Kingston Director’s Course

February 29, 2020 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM - Ambassador Hotel and Conference Centre  2020-02-29 08:00 AM 2020-02-29 05:00 PM Kingston Director’s Course Ambassador Hotel and Conference Centre  America/New_York


Saturday, February 29, 2020

Ambassador Hotel and Conference Centre
1550 Princess Street
Kingston, ON
Tel: (613) 548-3605

Time: 08:00 am – 05:00 pm

Parking: Complimentary

Course Synopsis

Attend the CCI Eastern Ontario Kingston Director's Course to hear from industry leaders on topics pertaining to condominium law including an explanation of the different types of condominium and condominium documents; director responsibility and governance; maintenance/repairs and reserve funds; insurance; changes to common elements and services; unit owner meeting protocol; effectively and efficient collect common expenses; and status certificates.

Our Featured Speakers/Moderator

christie allen

Christy Allen, B.Comm., LL.B.



Davidson Houle Allen LLP
Condominium Law

Christy Allen is one of the founding partners of Davidson Houle Allen LLP. She provides a full range of corporate and litigation services to condominium directors, managers, owners, and insurers. She also represents co-tenancy associations and gives advice with respect to co-tenancies' governing documents. Christy's work includes building deficiency actions, proceedings involving difficult owners and tenants, collection and lien proceedings, including power of sale, as well as matters involving the enforcement of property rights. She also has experience with construction law. She has appeared on behalf of her clients before the Superior Court of Justice (including the Small Claims Court), the Ontario Court of Appeal, and various administrative tribunals.

richard elia

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



Elia Associates, PC
Condominium Lawyers

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. 

He has contributed to condominium-related legislative initiatives surrounding the creation, review and implementation of both Bill 38, which became the Condominium Act, 1998, and Bill 106, Protecting Condominium Owners Act, 2015.  He created and led a Joint Government Relations Committee, which was comprised of representatives from the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario, all Ontario chapters of the Canadian Condominium Institute and other condominium stakeholders across the province in developing a dispute resolution model to specifically address community conflict in condominiums.  Before its submission to the Government of Ontario, the model was endorsed by all Ontario chapters of the Canadian Condominium Institute, the ADR Institute of Ontario and the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (who recognized Richard as their 2012 Associate of the Year for his contribution).

Richard has written extensively and has spoken across the province at a variety of courses, seminars and conferences about condominium issues.  He is passionate about condominium education.  He readily volunteers his time to increase awareness among condominium unit owners in the belief that an engaged and informed approach will serve to better manage community-based conflict and will help build stronger condominium communities.

cheryll wood

Cheryll Wood, B.B.A., LL.B., J.D.



Davidson Houle Allen LLP
Condominium Law

Cheryll Wood is an associate lawyer with Davidson Houle Allen LLP.   She completed her LL.B. at the University of Windsor and her J.D. at the University of Detroit Mercy. During law school, Cheryll was a case worker and litigator for Community Legal Aid, which offers legal services to low income clients. She also interned at the Wayne Mediation Center.  Prior to being called to the Ontario Bar, Cheryll articled as a Judicial Law Clerk with the judges of the East Region of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Cheryll enjoys helping people and working with her clients to reach a practical solution. She also likes the challenge of finding creative answers to a tough problem. Cheryll is personable, motivated, and responsive to her clients' needs.

jonathan wright

Jonathan Wright, LL.B., LL.M.



Elia Associates, PC
Condominium Lawyers

Jonathan Wright 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. He considers himself to be incredibly intelligent, hardworking and diligent, and one day hopes to convince his colleagues that he is all 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.
shelley seaby

Shelley Seaby, RCM



Condominium Management Group

Shelley has been involved in Condominium Management since 2006, in which she obtained her RCM designation. She joined CMG in 2009. Her past experience in industrial, retail, and Condominium Sectors enables her to facilitate, manage and communicate well with her team, owners and contractors. In 2017, Shelley was selected by her peers to be the Resource and Compliance Manager. This role has introduced many changes to the CMG team and clients, she looks forward to the new challenges. Shelley joined the CCI-EO Board of Directors in Fall 2019.



Time Topic Speaker
8:00 – 8:55 am Registration  
8:00 – 8:55 am Breakfast  
8:55 – 9:00 am Welcome and Sponsor Information Richard Elia, Lawyer
9:00 – 9:10 am Intro Jonathan Wright, Lawyer
9:10 – 9:25 am Other Laws
9:25 - 9:40 am What is a Condo?
9:40 – 10:00 am Director’s Responsibility and Governance
10:00 – 10:15 am BREAK/EXHIBITS  
10:15 - 11:15 am Repairs and Maintenance & Reserve Fund Cheryll Wood, Lawyer
11:15 - 12:15 am Insurance
12:15 – 12:30 pm Question and Answer Period Shelley Seaby, Property Manager
12:30 – 1:15 pm LUNCH/EXHBITS  
1:15 – 2:00 pm Changes to Common Elements & Services Christy Allen, Lawyer
2:00 – 2:45 pm Meetings
2:45 – 3:00 pm BREAK/EXHIBITS  
3:00 – 3:50 pm Collections Richard Elia, Lawyer
3:50 – 4:25 pm Status Certificates
4:25 – 4:40 pm Question and Answer Period Shelley Seaby, Property Manager
4:40 – 4:45 pm Closing Remarks Richard Elia, Lawyer





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