Condominium Management
Regulatory Authority of Ontario

Condominium Authority Tribunal – Regulatory Changes to Expand the Types of Disputes

Information was recently released that is of importance to condominium managers and management provider companies.

The Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) was recently advised that effectiveOctober 1, 2020, amendments to Ontario Regulation 179/17 under the Condominium Act, 1998, will take effect to expand the jurisdiction of the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) to handle more types of disputes through its online dispute resolution system.

The additional types of disputes that the CAT will be able to resolve include certain disputes related to provisions of a condominium corporation’s declaration, by-laws, or rules that: 

  • prohibit, restrict, or otherwise govern pets or other animals, parking, vehicles, or storage, in a unit, the common elements or the assets, if any, of the corporation.
  • govern the indemnification or compensation of the corporation, an owner, or a mortgagee in relation to these above-noted disputes.

For more information about the CAT, please visit the CAO’s website. 

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Licence Renewal Period Ending September 8

As a friendly reminder, the deadline to renew your licence with the CMRAO is Tuesday, September 8.

If you have not already submitted your renewal application and payment of the annual fee, please do not leave it to the last minute! All applications and fees for the 2020–21 licensing year must be received by the CMRAO no later than September 8, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.

For instructions on how to renew your licence, please refer to the previous notifications sent by the CMRAO, or visit the CMRAO website.

Transitional General Licence: Important Licensing Reminder

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Holders of a Transitional General Licence progressing to a General Licence must have all education requirements completed and reported to the CMRAO by June 30, 2021. Please ensure that you leave yourself enough time to complete the educational requirements for a General Licence. The four required courses offered by the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO) are:

  • Condominium Law
  • Physical Building Management
  • Financial Planning for Condominium Managers
  • Condominium Administration and Human Relations

If you have had more than five years of experience providing condo management services prior to November 1, 2017, you may take any of the corresponding challenge exams instead of the courses. Courses are offered online or in-person at specific colleges in Ontario.

Visit and enter “condo management” in the Key Word Search bar at the top, and then click SEARCH. A listing of all the courses, as well as start/end dates, will appear. If you click on the course name, you will be able to see the location where the course is being offered.