Webinar | 12:00 – 1:00 pm
This panel discussion will focus on preparing condominiums for growing electric vehicle (EV) adoption among residents. Experts with an understanding of the legal, management, and technology dimensions of EV charging will share insights based on real-world experience. Participants will walk away from this webinar with concrete guidance on implementing infrastructure cost-saving strategies and navigating funding opportunities, such as the federal Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP) which is scheduled to end in 2027.
This session will cover:
- Retrofitting existing condos
- Hydro capacity issues
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.
Manny Alter, Director of Business Development EVdirect Inc.
Manny Alter is director or Business Development at EVdirect. Manny is responsible for sales and business strategies and has developed the multi-stage sales techniques for effectively reaching condo managers and boards. Manny works tirelessly to build strong working relationships with a multitude of players within the EV industry and has created a huge presence for EVdirect.
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
Michelle 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.