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Call to Action: Together We Can Stop Harassment in Condos By Sharing Our Experiences

Incivility, harassment, and violence are on the rise in condominiums across Ontario, presenting a significant challenge to condo staff, directors, residents, and our collective condo communities.

From email bombing to verbal threats and abuse, violence, and other violations of personal safety, such behavior undermines the peaceful coexistence essential for communal living. This troubling trend not only tarnishes the reputation of the condo industry but also leads to increased tensions among residents and staff, impacting the overall quality of life.


In the last few weeks, we put out a blog series that addressed harassment in many different forms and discussed what we can do as a community to help prevent it.


Click here to read our Harassment in Condos Series >


But, we aren't stopping there.


We've gathered with industry leaders to shed light on your stories and work towards changing legislation so we can collectively stop harassment from hurting our condo community.





Understanding the Issue of Harassment in Condos


The rise of harassment and violence in condo communities is a multifaceted problem. Factors such as increased stress, conflicts of interest, and the anonymity provided by digital communication have contributed to this surge. Email bombing, where individuals inundate inboxes with aggressive or threatening messages, has become an all-too-common tactic to intimidate or coerce condo staff and fellow residents.


Verbal threats and abuse, often escalating into physical confrontations, further erode the sense of security and trust that is vital for a harmonious living environment.



The impact of these behaviors extends beyond immediate victims. The entire condo community suffers as tensions rise, creating an atmosphere of fear and mistrust. This not only affects residents' daily lives but also puts a strain on condo managers, staff, and directors who are tasked with managing these conflicts.


The overall quality of life deteriorates, and the reputation of the condo industry is compromised. Harassment in condos is even attributed by some as one of the main reasons that it's hard to attract new talent into the industry - leading to a significant short-staffing of condo property managers.


The Importance of Community Action in Changing this Troubling Trend of Harassment in Condos


Addressing harassment and violence in condo communities requires a united effort. Stratastic, along with numerous other condo associations, is taking a stand against these destructive behaviors.


Our recent blog series highlighted various aspects of harassment and provided actionable steps that individuals and communities can take to mitigate these issues. However, we recognize that more needs to be done.


The team of Stratastic is actively communicating and sharing with industry leaders to amplify your voices and advocate for legislative changes that will provide stronger protections for condo residents and staff.


By sharing your experiences, you can help us build a compelling case for why these changes are necessary. Your stories can demonstrate the real-life impact of harassment and violence and underscore the urgent need for action.


 

How You Can Help: Share Now


If you have experienced harassment or violence in your condo community, we encourage you to share your story with us. Your experiences are invaluable in our fight to stop these behaviors and create safer, more respectful living environments. By filling out the form provided, you can contribute to our initiative for increased protections for all residents of Condoland.


Together, we can make a difference. Your participation will not only help us advocate for change but also empower others who may be facing similar challenges. By coming together as a community, we can push back against harassment & violence and create a culture of respect and civility in our condo communities.





You can also share this blog post to your social media, and/or email it to others who you know have experienced harassment in condominiums.


Harassment and violence have no place in our condo communities. It is our collective responsibility to ensure that everyone can live in peace and safety. By standing together and speaking out, we can bring about the changes needed to protect our communities and improve the quality of life for all residents.

Join us in this crucial effort. Share your story, support our petition, and help us create a safer, more harmonious Condoland.


Together, we can stop harassment and build a brighter future for our condo communities.

-Stratastic Inc.



P.S. Are you dealing with harassment or violence in your condo, and need a lawyer’s advice? You can find a condo lawyer on Stratastic’s vendor directory, “My Condo Vendor”, or a variety of lawyers via the Law Society of Ontario!


P.S.S. Don't forget to register with us to stay in the loop with updates and important initiatives such as this!




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