Monday - November 19


Monday Full schedule

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Monday Morning Plenary Keynote: Eddy Robinson

Explore issues in Indigenous housing and reconciliation with artist and educator Eddie Robinson
When
11/19/2018 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

10:15 AM - 3:15 PM

M15: Housing Bus Tour 1

This tour is currently full. Tour sponsored by Horizon North, lunch sponsored by Terra Breads
Join us on a bus tour of innovative housing developments that, through partnerships and collaboration, have resulted in housing that supports inclusive living, low-income individuals and those at risk of homelessness. Watch for updates on our website for specific site information. These tours always sell out quickly so be sure to register early! 

NOTE: participants should allow for traffic delays and weather which may impact return time.
Category
Open to All
When
11/19/2018 10:15 AM - 3:15 PM

M16: Housing Walking Tour 2

This tour is currently full.
Housing Rights – What does it mean to apply a human rights framework to housing? What would implementing the right to housing look like in practice? This full-day walking tour will visit sites across Vancouver that were created by community advocates who fought for a safe place for some of the most marginalized individuals in the city. Join us as we explore the history of displacement and dispossession in the city and examine what the right to a safe, secure and affordable home looks like.

Bring comfortable walking shoes and warm gear!
 
Category
Open to All
When
11/19/2018 10:15 AM - 3:15 PM

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

M01: Thought Leaders' Dialogue: Reconciliation in Housing

This session is currently full. Sponsored by AHMA
True reconciliation requires a broader perspective and more in-depth understanding of the impacts of colonialism. In this Thought Leaders’ Dialogue session with morning keynote Eddy Robinson and AHMA CEO Margaret Pfoh, we’ll discuss meaningful solutions to bridging gaps and working cooperatively, instead of in competition, with all levels of government, including First Nations communities. We’ll also talk about what housing providers can do in their operations and what it means to adopt the principles of reconciliation for our day-to-day work in housing. 

Presenters: Keynote Eddy Robinson; Margaret Pfoh, CEO, Aboriginal Housing Management Association: Kevin Albers, CEO, M'akola Housing Society (moderator)

With Traditional Welcome presented by Gwen Point
Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

M02: International Experts on Affordable Housing

This session is currently full. Sponsored by the Real Estate Foundation of BC
Join leading international housing policy experts from Canada, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands in a panel discussion on what affordable housing solutions look like in an international context. Participants will gain an understanding of housing issues from around the world with leading researchers whose areas of study include housing policy, financing, governance, Build-to-Rent schemes and co-housing in London, taxation and more.

Moderator: Peer-Daniel Krause, Policy Manager, BCNPHA

Presenters: Steve Pomeroy, Senior Research Fellow and Head of Focus Consulting Inc (Carleton University, Canada); Kathleen Scanlon, Housing and Urban-policy Researcher (London Scool of Economics and Political Science, UK);  and Dr. Marietta E.A. Haffner, Economist (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands) 
Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

M03: Property Losses & Developing a Risk Mitigation Strategy

The Social Housing Sector in British Columbia has seen the ‘Frequency’ and ‘Severity’ of Property Losses rise over the past 7 Years.  Marsh Canada has conducted a data analysis of these losses and will share these results. The focus of these losses are wide ranging, but the primary source of loss is Water Damage and Fire Damage. Included in the discussion is Marsh Canada’s 2018 Risk Mitigation Strategy to improve the profile for Property Risks for the Social Housing Sector, including a detailed examination of Loss Control Visits and Marsh Canada’s ‘New’ Property Risk Web Tool.

Presenters: Brandon Spearing, National Risk Management Specialist – Commercial Insurance, Vilasini Sankar, Senior Underwriter, Aviva Insurance Company of Canada, and Luke Pallister, Senior Property Risk Consultant, Marsh Canada
Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

M04: Ask The Lawyers

This session is currently full.
Get answers to the questions you’ve always had about legal marijuana, human rights, privacy, governance, the RTA, CRA charity rules and non-profit rules, or anything else you want to have answered. Our legal experts will provide their opinions, and they may even agree from time to time! Registrants for this session will be sent an email in the fall asking them to pre-submit their questions.

Presenters: Thom Armstrong, Executive Director, CHF BC; Grant Haddock, Principal & Lawyer, Haddock & Company; Michael Litchfield, Managing Director, Thinklab Legal Education and Training; Margaret Mason, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP 
Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

M05: Innovate This! Projects Transforming Affordable Housing

This session is currently full. Sponsored by Vancity
What does it mean for a project to be innovative? Join this session to hear from three projects aiming to alter how we build, finance, and think about affordable housing. How did these ambitious projects jump from concept to reality, what hurdles did they face, and what is the impact for your own project? Bring questions, take inspiration, and leave with a new sense of what the affordable sector can achieve.

Presenters: Lance Jakubec, Affordable Housing Specialist, CMHC; Marla Zucht, General Manager, Whistler Housing Authority; Christine Culham, Senior Manager of Regional Housing, Capital Regional District; Lilian Chau, Vancity Credit Union
Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

M06: Building Lasting Capacity in Non-Profit Development

This sessions is currently full. Sponsored by Vancity
This session highlights the tools available to help build capacity in the non-profit development sector. We will facilitate a constructive conversation around how we can tangibly build the sector, focusing on four tools: entrepreneurial non-profit development groups; innovative ways to bring equity and financing to non-profit developers; pros and cons of pooling and consolidating community assets; and, securing operating seed capital for internal organizational capacity. 
 
Presenters: Robert Brown, President, Catalyst Community Developments; Hadley Nelles, Business Manager, New Market Funds/New Commons Development; Kathy Stinson, CEO, Victoria Cool Aid Society
Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

M07: Focus on Housing Rights

Sponsored by the Real Estate Foundation of BC
Join the Pacific Housing Research Network for lively presentations on “In My Backyard” and rights frameworks. This panel discussion will focus on human rights and the city, and socially-mixed public housing redevelopment, as well as issues surrounding homeless deterrence technology.

Presented by the Pacific Housing Research Network

PHRN Presenters: Nathanel Lauster, UBC; Jim Dunn, McMaster University; Elaine Laberge, UVic
Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

M08: Finding Housing after Disaster: The Role of Non-Profits

Record-high water and scorching fire left many without homes either temporarily or for an extended period in the last year. The provincial government, local municipalities and non-profit housing organizations worked together in many communities to respond to needs – and to plan for long-term recovery. Discuss with and learn from our panel of public, non-profit and government panelists.

Presenters: Steven Bibby, Senior Manager, Security and Emergency Services, BC Housing; Elysia Dempsey, Director, Emergency Management, BC & Yukon, Canadian Red Cross; Rosanna McGregor, Executive Director, Cariboo Friendship Centre Society, Georgia Cross, Mount Seymour Lions Housing Society
Category
Operations
When
11/19/2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

M09: Ask the Experts: Information and Technology

Sponsored by BC Housing
Bring you and your staff up to speed in this interactive panel designed to answer your technology, cyber security and data privacy questions. Participants will learn how to assess the current state of IT, the risks around protection of your data assets, and where you want to be in the short- and long-term future. Topics include evaluating IT service providers, business systems, and cloud technologies, security threats and how to protect your organization. Bring your questions, issues and stories to share. 

Presenters: Mike Klein (moderator), Chief Information Officer, BC Housing; Brendan Reid, IT Security Specialist, BC Housing; Dallas Yuan, Assistant Privacy Officer, BC Housing 
Category
Operations
When
11/19/2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

M10: Working Through Tough Tenancy Issues

This session is currently full.
Do you have recurring issues that come up with tenants? Trying to weigh up concerns about housing tenants inclusively while maintaining housing standards and preserving the quiet enjoyment of other tenants? Join us and bring your own examples. Use this opportunity to work through issues and challenges, including legal framework, communication and other considerations. This session is café style so come prepared to problem solve! 

Presenter: Kate Lambert, Strategic Program Manager, Ready to Rent BC
Category
Operations
When
11/19/2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

M11: How Much is the Rent? Verifying Tenant Income & Assets

This session is currently full. NOTE: this session is a full day session which runs from 10:30 am to 5 pm. Sponsored by BC Housing
This session is geared to housing providers who calculate rent subsidies. Accurate calculations ensure everyone who receives a rent subsidy pays an equal portion of their income towards rent. This can be difficult when tenants report they have very limited or no income. In this day-long session participants will: learn the basics of rent calculation; share complex or confusing rent scenarios you've encountered; and, examine how to approach different situations, including when to seek additional documentation. 

Presenters: Kathy Des Roches, Resource Manager, BC Housing; Christine Henley, Senior manager, Audit Services, BC Housing  
Category
Operations
When
11/19/2018 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

M12: Affordable High-Performance Buildings

This session is currently full.
With the growth of building standards like Passive House and BC Energy Step Code, wood as a high-performance material makes good sense for affordable housing. The use of mass timber and prefabricated wood panels combines durability and thermal performance with expedient construction schedules. Come learn about the complementary nature of Passive House, BC Energy Step Code and the use of wood on affordable housing projects. 

Presenters: Crystal Sedore, Housing Manager, Yale First Nation; Juliana Vélez, Senior Marketing and Proposal Strategist, Metric Modular; Tom Faliszewski, Manager, Special Projects, Metric Modular; Patrick Cotter, Principal Architect, ZGF Cotter Architects
Category
Asset Management
When
11/19/2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

M13:Affordable Housing Design & Planning w/ Civic Facilities

Sponsored by the BC Notaries Association
Discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with co-location of affordable housing with civic facilities and building design for affordable housing on high-density mixed-use sites. Presenters will bring photos and plans to illustrate a variety of design features including extra wide corridors, incorporation of amenity/play areas for children, programming, security, and the complexity of building housing above uses like libraries, fire halls, and other civic facilities. 

Presenters: Gwyn Symmons, CitySpaces Consulting Ltd.; Arthur Mills, Vice President, Housing and Hotel and Hotel Development, YWCA Metro Vancouver  
Category
Asset Management
When
11/19/2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

M14: 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, BCNPHA
Category
Asset Management
When
11/19/2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Monday Lunch & Plenary Keynote: Vijay Gupta

When
11/19/2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

M17: Indigenous Caucus

This session is currently full. NOTE: this session runs from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Sponsored by AHMA
The Indigenous Caucus invites participants to join in a “world café” discussion. This facilitated conversation will explore core Indigenous housing issues and the correlated connections to Indigenous youth exiting out of care, education and more. The Aboriginal Housing Management Association is committed to the Indigenous people of BC to help make safe, affordable housing a reality for all. Partnering with BCNPHA and leading the gathering of the Indigenous Caucus brings us one step closer to achieving that goal.

Traditional Welcome presented by Gwen Point
Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2018 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

M18: Thought Leaders' Dialogue: The Healing Power of Music

The Healing Power of Music – Join Vijay Gupta, founder of the Street Symphony in Los Angeles, in a discussion of the power of music and the arts in healing, and reimaging ourselves and the world around us. He will be joined by representatives of local arts programs for at-risk youth and residents of the Downtown East Side in a discussion of how music and art can be a tool of transformation and healing. 

Presenters : Keynote Vijay Gupta;  Dalannah Gail Bowen, acclaimed Jazz and Blues Singer and Executive Director of the Downtown East Side Centre for the Arts; José Cerón-Ortega, Music Director - Orchestras, St. James Music Academy, Moderator Jennifer Breakspear, Executive Director, PHS Community Services Society 
Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

M19: Tenant Relocation: Best Practices & Lessons Learned

This session is currently full. Sponsored by BC Housing
Multiple community stakeholders supported residents and campers during three major relocations: the Balmoral Hotel (June 2017), Surrey 135A Relocation (June 2018), and the Regent Hotel (June, 2018). Participants will explore topics including: multi-stakeholder teamwork; transparent messaging; solidifying partnerships; client-centred work during a large-scale relocation; and, best practices in tenant evacuation that are transferable to other communities. Representatives will share perspectives in an action-packed Pecha Kucha style to highlight the pace and complexities of such a project! 

Presenters: Brenda Prosken, Regional Director, Vancouver, BC Housing, and representatives from the City of Vancouver, City of Surrey, Vancouver Coastal Health; and Lookout Society. 
Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

M20: Managing Legal Risks for Boards

This session is currently full.
Non-profit housing societies face many legal risks, and ensuring that boards have the tools to ensure those risks are effectively managed is crucial. This workshop will introduce participants to a systematic approach for identifying, mitigating and managing your organization's legal risks. Participants will also be given the opportunity to engage in a number of facilitated exercises that apply this systematic approach to your organization's specific legal risks.

Presenter: Michael Litchfield, Managing Director, Thinklab Legal Education and Training  
Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

M21: New Provincial Affordable Housing Programs

This session is currently full. Sponsored by Community Living BC
Learn about the new funding programs for the affordable housing sector in this session with BC Housing, including how your organization can access provincial government investment opportunities for creating and maintaining affordable housing. We’ll also explore the partnership opportunities available through the new HousingHub, created under Budget 2018 to connect the non-profit sector with faith groups, for-profit builders, all levels of government and others to find and develop or redevelop available land and buildings to create more affordable homes for all. 

Presenters: Armin Amrolia, Associate Vice President, Development and Asset Strategies Branch, BC Housing; Raymond Kwong, Provincial Director, HousingHub, BC Housing
Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

M22: Youth Spotlight

Sponsored by the Real Estate Foundation of BC
Join us for panel presentations on youth housing-related topics. We will explore housing options for vulnerable youth, enhancing youth homeless count methodologies, housing support for young refugees, and solutions to youth homelessness. 

Presented by the Pacific Housing Research Network

PHRN Presenters: Zach Batalden, Pacific Community Resources Society; Klara Hillman, SFU; Tyler Lee, Pacific Community Resources Society; and Tricia Roche, PHRN
Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

M23: Maximize Returns on Your Capital Reserves

This session is currently full.
Want to explore the competitive investment options provided to you by our sector? Join us to learn about the Social Housing Investment Program. These socially responsible investment funds are customized for your unique liquidity needs and risk profiles. Attend this session to: learn about higher returns on your capital reserves; learn key investment considerations; and receive resources to help with investment decision-making.

Presenter: Derek Ballantyne, CEO, Encasa Financial Inc. 
Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

M24: No Ratings Performance Management: Lessons for Success

This session is currently full.
More than ever we’re hearing about organizations transforming annual reviews of past performance into new school, no-rating performance processes. Focused on leveraging performance through frequent meaningful discussion, no-rating processes have a unique opportunity to succeed in the not-for-profit world, where performance is commonly driven by shared sense of purpose and focus on development, over monetary rewards. In this session, we will share case studies and lessons learned to determine if a no-ratings process is right for your organization.

Presenters: Vincent Chow, Partner, LoganHR; Kyla Nicholson, Senior Consultant, LoganHR 
Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

M25: RTA: Implications for the Non-Profit Housing Sector

This session is currently full.
Are you concerned that fixed-term tenancy agreements are no longer possible? Is your organization struggling with how to deal with negative or potentially illegal activities? This session will explore how to address these issues, as well as questions around fixed-term tenancies for probationary/assessment purposes and the use of program agreements. Participants will get practical and realistic tips and suggestions, as well as the chance to ask questions about your own situation. 

Presenter: Damon Chisholm, Partner, Co-Chair - Commercial Real Estate, McMillan LLP
Category
Operations
When
11/19/2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

M26: Welcoming the Stranger: Housing for Refugee Claimants

The unprecedented arrival in 2017 of over 50,400 refugee claimants in Canada included 2,300 who came to BC (compared to 1,360 in 2016). Providing housing and support for people seeking refugee protection requires creativity, responsiveness, resources and neighbourliness. Join us for this thought-provoking session and learn about the gaps in housing and support for refugee claimants, how to help position BC as a leader in welcoming asylum seekers, and about the creative work already being done through housing providers partnering with specialized supports. 

Presenters: Raul Gatica, Community Mobilizer, Kinbrace; Doug Peat & James Grunau, Journey Home, Loren Balisky, Executive Director, Kinbrace
Category
Operations
When
11/19/2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

M27: Addressing Moisture Ingress Issues

Sponsored by BC Hydro
Dealing with water damage or hoping to prevent it? Join us for a look at the causes of moisture problems, and how to solve them quickly to minimize your losses. We’ll discuss strategies to control secondary damage from water ingress and limiting the losses to tenant contents, as well as to other buildings not directly damaged by the initial loss. Learn ways to address odour issues after water damage, and strategies that can be implemented to control future issues. 

Presenters: Jotty Gill, Housing Technician, Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation; Draven Darkke, Director of Asset Management, M’akola Housing Society
Category
Asset Management
When
11/19/2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

M28: Leading Edge Energy & Construction Standards

Sponsored by BC Housing
Sustainability is a key focus for provincial and local governments when creating housing. Over the past year there have been a number of updates to BC Housing's Design Guidelines and Construction Standards for provincially funded new social housing units, the BC Energy Step Code, and municipal bylaws related to energy. Join BC Housing and City of Vancouver (tbc) for an overview of recent updates to meet sustainability requirements. 

Presenter: Bill MacKinnon, Manager, Energy Management, BC Housing 
Category
Asset Management
When
11/19/2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

M29: Strategize to Succeed: Intro to Portfolio Planning

This session is currently full.
With expiring subsidies, changing tenant needs, and aging properties, developing a portfolio plan that reflects your organization's priorities and aspirations is crucial. Join BC Housing to learn about portfolio planning strategies and best practices that will help set your organization on the path to making strategic decisions in managing your building assets. 
 
Presenters: Gorka Zabala, Manager, Real Estate Services, Real Estate Management, BC Housing; Ahmed Omran, Manager, Portfolio Solutions, Aboriginal Housing Management Association
Category
Asset Management
When
11/19/2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

M30: Inspired Leadership

This session is currently full. Sponsored by BC Housing
Leaders are individuals who actively choose to make a positive contribution to the world they inhabit, which requires a commitment to self-awareness and conscious attention to how they show up in the world. No matter what your role, all are welcome to this half-day session, presented in partnership with BC Housing and the Justice Institute of BC, in which you’ll reflect on the values and beliefs that support your leadership style and engage in activities that encourage you to explore your own strengths and challenges in the context of solid leadership competencies.

Presenter: Jennifer Jasper, Program Manager, Centre for Leadership, JIBC
Category
Open to All
When
11/19/2018 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

M31: Collaborative Community Planning Can Work!

Session is full.
Homelessness and access to affordable housing continue to be of significant concern throughout BC as individuals face challenges in finding the supports they need. This panel will highlight collaborative approaches taken in Abbotsford and BC’s Capital Region, with a focus on effective community planning and system coordination. We’ll explore successful approaches on how to frame planning activities around individual-level needs, how to emphasize the strengths within an existing system, and how to ensure that all systems are factored into solutions across the spectrum. 

Presenters:  Dena Kae Beno, Housing and Homelessness Coordinator, City of Abbotsford; Lynda Brummitt, Research Planner, City of Abbotsford; Ron Van Wyk, Executive Director, MCC Community Enterprises Inc.; Heidi Hartman, Regional Director Vancouver Island, BC Housing; Kelly Reid, Director, Mental Health and Addiction Services, Vancouver Island Health Authority; Christine Culham, Senior Manager, Capital Regional District; Don Elliott, Executive Director, Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness
Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2018 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

M32: Maximizing GST and PST Savings

GST and PST rules for the non-profit housing sector are complex, particularly in the current environment of increased service offerings and changing funding models. Organizations must carefully navigate these rules to maximize recoveries by maintaining a strong internal control environment, taking advantage of all available savings and understanding compliance obligations. This session will introduce participants to information they need to get/stay on track with GST and PST compliance obligations and recovery opportunities, and will outline internal controls recommended to achieve these goals.  

Presenters: James Capobianco, Partner, Indirect Tax, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Paulina Prokop, Senior Manager, Assurance, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2018 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

M33: Finding the Money within Government Agencies

Sponsored by BC Housing
Understanding what funding is available is the first step in (re)developing your property asset. So let’s find the money! This panel will focus on information from CMHC and BC Housing on new development and co-investments funds for your next big project. Participants will learn what financial resources are available from provincial and federal entities; what types of funding can be used for what type of projects; information on the application processes; and, a review of the 10-year housing agreement between CMHC and BC Housing.

Presenters: Candace Koo, Affordable Housing Specialist, CMHC; Malcolm McNaughton, Regional Director, BC Housing; Deanna Bhandar, Director, Real Estate Development, Victoria Cool Aid Society 
Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2018 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

M34: Mixed-Income Housing Developments and Charitable Status

This session is currently full. Sponsored by Vancity
Today’s mixed-income housing projects create positive social outcomes but can also pose challenges for charities under existing Income Tax Act regulations. In this session, we’ll examine the existing regulatory environment and discuss specific projects developed by charities to help you gain a better understanding of what is and isn’t allowable. Presenters will also provide an update on recent advocacy work to encourage the federal government to reduce the restrictions on mixed-income development. 

Presenters: Margaret Mason, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP; Robert Brown, President, Catalyst Community Developments Society; Ross Chilton, CEO, Community Living Society; Karen Hemmingson, Chief Research Officer, Research and Corporate Planning, BC Housing; Kira Gerwing (moderator), Manager, Community Investment, Vancity
Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2018 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

M35: CEO Dialogue: BC Housing, CLBC & Partnerships.

This session is currently full. Sponsored by Community Living BC
Join Seonag Macrae, CEO of Community Living BC and Shayne Ramsay, CEO of BC Housing as they talk about partnerships, the values that guide them and what we’re learning from both research and examples on the ground. Explore the Community Living BC and Inclusion BC report on inclusive housing that places emphasis on collaboration between the community living and housing sectors. This session will also focus on collaboration, and the need for partnerships in providing typical housing amongst individuals with developmental disabilities.

Presenters: Shayne Ramsay, CEO, BC Housing; Seonag Macrae, CEO, Community Living BC
Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2018 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

M36: How Municipalities Use Data to Inform Housing Policy

Sponsored by the Real Estate Foundation of BC
Ever wanted to learn about how municipalities use data to inform housing policy decisions? Join this session to learn about how housing data has helped to inform real-world housing policy decisions in the City of New Westminster, including its award-winning Secured Market Rental Housing Policy and Family-Friendly Housing Policy.  You'll also learn about the work BCNPHA has done on the Rental Housing Index. Then, try your hands at thinking of various policies and data to support policy that would be needed to meet the housing needs of different groups and situations.

Presenter: Tristan Johnson, Planning Analyst, City of New Westminster; Brian Clifford, Policy Manager, BCNPHA 
Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2018 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

M37: How to Be an Employer Without Being a “Boss”

Community housing sector leaders often find themselves managing employees for the first time. Like all employers, non-profit leaders must manage the work of other people in a way that meets the goals of the organization. How can we do this as “excellent employers,” rather than “bad bosses?” This presentation will cover some of the legal basics of the employer-employee relationship, and present a framework through which community housing sector leaders can think through the challenges they may face as an employer. 

Presenter: David Huxtable, PhD. former Employment Standards legal advocate 
Category
Operations
When
11/19/2018 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

M38: Exploring the Challenges of Brain Injury & Homelessness

The impact traumatic brain injury (TBI) has on housing outcomes in marginalized populations can be dramatic, but is still poorly understood. By the end of this panel session, attendees will be able to: describe the signs, symptoms and challenges of TBI in marginalized populations; understand the incidence of TBI in survivors of marginalized populations; and, evaluate how TBI may constrain and challenge sustainable housing outcomes in marginalized populations. 

Presenters: Paul van Donkelaar, Professor, UBC - Okanagan; Karen Mason, Kelowna Women's Shelter; William Panenka, Assistant Professor, Psychiatry UBC - Vancouver 
Category
Operations
When
11/19/2018 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

M39: Housing Operations Programs: Earn $, Save $

BCNPHA program partners go the extra mile to support societies in their housing operations. Experts and BCNPHA staff will answer questions and offer solutions to your housing issues including insurance, investments, benefits, communications, property management, repairs and the new building remediation program. Participants will learn about BCNPHA member programs and services that create revenue and save money for your housing society.  

Presenters: Arwa Hasan, Marketing and Membership Associate, BCNPHA; Dean Pogas, Director, Communications & Operations, BCNPHA
Category
Operations
When
11/19/2018 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

M40: Keeping Projects On Time, On Budget

There are many things that non-profits do well, but project management isn’t always one of them. Participants will learn how two organizations can help the non-profit housing sector use proven strategies to achieve project success on time, on budget and within scope. Program Management Volunteers provides non-profits with professional project management support on a pro-bono basis, while EcoAmmo helps leaders recognize the common warning signs and pitfalls of many projects, and provides solutions through the Lean Construction Process and Integrated Project Delivery Model. 

Presenters: Shawn Hawkins, Executive Director, Program Management Volunteers; Stephani Carter, EcoAmmo-Sustainable Consulting Inc.
Category
Asset Management
When
11/19/2018 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

M41: Adventures in Rebates: New Routes to Retrofit Funding

The building retrofit funding landscape looks a lot different than it did last year. There is a new joint rebate program with BC Hydro and Fortis BC for non-profit multi-unit residential buildings, while the Ministry of Energy and Mines has committed funds for low-carbon electrification projects. These funding providers will show you around the new terrain, giving direction on the benefits, incentives and how to apply. 

Presenters: Ariana Arguello, Program Specialist, Conservation Assistance, Fortis BC; Bill MacKinnon, Manager, Energy Management, BC Housing;
Category
Asset Management
When
11/19/2018 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

M42: Tenant Engagement Opportunities

This session is currently full.
Engaging tenants is vital to fostering strong, healthy and safe communities. Engaged tenants care about their homes and neighbours. Learn about MVHC’s successful project “Improving Community Wellbeing,” CRHC’s Tenant Engagement Pilot Project, and more. Participants will have an opportunity to develop a specific program of interest for their tenants. Main takeaways from the session will be some examples of tenant engagement programs and the benefits to tenants, benefits to the landlord and benefits to the broader community. 

Presenters: Mary Ricci, Supervisor, Tenant Programs & Services, Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation; Ulryke Weissgerber, Division Manager, Housing Operations, Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation; Jen Tessier, Tenant and Community Services Coordinator, Capital Region Housing Corporation
Category
Asset Management
When
11/19/2018 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

BC Housing Meet 'n Mingle

Hosted by BC Housing
Join BC Housing for a Housing Central favourite, the annual Meet ‘n’ Mingle. This informal social event is a chance to enjoy some light refreshments, enter to win door prizes, chat with fellow delegates and meet with senior staff from BC Housing.
When
11/19/2018 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM