Seminars & Public Forums

CHOA is proud to offer a comprehensive educational program across British Columbia. We deliver seminars and public forums that provide attendees with practical information and resources. Our seminars are written and delivered by knowledgeable strata professionals designed to assist strata councils, owners and other interested people with the administration and operations of a strata corporation.

The CHOA FALL 2018 Strata Education Program

“Puffing, Procedures & Policy”

To register for a seminar please CLICK HERE

This course is developed to assist strata councils, owners and other interested people with the administration and operations of a strata corporation. Seminar dates include all topics listed below:

1. Strata Council Meetings:
a. What is the role and duty of council?
b. What are proper council meeting procedures?
c. Can council meet or make decisions by email?
d. What should the minutes contain?
e. How does council conduct hearings?
4. Legal Update: Air BnB, Short Term Rentals & Rental

a. Who is a tenant?
b. What is a short term rental?
c. Managing your rental inventory
d. What are the allowable exemptions? Family,
Owner Developer Exemptions, and Hardship.
e. How do we deal with roommates, home exchanges, student billeting, corporate ownership?
2. General Meetings: Calling an AGM, SGM, or a Waiver of Notice of Meeting
a. What are proper notice requirements?
b. Registration, Voting Cards and Ballots.
c. What information goes into the minutes?
5. Marijuana, Smoking, Barbeques, Incense
& Odours
a. What can we restrict?
b. Can we regulate growing of plants in strata lots?
c. Can we limit the use of substances?
3. Record Keeping:
a. What records do we need to keep?
b. How long do we need to keep records?
c. Who has access to records?
d. Can we charge for copies or to view records?
e. How do privacy laws apply?
6. Changes in Legislation – User Fee Regulation      Changes:
a. Managing costs, installation and electrical use for
Charging Stations.
b. User fees for club houses, guest suites, and
recreational facilities.
c. User fees for FOBS, keys, and access cards.

Time: 9:00am ‐ 3:00pm

Due to the popularity of workshops, pre‐payment and pre‐registration are required. Seating is limited. To avoid disappointment please register early. Note: depending on speaker availability and organizing logistics the courses may not be offered in the order listed.

If you have any questions, or would prefer to register by phone, please call
604.584.2462 (Ext. 2) or toll‐free 1.877.353.2462 (Ext. 2)

Prince George Sat. Sept. 22 Coast Inn of the North 770 Brunswick St.
Abbotsford Tues. Sept. 25 Quality Hotel 36035 North Parallel Rd.
Richmond Sat. Sept. 29 Mayfair Lakes Golf Club 5460 No. 7 Rd.
* Sechelt Wed. Oct. 03 Seaside Centre 5970 Teredo St.
Cranbrook Wed. Oct. 10 St. Eugene Golf Course 7777 Mission Rd.
Nelson Thurs. Oct. 11 Hume Hotel 422 Vernon St.
** North Vancouver Sat. Oct. 13 North Shore Winter Club 1325 East Keith Rd.
Coquitlam Sat. Oct. 20 Executive Plaza Hotel 405 North Rd.
Penticton Tues. Oct. 23 Penticton Trade & Convention Centre 273 Power St.
Kamloops Wed. Oct 24 Coast Conference Centre 1250 Rogers Way
Vernon Thurs. Oct. 25 Prestige Hotel 4411 32nd St.
Kelowna Fri. Oct. 26 Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre 2170 Harvey Ave.
Victoria Wed. Nov. 14 Sandman Hotel & Suites 2852 Douglas St.
Courtenay Thurs. Nov. 15 Crown Isle Resort 399 Clubhouse Dr.
Nanaimo Fri. Nov 16 Coast Bastion Hotel 11 Bastion St.
Surrey Sat. Nov. 17 Kwantlen Polytechnic University 12666 72 Ave
Vancouver Sat. Nov 24 Vancouver Public Library 350 West Georgia St.

* The timing of the Sechelt seminar is 9:30am -3:00pm
** This location is not wheelchair accessible