Northwestern Ontario Events

CCI-NWO presents     Times - They are Changing! 

What You Need to Know.

Date: Saturday October 21, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Location: Valhalla Inn Hotel
1 Valhalla Inn Road, Thunder Bay ON
Fee: $75.00 - members (you are a memeber if your condo building is registered with CCI-NWO)
$110.00 - non-members
Coffee, tea and snacks included

Topics and Guest Speakers


Warren Mouck:     Warren is an associate with Cheadles specializing in the areas of labour and employment law, administrative law and litigation. Warren regularly advises clients on a range of employee and labour relations issues, and is a member of the Northwestern Ontario Chapter of the Human Resources Professionals Association. In addition to his JD, Warren holds a BA in Criminology and a Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management.


Vicky Kraft:     Vicki (Victoria) Kraft is a senior counsel in the Legal Counsel Division of the City of Chicago Department of Law, where she has worked since 1999. A former college professor, Ms. Kraft received her B.A. and M.A. degrees in Political Science from Northern Illinois University, and her J.D. degree and Ph.D. degree in Political Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Admitted to the bar in New York and in Illinois, Dr. Kraft is the author of The United States Constitution and Foreign Policy: Terminating the Taiwan Treaty (Westport: Greenwood Press, 1991), and is a past president of the New York State Political Science Association (1996-1997).


Andrea Diamond:     Regional Manager of AirBnB Canada, Toronto



Sonja Hodis LLB:     Sonja is a litigation lawyer based in Barrie that practices condominium law in Ontario. She advises condominium boards and owners on their rights and responsibilities under the Condominium Act, 1998 and other legislation that affects condominiums such as the Human Rights Code. She represents her clients at all levels of court, various Tribunals and in mediation/arbitration proceedings. Sonja has also gained recognition for creativity and tenacity in ground breaking human right case law, in the condominium industry.

Jamie Herle:     Jamie is an owner with WMCZ Lawyers in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She has been practicing condominium law for over 10 years. Jamie works with both developer's, condominium boards and owners in her daily practice. Jamie is frequently consulted on and asked to present on condominium issues. She was involved with the Saskatchewan Justice review of the Condominium Property Act, 1993 in Saskatchewan. Jamie has been involved with CCI both locally and nationally for 12 years. She started as a board member with CCI-South Saskatchewan, and in 2014 she joined the National Executive Board.

Devon E. Cassidy, BSC, LLB, LLM:     Devon completed her Bachelors of Law at the University of the West of England, Bristol Law School and her Masters of Law at Trinity College Dublin focusing on International Business Law. She is an an Associate Lawyer with the law firm, Cassidy Nearing Berryman located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her practice focus is Condominiums, Real Estate, Estates and Family Law. She lectures in the area of Real Estate at Dalhousie University's Schulich School of Law. Devon has been a Board Member of the Nova Scotia CCI Chapter since 2013 and is the current President of the Chapter.


Doug Shanks:     Mr. Shanks is a senior partner at Cheadles LLP in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Mr. Shanks practices in the field of business law, including condominiums. Prior to entering law school Mr. Shanks completed two years of undergraduate study in sciences, economics and business. He was called to the Bar in 1978. Mr. Shanks has taught corporate law in Thunder Bay at the Bar Admission Course for the Law Society of Upper Canada. He is a former lecturer and guest lecturer in business law at the Faculty of Business, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario. He is also a past director of the Thunder Bay Law Association, past member of the Canadian Tax Foundation and past member of the Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Council.

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