BILL 44: CHANGES TO RENTAL AND AGE RESTRICTION
BYLAWS, PLUS THE ABILITY TO HOLD ELECTRINC
MEETINGS WITHOUT THE NEED FOR A BYLAW


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Nov 27 – Dec 3

Nov 20 – 26

Nov 13 – 19

Nov 6 – 12

Oct 30 – Nov 5

Oct 23-29

  • Attention: Whistler and Squamish area residents
    EV Charging for Sea to Sky Apartments and Condos
    Need help navigating the process of installing EV charging stations in your residential building with multiple owners? Get your questions answered, learn about step-by-step resources and available rebates at a free webinar, hosted by the District of Squamish and Resort Municipality of Whistler.

    Date: October 26, 2022
    Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.

    For more information visit: electricseatosky.ca
    To register visit: Zoom Webinar Registration.

  • Condo Smarts: 300-1016 The Legacy of Pets During COVID

Oct. 16-22

Oct. 9-15

Oct. 2 – 8

Sept. 25 – Oct 1

Sept 18 – 24

Sept 11 – 17

Sept 4 – 10

Aug 28 – Sept 3

Aug 21 – 27

Aug 14 – 20

Aug 7 – 13

July 31 – Aug 6

July 24 – 30

  • Condo Smarts: 300-1003 Who Pays When the Strata Damages a Unit?
  • SURVEY: IDENTIFYING ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES IN MULTI-UNIT RESIDENCES: Accessibility and accommodation in multi-unit residences are critical and vital issues for people with disabilities/disabled people.  As part of our ongoing research into identifying accessible features in multi-unit residences in BC, please help us by providing information about your building. Please note the survey closes on August 12, 2022. CLICK HERE to complete the survey.

July 17 – 23


July 10 – 16

July 3 – 9

June 26 – July 2

June 19 – 25

June 12 – 18

June 5 – 11

May 29 – June 4

May 22 – 28

May 15 –  21

May 8 – 14

May 1 – 7

April 24 – 30

April 17 – 23

  • Condo Smarts: 300-989 Council decision making
  • Don’t forget to register fr next weeks CHOA seminar – session #1: An In-depth Look Into Major Council Decisions and Common Scenarios. For information visit our SEMINARS PAGE

April 10 – 16

April 3 – 9

March 27 – April 2

  • Condo Smarts: 300-986 Preventing fraud in a strata
  • ANNOUCING CHOA’s Spring Education Program – Welcome to our “Virtual Condo Classroom”
    Focused on strata council decision making these sessions will be presented online via Zoom, with both daytime and evening registration options for the convenience of attendees. Developed to assist strata councils, property managers, owners and tenants these sessions will assist attendees with the general operation and management of their strata corporations.

    Topics include:
    Session #1: An In-depth Look Into Major Council Decisions and Common Scenarios
    Session #2: Bylaw & Rule Enforcement
    Session #3: The Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT)

    For a detailed course outline and registration information please visit the seminars page on the CHOA website

March 20 – 26

March 13 – 19

March 6 – 12 

February 27 – March 5

  • As part of the Climate Emergency Action Plan the City of Vancouver has committed to achieving a 50% reduction in buildings carbon pollution by 2030. Following direction from Council, City staff have drafted recommendations for initial carbon pollution regulations for existing commercial and multi-family buildings as well as a roadmap that envisions a broader set of future regulatory actions.

    The City of Vancouver needs your help. Multi-Family Building Owners and Property Managers are invited to the City’s Draft Carbon Pollution Regulations and Roadmap consultation sessions on March 23, 2022 – 1:30- 3pm; AND March 31 2022 – 10:30 – 12:00pm. For more information please see the below noted invitation:

    Consultation Invitation re: Draft Carbon Pollution Regulations for Multi-Family Buildings

February 20 – 26, 2022

February 13 – 19, 2022

February 6 – 12, 2022

January 30 – February 5, 2022

January 23 – 29, 2022

January 16 – 22, 2022

  • Condo Smarts: 300-976 Majority votes for major expenses
  • People’s Law School – Free Webinar: Join CHOA’s executive director Tony Gioventu and lawyer Lisa Mackie, from Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP as they discuss living in a strata Feb 24, 2022 at 12:00noon PST. To register for the “Strata Living in British Columbia: Town Hall Edition” webinar please visit the People Law School registration page at:  Webinar Registration – Zoom

January 9 – 15, 2022

January 2 – 8, 2022

December 26, 2021 – January 1, 2022

  • Holiday Closure: Kindly note the CHOA offices will be closed as of the end of the work day Wed. December 22nd and will reopen Tuesday January 4th, 2022.

December 19 – December 25, 2021

  • NEW! December 20, 2021 – Strata Remote Meetings Update: Effective December 20, 2021 the Province extended strata corporations’ ability to hold electronic meetings, without a strata bylaw, beyond December 31, 2021. This new extension will be in effect until December 31, 2022 unless the COVID-19 Related Measures Act is repealed before then. Thus, strata corporations are encouraged to adopt strata bylaws allowing electronic meetings if they wish to continue having that option.Updated strata housing information related to the Province’s Restart Plan and COVID-19 is also available at: COVID-19 information for strata housing  
  • Holiday Closure: Kindly note the CHOA offices will be closed as of the end of the work day Wed. December 22nd and will reopen Tuesday January 4th, 2022.
  • Condo Smarts: 300‐973 Inform or Notice, What’s the difference?

December 12 – 18, 2021

December 5 – 11, 2021

November 28 – December 4, 2021

November 21 – 27, 2021

  • Condo Smarts: 300-969 Converting our strata 
  • Join us in the “Condo Classroom” as we tackle Insurance and Risk Management. For course details and registration information please visit our Seminars page

November 14 – 20, 2021

November 7 – 13, 2021

  • Nov. 9, 2021 is our last weekday “Bylaw Toolbox” seminar. This seminar will focus on the essential and optional bylaws for larger strata corporations, sections, air space parcels and mixed use strata corporation. For more information and to register for a seminar please visit our Seminars page
  • Condo Smarts: 300-967 Rentals and accommodations: The times they are a changing

October 31 – November 6, 2021

  • Nov. 2, 2021 marks the continuation of CHOA’s “Bylaw Toolbox” series of seminars. This week we will focus on the essential and optional bylaws for town houses and small apartments. For more information and to register for a seminar please visit our Seminars page
  • Condo Smarts: 300-966 Authorized Contingency Expenses

October 24 – 30, 2021

  • Oct 26th marks the start of CHOA’s “Bylaw Toolbox” series of seminars. These seminars will examine the essential and optional bylaws that will support your strata operations and management. For more information and to register for a seminar please visit our Seminars page
  • Condo Smarts: 300-965 Water Sustainability Act
  • We have received several questions regarding the ability of strata corporations to continue to conduct remote meetings in the new year. As you may know, BC Reg 181/2021, under the COVID-19 Related Measures Act, extended a strata corporations ability to conduct remote meetings, including annual and special general meetings, until December 31, 2021.
    October 21st the Province announced that it intends to introduce legislation enabling government to extend key COVID-19 orders beyond Dec. 31, 2021 due to the ongoing fourth wave of the pandemic. The Information Bulletin is available here: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021AG0157-002002
    We note that the intention to introduce a bill is not a guarantee that the legislation will pass or that any specific orders under the COVID-19 Related Measures Act will be extended. However, government is aware of the need for strata corporations to continue conducting necessary business safely. We want to ensure that strata partners are aware of the latest updates regarding the COVID-19 orders and we will provide further updates if and when they become available.Updated strata housing information related to the Province’s Restart Plan and COVID-19 is also available at: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/housing-tenancy/strata-housing/covid-19-and-strata-housing/covid-19-information-for-strata-housing.

October 17 – 23, 2021

September 2021