We receive many questions from licensees. Here is one that we see often.
“Has the CMRAO decided on a designation that you want licensed managers to use, for example, General Licensee, GL, or Licensed Condominium Manager?”
In response to inquiries from the sector related to the use of a specific CMRAO licence designation, on March 23, 2020, the CMRAO’s Board of Directors adopted a resolution to assign designations according to the class of a licence.
Effective November 1, 2021, the authority for setting education requirements will be transferred from the Minister of Government and Consumer Services to the Registrar of the CMRAO. To prepare for this important transition, in 2019 the CMRAO began developing a competency profile to define the condominium management profession in Ontario.
During these challenging times, the CMRAO has continued to receive and respond to a variety of questions from the condominium management sector regarding board meetings, annual general meetings (AGMs), requisitioned meetings, and use of common spaces.
COVID-19 has resulted in closures and operational changes for businesses, organizations, and educational institutions across Ontario.
The CMRAO has received several inquiries from condo managers about the protocol to follow when facing a possible coronavirus case in a condominium community. Here are some recommendations for reducing the transmission of the coronavirus:
CMRAO licensing fees are considered professional dues (as they would be for other licensed professions in Ontario), and since the fees are related to your employment as a condominium manager, they are deductible.
Conducting inspections is an important way for CMRAO to ensure compliance with the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 (CMSA). The Registrar can appoint an inspector to deal with a complaint made against a licensee, to ensure compliance with the CMSA, or to ensure that a licensee remains entitled to a licence.
The CMRAO receives a number of questions from condo managers related to proxies and proxy forms.
A proxy is a person who has been appointed to represent an owner or mortgagee at a condo-corporation meeting of owners. A valid proxy must be appointed using a proxy form now available on the Condominium Authority of Ontario website.
In general, a code of ethics is a written set of rules that help people and organizations understand the difference between right and wrong, which they can then apply to their decision making.