6:00 am – 7:30 am

Exhibitor Load-in

(including the entire day before)

7:15 am – 8:30 am

Registration and Breakfast on the Tradeshow Floor

8:30 am

Opening Remarks

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Will MacKay, CFP, CIM
Investment Advisor, CIBC Wood Gundy

Conference Co-Chair

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Natalie Park
Park Group of Companies

Conference Co-Chair

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Richard A. Elia, B.Comm., LL.B., LL.M.(ADR), ACCI
Vice-President, Elia Associates

Chapter President

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Maria Durdan

Partner Sponsor

8:40 am – 9:25 am  (45 min)


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Neil Thornton
President, The Thornton Group

Keynote Speaker

9:25 am – 9:45 am (20 min)

Harmonizing Condo Living:  Evolving Landscape of the Condominium Authority Tribunal and Mediation Trends for 2025

Stay ahead of the curve with the latest updates on the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) and its impact on your condominium community. Discover the intricacies of mediation and its role in resolving disputes within your community, while exploring the newest developments for 2024. Gain valuable insights to effectively manage conflicts and uphold the harmony of your condominium environment.  

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Patrick Greco

Shibley Righton LLP Barristers & Solicitors


10:00 am – 10:40 am (40 min)

Break on Tradeshow Floor

10:40am – 11:10 am (30 min)

Hidden Treasures Within: Unveiling Untapped Government Grants 

Delve into the secrets of unlocking your condominium's full potential. This session will reveal the concealed treasures lying within the realm of government grants. Prepare to uncover a wealth of opportunities for enhancing your condominium community through electrical upgrades, electric vehicle infrastructure, heat pump installations, and window retrofits.

As guardians of your condominium's future, it's crucial to stay ahead of the curve and seize every advantage available. Join us as we unveil the untapped resources that can revolutionize your property's sustainability, efficiency, and overall value. Learn how to navigate the maze of grants, decipher eligibility criteria, and maximize returns on your investment, for a more sustainable future in your condominium community.

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Kevin Shaw


11:10 am – 12:10 pm (60 min)

Community Consensus at the Core: Navigating Complex Maintenance Projects 

Delve into the intricacies of planning, data collection, and presenting a comprehensive overview to gain approval for large maintenance projects and retrofits. We'll explore the profound impact these endeavors have on the condominium community, examining the implications for Windows, HVAC systems, Garage facilities, and Roof structures.

Our discussion will encompass strategies for engaging community members in the voting process, emphasizing the importance of informed decision-making and collective action. We'll navigate the challenges of balancing cost considerations with the imperative of prioritizing quality and long-term sustainability. Through case studies and best practices, we'll illustrate why opting for the cheapest option may not always yield the best results in the long run.

Join us as we empower you with the knowledge and tools needed to orchestrate successful maintenance projects that enhance the well-being and value of your condominium community, working together to ensure a prosperous and harmonious future for all residents.

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Thomas Noel


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Kelly MacDonald
Detail Roofing & Sheet Metal Ltd.


12:10 pm – 1:40 pm (1.5 hrs)


1:40 pm – 2:10 pm (30 min)

Landing on Red: The Gamble of Waiting to Spend 

Explore the risks and rewards of waiting to invest in renovations and upgrades. The session will cover critical decision-making process surrounding the implementation of special assessments and financing for essential retrofits and upgrades.

Through insightful case studies, we'll examine both successful and sensitive outcomes, dissecting the positive and negative effects on the community. From increased property value and enhanced resident satisfaction to potential conflicts and financial strains, we'll uncover the multifaceted impacts of these decisions.

As we navigate these scenarios together, we'll contemplate strategies for mitigating risks, fostering community buy-in, and maximizing the benefits of timely investments. Whether it's considering the long-term sustainability of your property or addressing immediate needs, this session will equip you with valuable insights to make informed decisions and cultivate a prosperous future for your condominium community.

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Dave Corbett
Director, Cash Management - Business Banking Group
FirstOntario Credit Union 


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Ryan Griffiths
Managing Director
Condominium Lending Group


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JJ Foulds
Wilson Blanchard

Property Management

2:10 pm – 2:45 pm (35 min)

My shovel isn't big enough!  Digging Deep for Volunteers and Succession Planning in Condo Boards

The critical issue of community involvement and succession planning within condominium boards is top of mind. How do boards address the challenges that arise when there's a lack of volunteers. Why do some owners shy away from board roles? Are they unaware of the opportunity, intimidated by the commitment or simply don't care? We'll explore these questions and more, fostering a grassroots conversation to uncover the root causes of apathy and inaction.

Through interactive discussions and real-world examples, we'll strategize on how to reignite community engagement and cultivate a culture of participation. From demystifying the role of board directors to highlighting the importance of succession planning, we'll empower attendees with practical insights and actionable steps to drive meaningful change within their condominium communities.

The session will explore what motivates individuals to step up, how to nurture future leaders, and ultimately, how to build stronger, more vibrant communities from the ground up. 

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Craig McMillan
President, Maple Ridge Community Management Ltd.


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Casey Beacock
Sanderson Management

Property Manager

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Mike Mullen
Wilson Blanchard

Property Manager

2:45 – 3:15 pm (30 min)

Break on Trade Show Floor

3:15 pm – 4:45 pm (1.5 hrs)

Legal Case Panel Discussion & Closing Remarks

Sponsored By Elia

4:45 pm – 6:00 pm

Cocktail Reception in Foyer


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