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Tuesday, 26 March 2013 00:00

Welcome to COA

        

 

JOIN THE CONDO OWNERS ASSOCIATION TODAY, CONDO OWNERS NEED THE VOICE OF THE COA

 Condo Owners Association Ontario 

Important News Release:   Build a Better Condo Act

OFFICE OF AUDITOR GENERAL - STATES THAT THE CONDOMINIUM AUTHORITY OF ONTARIO IS NOT WORKING!  
VALUE-FOR-MONEY AUDIT - CONDOMINIUM OVERISIGHT IN ONTARIO

CONTACT THE COA GENERAL INFO  

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AMBASSADORS WANTED (1) FOR EACH CONDO BUILDING 

 

COA works with Municipal, Provincial & Federal Governments

OWNERS YOU NEED TO KNOW HOW CONDOS OPERATE
COA RECOMMENDATIONS TO HELP CONDO OWNERS
FIND YOUR CITY OF TORONTO REPRESENTATIVES
FIND YOUR MPP - ONTARIO PROVINCIAL REPRESENTATIVE
FIND YOUR MP - CANADIA FEDERAL REPRESENTATIVE





In March 2010,  Dame Linda Pinizzotto, DStG a well known Realtor, Influencer | Philanthropist, Investor Founded the Condo Owners Association.  She believed Condo Owners were not protected by the Condo Act, it required enforcement of more accountability, governance and regulation of Board of Directors and Property Management Companies need licensing.  COA succeed in convincing the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services to Open the Condo Act for Review!  COA supports thriving sustainable Condo
Communities. 

 

MGCS Ministry of Government Consumers Services - Condominium Act


Condo Management Services Act, 2015 - Property Management 

(CAO) Condo Authority of Ontario  - Enforce Condo Act & Directors training 
CMRAO  Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario

COA Condo Owners Association  - United voice for Condo Owners 
 

Please Review these Links 

REM Magazine:  Licensing Property Management Companies 

Condo Owners Association    Wikipedia - Ontario Section 

Regards

LINDA PINIZZOTTO, DStG, Realtor, Influencer
Founder | President CEO Condo Owners Association
 

Monday, 15 July 2013 00:00

IT Mayday Supports COA

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IT Mayday supports COA

 

Special Thank You to IT Mayday  

We appreciate your kind supporting and assistance in  

  1. Developing and maintaining our various websites
  2. Designing our IT data infrastructure
  3. Providing our social media applications 

As a non profit Association we depend on your support.  The advantages of a highly effective and social media friendly website helps us to provide awareness on the important activities of the Condo Owners Association.   Condo Owners and Buyers who have registered with COA have important, factual information and updates at their fingertips.   

Your donation and your non profit special discount packages is very appreciated. 

Thank you IT Mayday for supporting COA 

Regards 

Condo Owners Association

 

COA Supports Fellow Non Profit Organizations/Associations

COA Helping to get the word out  

COA is extremely pleased to see caring Ontarians' step up to the plate to help our Province.

  • We share a valued mission to improve our Province
  • This section will list many of their ongoing initiatives
  • We wish everyone the best of luck in all of your initiatives
  • See Announcements below: 

Celebrate Earth Day with your Local Non-Profit partner

Announcement received from RainBarrel.ca

Address:  17 Head Street, Hamilton, On L8R 1P8  Canada

In celebration of Earth Day (around April 22nd), RainBarrel.ca is hosting rain barrel fundraising sales in partnership with more than 90 non-profit organizations. This year, we are excited to announce the arrival of our new downspout diverter. Please consider supporting our partners with the purchase of a rain barrel or other products.

Water is one of the Earth’s most precious resources, yet more than one billion people do not have access to clean, safe water which results in the loss of 3.3 million lives each year. We all have a responsibility to conserve water, to advocate for sustainable water management and to ensure clean water throughout the world.

Annual Earth Day (around April 22nd) events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. To learn more about Earth Day and to locate an event in your area, visit Earth Day Canada
 

NON-PROFIT GROUPS, SCHOOLS AND ORGANIZATIONS:

LEARN HOW YOU CAN EARN $3000+ THIS SPRING

EASY FUNDRAISING SALES!

 
If your community is not listed below:

Please notify a local organization about this opportunity so that we can partner to bring an event to your area.

Organization

City

Notes

Lincoln Avenue Public School

Ajax

Bath Park Development Advisory Committee

Amherstview

John XXIII School

Arnprior

Simcoe Community Services Foundation Barrie

Barrie

Bath Park Development Advisory Committee

Bath

Blenheim-Harwich Horticultural Society

Blenheim - Harwich

Bowmanville Clarington Central Secondary School

Bowmanville

Larkspur Public School

Brampton

Brighton Lions Club

Brighton

Huron Christian School

Clinton

Go Green Together

Cobourg

St. Joseph's Catholic Secondary School

Cornwall

Crystal Beach Public School

Crystal Beach

Second Chance Pet Network

Dryden

Girl Guides-150th Edmonton Pathfinders

Edmonton

École Rivière-Castor

Embrun

Dreams in Motion

Gananoque

Alymer Church

Gatineau

Greenbank Mission Team

Greenbank (Uxbridge)

The Kinette Club of Grimsby

Grimsby

Centenial CVI

Guelph

Mountain Kidz Club

Hamilton

Nantyr Shores Secondary School

Innisfil

Knights of Columbus

Kemptville

Seneca College

King City

St. Andrews Anglican Church

LaSalle

Little Current United Church Outreach Committee

Little Current

London Optimists

London

Markdale Minor Softball Association

Markdale

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

Midland

Lakeshore Drive United Church

Morrisburg

Windfall Ecology Centre

Newmarket

Niagara Region Employees United Way Action Group

Niagara Region

Saint Michael Catholic High School

Nigara Falls

Greening Nipissing

North Bay

Norwood Lions Club

Norwood

Simcoe Community Services Foundation Orillia

Orillia

Canadian Auto Workers Cancer Prevention Initiatives

Oshawa

Oshawa Turul Xtreme 2001 Girls Soccer Team

Oshawa

62nd Ondéchra Scout Troop

Ottawa

Agincourt Road Public School - Playscape Project

Ottawa

Fielding Drive Public School

Ottawa

Great River School

Ottawa

Woodroffe High School

Ottawa

World Harmony Run

Ottawa

1st Kanata Scouts

Ottawa (Kanata)

3rd Kanata Venturer Scouts

Ottawa (Kanata)

7th Kanata Scouts

Ottawa (Kanata)

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind

Ottawa (Manotick)

UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Parry Sound

Friends of Honduran Children Adult Awareness Group

Peterborough

St. Luke's 2nd Peterborough Scouting

Peterborough

County Sustainability

Picton

Lakeshore Catholic High School

Port Colbourne

Township of Georgian Bay

Port Severn

Richmond Hill Garden & Horticultural Society

Richmond Hill

Russell and District Horticultural Society

Russell

Sarnia Temple Christian Academy

Sarnia

St-Thomas D'Aquin School

Sarnia

St. Peter's Lutheran Church

Simcoe

Rideau Valley Conservation Area

Smiths Falls

Calvary Christian School

St. Catharines

Jubilee Fellowship Christian Reformed Church

St. Catharines

Merritton Lions Club

St. Catharines

Kettle Creek Conservation Authority

St. Thomas

Stittsville Village Association

Stittsville

Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury

Sudbury

Greenland Carl Nesbitt Public School

Sudbury

Junction Creek Stewardship Committee & RockHaven Recovery

Sudbury

Teeterville Public School

Teeterville (Simcoe)

Embrace Martin Grove Gardens

Toronto

Green 13

Toronto

Seneca College

Toronto

Toronto Estonian Schools

Toronto

Toronto Zoo

Toronto

West Hill Highland Creek Lions Club

Toronto (Scarborough)

The 413 Wing AFAC Pipes and Drums

Trenton

Ayr Public School

Waterloo/Ayr

First Mennonite Church

Waterloo/Ayr

Central Frederick Community Garden

Waterloo/Kitchener

Century 21 Home Realty - Easter Seals

Waterloo/Kitchener

Forest Hill's TreeGeneration

Waterloo/Kitchener

MacGregor Public School

Waterloo/Kitchener

Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church

Waterloo/Kitchener

The 1st Ayr Scouts

Waterloo/Kitchener

Victoria Park Neighbourhood Association

Waterloo/Kitchener

Westheights Public School

Waterloo/Kitchener

Westport in Bloom & Rideau Valley Conservation Area

Westport

St. Matthew's Maryland Community Ministry

Winnipeg

Vincent Massey Safe Grad Committee

Winnipeg

  

COA participates in numerous Stakeholder Groups

The Condo Owners Association COA has been invited to participate in numerous very important Stakeholder groups.  They have been identified as being "knowledgeable, consumer experts with enormous industry now-how and dedicated to seek changes to benefit Consumers".

 

Please click links for Expert Panel Reports: 

COA on Panel for Ministry Condo Act Review

  1. Ontario Government Newsroom Building a Better Condo Act
  2. COA participated in Condo Act Review held by Canada Public Policy Forum
  3. Ontario Condo Act Review Stakeholder Roundtables
  4. Ontario’s Condominium Act Review Stakeholders Roundtables

COA on Panel for Consumers Council of Canada Study

  1. Consumer Council of Canada Housing Intensification Study
  2. Press Release Consumers Council of Canada News
  3. Press Release Market Wire Housing Intensification is Solution for Millennials Needs

COA on Panel for Fire Marshal Review Safety for Ontarians

  1. Fire Marshal Report of Improving Carbon Monoxide Safety for Ontarians
  2. Ontario Government Newsroom Keeping Ontarians Safe from Carbon Monoxide

COA on Panel for Homeowner Protection Centre Study Licensing Property Management

  1. Government of Canada Condo Property Manager Regulation

COA on Panel for Mississauga Storm Water Systems

  1. Mississauga Storm Water System Page 78

 

 Advocates for Condo Owners Rights and Changes to the Condo Act  

  1. COA advocates changes to the Condominium Act 1998
  2. COA is a Stakeholder in the Condominium Act Review Process
  3. COA advocates and promotes protection for Condo Owners Rights
  4. COA is working with the Ministry of Consumer Services for Condo Owners
  5. COA is listed on the Provincial Government website Building a Better Condo Act

 

 

Condo Owners Association (known as COA Ontario) was Founded on March 2010 by Linda Pinizzotto, a Toronto/Mississauga Realtor who had a vision to create the 1st Non-Profit Association to represent Condo Owners and design a mechanism for awareness and representation in the Political forefront within all levels of Government across the Province of Ontario.  There are over 1.3 Million Condo Owners who need a cohesive united voice to represent them on many important issues. COA supports the development of its members and fosters a prosperous and sustainable economic environment while contributing to the quality of life in the condo community.  

 

Linda's vision included a Condo Owners Association structure to represent Condo Owners in all of the Municipalities across the Province of Ontario.  The Municipalities and Regions are known as Divisions of COA Ontario and each have various Districts to identify their respective Wards.    he structure recognizes the vast amount of condominium owners and embraces various levels of government for representation in each Municipality and Region.    This structure allows a productive and communicative working environment with local Councillors, Members of Provincial Parliament, Members of Parliament and the various Ministry's of our Government. 

 

COA Ontario is growing steadily with additional strong commitment and dedication from bellow Board of Directors Bob Coffey, Ex Chair of KPMG and Derrick Thomas; President and CEO of ITMayDay.   Please view COA Submissions to Ministry relating to some recommendations.   COA is an active Senior Stakeholder in the Condo Act Review.  "Building a Better Condo Act"   Working to represent and advocate for Condo Owners Rights... please see quote at the bottom of the page on this Provincial website. 

 

Why Condo Owners need a Condo Owners Association 
 

Condo Owners are facing huge maintenance fees, problem Board of Directors and a Condo Act that needs to be updated to protect their interest.  There is a huge imbalance of the present structure which takes away the rights of Condo Owners and puts too much control in the hands of the Board of Directors therefore compromising Condo Owners rights.

  

The Condo Act needs changes and proper governance  ie; better Tarion Warranty Coverage,  government funded energy retrofitting plans, respect for Municipal height restrictions and no further interference from the Ontario Municipal Board; better building codes,  specific property tax assessment strictly relating to condos, a government bond with higher interest rates for condo reserve funds and education standards for Condo Board of Directors. 


The act must include compliance mandates and fines as deemed necessary (as per other acts) to insure the Boards are in compliance to the Act and Owners are protected.   We need to address the important needs of existing condomin
iums where prices are dropping and maintenance fees are way above the normal ratio to value. We need to review service related trades and create a defined price list for services.

 

Some COA Initiatives 

  • Support Changes to the Condo Act working with Ministry of Consumer Services in Condo Act Review
  • Meetings with MP's, MPP's and local Councillors in all Districts - across the Province of Ontario
  • COA supported NDP Leader Andrea Horwath at HST Rally  Queen's Park, Toronto
  • Preparing extensive reports and investigating numerous Condo Owners issues
  • Meetings with Minister Margaret Best, Deputy Minister Giles Gherson
  • Meetings with Hon J. Gerretson, Minister Consumer Services
  • Discussions and Meetings with Andrea Horwath, NDP Leader
  • Discussions on Condo Act  with Tim Hudak, Leader PC
  • Meeting with John Campbell, CEO Waterfront Toronto
  • Meeting with Go Transit, Metrolinx, Municipal Stakeholder Groups
  • Meetings with condominium Board of Directors, Lawyers and Engineers
  • Presentations to Carson Dunlop, Financial Institutions, several Corporate Firms
  • City Official discussions and correspondence (Building, Zoning and By-Law Depts)
  • Special Discussions with MPAC - Municipal Property Assessment Corporation- Property Taxes
  • Press, Media and Political Conferences - CBC - CTV - Metro Morning - CP24 - That Channel
  • Newspaper and Magazine Press Articles - Toronto Star, National Post, Local Magazines
  • Social Media - 27 COA Twitter for City's across Ontario, Up-to-date Website, Videos
  • COA supported NDP Leader Andrea Horwath at HST Rally  Queen's Park, Toronto

Seniors need assistance; in particular to the availability of answers to questions they may have and/or a support system geared to Seniors in condominiums. Many Seniors, especially those with a chronic condition may be in their units and not have a support system in the event of a serious alert of medical issues.

 

Seniors over the age of 65 are the fastest growing users of the internet.   The internet helps them to keep in touch with their family and friends and day-to-day activity such as banking and obtaining information on health related questions.  At the present time there is a digital consumer application called Mi-health which helps individuals to take better control of their health but it will not help in emergency situations in Condominiums. Ideally with the growing popularity of medic alert devices consideration should be taken by Builders and our Ministry of Health to implement a specific device for emergency situations in Condominiums both for Seniors and other Condo Dwellers. At present there are no Health and Safety Mandates in Condominiums defined in the Condo Act.

 

The Ministry of Consumers Services has been approached by COA - Condo Owners Association to take into account the various Ministry's to ensure that all aspects relating to proper governance, health and safety and proper Municipal regulations be reviewed and recommendations be brought forward. The recommendations would be geared to specific relating to the operations of a Condominium. Example: Health and Safety Mandates for spas and swimming pools; specific guidelines relating to Hoarders as a Health issue.

 

Each Condo had to confirm compliance with the AODA - Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act however the Government almost missed the boat with Condominiums when they recently mandated new guidelines as of JANUARY 2012 enforcing up to a $50,000 per day or part day for Directors and Officers, and fines of up to $100,000 per day for Corporations not in compliance with the AODA. A Condo Corporation does fall under the AODA for compliance therefore recognizing a higher possibility of Seniors in Condominiums who may require assistance It is a growing concern and the Condo Review process should be including the entire situation of Seniors in Condominiums and also recognize the implementation of stronger guidelines relating to the AODA

 

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ABOUT THE CONDO OWNERS ASSOCIATION (COA Ontario)

The Condo Owners Association (COA) was formed in March 2010 as a non-profit Association to represent Condominium Owners across the Province of Ontario.   COA is Ontario's most influential voice in the Condo Owner community 

The Association is stewarded by a Board of Directors with a wealth of condominium knowledge to help promote and advocate for strong condominium communities.  We are recognized by the Provincial and Municipal Government offering invaluable assistance and advice in relation to all condominiums.  The COA stats active addressing all issues relating to condominiums are various Stakeholder groups such as:

 

  1. Meeting Provincial MPP's, Ministry's, Municipalities & Councillors in various Cities
  2. Meetings with Financial Institutions, condo service providers and related Associations
  3. Stakeholder on the Condominium Act Review of the Ministry
  4. Stakeholder on Consumer Council of Canada
  5. Stakeholder on Fire Marshal Review of Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  6. Stakeholder for Home Protection Centre, Storm water Sewer System Review etc.
  7. Meetings with MPAC, Insurance Firms, Energy Waste Companies
  8. Participated in Trade Shows, Charities Organizations and Non-Profit Associations
  9. Worked with the Ontario Real Estate and other Associations,
  10. Worked with BIA's, Rate Payers Associations, Board's of Trades across the Province
  11. Working on behalf of Condo Owners, Buyers and the General public
  12. Met with countless condo corporations and service related trades
  13. COA appeared at the National Home Show & Canada Blooms, International Home Show
  14. COA Sponsors at Home Show included food waste concept with Clorox Canada,
  15. COA Sponsors included CIBC,  Bank of Montreal, Geep Global Recyling and others

     

Condo Owners Association (COA)

 ......represents Condo Owners and Condo Buyers

 

Ontario Medical Association (OMA)

......represents our Medical Profession

 

Ontario Teachers Federation (OTF)

......represents our Teachers

 

Police Association of Ontario (PAO)

......represents our Police Officers    

Non Profits and Charities

COA supports Charities and Non Profits

The Condo Owners Association recognizes how Charitable Organizations and Non Profit Associations play an important role in everyone’s lives
 

Athletes

CAN FUND Canadian Athletes   http://canadianathletesnow.ca/
 

Children

Believe in Kids - Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls clubs

Darling Home for Kids www.darlinghomeforkids.ca

Sleeping Children Around the World www.scaw.org


 

Health

ALS Society of Canada www.als.ca

Alzheimer Society of Canada http://www.alzheimer.ca/en

Autism Canada  www.autismcanada.org


Breast Cancer www.bcsc.ca

Canadian Cancer Society
www.cancer.ca

Halton Trauma Centre http://www.haltontraumacentre.ca/index.php

Heart and Stroke Foundation www.heartandstroke.com

Hospice of Peel www.hearthousehospice.com


Movember http://ca.movember.com/about/funding-overview/

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada www.mssociety.ca

Oakville Trafalgar Hospital www.haltonhealthcare.com


Prostrate Cancer Canada  www.prostratecancer.ca

Road Hockey for Cancer http://www.teamuptoconquercancer.ca

Sîan Bradwell Fund For Children With Cancer   www.sianbradwell.com

Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada  http://www.tourette.ca

Trillium Health Centre Foundation www.trilliumhealthcentre.org

Wellspring www.wellspring.ca

Prostrate Cancer Canada  www.prostratecancer.ca

 

CHARITIES

United Way Oakville   http://www.uwoakville.org

United Way Mississauga   http://www.unitedwaypeel.org

United Way   http://www.unitedway.ca


 

NON PROFITS

Mississauga Heritage Society http://www.heritagemississauga.com/index.php

Look Good Feel Better https://www.lgfb.ca

Armagh http://armaghhouse.ca

Women’s Shelter Gift Basket Campaign http://www.annualbasketdrive.ca

Freedom Walk http://www.forfreedomsake.myevent.com/participant/20397

The Compass www.thecompass.ca

Ian Anderson House www.ianandersonhouse.com

Robert Land Academy www.rla.ca