Tuesday - November 20


Please note that not all of the presentations from the conference are available, only those presentations which we have been given permission to post are available.

If you presented at the Housing Central 2018 Conference and don't see your presentation listed below, please contact justin@bcnpha.ca

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Tuesday Morning Plenary Keynote: Bill Baker

When
11/20/2018 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

10:15 AM - 3:15 PM

T15: Housing Bus Tour 2

This tour is currently full.
Back by popular demand! We’re running a second tour of housing developments in the region that have been created through partnerships and collaboration. These unique, inclusive projects have welcomed residents from diverse backgrounds. Watch for updates on our website for specific site information. These tours always sell out quickly so be sure to register early! Seating is limited.

NOTE: Participants should meet in the hotel lobby by 10:15 am. We will do our best to return by 3:15 pm; however, participants should allow for traffic delays and weather which may impact return time. 
Category
Open to All
When
11/20/2018 10:15 AM - 3:15 PM

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

BCNPHA Annual General Meeting

Sponsored by Encasa Financial
When
11/20/2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

T01: Thought Leaders Dialogue

T01: Thought Leaders Dialogue: The Art and Science of Storytelling. Join keynote Bill Baker as he expands on the art and science of Storytelling, and how it translates into individual and community benefits for the affordable housing sector. He’ll provide insights on bringing key people together to work together, while considering the opportunities and challenges faced by housing non-profits. This promises to be a lively and engaging discussion!

Presenters: Bill Baker, BB&Co Strategic Storytelling, with Moderator Rob Turnbull, Streetohome
Category
Leadership
When
11/20/2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

T02: Registered Charity vs. Non-Profit Organization

Registered charities are often referred to as non-profit organizations (NPOs). However, while both types of organizations operate on a non-profit basis, the two concepts describe mutually exclusive tax designations under the Income Tax Act. As a result, registered charities and NPOs each have different rights and obligations. Join us as we survey the differences and similarities between these two tax designations. 
 
Presenter: Bryan Millman, Lawyer, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Category
Leadership
When
11/20/2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

T03: Seniors Housing Insecurity: A Deep Dive

Sponsored by BC Notaries Association
In this interactive and “deep dive” discussion, experts from housing providers, sector organizations and seniors' service providers will explore the challenges facing older adults in the local housing market, including core issues of housing security. Panelists from the United Way, LandlordBC, Brightside Community Homes and the Jewish Family Services Agency will discuss ways their organizations have addressed these issues, as well as the challenges they face in their work and how they collaborate on innovative solutions.  
 
Presenters: Dr. Beverley Pitman, Planner, Community Impact & Better at Home, United Way; David Hutniak, Chief Executive Officer, LandlordBC; Carolina Ibarra, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Special Projects, Brightside Community Homes; Joanna Haramia, Director of Seniors Services, Jewish Family Services Agency; Kara-Leigh Block, Executive Director, Seniors Services Society
Category
Leadership
When
11/20/2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

T04: TAP into Real Estate Expertise and CMHC Funding

Sponsored by New Town Architecture and Engineering
Real estate focused feasibility studies were completed for North Shore Disability Resource Society and the Housing Foundation of BC (now Brightside Homes) by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) through the Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) with some funding assistance from CMHC. Hear from these non-profits about what they learned about their real estate options through the TAP program, and how the ULI and CMHC might be able to assist with your complex land use and redevelopment questions. 

Panelists: Bryce Tupper, Chair, Technical Assistance Panel, Urban Land Institute; Dave Umbach, Operations Manager, North Shore Disability Resource Centre Association; Jan Robinson, Executive Director, Brightside Homes; Andrew Middleton, Affordable Housing Specialist, CMHC; Peer-Daniel Krause, Policy Manager, BCNPHA
Category
Leadership
When
11/20/2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

T05: Indigenous Housing Partnerships

Sponsored by AHMA
One of BC Housing's goals is to enhance Indigenous partnerships to increase community self-reliance for building affordable housing solutions. Through this session you will learn about the range of affordable housing partnership opportunities with BC Housing, including new provincial funding for affordable housing as part of Budget 2018. Through case studies, find out about successful partnerships that have resulted in the creation of new housing for Indigenous communities. 

Presenters: Michael Sadler, Director, Indigenous Relations BC Housing; Joan Brown, Executive Director, Snuneymuxw First Nation
Category
Leadership
When
11/20/2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

T06: Social Return on Investment for Supportive Housing

Sponsored by the Real Estate Foundation of BC
Social Return on Investment (SROI) is an internationally standardized methodology that helps measure the value of outcomes created through a social investment. This approach can tell us how much social and economic value is created for every dollar invested. Join us as we share results of a study commissioned by BC Housing that used the SROI approach to examine the financial value of outcomes created by five supportive housing developments and five rent supplement programs delivered by non-profits. 

Presenters: Debbie Kraus Manager, Research and Information Transfer, BC Housing; Damian Murphy,  Manager, Housing Department, Kettle on Burrard
Category
Leadership
When
11/20/2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

T07: CPR/First Aid

NOTE: this sessions runs 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
In this full-day, hands-on course, you’ll learn how to assess and help someone suffering from: heart attack and angina; stroke and TIA; major bleeding; minor tissue injuries and burns; and, respiratory emergencies such as asthma, aspiration, hyperventilation and anaphylaxis. You’ll also learn CPR for adults. All participants who successfully complete the course will receive an Emergency First Aid with CPR-A certification card.
This session runs from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm 

Presenter:
 David van Landuyt, Link2Life Emergency Training Ltd.
Category
Operations
When
11/20/2018 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM

T08: Orientation to Conflict Resolution

This session is currently full. NOTE: this session runs 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Conflict is a prevalent, yet often stressful part of any workplace. In this full-day session, you will be introduced to the concepts and skills of collaborative conflict resolution to better manage conflict dynamics, and explore factors that escalate and de-escalate conflict.
Note: Upon completion of this session, participants will earn 0.5 credits towards the JIBC’s Conflict Resolution Certificate Program. Participants must complete a preparatory assignment (emailed before the session) and commit to staying the entire duration to earn credit. No on-site registrations accepted.

Facilitator:
Darrin Hotte, Justice Institute of BC
Category
Operations
When
11/20/2018 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM

T09: Asking For Sugar Next Door

This session is currently full.
Panelists will discuss current projects aiming to increase social connections and build resiliency in multi-family housing, including: the City of Vancouver’s “Hey Neighbour” pilot, Catalyst’s “Community Connections” pilot, SHIFT Collaborative’s “Building Resilient Neighbourhoods” program, and Happy City’s “Happy Homes” policy workshops. Participants will learn what’s working and what’s not in our efforts, and leave with practical tips and tools to apply in their own contexts. 
 
Presenters: Michelle Hoar, Consultant, Catalyst Community Developments Society; Paty Rios, Research and Latin America lead, Happy City; Michelle Colussi, Building Resilient Neighbourhoods / SHIFT Collaborative; Francis Heng, Project Coordinator, City of Vancouver/Hey Neighbour Pilot 

Category
Operations
When
11/20/2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

T10: Creating Safer Spaces in Non-Indigenous Organizations

Sponsored by AHMA
What does de-colonial practice and Indig look like within a non-Indigenous organization? How do organizations take a learning stance and come alongside the work of Indigenous peoples and communities to create safer spaces? Join members of RainCity and guests as they share some of the learning, reflections, acknowledgments, and successes of creating space for Indigenous work to happen and for that work to lead this reclamation and healing. 

Presenters: Amelia Ridgway, Associate Director, Raincity; Allan Lindley, Manager of Indigenous Services & Cultural Safety, Raincity. With guest Elder Annie Johnston from Saddle Lake Cree Nation 
Category
Operations
When
11/20/2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

T11: Turn BCAs Into Prioritized Actions within Budget

Sponsored by BC Hydro
You got your Building Condition Assessment(s) – now what? See the process of organizing this info into a prioritized work plan on a tight budget. We discuss Facility Condition Index (FCI), risk, and unfunded liability. Participants will learn how to prioritize work identified in Building Condition Assessments, what an actionable capital plan within your capital budget can look like and the ways to develop a budget using FCI and unfunded liability. 

Presenters: Jade Hume, Program Manager, Housing Maintenance & Capital Planning, Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation; Jack Boyle, Asset Management Coordinator, BCNPHA
Category
Asset Management
When
11/20/2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

T12: Addressing Tenant Relocation Using Mixed-Unit Approach

1105 Seymour provided the City of Vancouver with the opportunity to successfully address interim tenant relocation for a community of low-income residents. The 81-unit building was developed through the use of multiple partnerships, with no ongoing subsidy. This session provides lessons learned, including strategies for engaging a tenant population with cultural needs, placing an existing community within a mixed-unit building, and simultaneously tenanting lower-end-of-market units. 

Presenters: Kim Lu, Housing Relocation Officer, City of Vancouver; Nidah Dara, Masters Student, School of Community and Regional Planning, UBC; Joyce Rautenberg, Housing Planner, City of Vancouver; Linda Prexler, Property Manager, First Service Residential 
Category
Asset Management
When
11/20/2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

T13: Creating a Capital Plan

This session is currently full.
Capital planning is key in preparing your organization for the eventual renewal of your building’s various systems. This workshop will help provide an overview on what a capital plan is and why it is important to have one. Participants will also have a hands-on opportunity to explore Asset Planner software, sample data and BCNPHA’s Capital Planning Template. As there will be a limited number of laptops, please feel free to bring your own. 

Presenter: Warren Jacobs, Capital Planning Manager, BCNPHA & Brian Jung, Asset Management Coordinator 
Category
Asset Management
When
11/20/2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

T14: Ready, Set, Build!

This session is currently full. NOTE: this session runs 10:30 am - 5:00 pm  Sponsored by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Do you have an idea, a building site and the commitment of your Board but not sure how to get started? If you are considering building or redeveloping affordable housing, Ready, Set, Build! is for you. RSB! includes an online component and this face-to-face session, which walks you through the nine-stage process. Note: participants will need to do reading in advance; instructions will be sent out prior to this session. Visit bcnpha.ca/programs/ready-set-build/ for more information. 

Presenter: Alice Sundberg, Housing Consultant 
Category
Leadership
When
11/20/2018 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Tuesday Lunch & Plenary Keynote: Linda Nazareth

When
11/20/2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

T16: TLD: The Changing Non-Profit Workforce

This session is currently full. Note: This session is part of the Thought Leaders' Dialogue series
The non-profit housing sector is experiencing an aging workforce, a struggle to be competitive with the private sector and is in the midst of a building boom. Given the challenges and opportunities in our sector, and how the economy and work is changing into the future, how can non-profit housing providers attract and retain employees? Join afternoon keynote Linda Nazareth for an insightful conversation including concepts such as alternative work arrangements, HR technology, and work/space design.

Moderator: Marsha Goldford, HR Consultant

Presenter: Keynote Linda Nazareth 
Category
Leadership
When
11/20/2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

T17: Building Social Community Through Collective Impact

Sponsored by Community Living BC
Join us for an in-depth and engaging conversation about how housing providers can bring about social change through collective impact. Explore key issues such as: how to bring healing, honour and home to the lives of residents through community and housing design, beauty and art; the importance of diversity and inclusion in housing; and, advancing social objectives. Bring your questions, challenges, ideas, and “ah-ha moments” for a thought-provoking dialogue. 

Presenters: Catriona Johnson, Research and Innovation Lead, Community Living BC; Karla Verschoor,  Executive Director, Inclusion BC; Jack Styan, Vice President Strategic Initiatives, Community Living BC; Ross Chilton, CEO Community Living Society; Doug Tennant, CEO, Uniti
Category
Leadership
When
11/20/2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

T18: The New Societies Act

The new Societies Act came into force in 2016 and the 800 housing societies in BC will have until November 28, 2018 to file their Transition Application. This workshop will provide useful information on the bylaw and policy changes necessary for your organization to effectively make the transition, including information specific to non-profit housing providers. Topics include: preparing for transition; the basics for BC Housing-funded societies; overview and key changes; timelines; and resources.

Presenter: Martha Rans, Law for Non-Profits
Category
Leadership
When
11/20/2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

T19: Reconciliation, Reclamation and Indigenous Housing

Sponsored by AHMA
Kikékyelc is culturally appropriate, supportive housing for Elders and Indigenous youth who are/have been associated with the provincial child welfare system. Join us for a discussion with the partners who created this innovative housing project and hear about their successes and challenges as first-time housing developers. Also featured are other examples of Indigenous social enterprises, Indigenous funding streams, and how reconciliation and reclamation play a vital role. 

Presenters: Lindsay Monk, Project Manager, M'akola Development Services; Cheyenne Gentles, Indigenous Youth Housing Manager, LiMichif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services; Colleen Lucier, Executive Director, Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services; and Dave Eddy, Vancouver Native Housing Society
Category
Leadership
When
11/20/2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

T20: NIMBY to Neighbour: Public Consultations & Human Rights

Neighbours’ fears, perpetuated myths and complicated processes have meshed into testy open houses and uncivil social media discourse across BC. This panel will discuss issues related to developing affordable housing for people who are homeless, led by Pacifica’s lessons learned around the Uplands Walk facility in Nanaimo and modular housing throughout BC. We’ll discuss current research, tools and knowledge mobilization, and community engagement strategies and discuss how we can preserve human rights in land use and zoning processes while addressing neighbours’ concerns. 

Presenters; Angela McNulty-Buell, Director of Support Services, Pacifica Housing Society; Celine Mauboules, Executive Director, Homelessness Services Association of BC; Maureen Robertson, Resident, Pitt Meadows; Karen Hemmingson, Chief Research Officer, BC Housing; Margot Young, Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
Category
Leadership
When
11/20/2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

T21: Municipal Land Use Planning Tools in Non-Profit Housing

Sponsored by New Town Architecture and Engineering
Hear the latest on Homes for BC: A 30-Point Plan, and gain new insights on how local government, land use planning tools and best practices can help facilitate the development of affordable housing. Participants can share their ideas on how three new local government tools (residential rental tenure zoning, provincial revitalization tax exemptions, and requirements for housing needs reports) can be used to build partnerships between the non-profit sector, local government, and the development communities. 
 
Presenters: Sarah Petrescu, Policy Analyst, Office of Housing and Construction Standards, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing; Jessica Brooks, Executive Director, Planning and Land Use Management Local Government Division, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing; Eric Nicholls, Manager, Planning and Land Use, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
 
Category
Leadership
When
11/20/2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

T22: A Dialogue on Addiction and Harm Reduction

 Join this panel session featuring experts on the roots of addition and the history of our different approaches to it. In addition, learn from those providers who work on the ground using innovative harm reduction tools, such as communication, naloxone programs and drug checking to help create safer housing and prevent opioid overdoses. Join this group for an engaging dialogue to learn about various harm reduction approaches and overdose surveillance reporting such as the Bad Dope app. 

Presenters: Danya Fast, Department of Medicine, UBC; Susan Boyd, Faculty of Human and Social Development, UVic; Sally Kupp, Vancouver Coastal Health; Sebastien Payan, Vancouver Coastal Health; Rebecca Thomas, Vancouver Coastal Health 
Category
Operations
When
11/20/2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

T23: Reducing Barriers: Housing for Women

This session explores the housing needs of women fleeing violence and those who have experienced homelessness. Participants will learn ways to reduce barriers for women fleeing violence, who are often facing substance use and mental health challenges that put them at increased risk of homelessness. We’ll also discuss the physical needs of creating housing for women, including building design, location, support services and more, based on research with women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. 

Presenters: Lani Brunn, Social Planner, CitySpaces Consulting and Amy Fitzgerald Interim Executive Director, BC Society of Transition Houses
Category
Operations
When
11/20/2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

T24: Turn on the Power! SkillsPlus Electrical Module

Sponsored by BC Housing
Increase your knowledge and skill level in basic electrical tasks and safety procedures. This condensed version of the SkillsPlus Electrical Module offers hands-on practice working with electrical mock-ups. You’ll learn how to assess job safety, use job-specific tools and a multi-meter, troubleshoot circuit boxes and repair power cords.

Presenters: Bonnie Bard, SkillsPlus Program Operations Manager, BC Housing; Jim Sawyer, Maintenance Worker and SkillsPlus Trainer, BC Housing; Liam Phipps, Maintenance Worker and Skills Plus Trainer, BC Housing 
Category
Asset Management
When
11/20/2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

T25: Roadmap to Retrofit: Success Stories from Societies

Energy retrofits can save money, energy while also reducing maintenance but how do you decide what to retrofit and where do you start? Who are all the players, what incentives are available and what else should a society know during the process? Join us to hear from societies who have implemented a successful retrofit project, learn about the benefits and what they learned along the way. 

Presenters: Jenny Robinson, Executive Director, Nelson CARES Society; Linda Bilinski Administrator, Presbyterian Senior Citizens' Housing Society, Dunwood Place; Ben Mills, P.Eng., CEM, LEEP AP, Principal, Homes in Harmony
Category
Asset Management
When
11/20/2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

T26: Provincial & Federal Renovation Funding for Non-Profits

This session is currently full. Sponsored by BC Housing
Through Budget 2018, the provincial government announced a significant increase for renovation funding to extend the life and quality of affordable housing, while federally, the National Housing Strategy launched a cornerstone initiative to repair approximately 240,000 affordable units. BC Housing and CMHC will share information about these investments, including how non-profit housing providers can access funding for capital renewals, types of work eligible for the funding, and funding requirements.  

Presenter: Mike Pistrin, Associate Vice President, Asset Strategies, BC Housing; Rob Jaswal, Consultant, Affordable Housing, CMHC; Darin Froese, Chief Executive Officer, New Vista Society
Category
Asset Management
When
11/20/2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

T27: Housing Walking Tour 3

This tour is currently full. Sponsored by the City of Vancouver
 Join us for a brief walking tour of a local affordable housing project. This tour will offer a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of the conference and visit some unique and inspiring affordable housing in the surrounding community. 
Category
Open to All
When
11/20/2018 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

T28: Public & Private Housing Innovations at Aunt Leah’s

Learn about the innovative strategies being used by Aunt Leah’s Place. Presenters will discuss how they used public funds to create the first laneway house in New Westminster for moms and babies in need, and partnered with private landlords to house youth transitioning from foster care. Get information on social-purpose laneway development, including financing and low-cost build options through public-sector partnerships, as well as the strengths and challenges of working with private landlords amidst increasing rents in Metro Vancouver.   
 
Presenters: Marty Frost, Managing Director, Aunt Leah's Foundation; Drew Stewart, Aunt Leah's Society 
Category
Leadership
When
11/20/2018 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

T29: Rural Homelessness Estimation: No Counting, No Guessing

 Rural homelessness rarely presents the same way as in urban centres. Consequently, data on rural homelessness is extremely limited and communities are often met with disbelief when attempting to address local homelessness issues or determining housing need. Join us to learn about the first-ever “Step-by-Step Guide to Estimate Rural Homelessness” and see results from the first pilot studies. This interactive presentation will give you enough knowledge to apply this guide in your community. 

Presenters:  Zain Abedin; Research & Strategy Manager Alberta Rural Development Network; Jonn Kmech, Alberta Rural Development Network
Category
Leadership
When
11/20/2018 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

T30: Transforming Housing Needs Assessments

Sponsored by Community Living BC
Housing needs assessments can establish a strong base of knowledge that contributes to robust and appropriate strategies and actions for communities wanting to increase affordable housing options along the housing continuum. This session explores the evolution of the housing needs assessment framework and demonstrates best practices in applying an equity and inclusion, and an asset-based lens to housing needs assessments. Join presenters from the BCNPHA, Urban Matters, the City of Kelowna, and the Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) Branch, of the Ministry of Housing and Municipal Affairs in a thought-provoking and interactive session.  

Presenters:
Erin Welk, Lead, Social Innovation Advisory Services, Urban Matters; Michelle Kam, Sustainability Coordinator, City of Kelowna
Category
Leadership
When
11/20/2018 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

T31: Housing & Indigenous Youth Aging Out of Provincial Care

Sponsored by AHMA
Kikékyelc is culturally safe housing for Elders and First Nations, Metis and Inuit youth who are in/have aged out of the provincial child welfare system. Managed by Lii Michif Otipemisiwak – the first child welfare agency in BC to develop their own housing – Kikékyelc nurtures a sense of belonging for our Indigenous people. Attendees will understand housing’s vital role in transforming child welfare; the TRC Calls to Action; the need for affordable, Indigenous housing; and, honouring the traditional relationships between Elders and youth. 

Presenters: Cheyenne Gentles, Indigenous Youth Housing Manager, LiMichif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services; Colleen Lucier, Executive Director, Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services
Category
Leadership
When
11/20/2018 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

T32: Coordinated Access & Assessment: BC Housing’s Approach

Sponsored by BC Housing
This session will explore how the coordinated access approach will streamline access to supportive housing and improve housing outcomes and tenant satisfaction. The approach uses the Vulnerability Assessment Tool, current housing situation, history of homelessness, chronic service use and more to match clients to appropriate vacancies that meet their support needs while also providing a workable tenant mix for housing operators. Learn how BC Housing is working with housing providers to implement coordinated access, indicators to measure success, and lessons learned.

Presenters: Bruk Melles, Director, Supportive Housing & Programs, BC Housing; Will Valenciano, Senior Manager, Coordinated Access & Assessment, BC Housing
Category
Leadership
When
11/20/2018 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

T33: The Art and Science of Building Partnerships

In this "mini-workshop" we will build on the key concepts and principles of building partnerships and supplement these with a practical set of tools, tips and tricks drawn from project management, change management and lean startup, all towards bringing your social impact concept or project to reality.  

Presenter: David Lee, Executive Director of Corporate Development, The John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland of BC
Category
Leadership
When
11/20/2018 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

T34: Enhancements to BCH's Budget & Financial Review Process

Sponsored by BC Housing
BC Housing is committed to further strengthening its relationship with the non-profit housing sector. BC Housing is improving the budget and financial statement frameworks to eliminate ambiguity, and is incorporating enhancements into the financial reporting process. Join us for a presentation to help your non-profit understand the improvements to BC Housing’s financial review process. 

Presenters: Karen Keating Director, Non-Profit Financial Performance, BC Housing; Hans Rodinger, Non-Profit Portfolio Manager, BC Housing 
Category
Operations
When
11/20/2018 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

T35: Reducing Harm: Managed Alcohol Program (MAP

 Learn about MAPs in Canada as well as findings from the Canadian Managed Alcohol Program Study (CMAPS). MAPs are a harm-reduction approach to chronic homelessness and severe and chronic alcohol use disorder that provides controlled access to alcohol as a substitute to street-based drinking, often with additional supports. CMAPS works in partnership with sites across Canada to evaluate the effectiveness of these programs through investigations of health, police and emergency service use, alcohol consumption, physical and social alcohol related harm, and quality of life. 

Presenter:  Meaghan Brown, Research Coordinator, UVic
 

Category
Operations
When
11/20/2018 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

T36: Stop that Leak! SkillsPlus Plumbing Module

Sponsored by BC Housing
Increase your knowledge and skill level in basic plumbing tasks. This condensed version of the SkillsPlus Plumbing Module offers hands-on practice working with plumbing mock-ups. You’ll learn how to assess job safety and troubleshoot plumbing leaks, and remove and replace a wall-hung sink and toilet. 

Presenters: Bonnie Bard, SkillsPlus Program Operations Manager, BC Housing; Jim Sawyer, Maintenance Worker and SkillsPlus Trainer, BC Housing; Liam Phipps, Maintenance Worker and Skills Plus Trainer, BC Housing
Category
Asset Management
When
11/20/2018 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

T37: Tenant Rights and Protection During Redevelopment

Redevelopment is an exciting opportunity to add to the affordable housing stock, but supporting tenants when relocation is necessary presents many challenges, particularly for low-income tenants in areas with very low vacancy rates. Recent changes to the RTA and municipal tenant relocation and protection policies in some cities add another layer of complexity. Join housing providers who will share their experiences, and learn about the strategies they developed to relocate and support tenants through the redevelopment process. 

Presenters: Yvonne Blair, Manager of Tenant Relations, Greater Victoria Housing Society; and Andrew McNamara, Property Management Manager, Cool Aid Society
 
Category
Asset Management
When
11/20/2018 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

T38: Before and After Capital Planning

Non-profit housing societies need capital planning, plain and simple. Having a plan in place goes a long way to identify and prioritize what’s needed in your operations and replacement schedule.  Join two societies as they recount tales of what maintenance and finance were like before and after the capital planning process and how to make a positive impact towards the long-term viability of your building. 

Presenters: Dayle Krahn, Baptist Housing; Karen Gerein, Vernon Native Housing Society.
Category
Asset Management
When
11/20/2018 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM