Sunday - November 18

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
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8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Sunday Morning Plenary - Prem. Horgan & Min. Robinson

Hon. John Horgan will be discussing his 10-year housing affordability plan for British Columbia's shortage of affordable housing as part of his campaign. Get the inside scoop on his plan for building homes, protecting renters and directing taxes.

Hon. Selina Robinson will address delegates about the provincial government's commitment to affordable housing. Listen firsthand what this means for the non-profit and co-op housing sectors.
When
11/18/2018 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

S01: Thought Leaders' Dialogue: Human Rights & LGBT2S

Join keynote speaker Tracee McDaniel in a thought-provoking discussion about the role of housing providers in serving the LGBT2S community. This session will explore the ways in which housing providers are key players in the social justice movement through the creation of safe spaces for all the people they serve, and particularly the LBGT2S community. In this dialogue, we’ll explore your comments, challenges, and insights. All questions are welcome! 

Presenters: Keynote Tracee McDaniel; Allan Lindley, Manager of Indigenous Services & Cultural Safety, RainCity Housing and Support Society
 
Category
Leadership
When
11/18/2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

S02: Leading Change: Getting Change Done

This session is currently full.
This interactive workshop will empower you to shift from responding to change to leading and inspiring change, providing you with a strong foundation for implementing change leadership practices. Participants will walk away with: practical tools to embrace the human dynamics that lead to success or failure in implementing change; a strengthened ability to identify the difference between change and transition; and, concrete actions to build their capacity to lead through change. 

Presenter: Mark Friesen, Director of Capacity Development, Vantage Point
Category
Leadership
When
11/18/2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

S03: Inclusive Housing Benefits Everyone

This session is currently full. Sponsored by Community Living BC
Using Community Living BC’s and Inclusion BC’s recently released Inclusive Housing Task Force Report as a jumping off point, a panel of experts will engage the audience in a discussion about how inclusive housing impacts not just people with disabilities, but whole communities. Touching on history, quality of life, economics and social connection this session will look at the benefits of diverse communities and the importance of creating housing that reflects that diversity.

Presenters:  Jack Styan, Vice President Strategic Initiatives, Community Living BC; Karla Verschoor, Acting Executive Director, Inclusion BC
Category
Leadership
When
11/18/2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

S04: Build Better Business Cases Using Financial Information

This session is currently full.
Whether budgeting for a new program, running a community event, or contemplating a major capital project, a thorough understanding of the financial implications will strengthen the business case to stakeholders. With an emphasis on “go”/“no go” decisions being evaluated by the board; this interactive, case-based session will focus on the financial analysis and basic data visualization techniques to make your case on the viability of a new venture. 

Presenters: Paul Fripp, Senior Manager, BDO Canada LLP; William King, Partner, BDO Canada LLP 
Category
Leadership
When
11/18/2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

S05: Investment Fundamentals for Housing Providers

Maximizing the capital you already have is the most efficient fundraising a non-profit can undertake. This session will look at the different types of capital that housing providers manage and then delve into the basics of key investment concepts and considerations. Financial decision-makers will benefit from this introduction (or refresher) to investing, with an overview of the benefits of investing; types and characteristics of housing provider capital; asset classes, sectors, and investment types; compounding, risk, and volatility; and investment strategies from a housing perspective. 

Presenter: Derek Ballantyne, CEO, Encasa Financial Inc. 
 
Category
Leadership
When
11/18/2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

S06: Homelessness: Research to Action

This session is currently full. Sponsored by the Real Estate Foundation of BC
Hosted by the Pacific Housing Research Network, this session explores design and solutions to homelessness for women, overdose prevention in shelters, and housing first models. Join the researchers for panel presentations followed by discussion of the implications for programs and initiatives addressing homelessness.

Presented by the Pacific Housing Research Network. 

PHRN Presenters: Lani Brunn, City Spaces Consulting Ltd.; Katrina Barber, University of Victoria; Naomi Reichstein, UBC SCARP


Category
Leadership
When
11/18/2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

S07: Tooling up to Prevent Overdoses

About 90% of all overdose fatalities happen inside; washrooms are a particularly high-risk place for people who use drugs alone, even though Vancouver has eight public places for people to use drugs under supervision. This session examines the strategies and ideas that operators can implement immediately to increase washroom safety (with or without finances), and additional strategies such as peer engagement, shared spaces for drug consumption, agency overdose/drug policy, collaboration with health authorities, naloxone accessibility and more. 

Presenters: Shannon Riley, Clinical Educator, Overdose Emergency Response, Prevention, Vancouver Coastal Health; Marina Classen, TORO Organizer, DTES SRO Collaborative; Samantha Pranteau, TORO Organizer, DTES SRO Collaborative; Kimberly Murphy, Coordinator, Harm Reduction Services, Vancouver Coastal Health 
Category
Operations
When
11/18/2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

S08: Impacts of the New Cannabis Legislation

New cannabis legislation will come into effect in October 2018. These new laws may affect your day-to-day operations in areas such as electricity consumption, drifting smoke, policy non-compliance, how to balance the rights of cannabis consumers with those of the landlord and other tenants, and more! Join us for this session with lawyer Grant Haddock, and find out how this change might impact you, your building operations, staff and tenants. 

 Presenter: Grant Haddock, Haddock & Co. 
 

Category
Operations
When
11/18/2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

S09: Pet-friendly Buildings

People and pets can be a tricky combination in non-profit housing, but there are ways we can meet the needs of housing operators, residents, and those who have animal companions. In this panel presentation the presenters will speak to the mental and physical health benefits of pets, the impact of a pet-friendly housing shortage on women and children, and ways that one provider is overcoming common challenges like allergies, animal-people conflicts, and damages.  
 
Presenters: Amy Morris, SPCA; Amber Prince, Atira Women's Resource Society; Janice Abbott, CEO, Atira Women's Resource Society; Colleen Cybulski, Director of Property Services, Pacifica Housing  
Category
Operations
When
11/18/2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

S10: Support for Older Adults with Mental Health Issues

This session is currently full. Sponsored by BC Notaries Association
Speakers from multidisciplinary sectors will share their knowledge on housing and mental health issues and explore a coordinated response for older adults. The discussion will focus on bringing together legal, mental health and community supports to aid housing providers in ensuring safe, secure and sustainable housing for older adult residents with mental health and elder abuse issues. Join us with your ideas, suggestions and questions to generate the development of community partnerships. 

Presenters: Nighat Afsar, Legal Advocate; Genevieve Smith, Manager of SAIL and Victim Services, Seniors First BC; Anthony Kupferschmidt, Executive Director, West End Seniors' Network; Lisa McFarling, Case Manager and Clinical Educator, Vancouver Coastal Health 
Category
Operations
When
11/18/2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

S11: No More Pinholes! Plumbing Durability & Restoration

This session is currently full.
This session looks at ways plumbing systems fail, and why they fail so quickly here compared to most other areas. We’ll also discuss how to slow down the corrosion and extend the life expectancy of plumbing systems, including (but not limited to) temperature and flow control of the hot water, recirculation systems, and the role of water treatments in all this. Participants will learn about all possible restoration options (lining and re-pipe) with updates on the latest materials. 

Presenters: Randy Christie, Sales, CuraFlo of BC Ltd; Kevin O’ Donnell, Sales, CuraFlo of BC Ltd  
Category
Asset Management
When
11/18/2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

S12: Are You Ready? Developing a Successful Funding Proposal

This session is currently full. Sponsored by New Town Architecture and Engineering.
The Homes for BC Report provides a road map for provincial housing priorities and funding allocated to achieving these priorities. Now is the time to be prepared. This session will look at what you need to demonstrate that you have a development worth funding, and how to convey this information in a compelling proposal for funding. We will provide participants with the information, resources, skills, and knowledge to help them develop successful affordable housing funding proposals.

Presenters: Kaela Schramm, Director of Projects and Planning, M'akola Development Services; Katy Fabris, Project Manager, M'akola Development Services
Category
Asset Management
When
11/18/2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

S13: What's in a Name? Defining Affordability

This session is full.
Below market. Housing Income Limits. 20th percentile. There are many different terms used to discuss and measure housing affordability in BC and these have a significant impact on how projects are planned and funded. When we talk about “affordable housing,” what do we really mean? This session will explore definitions of affordable housing, examine alternatives, and seek to understand how current definitions translate into the financial viability and finished project.

Presenters: Lindsay Monk, Project Manager, M'akola Development Services; Devan Cronshaw, Project Planner, M'akola Development Services
Category
Asset Management
When
11/18/2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Sunday Lunch & Plenary Keynote: Tracee McDaniel

When
11/18/2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

S14: Building Your Capacity for Real Estate Development

This session is currently full. Sponsored by BC Housing
As organizations work to meet demand for affordable housing though real estate development/redevelopment they often lack the skills, staff, and tools needed to successfully plan and manage (re)development projects. Participants will learn about the skills, competencies, and resources needed for real estate development, as well as the strategies and approaches used by other organizations to build internal capacity. Presenters will also discuss the challenges of development projects, what to watch out for and the valuable lessons learned. 

Presenters: Irene Gannitsos, Manager, Strategic Programs Vancity Community Foundation; Karen Hemmingson, Chief Research Officer, BC Housing; Kaye Melliship, Executive Director Greater Victoria Housing Society
Category
Leadership
When
11/18/2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

S15: Strengthening Your Board

This session is currently full.
This session covers a range of topics aimed at informing board members about the basics of good governance, and equipping them with concepts and tools to help them improve the way their boards operate. It is based on BCNPHA's HousingU Board Governance online course. Note: Participants who take this session qualify for a 25% discount on BCNPHA's HousingU online Board Governance Course.

Presenters: Marsha Goldford, Independent Human Resources Consultant, MG Consulting; Diane Sugars
Category
Leadership
When
11/18/2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

S16: Directors & Officers & Employment Practices Liability

Learn about some of the exposures that entities and boards are facing in the current litigious environment as it relates to general business decisions as well as decisions it makes in relation to its employees and volunteers. This session will highlight some exposures to understand as a board member, some key functions of the policy to take note of as well as some recent claims examples in the non-profit arena.

Presenters: Christina Lam, Managing Director, Travelers Canada
Category
Leadership
When
11/18/2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

S17: Supporting Partnerships Between Health and Homelessness

Sponsored by the Real Estate Foundation of BC
Learn about a collaborative research project that takes an in-depth look at the health supports needed for individuals experiencing homelessness and being discharged from Metro Vancouver hospitals. Hear about our key findings, service delivery model ideas, and other exciting collaborations that have grown from this project. Attendees will be invited to engage in dialogue that will inform this ongoing project by Homelessness Services Association of BC, UBC, SFU, and Providence Health Care.

Presenters: Karen Custodio, Research Co-Investigator, Providence Health Care; Celine Mauboules, ED,  Homelessness Services Association of BC; Scott Small, Director of Shelter Services, Catholic Charities
Category
Leadership
When
11/18/2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

S18: Engage with BCNPHA!

Meet your BCNPHA Board representatives for a dialogue session geared to understanding the issues facing non-profit housing providers in your region, and to provide feedback on how BCNPHA could best support your work. Bring your questions, thoughts, challenges and ideas and join us in this exploratory discussion. 

Presenters: Julia Payson, Executive Director, CMHC Vernon; Christine Culham, Senior Manager, Regional Housing, CRD; Marika Albert, Policy Director, BCNPHA; Jill Atkey, CEO, BCNPHA 
Category
Leadership
When
11/18/2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

S19: Explorations on the Housing Continuum

Sponsored by the Real Estate Foundation of BC
Join the Pacific Housing Research Network for presentations and discussion on a range of housing challenges. This research in action panel explores housing and aging in Northern BC, immigrant settlement in suburbs, redevelopment for rental housing and international models moving along the housing continuum. 

Presented by the Pacific Housing Research Network
 
PHRN Presenters: Marleen Morris, Community Development Institute, UNBC; Jason Takerer, CMHC; Katrina May, UBC SCARP; Nassiba Ahadi, UBC
Category
Leadership
When
11/18/2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

S20: Cultivating Resilient and Creative Teams

This session is currently full.
Choosing a professional career focused on making the world a better place is deeply personal and purposeful. And yet, when we bring our hard-won convictions and values to work, how do we avoid the challenges of burnout and compassion fatigue? How can we work with corrosive team environments or inconsistent leadership? How can we nurture and protect ourselves – and our colleagues – in working environments that are intense and scrappy? This workshop explores these themes and suggests positive pathways forward.

Presenter: Ross Laird, Consultant - Professional Development, Laird Associates 
Category
Operations
When
11/18/2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

S21: Introduction to Indigenous Consultation and Engagement

Sponsored by AHMA
Whether you are looking to acknowledge a traditional territory or starting a consultation process with an Indigenous community, this session will help get you started. This presentation will cover the importance of determining objectives, pre-consultation planning, and building a relationship before starting the dialogue. Every Indigenous community is different; this workshop offers tools to meaningful consultations with potential Indigenous partners in urban or remote communities. 

Presenters: Danielle Deni, Project Manager, M'akola Development Services; Charla Huber, Communications & Indigenous Relations, M'akola Development Services
Category
Operations
When
11/18/2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

S22: Beyond the Decision: Judicial Review Order Enforcement

What is your recourse if a decision by the Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB) is unclear or contains an error? How can decisions be appealed or enforced? This panel of experts will provide an overview of the RTB dispute resolution process, discuss outcomes including unclear decisions or errors, enforcement of the orders and judicial review of decisions/orders, as well as answer questions around what happens after a written decision and an order by an arbitrator. 

Presenter: Oscar Miklos, Lawyer, Haddock & Company Lawyers; Yvonne Blair, Manager of Tenant Relations, Greater Victoria Housing Society; Zuzana Modrovic, Lawyer, TRAC Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre 
Category
Operations
When
11/18/2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

S23: Couples in Shelter: Successes and Challenges

Join us for an in-depth discussion on our experience opening the first shelter with couples in BC. The shelter was designed from a plan that allowed six couples’ suites (12 guests), along with an additional eight female and 20 male beds in separate dorm-style spaces. All six suites were filled by the third day after opening. Through this discussion you will learn about some of the successes, challenges and recommendations we have for anyone considering housing couples in a shelter environment. 

Presenters: Bailey Mumford, Lookout Housing + Health Society; Irvine Harvey, Guilford & Boulevard Shelter Program Manager, Lookout Housing + Health Society 
Category
Operations
When
11/18/2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

S24: Extreme Heat Responses in Social Housing

Sponsored by BC Housing
Extreme hot weather events are becoming more intense, more frequent and longer lasting. It is expected that the intensity and frequency of forest fires, as well as the number of extreme hot days (above 30°C), is going to significantly increase across the province. This panel will provide an overview of the changing climate in B.C., a medical perspective on health risks, and a presentation on the guidelines and tools to mitigate the risks of extreme heat events.

Presenters: Magda Szpala, Senior Advisor, Sustainability, BC Housing; Tamsin Mills,  Sr. Sustainability Specialist Sustainability Group, City of Vancouver; Michael Schwandt, Medical Health Officer, Fraser Health Authority; Leigh Greenius (moderator) Sustainability Reporting Analyst, BC Housing
Category
Asset Management
When
11/18/2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

S25: Modular Applications for Social Housing Initiatives

Session is full. Sponsored by Horizon North
Why are modular buildings generating so much interest? With their smart designs, expedited construction timeline and cost certainty, design-build modular construction can provide versatile solutions with the benefit of a trusted single point of contact to manage all aspects of the construction process. This practical workshop will showcase a number of tangible examples of how modular construction is delivering flexible and adaptable building solutions. 
 
Presenters: Joseph Kiss, President, Horizon North Modular Solutions; Tom Faliszewski, Metric Modular; Kenny Gilbertson, Development Manager, Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency; and Liza Jimenez, Housing Planner, City of Vancouver
Category
Asset Management
When
11/18/2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

S26: Workflow Woe No More? Maintenance & Management Software

Sponsored by BC Hydro
Property management and maintenance software, also called Computerized Maintenance Management Systems or CMMS, can simplify operations and reduce costs but making the switch requires both a clear understanding of your society’s needs and a transition plan. Societies share their experiences and successes with a number of software programs and how they navigated the process to making the change.

Presenters: Stefan Baune, Director of Property Operations, New Chelsea Society; Sean Bremner, Maintenance Director, Baptist Housing; Robert Jordan, Maintenance Director, Vancouver Native Housing Society
Category
Asset Management
When
11/18/2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

S27: Housing Walking Tour 1

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
11/18/2018 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

S41: Research Dialogue

Sponsored by the Real Estate Foundation of BC
Moderated by Bruce Wallace, University of Victoria
Category
Open to All
When
11/18/2018 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

S28: Preparing for an Expiring Operating Agreement

Join BCNPHA, BC Housing and non-profit housing providers who have experienced the expiry of their operating agreements to discuss how to ensure your building is viable post-expiry. Pre-expiry planning, tenant and stakeholder engagement and reviewing rent structures are all important steps in preparing for expiry. Tips and tricks for each of these steps will be provided to session participants. 

Presenters: Lucie Borges, Manager, Delta King Place, Kitimat; Peer-Daniel Krause, Policy Manager, BCNPHA; Steve Pomeroy, Senior Research Fellow, Focus Consulting Inc., and Craig Crawford, Vice President of Operations, BC Housing.
 
 
Category
Leadership
When
11/18/2018 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

S29: Building Indigenous Relationships Without the ASK

Sponsored by AHMA
Building meaningful relationships requires give and take, and learning how to work and partner with Indigenous communities in a respectful way. This presentation includes perspectives from First Nations leadership and affordable housing providers, covering an introduction to Indigenous relations and how your organization can bring this into your everyday work, including case studies spanning housing operations, MOUs, community events, traditional territories and cultural inclusiveness.
 
Presenters: Chief Russ Chipps, Chief, Beecher Bay First Nation; Charla Huber, Communications & Indigenous Relations, M'akola Housing Society; Kevin Albers, CEO, M'akola Housing Society
Category
Leadership
When
11/18/2018 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

S30: Proactive Succession Planning

This session is currently full.
Effective succession planning is rooted in a continuous process of building leaders at all levels of your organization. This session focuses on fostering a culture of succession planning and provides participants with specific approaches and tools aimed at all levels of the organization, including your board members, executive director, salaried employees and knowledge philanthropists. Move from a reactive to proactive management style as people transition within your organization, and minimize knowledge and productivity loss due to staff changes. 

Presenter: Alison Brewin, Executive Director, Vantage Point
Category
Leadership
When
11/18/2018 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

S31: Board Engagement in Capital Projects

This session is currently full.
Board Engagement in Capital Projects – New housing developments come with inherent risks for non-profit societies, and knowing when and how to engage your board throughout the development process is key to managing these risks.  Join us for a discussion and exploration of what boards need to know about capital projects, and strategies for providing boards with the information they need to govern and manage risk without overwhelming them with unnecessary detail. 

Presenter: Doug Tennant, Chief Executive Officer, Uniti
Category
Leadership
When
11/18/2018 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

S32: Our Home - Our Way: BC People First

Sponsored by Community Living BC
Too often, people labelled with an intellectual disability are inappropriately placed in nursing homes, long-term care facilities, personal care homes and other institutional settings. Join members of BC People First, a provincial non-profit led by people labelled as having an intellectual disability, for a discussion on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – The Right to Live in the Community. Hear stories of people who are labelled and living in community, and examples of what inclusive housing does and doesn’t look like. 

Presenters: Michael McLellan and Conrad Tyrkin, BC People’s First, with Ariel Pavic, BCPF coordinator; Tina Dam, BCPF Advisor; and Jessica Humphrey, CLBC self-advocate advisor; Chris Hofley, Director of Operations, Individualized Funding Resource Centre Society
Category
Leadership
When
11/18/2018 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

S33: Challenges & Opportunities of Planning Mixed-Income Dev

This session is currently full. Sponsored by New Town Architecture and Engineering
BC’s affordable housing sector is seeing many new development opportunities with the federal, provincial and municipal governments all back at the investment table. These programs are more complex than programs of the past, but they also have the potential for increased housing development sustainability and social cohesion within housing communities. Join our discussion on the challenges and opportunities in mixed-income developments, including a breakdown of building capital and operating budgets, mixed rental income scenarios, plus examples of existing mixed-income developments. 

Presenters: Luke Stack, Executive Director, Society of HOPE; Kaela Schramm, Director of Projects and Planning, M’akola Development Services
 
Category
Leadership
When
11/18/2018 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

S34: Privacy and the Personal Information Protection Act

This session is currently full. Sponsored by BC Housing
Have you thought about your obligations when it comes to the privacy of your tenants? Are you flummoxed by the rules around protecting privacy? This presentation will increase your knowledge of your organization’s responsibilities under the Personal Information Protection Act and expand your understanding of how to protect personal information. Participants will learn about broad privacy concepts and find out about tools and resources to help organizations meet their obligations. 

Presenters: Nadine McGraw, Privacy Officer, BC Housing; Marika Albert, Policy Director, BCNPHA 
Category
Operations
When
11/18/2018 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

S35: Cultural Safety in Service Delivery

The concept of cultural safety is often discussed in relation to health care but it’s also important for housing providers. If people are accessing services in an environment where they feel spiritually, emotionally, socially, and physically safe, and there is no denial of who they are, what they need, or of their identity, they will have better outcomes. Join housing providers to discuss cultural safety, why it’s important in addressing social inequalities, and how they incorporate culturally safe practices in program delivery.

Presenters: T'oila McIntrye, Indigenous Advisor & Educator, Victoria Cool Aid Society; Candice MacDonald, Manager - Supportive Housing Services, Victoria Cool Aid Society and Loren Balisky, Executive Director, Kinbrace
Category
Operations
When
11/18/2018 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

S36: Workplace Application of Trauma Informed Care

This session is currently full.
This session explores the premise of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue in the workplace. We’ll discuss creating safety in staff to effectively work with traumatized populations, and addressing challenging behaviour with empathy, understanding and real solutions. Join this facilitated discussion to address how we can better serve and work with available resources or clients despite our differences.

Presenters: Ken Jones, Program Manager, Discovery House, Kelowna; Richard Haughian, Client Care Advocate, Discovery House; Ross Laird, Consultant - Professional Development, Laird Associates
Category
Operations
When
11/18/2018 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

S37: I’m New, What Do I Do?

Are you new to the affordable housing sector and want to know the basics? Heard of BCNPHA but would like to know what we do? Looking for funding to get housing built, or templates and guides to get your society started? This session will answer those questions and more as we explore the ever-changing landscape of affordable housing, the policies that shape it and the logistics of how housing is done. Bring your questions and ideas for this in-depth intro to the affordable housing sector! 

Presenters: Arwa Hasan, Marketing & Membership Associate, BCNPHA; Jackie Kanyuk, Asset Management Coordinator, BCNPHA; and Erika Sagert, Policy Analyst, BCNPHA
Category
Operations
When
11/18/2018 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

S38: Benchmarking For the Win

Does your utility bill have a report card? If you’re spending too much on utilities, there are ways to take action through benchmarking. Studies suggest benchmarking can achieve 7-14% energy savings in 4 years, even before retrofits. This session will explore performance indicators to monitor so your society can understand its energy consumption, discuss how benchmarking relates to energy audits and building condition assessments, and how these tools can improve your business cases and capital plans.

Presenter: Adrian Lynch, Energy Specialist, Metro Vancouver and Cathy McDonald, Asset Management Coordinator, BCNPHA
Category
Asset Management
When
11/18/2018 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

S39: Building Homes, Not Units

Sponsored by New Town Architecture and Engineering
This session focuses on efforts to develop two mixed-income, mixed-use developments in Calgary that will provide over 300 affordable homes with support services. Both sites are within transit corridors, providing an opportunity for non-vehicular methods of transportation and to design space for people, not parking. Revitalization of these sites will renew the built environment and modernize planning that prioritized cars and short-sighted savings over a well-planned community. Participants will learn how to apply these lessons to sites in other cities, such as Vancouver.

Presenter: Matt Thomson, Community Housing Lead, Urban Matters 
Category
Asset Management
When
11/18/2018 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

S40: Introduction to Capital Planning

This session is currently full.
Capital planning is essential for preparing your organization for the eventual renewal of your building’s various systems. This introductory workshop is geared towards individuals with no capital planning experience. It will provide an overview on what a capital plan is, why you need one and what is involved in developing a capital plan. This workshop will help you ask the right questions when it is your time to develop a capital plan. 

Presenter: Brian Jung, Asset Management Coordinator, BCNPHA
Category
Asset Management
When
11/18/2018 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Sector Supper

Doors open at 6:30pm Sponsored by Vancity
Always a conference favourite, the Sector Supper is your chance to enjoy a delicious dinner while connecting with housing colleagues old and new. Celebrate our award recipients, the incredible growth of the affordable housing sector, and toast to another great year ahead!

After dinner, get ready to laugh your heart out with a show by comedian Charlie Demers. Nominated for a 2018 Juno Award for Comedy Album of the Year, Demers performs at live comedy venues across Canada, including at the Just for Laughs festival, and on the hit CBC show The Debaters. His latest book, Property Values, brings together the worlds of urban gentrification, overpriced real estate, and gang violence with wry and sardonic wit.
When
11/18/2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM