January 26, 2022

Time: 12:00 - 1:15pm EST

Mental Health in Condos Amid a Pandemic

Isolation, as well as economic and social factors, can have a negative impact on physical and mental health. The number of people suffering from mental illnesses is continually growing, and many of them live among us in condos. Join our webinar to learn about what you can do as a manager/owner and how you can help your residents to cope with mental issues during pandemic.

During this webinar we will cover the following topics:


Condo Talk Presenters


Moderator: Maria Durdan, Partner, SimpsonWigle LAW LLP


Maria specializes in condominium law, development and administration. Maria supports over 650 of the firm’s residential and commercial condominium clients throughout Ontario. Maria has also obtained her Associate of Canadian Condominium Institute (ACCI) designation in law, which recognizes that she has achieved a high level of knowledge and skill of condominium law. Maria is the President of the Canadian Condominium Institute – Golden Horseshoe Chapter and the Chair of the Education Committee and a member of the Hamilton Law Association Real Estate Subcommittee. Maria’s practice includes advising boards of directors, property managers and developers on all areas of condominium law.


Patricia Elia, B. Comm. LL.B., A.T. Coach, Elia Associates PC


The Canadian Condominium Institute is a non for profit organization that has been dedicated to condominium director education for more that 35 years. Patricia Elia is a senior lawyer with Elia Associates and has practiced condominium law and corporate law for over 25 years. Patricia has been a member of CCI Toronto for over ten years and she has been a unit owner and Condominium Director for the last 19 years in both a multistorey and townhouse condominiums in Toronto. As an active industry participant, she knows that the sharing of knowledge has the potential to empower everyone. Patricia has volunteered with CCI in a variety of roles, including being the Co-Chair of CCI’s National Council, Vice Chair of the National Government Relations Committee and currently sitting as a member of CCI National Executive. Patricia is pleased to have been a recipient of the CCI National Volunteer Award and to have received CCI National’s LCCI designation as a leader of the Canadian Condominium Institute. Patricia is passionate about the condominium industry because of the important role condominiums play in the lives of real people and is pleased to work with CCI in its role as an advocate and educator in the condominium industry.


Michelle Joy, RCM, BA, Wilson Blanchard Management Condo

speakerMichelle is Executive Director of Condominium Management in the Hamilton office supervising and training staff. She has been working in the condominium industry since 2013 and achieved the designation of Registered Condominium Manager (RCM) with the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO) in 2017. Michelle is actively involved in the condominium industry and has participated as a speaker at CCI events, volunteered on CCI committees and written articles for Wilson Blanchard’s Condo Connection.


Jonathan Wright, Elia Associates  


Jonathan practises in all areas of post-development condominium law, with a particular interest and expertise in commercial and construction litigation in the context of a condominium. Jonathan considers himself to be incredibly intelligent, hardworking and diligent, and one day hopes to convince his colleagues that he is all of these things.  

Jonathan left the shores of Northern Ireland in 2009 with a law degree in one hand and a pot of gold and his lucky charms in the other. Exuding all the charms and wit of an Irishman, Jonathan takes a pragmatic long term approach to litigation and works hard at building long term relationships formulated on trust and respect with his clients.

Coming from Northern Ireland, Jonathan has a deep love for the beautiful game (and also his wife and daughter) and following the mantra of ‘those that can’t do, teach’ Jonathan, having hung up his soccer boots, enjoys coaching youth soccer, although admittedly, he is living vicariously through the kids he coaches.  In the winter months, Jonathan can be found questioning why he left the (ever so slightly) warmer climate of Northern Ireland and trying to avoid injury on various ski hills.


Jill Denison, Mental Health Promotion and Resilience Facilitator for CMHA Hamilton

speakerJill has been a Mental Health and Resiliency Facilitator instructor since 2013 and is also an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training instructor. She is the coordinator of the TAMI (Talking About Mental Illness) program in Hamilton.



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