In the Spring of 2019, the CMRAO convened the first meeting of the Advisory Committee, whose members represent different points of view within the condominium management sector. Members are appointed by the CMRAO’s Board of Directors, serve on a voluntary basis, and are expected to provide input on a range of issues that are important to consumers and related to the CMRAO’s core mandate.
Advisory Committee members are from regions across the province, including Burlington, Huntsville, Kingston, London, Ottawa, St. Catharines, Stoney Creek, and Toronto. From nearly forty expressions of interest, twenty individuals from a variety of backgrounds were appointed to serve a two-year term. Half the committee is composed of condominium managers with a range of experience in the sector, and the other half of the committee is composed of non-managers (board directors, lawyers, accountants, and condominium residents) who represent the condominium sector as a whole.
Early last year, the CMRAO established a group of subject-matter experts (SMEs) to assist in the creation of a competency profile and a set of full-spectrum professional competencies for the condominium management profession in Ontario. The work was done in preparation for November 2021, when the authority for education requirements will be transferred from the Minister of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) to the Registrar of the CMRAO. To date, the Advisory Committee’s work has focused on providing feedback on the work of the SMEs. Thanks to the committee’s dedication to their role, tremendous progress was made in a relatively short time.
MCRS President Debbie Dale has been proud to assist on both the competency profile committee and now as an Advisory Committee member (a 2-year appointment).
Read more about the competency profile and the committee’s initiatives by checking out the Winter 2020 edition of the CMRAO Quarterly here by following the link below!