Patricia Elia is a senior lawyer with Elia Associates and has practiced law for over 25 years in the areas of condominium law and corporate law, in large and medium firms and the boutique specialty law firm of Elia Associates. Patricia is intrigued by the interplay of economics, the law and critical thinking models in condominiums and she likes to understand people. As a trained mediator, she understands the value of early and creative dispute resolution opportunities. As an active industry participant, she believes that the sharing of knowledge has the potential to empower Boards of Directors. Patricia's commitment to condominiums has been in leadership roles such as the President of CCI (Canadian Condominium Institute) Huronia, Co-Chair of CCI's National Council, being a member of CCI National Executive, and participating as a member of 5 CCI Ontario chapters. She has also sat as Vice-Chair of CCI National's Government Relations Committee and Governance Committee. She is a founder of Women in Condos. She has been a Condominium Director for the last 19 years and a Unit Owner of a condominium. Patricia is pleased to have been a recipient of the CCI National Volunteer Award and to have received CCI National's LCCI designation as a leader of CCI (Canadian Condominium Institute).
Patricia is passionate about the condominium industry because of the important role condominiums play in the lives of real people.