Archived Webinars & YouTube Videos

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Webinar: Introduction to Electrical Planning Reports

Date: February 27, 2024
Description:
Electrical Planning Reports for all strata corporations 5 or more units are now mandatory. Strata corporations located in the Metro Vancouver Regional District, the Fraser Valley Regional District and the Capital Regional District (excluding the Gulf Islands) are required to obtain an electrical planning report by December 31, 2026, all other regions by the end of 2028. What is required in a report? What is the purpose? What regions are affected first? Does this apply to bare land strata and townhouse communities? Who is qualified to do the reports? Who has access to the reports?
Speakers: Jennifer Neville Lawyer with Hamilton & Company, Lee MacFarlane from Edwards Electric and Tony Gioventu Executive Director of CHOA.  

Archived VIDEO RECORDING of the webinar
Presentation SLIDES
CHOA Bulletin 400-518: Request For Electrical Planning Report Services 


Webinar Pilot Program: The Essentials of Strata Administration

7. Record Keeping & Privacy
Date:
Dec. 5, 2023
Description:
 Strata corporations must retain certain strata records in accordance with the Strata Property Act, the SP Regulations and BC’s privacy legislation the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). This webinar will discuss preparing, retaining, obtaining and providing access to strata records.
Sponsor: Power Strata

Archived VIDEO RECORDING of the webinar
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6. Insurance
Date: Nov. 21, 2023
Description:
This webinar will offer an overview of insurance in a strata corporation. Attendees will learn the difference between strata corporation insurance versus personal insurance versus tenant insurance versus the various other types of insurance that may apply. This webinar will provide attendees with a practical understanding of strata insurance; what coverage is required in a strata corporation, what coverage is optional, how a claim is filed if needed, who pays the deductible when a claim is filed and what to know when renewing your strata insurance policy.
Sponsor: Brighter Mechanical Ltd

Archived VIDEO RECORDING of the webinar
Presentation SLIDES
CHOA Bulletins 600-004: What a strata corporation needs to know about insurance? (This bulletin includes the flow chart referenced during this webinar)

5. Rule and Bylaw Enforcement
Date: Nov. 14, 2023
Description:
One of strata council’s duties when it comes to strata administration is the enforcement of strata bylaws and rules, in accordance with the Strata Property Act. This webinar will provide attendees with a basic understanding of bylaw enforcement procedures; including the need to give the owner or tenant the particulars of the complaint and the opportunity to request a hearing, plus how to impose a fine or other enforcement measure.
Sponsor: Dorset Realty Group

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4. Collections
Date: Nov. 7, 2023
Description:
Collections is an important task for every strata council. This webinar will tackle the essential question “What can a strata council do when owners don’t pay strata fees, special levies and other outstanding monies.”
Sponsor: BFL Canada

Archived VIDEO RECORDING of the webinar
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3. Notice Packages
Date:
Oct 31, 2023
Description:
Each year a strata corporation is required to conduct an Annual General Meeting (AGM), plus strata corporations are permitted to convene a Special General Meeting (SGM) mid-year if needed. This webinar will discuss proper notice periods and what information needs to be included with an AGM or SGM notice package.
Sponsor: Condo Bridge

Archived VIDEO RECORDING of the webinar
Presentation SLIDES
CHOA Bulletin 400-016 Preparing Your Notice Package & Setting up a General Meeting 

2. Taking Minutes
Date:
Oct 24, 2023
Description:
This webinar will discuss minute taking. Attendees will leave this webinar with an understanding of the basics of completing, providing and amending meeting minutes at an AGM, SGM or at a strata council meeting.
Sponsor: CML Properties

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1. What is a Strata Corporation and the Strata Property Act?
Date:
Oct. 3, 2023
Description:
This webinar will assist attendees with a better understanding of strata living. Focusing on how a strata corporation is created, how to read a registered strata plan, how strata fees are calculated and identifying the boundaries of a strata lot, common property and limited common property.
Sponsor:
Strata Engineering

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Below is a listing of our archived “Lunch & Learn with CHOA” webinars

Webinar: Electric Vehicles and Strata Corporations: The Impact of Bill 22
Date: June 13, 2023
Speakers: Speakers: Jennifer Neville, Partner. Hamilton & Company: Understanding recent legislative amendments and how Bill 22 will impact strata corporations that are considering installing EV Chargers, and Ministry of Energy & Mines: Qualifying for Carbon Capture Rebates and how to benefit from Carbon Credit Captures.
Sponsor: Associa BC

Archived VIDEO RECORDING of this webinar
Presentation SLIDES – Jennifer Neville
Presentation SLIDES – Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation


Webinar: Regulatory Authority, Technical Safety BC: Electrical Operating Permits
Date:
March 14, 2023
Speaker:
Technical Safety BC
Sponsor:
Proline Property Management 

Archived VIDEO RECORDING of this webinar
Presentation SLIDES
Technical Safety BC: Printable FAQ (PDF)
Technical Safety BC: Are you eligible for an electrical operating permit? and Where to apply?


Webinar: Managing Expectations & Conflicts in a Strata Corporation
Date: March 7, 2023
Speakers:
Elaine McCormack, Lawyer. Wilson McCormack Law Group and Matt Fischer, Lawyer, Fischer & Company
Sponsor: BrowMac 

Archived VIDEO RECORDING of this webinar
Presentation SLIDES
HANDOUT material


Webinar: Bill 44: Electronic Voting at General Meetings
Date:
Feb 28, 2023
Speaker:
Veronica Franco, Partner, Clark Wilson
Sponsor:
Premium Fence

Archived VIDEO RECORDING of this webinar
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Webinar: Bill 44: Age Restriction Bylaws 
Date:
Feb. 21, 2023
Speaker: Paul Mendes, Partner. Lesperance Mendes
Sponsor: CWB Maxium Financial

Due to technical difficulties a video recording of the presentation is not available.
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Webinar: Bill 44 – How Strata Corporations Will Manage Rentals
Date: Feb. 14, 2023
Speaker: Lisa Mackie, Partner. Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP & Tony Gioventu, Executive Director, CHOA
Sponsor: Power Strata

Archived VIDEO RECORDING of this webinar
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Webinar: Bill 44 – 2022 Building and Strata Statutes Amendments Act, 2022
Date: Nov. 30, 2022
Speaker: Lisa Mackie, Partner. Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP & Tony Gioventu, Executive Director, CHOA

Archived VIDEO RECORDING of this webinar
Presentation SLIDES
BC Legislative Assembly: Bill 44 – 2022 Building and Strata Statutes Amendments Act, 2022
CHOA Bulletin 700-017: Legislative Update: BILL 44 – 2022 BUILDING AND STRATA STATUTES AMENDMENT ACT, 2022


Webinar: Winding Up A Strata Corporation
Date: Feb. 22, 2022
Speaker: Allyson Baker, Partner, Clark Wilson LLP
Sponsor: Cygnus Contracting

There is no video recording of this webinar.
Presentation SLIDES
Clark Wilson LLP: Strata Wind Up FAQ
Clark Wilson LLP: Strata Corporation Winding Up – Step by Step


Webinar: Pets, Pet Bylaws and the Guide Dog and Service Dog Act of BC 
Date:
Feb. 15, 2022
Speaker: 
Lisa Mackie, Partner. Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
Sponsor: CuraFlo

Archived VIDEO RECORDING of the webinar
Presentation SLIDES
CHOA Guide: Accessibility in Strata Developments: What Does the Human Rights Code Require?“


Webinar: Fibre optic contracts and installations, communication towers and network installations, plus elevator contracts.
Date: Jan. 25, 2022
Speaker:
Cora D. Wilson, Lawyer. Wilson McCormack Law Group
Sponsor:
Tribe

Archived VIDEO RECORDING of the webinar 
Presentation SLIDES
CHOA Bulletin: 200-256 The Facts and Dangers of Rooftop Transmitting Devices on High-Rise Buildings
CHOA Bulletin: 200-150 Stratas Beware This Communications Agreement Gives the Strata Worse Than Nothing
CHOA Bulletin: 200-097 Rooftop Cellphone Antennas Significant Revenue buy Strata Beware
CHOA Bulletin: 200-110 The Case of the Unauthorized Cable Contract


Webinar: Procurement: Purchasing and Negotiating Services and Products
Date: Sept. 14, 2021
Speaker: Sat Harwood, Lawyer. Lesperance Mendes Lawyers
Sponsor: Telus

Archived VIDEO RECORDING of the webinar
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Webinar: Modernizing your building for Electric Vehicle Service Equipment (EVSE)
Date: August 31, 2021
Speaker: Tony Gioventu, Executive Director, CHOA and Neil MacEachern and Rob MacGregor from Electrum Charging Solutions
Sponsor: Power Strata

Archived VIDEO RECORDING of the webinar
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Webinar: Roofing Maintenance & Inspections: What to do, what not to do!
Date: August 17, 2021
Speaker: Sean Lang, Inter-Provincial Roof Consultants Ltd.
Sponsor: Blue Print Strata Management Inc

Archived VIDEO RECORDING of the webinar
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Webinar: Insurance Risk Bylaws & Educating your Residents
Date: August 3, 2021
Speaker: Allyson Baker, Partner, Clark Wilson LLP and Steve Storrey, Managing Partner BFL
Sponsor:
Cleveland Doan Barristers & Solicitors

Archived VIDEO RECORDING of the webinar
Presentation SLIDES 
CHOA Bulletin 600-004: What a strata corporation needs to know about insurance?


Webinar: Rentals, Rental Bylaws and the Residential Tenancy Branch
Date: July 20, 2021
Speaker: Lisa Mackie, Partner Alexander Holburn
Sponsor:
LandlordBC 

Archived VIDEO RECORDING of the webinar
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Webinar: Alteration Bylaws for strata lots. How do strata corporations adopt bylaws that enable council to impose conditions and costs on owners for strata lot alterations that ensure the property and strata corporation assets are still protected?
Date: July 6, 2021
Speaker:
Matt Fischer, Lawyer, Fischer & Company
Sponsor: Proline Property Management

Archived VIDEO RECORDING of the webinar
Presentation SLIDES
CHOA Bulletin: 400-047 Checklist for Alterations: Before you give permission
CHOA Bulletin: 200-077 Alteration & Indemnity Agreements 
CHOA Bulletin: 200-001 Contracts Relating to Alterations to a Strata Lot or Common Property


Webinar: Procedures for electing councils & why the strata corporation must hold general meetings in person or electronically, and cannot impose restricted proxies
Date: June 22, 2021
Speakers:
Adrienne Murray, Lawyer Hamilton & Company Veronica Franco, Partner Clark Wilson LLP 
Sponsor: Associa BC

Archived VIDEO RECORDING of the webinar
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Webinar: Understanding Insurance in Air Space Parcels, Sections and Commercial Activities
Date:
March 30, 2021
Speakers:
Allyson Baker, Partner. Clark Wilson LLP, Steve Storrey, Managing Partner, BFL & Tony Gioventu, Executive Director. CHOA
Webinar Sponsor:
BFL Canada

Archive VIDEO RECORDING of the webinar
Presentation SLIDES 
BFL Bulletin: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WET AND DRY SPRINKLERS?
BFL Bulletin: WHAT IS A SEISMIC GAS SHUTOFF VALVE?
BFL Bulletin: WHAT IS A BACKFLOW PREVENTER?
BFL Bulletin: COPPER/ALUMINUM WIRING SYSTEMS
BFL Bulletin: POLYBUTYLENE PIPING SYSTEMS (POLY-B)


Webinar: The Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT)
Date: March 23, 2021
Webinar Speaker: Kate Campbell, Vice Chair – Strata, Societies and Cooperative Associations
Webinar Sponsor: CuraFlo

Archived VIDEO RECORDING of the webinar
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Webinar: Voting Methods & Options for Electronic Meetings
Date: February 23, 2021
Webinar Speaker: Tony Gioventu, Executive Director. CHOA
Webinar Sponsor: Cygnus Contracting

Archived VIDEO RECORDING of the webinar
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Webinar: Homeowners & Landlords Insurance
Date: January 19, 2021
Webinar Speaker: Danielle Russell, Client Executive, Vice President, Partner. CapriCMW Insurance Services and Tony Gioventu, Executive Director, CHOA
Webinar Sponsor: Power Strata

Archived VIDEO RECORDING of the webinar
Presentation SLIDES
CHOA Bulletin 600-004 What a strata corporation needs to know about insurance? (this bulletin includes the flow chart mentioned during the webinar)


Webinar: Collections
Date: December 8, 2020
Webinar Speaker: Matt Fischer, Fischer & Company
Webinar Sponsor: Inter-Provincial Roofing Consultants Ltd.

Archived VIDEO RECORDING of the webinar
Presentation SLIDES
CHOA Bulletin 400-033: SAMPLE Demand Notice
CHOA Bulletin 400-503: SAMPLE Monthly Receivables Report


Webinar: Gas fireplace regulations, carbon monoxide information and elevating device requirements.
Date: October 6, 2020
Webinar Speaker: Technical Safety BC
Webinar Sponsor: Wynford Strata Management

Archived VIDEO RECORDING of the webinar
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Below are a few key LINKS referenced during the webinar:


Webinar: What happens when the strata corporation fails to maintain and repair common property?
Date: September 9, 2020
Webinar Speaker: Jamie Bleay, Lawyer. Access Law Group
Webinar Sponsor:
Access Law Group

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Webinar: Collections
Date: September 1, 2020
Webinar Speaker:
Stephen Hamilton, Lawyer. Hamilton & Company
Webinar Sponsor:
CWB Maxium Financial

Archived VIDEO RECORDING of the webinar
Presentation SLIDES
SAMPLE: Demand Notice


Webinar: Zoom Electronic Annual General Meeting
Date:
August 18, 2020
Webinar Speaker:
Veronica Franco, Partner. Clark Wilson LLP and Tony Gioventu, Executive Director. CHOA

Archived VIDEO RECORDING of the webinar
Presentation SLIDES
SAMPLE: Instruction Page & Sample Agenda (word document)


Webinar: Contracts and Warranties
Date: August 11, 2020
Webinar Speakers: John Mendes, Partner and Sat Harwood, Lawyer. Lesperance Mendes Lawyers
Webinar Sponsor:
Lesperance Mendes

Archived VIDEO RECORDING of the webinar
Presentation SLIDES
Lesperance Mendes guide: 2-5-10 Warranties during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Lesperance Medes article: 2-5-10 New Home Warranty Reporting: Ten Frequently Asked Questions


Webinar: Responding to alteration requests and managing access to common areas for alterations to strata lots and common property
Date:
August 4, 2020
Webinar Speaker:
Jennifer Neville, Lawyer. Hamilton & Company
Webinar Sponsor:
Steadfast Properties

Archived VIDEO RECORDING of the webinar
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Webinar: Implementing a Depreciation Report to Develop an Operations Plan for Annual Budgeting and Operations
Date:
July 28, 2020
Webinar Speaker:
Tony Gioventu, Executive Director. CHOA
Webinar Sponsor:
First Service Residential

Archived VIDEO RECORDING of the webinar
Presentation SLIDES
CHOA Bulletin 200-220: SAMPLE Operations Planning Chart 
CHOA Bulletin 400-509: SAMPLE: Strata Council Binder Index with Tab Suggestions 


Webinar: Planning depreciation reports renewal and implementation
Date:
July 21, 2020
Webinar Speaker:
Jeremy Bramwell, AACI, P.App, RI.Strata Reserve Planning
Webinar Sponsor:
First Service Residential

Archived VIDEO RECORDING of the webinar
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Webinar: Planning and preparing for a roof replacement
Date:
July 14, 2020
Webinar Speaker:
Sean Lang, Inter-Provincial Roof Consultants
Webinar Sponsor:
Inter-Provincial Roof Consultants

Archived VIDEO RECORDING of the webinar
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Webinar: Accommodation and the BC Human Rights Code
Date:
July 7, 2020
Speaker:
Adrienne Murray, Lawyer. Hamilton & Company
Webinar Sponsor:
Bayview Strata & Rental Management

Archived VIDEO RECORDING of the webinar
Presentation SLIDES
CHOA Guide 600-013 – Accessibility in Strata Developments: What Does the Human Rights Code Require?


Webinar: Collections and the deferral of strata fees. Can your strata amend its annual budget?
Date:
June 16, 2020
Speaker:
Elaine McCormack, Lawyer. Wilson McCormack Law Group
Webinar Sponsor:
West Coast Title Search Ltd.

Archived VIDEO RECORDING of the webinar
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Webinar: Conducting Hearings & Council Meetings Using Electronic Communication
Date: May 26, 2020
Speaker: Cora D. Wilson, Lawyer. Wilson McCormack Law Corporation
Webinar Sponsor: Power Strata

Archived VIDEO RECORDING of the webinar
Presentation SLIDES
Guide: ELECTRONIC COUNCIL MEETINGS & HEARINGS


Webinar: Understanding Strata Insurance & Managing Insurance Premiums & Deductibles
Date: May 19, 2020
Speaker: Allyson Baker, Partner. Clark Wilson LLP
Webinar Sponsor: BFL Canada

Archived VIDEO RECORDING of the webinar
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Other organizations’ webinars

Webinar: Strata Living in British Columbia: Town Hall Edition
Presented By:
Peoples Law School
Date:
Feb. 24, 2022
Speakers: Tony Gioventu, Executive Director. CHOA and Lisa Mackie, Partner. Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP

For more information, please visit the Peoples Law School website 

Webinar: Home Buying Master Class Series
Presented by: HAVEN
Speaker: Join CHOA’s executive director Tony Gioventu as he shares his expertise on bylaws, the importance of strata minutes, strata corporation insurance coverage and more to protect your investment.

For more information, please visit the HAVEN website

Webinar: EV Charging for Sea to Sky Apartments and Condos
Presented by: District of Squamish and Resort Municipality of Whistler.
Speaker: Various speakers including CHOA Strata Advisor Daryl Foster who discussed alterations in a strata corporation.

For more information including a link to the webinar please visit the Electric Sea to Sky website.  Please click here for a copy of the CHOA presentation slides.