Special Events

Housing Central Welcome Social

Saturday, November 17 - 5:30 to 7:30pm

Kick off the 2018 Conference on a fun note with our informal Welcome Social! You can expect light refreshments, a cash bar, and the chance to meet your fellow delegates. Join Urban Matters and BCNPHA as we announce the winners of the Reframe Housing competition, celebrating innovative ideas in community housing. Visit www.reframecompetition.com for more information. Want to submit an idea? Deadline is September 30.

Sector Supper

Sunday, November 18 - 7:00 to 10:00 pm

TICKETS: $45 (+ GST) Member Rate, $65 (+GST) Non-Member Rate

Join your colleagues for the Housing Sector Supper on Sunday night. Click here for more info.

BC Housing Meet ‘n' Mingle

Monday, November 19 - 5:30 to 7:00 pm
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.

Young Professionals Social

Monday, November 19 - 7:00 to 9:00 pm
This event is for Young Professional Registrants only

If you’re new to the housing sector – and 35 or under – this is your chance to connect with peers in a laid back and fun atmosphere, with a bit of trivia thrown in for good measure. Swag and appetizers included!

Take a Breather: Film Screenings

Monday, November 19 & Tuesday, November 20

If you have a break in your schedule, need a chance to unwind or are looking for some housing inspiration on the big screen, check out our film screenings! We’ll be showing V6A and Project Cold Days – A Dark Night of the Soul.



A portrait of the community that colours the most controversial postal code in North America – Vancouver. This is a journey deep into the roots of an area tinted by a multitude of ongoing issues, which reveals its beauty through its inhabitants, and explores the nature of being human by questioning the definition of “home.”

Project Cold Days – A Dark Night of the Soul


A documentary film shot over a period of four years during the cold Ottawa winters. The film focuses on the mental health and addiction struggles that those living on the street endure through their daily lives. The documentary features stunning imagery of the Ottawa winter along with genuine and visceral stories from those who live within it.