Things have been buzzing since my last report to you. CCI North Alberta is in preparation mode for our 9th Annual Condo Expo being held at Grant MacEwan University in the Robbins Health Centre. Last year we received very positive feedback about our conference and trade show, and we will continue to look at ways at improving the experience for all involved. Look for further details on our website.

I am pleased to report that CCI North Alberta has been working with the Alberta Government to provide in-depth feedback on the Condominium Property Act Regulations. This has included a number of consultations with our experts. We held a seminar on updates to the Regulations and the Act on January 16, 2018 that was sold out with over 300 participants. Many thanks to my co-panelists and lawyers Todd Shipley and Hugh Willis whose thoughtful comments and analysis are very much appreciated by our community. Hugh Willis and Willis Law also presented on the Phase 1 Changes to the Act and Regulations to the general public in Red Deer, Leduc, St. Albert and Sherwood Park with the support of CCI North Alberta. Thank you to Willis Law for their immense efforts.

Many thanks to Marsha Thurlin, our Communications Chair and Chairperson of the Board of Directors who has had to step back from her duties. I am confident Marsha will return and thank her greatly for all of her efforts on behalf of the membership. I would encourage anyone interested in joining the communications committee to contact Candace at the CCI office, we could use your talents!

I am pleased and proud to announce that CCI North Alberta is embarking on a new educational mission, where on-line content will be easily accessible, and seminars and courses will be available on-line. We are hoping to pilot aspects of this new educational model in late 2018 and 2019. Rest assured we will continue to offer educational content in person and in a classroom setting, however we recognize that time constraints, geography, and how individuals learn varies. Our focus is being North Alberta’s one stop condominium education provider both on-line and in the classroom. While we are in our infancy of the project, I am excited about where our chapter is headed.

In solidarity,

Anand Sharma
President, CCI North Alberta