Condo Owners Association (COA)
Condo Owners Association (COA) is a non profit Association to represents Condo Owners of residential and commercial condominiums. COA was founded in March 2010 by Linda Pinizzotto with the vision to provide a voice for Condo Owners and promote better governance, accountability, operations and regulation in the operations of all condominiums.
COA helps to Change the Condominium Act
Condo Owners are getting help from the Condo Owners Association (COA) to make sure that the Condominium Act is revised in the best interest of Condo Owners. Condominiums are governed by the Provincial Condominium Act through the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services.
There is a lot of confusion in the condominium market and concerns of high maintenance fees and low values. There is also issues of overpriced contracts, excessive spending and fiduciary duties of Board Members and service contracts. COA believes it is important to keep our Politicians on their toes and working for Condo Owners. The Act is under review (the Condo Act Review) by the Ministry. COA participated in the 3 stages of the review. We provided invaluable input of the Ministry however they also entertained input from various Condo Service Related Trades. COA believes it is imperative that Property Management Firms are licensed since they are the ones contracted by the Condominium Building. Property Managers are simply employees of the Property Management Firms. We believe the Ministry should mandate the same standards to both sides of the trade. The scale is tipped. See Building a Better Condo Act (scroll to the bottom).
COA represents Condo Owners on the Consumers Council of Canada, the Fire Marshal Office, Homeowner Protections Centre and various others Stakeholder groups. We believe information and education is an integral part of condominium ownership as well it promotes a better understanding and successful operation of condo corporations. Click COA represents YOU
Letter from the Founder, President
Dear Condo Owners
The Condo Owners Association provides a voice for Condo Owners. We volunteer our time to represent you on various Panels to address these issues: the condo act review, consumer protection, intensification, property assessment & taxation, building codes, carbon monoxide detectors, atmospheric issues, storm water sewer systems, green energy, environmental issues, affordable housing, reusable energy and development discussion Groups plus a variety of others. The history of condos is fascinating, we suggest you watch this video "The History of Multi-Family Dwellings - Condominiums"
Let's work together