Special Events

Housing Central Welcome Social

Saturday, November 18 - 5:30 to 7:00pm

Kick off the opening of the Housing Central Conference at our Welcome Social. Join Rooftops Canada, along with BCNPHA and CHF BC for an evening of casual networking and light refreshments.

Sector Supper

Sunday, November 19 - 7:00 to 10:00 pm
TICKETS: $35 (+ GST) Member Rate

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

BC Housing Meet ‘n' Mingle

Hosted by BC Housing
Monday, November 20 - 5:30 to 7:00 pm

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, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

Young Professionals in Housing: Networking Event

Monday, November 20 - 7:00 to 9:00 pm
This event is for Young Professional Registrants only

Are you new to the affordable housing sector? Do you want to hear about the experiences of others who have recently joined the industry? If you’re under 30, not only will you get access to the entire conference with a $500 discount, but you’ll also have the opportunity to connect with your peers during a night of housing trivia and discussion in a laid back and fun atmosphere. Swag and appetizers included!

Take a Breather: Film Screenings

Monday, November 20 & Tuesday, November 21

Want to “unplug” and sit back for a bit to recharge your batteries? We’re offering two film screenings during the conference that touch on themes relevant to the non-profit housing sector. Vancouver: No Fixed Address, by award-winning documentary filmmaker Charles Wilkinson, is an unflinching look at Vancouver’s housing crisis, where a broad mix of residents are fighting to keep their homes from becoming global financial commodities. And we’re also showing Where is Home?, a documentary focused on homelessness and the complex social issues facing the city of Lethbridge, Alberta, and other communities across Canada.

Get Up Close: Innovative Housing Tours

Monday, November 20 & Tuesday, November 21

Take your conference learning to the next level with bus and walking tours that show you first-hand some of the innovative non-profit housing projects in Metro Vancouver. Bus tours take in sites that support inclusive living for low-income individuals and those at risk of homelessness. The tours run Monday and Tuesday, from 10:15 am to 3:15 pm; these fill up quickly so be sure to register early! On Tuesday, put your feet to work and join our walking tour of downtown Vancouver (10:15 am to 3:15 pm, rain, snow or shine!) to learn about the new approaches to revenue generation, greater housing affordability, employment opportunities and skills development.