Implementing Virtual Meetings in Condominiums
On October 1, 2023, Bill 91: Less Red Tape, Stronger Economy Act, 2023, which includes amendments to the Condominium Act, 1998 (Condo Act), came into effect. The amendments reflect the digital age and allow condominiums to implement virtual processes, including:
- holding virtual/hybrid meetings (including owners’ meetings and meetings of directors)
- conducting virtual/hybrid voting
- facilitating the sending of notices or other documents electronically
The government has also made regulatory changes to O. Reg. 48/01 (General Regulation) of the Condo Act, which complement the legislative changes that help facilitate virtual processes.
Although condominium managers play a key role in these virtual processes, they provide their services and take direction from the condominium corporation through its board of directors. A board may delegate a manager to take on different responsibilities related to the organization of meetings, or work with the manager to establish roles and responsibilities. It is important to note that the extent of delegation is up to the board of directors.
On August 3, 2023, the CMRAO published guidelines to help licensees who are engaged in these processes. Administering Virtual Meetings, the CMRAO’s guide for condominium managers, provides a summary of the legislative changes and offers additional information to help managers successfully administer virtual/hybrid meetings.
For more useful tools and helpful information, visit the CMRAO’s Resource Centre.