
  • How are they paid?
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Full Day Strata Educational Seminar & AGM on October 27, 2012

EVENT DATE: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2012

Strata Annual General Meetings

  • Have you ever experienced problems with running an efficient general meeting?
  • Have you had problems handling difficult owners at general meetings?
  • Do you really know what a proxy form is and how it is to be used?
  • Do you have owners turn in their own version of a proxy form when they register for general meetings?
  • Are your strata council meetings running efficiently and on time or do they turn into long drawn-out meetings routinely interspersed with arguments and bickering?
  • Do you struggle with strata council and general meeting minutes — what should or should not go into the minutes and keeping them effective and succinct?
  • Annual meetings for sections — how do we do that?
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Half Day Strata Educational Seminar on June 16, 2012

EVENT DATE: SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2012

STRATA PROPERTY INSURANCE CLAIMS

JOIN US FOR A DYNAMIC AND OPEN PANEL DISCUSSION ON STRATA PROPERTY INSURANCE CLAIMS

PAUL DUCHAINE of BFL Canada Insurance Services moderates a panel of experts from the legal and insurance industries addressing the topic of Strata Property Insurance Claims.

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Full Day Strata Educational Seminar on September 18, 2012

EVENT DATE: Saturday, February 18, 2012

Did you know that new regulations have been passed under the Strata Property Act for depreciation reports?

Did you know that, as of March 1, 2012, the Form B will require strata corporations to disclose information regarding rules, the annual budget and developer's rental disclosure statement and (at a later date) the Form B will have to include additional information to purchasers regarding parking and storage allocation?

Did you know that the Government is proposing the introduction of a new dispute resolution model to allow owners and strata corporations to take their disputes to a tribunal?

What do you really want to know about audits, financial statements and how the CRA treats strata corporations' income?

CCI Vancouver is hosting an all-day seminar to address each of these topics and provide you with an engineering, accounting and legal perspective. There will be an opportunity to participate in a Q & A panel discussion and learn firsthand what your strata corporation will have to do to understand and start planning for the implementation of the required changes.

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