CHF BC AGM

Join us for a day of learning and connecting with others in the affordable housing sector!

Sunday is structured so that co-op delegates who can only attend on the day of the annual general meeting can participate in the full conference experience, including the breakfast and lunch plenaries, education breakout sessions, the AGM and the evening Sector Supper with live entertainment.

Sunday’s education opportunities include sessions specific to housing co-ops in addition to those reflecting challenges faced by both co-ops and non-profit housing providers. Co-op delegates can choose from any education to add value to their AGM experience and learn best practices in the community housing sector.

In addition to networking with members from other housing co-ops, the AGM will feature a report from directors looking back on the past year and highlighting the challenges for next year and beyond. The election of directors, the auditor’s report and the appointment of the auditor will wrap up the business for the day.

Please note that an official notice of the AGM will be sent to CHF BC members.

HOW TO REGISTER

Registration is opening soon. For details on the CHF BC AGM registration rates, please visit chf.bc.ca, or contact us at:

Email: dvankuyk@chf.bc.ca
Call: 604.879.5111 • 1.866.879.5111 ext. 135

Co-op education sessions

S04: Data and the Demand for Inclusive Housing

In 2019, Community Living BC and BCNPHA partnered to develop a survey to understand housing needs and preferences for individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities across BC. This session will cover the preliminary findings of that survey, and discuss the next steps for the study’s implementation and roll out. This session will also focus on collaboration, and the need for partnerships in providing typical housing amongst individuals with developmental disabilities.

SPONSORED BY COMMUNITY LIVING BC
Category
Leadership
When
11/17/2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

S08: Co-op Governance Challenge

How well do you know the basics of good co-op governance? Join us in this myth-busting session to test yourself against 14 of the toughest governance questions we could come up with. The answers may surprise even the most experienced co-op director or manager. Our review will highlight best governance practices and help you avoid the time, trouble and expense of the most common governance mistakes we’ve seen in housing co-ops over the years. 
 
Category
Leadership
When
11/17/2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

S11: Immigrants and Refugees - Cultural Competency

The unprecedented arrival in 2018 of over 55,020 refugee claimants in Canada included 2,310 who came to BC, with a forecast of almost 3,000 for 2019. Providing housing and support for refugee claimants requires creativity, responsiveness, resources and neighbourliness. Join us for this engaging session and learn about 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. 
Category
Operations
When
11/17/2019 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

S05: Sector Regeneration Dialogue

Join Housing Services Corporation’s CEO for an engaging dialogue on regeneration in the community housing sector. Topics will include new and re-developments as we explore new ideas and approaches to rethinking affordable housing development, as well as useful strategies and tools to maintain and grow your organization’s assets. It will also be an opportunity to learn from your colleagues about what’s working, and to share your own experiences with transforming your business model.   


 
Category
Leadership
When
11/17/2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

S10: Reducing Vulnerability to Isolation Among Seniors

This session explores risk factors that can lead to loneliness and isolation among seniors. Presentations focus on how to recognize and address abuse, neglect and isolation by putting in place support systems that promote health and well-being. These interventions can support successful transitions out of homelessness, lower building repair costs, and instances of violence and other issues. 
Category
Operations
When
11/17/2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

S12: Hoarding: A Harm Reduction Approach

Hoarding is a complex and challenging psychological disorder that may lead to negative consequences for both the individual and the community. This session provides information about using harm reduction principles to help tenants with hoarding behaviour. This discussion will include harm reduction strategies, using assessment tools, pest-control issues and prevention, accessing helpful hoarding resources, the clean-up process, and the post-hoarding care process. 
 
Category
Operations
When
11/17/2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

S14: Affordable Housing Renewal - Energiesprong for BC

About 70% of today's building stock will still be in use in 2050. Business-as-usual repairs and maintenance will not be enough to make BC buildings use less energy, emit less carbon pollution, or provide more comfortable, healthy, affordable, resilient living spaces at the pace needed. Hear about the Pembina Institute’s plan to simultaneously aggregate demand, systematize and scale up innovative solutions, and create the right financing and regulatory conditions to ramp up the deep energy retrofits needed to meet BC's climate obligations. 
Category
Asset Management
When
11/17/2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM