2018 Day 2 #HousingCentral Conference

From exploring indigenous housing, trauma and harm reduction, to learning about tools for successful tenancies, and going on housing tours to see the latest innovation in community housing, Day 2 was a jam-packed day of learning and networking!

What does home mean to you? Our day 2 morning plenary keynote speaker Eddy Robinson teaches Housing Central about belonging, connections, safety and a foundation are all elements of home.

Delegates were able to connect, learn and engage with over 50+ exhibitors from across North America - as well as win some awesome prizes!

How can we best meet the needs of our Indigenous residents, and support Indigenous housing providers? Our day 2 sessions were jam-packed of learning and networking!

Thank you to our delegates for getting social with us - we were trending nation-wide on Twitter since Day 1! There has also been a lot of media interest this year, including coverage with The Star and Vancouver Sun.

We were pleased to welcome President & CEO of CMHC Evan Siddall to Housing Central!

This year at Housing Central, we had the TELUS headshot booth available where delegates could get a professional headshot!

At our lunch plenary, Lilian Chau from Vancity introduced our next keynote speaker – Vijay Gupta! Vijay’s presentation was truly inspiring as he gifted the audience with a beautiful symphony.

Individuals had the opportunity to go on tours of innovative housing developments in the region that, through partnerships and collaboration, have resulted in housing that supports inclusive living, low-income individuals and those at risk of homelessness.

This year’s conference did not disappoint, with some of the world’s greatest minds in housing delivering 100+ education sessions and 5 inspiring keynotes. Plus we had more opportunities for delegates to mingle and network!