February 27, 2024  -  2024-02-27 06:00 PM 2024-02-27 08:00 PM Introduction to Condominiums CCI Golden Horseshoe Chapter Canada America/New_York

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET

This in-person course is designed for new Condo Board Directors and owners or anyone that is new to condominiums. 



Best Western St Catharines Hotel & Conference Centre

2 N Service Rd, St. Catharines, ON L2N 4G9

*Free parking


Attendees are eligible for one (1) CMRAO Continuing Professional Education credit for attending this program. When submitting your CMRAO credits through your user account on the CMRAO website, you will require the receipt for your registration for this program as your proof of completion.


  • Introduction to Condominiums
  • Director Responsibilities
  • Governance and Governing Documents
  • Owner Meetings and Expectations
  • Role of Property Management
  • Money and Banking
  • The “Annual” Plan
  • Budgets and Reserve Funds
  • Status Certificates
  • Insurance Obligations


Maria Durdan, BA (Hons), LL.B., ACCI

imagePartner, 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.


Richard Elia, B.Comm., LL.B., LL.M. (ADR), A.C.C.I.

imageElia Associates

Richard Elia had been actively involved in the area of condominium law for over 20 years, advancing the objective of effective and ethical advocacy. Founded in 2001, Elia Associates provides legal services to condominium communities throughout Ontario.

Richard holds a Master of Law with a focus on Appropriate Dispute Resolution and the “A.C.C.I.” - Associate of the Canadian Condominium Institute - designation, which is the country’s only condo-specific designation for condominium professionals. This designation evidences Richard’s extensive condominium knowledge. 


John Roussel, BA, O.L.C.M, R.C.M.

imageShabri Properties Ltd.

John Roussel has been member of the property management team at Shabri Properties Ltd. since 2013.  His prior experience was as a business manager in print media.  He managed a team that was responsible for sales and distribution of the local daily newspaper.

John received his designation as a Registered Condominium Manager in 2018 and is a General Licensed Condominium Manager with the CMRAO.  He currently manages properties across the Niagara and Haldimand regions.  He devotes his time to assisting his clients with the various challenges in condominiums and developing relationships between community members, board members and vendors.  John also provides support to managers who have a limited license while working to achieve their general license.



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