In July 2019 the provincial Civil Resolution Tribunal assumed jurisdiction over some disputes between members and their housing co-ops. Find out how this could impact your co-op and what you can do to be prepared.
**Scroll down for a longer workshop description and facilitator biography**
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Island Co-op Housing Education Day – Hotel Grand Pacific, Victoria.
The CRT promotes itself as an online forum that will provide greater access to justice at low cost with swift results; this could prove a benefit to our housing co-op sector.
So what is the best way to handle disputes going to the CRT? Not to have to!
If your members are treated fairly, if you respect your legal duties and follow due process, if members have the opportunity to express dissatisfaction and have the co-op take action where warranted, then you may never hear about a dispute filed through the CRT!
Be prepared, and make it so that members at your co-op don't even need that recourse.
Grant Haddock, lawyer with Haddock & Company, will share his CRT experiences over the last two years in helping corporations and strata owners to navigate the CRT, and will give us some clues as to what housing co-ops might expect.
Sign up to this workshop, and:
Become aware of Bill 22 Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) Amendment Act
Understand the steps in taking a dispute to the CRT
Consider the impact this could have on your housing co-op
Discuss ways you can prepare for disputes going to the CRT
Workshop facilitators: Ed Dagsaan and Grant Haddock
Ed is Co-op Viability Advisor at CHF BC. Before joining CHF BC, Ed Dagsaan worked in housing co-op management for over eight years in Toronto and surrounding areas. His experience includes working closely with co-op Boards in an advisory capacity and supporting greater community engagement. He brings to his current role with CHF BC his passion for community-building and good governance.
Grant opened Haddock & Company in 2001 and his core areas of practice are co-operative housing law, strata property law, residential and commercial tenancy, human rights, privacy and construction law. Grant has acted for numerous housing providers at all levels of court and at various tribunals and is also a frequent contributor of articles noting interesting and industry specific legal topics for periodicals published by CHFBC, CHOA, BCNPHA and LandlordBC.