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Violence and Harassment in Condominium Communities

Kristi Sargeant-Kerr, Madeleine Stirland
Publication date:
March 22, 2023
Article Summary: 

This article discusses violence and harassment in condominium communities, particularly in the aftermath of a recent tragedy in Vaughan. The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) defines workplace harassment and violence, and all employers subject to OHSA, including condominium corporations, must prepare policies to address these issues. The Condominium Act, 1998, also provides provisions to manage problematic behaviors within condominium communities. Condominium documents, such as Declarations and Rules, can include language addressing violent and harassing conduct. Safety planning is essential, and corporations should have policies and procedures in place to respond to incidents of violence and harassment, including reporting and documenting procedures. In case of violence or threats, contacting the police is the first step. The article also mentions peace bonds, which can be obtained through the Criminal Code of Canada to address safety concerns. Legal teams can assist condominium corporations in creating effective policies and procedures to manage violence and harassment issues and promote safer communities for all residents, staff, and board members.


Violence, Harassment, Condominium Communities, Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), Condominium Act 1998, Policies, Safety Planning, Peace Bonds, Legal Team.

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Kristi Sargeant-Kerr, Madeleine Stirland
Violence and Harassment in Condominium Communities
March 22, 2023
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