Day 2 - Tuesday Nov 16


DAY 2 - TUESDAY, NOV 16
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Morning Plenary Keynote:
Carol Anne Hilton
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Tradeshow & Networking Break
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM BREAKOUT SESSIONS 1 T01 Indigenous Caucus T02 Diversity for Boards T03 Housing and Supports for People with Complex Needs: Open Dialogue to Improve Services T04 Katherine’s Rule: Preventing Youth Homelessness T05 The Financialization of Canadian Housing: Impacts and Solutions T06 An Easier Way: Property Management Software
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Networking Lunch Break
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Afternoon Plenary Keynote:
Gabrielle Peters & Dr. Ameil Joseph
1:00 PM – 1:15 PM Break T23 Your Brain in Positive (12:45PM - 4:30PM)
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM BREAKOUT SESSIONS 2 T07 Leading Change: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging T08 Non-Profit Housing Development in Rural Communities T09 Investing for Housing Providers: Challenges and Opportunities T10 Indigenous Housing: Learning Through Lived Experience T11 Creating Safer Homes for Refugees T12 Planning for a Virtual Workforce T13 Post-Disaster Building Assessments T14 Making Retrofits Work
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM Tradeshow & Learning Lounges
3:15 PM – 4:30 PM BREAKOUT SESSIONS 3 T15 Thought Leaders’ Dialogue: Reconciliation, Respect & Recognition T16 The Rapid Housing Initiative: How Fast Can You Deliver? T17 Financial Fundamentals of Affordable Housing T18 Dialogue with Gabrielle Peters & Dr. Ameil Joseph T19 Housing Providers’ Community of Practice: Understanding Anti-Racism T20 Resident Relocation Experiences T21 Asset Management in Indigenous Communities T22 Copy-and-Paste Performance? Backstage at Vienna House
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM CHF BC Session T24 Inclusive Communities

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Morning Plenary

Morning Plenary: Keynote - Carol Anne Hilton

Guest speaker: Gwen Point
We welcome Dr. Gwen Point , Knowledge Keeper for the Assembly of First Nations, to do the traditional welcome on Day 2, followed by Founder and CEO of the Indigenomics Institute, Carol Anne Hilton. She’ll join us to discuss how Indigenous communities are taking a seat at the economic table. 

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11/16/2021 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Tradeshow & Networking Break

Tradeshow & Networking break

Our lineup of tradeshow exhibitors offers a range of products and services that can make a significant impact on your organization – making your operations more efficient, helping you save energy, improving your services, and boosting your bottom line with savings and increased revenue. Use this opportunity to explore the exhibitors’ sites and book your meetings with tradeshow representatives during the dedicated conference breaks.
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11/16/2021 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Breakout Sessions 1

T01: Indigenous Caucus

Please note pre-registration is required, limited to 150 participants. Session will be locked 10 minutes after start.
The National Housing Strategy, announced in 2017, outlines a distinction-based approach when it comes to Indigenous housing. The strategy covers First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples but leaves 85% of the Indigenous population – the urban, self-identified and disenfranchised – out of government responsibilities when it comes to Indigenous housing. In BC, AHMA and other partners have been working on a more inclusive Indigenous housing strategy that takes a provincial, urban and rural approach. Join the caucus to learn about the progress on the development of the first Urban Indigenous Housing Strategy.

Guest speaker: Gwen Point

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11/16/2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

T02: Diversity for Boards

The global pandemic has exposed us to the harsh inequities that always existed but were rarely questioned. Organizations are more attuned to the need to truly represent the communities they serve at all levels. Many organizations strive to achieve visible diversity but may not reach meaningful inclusion. Change needs to start at the top. Embracing a diverse board is the first step towards dismantling systemic racism. Join this presentation to reflect on the importance of having diverse boards, discuss concrete steps your organization can take to maximize its multifarious benefits, and explore ways to navigate diverse opinions around decision-making tables.

Presenters: Sandhya Ghai and Olga Stachova, MOSAIC, and Susana Guardado, BCNPHA

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11/16/2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

T03: Housing and Supports for People w/ Complex Needs

Creating and sustaining suitable housing and effective support services for people who have developmental disabilities combined with mental health, substance use and other vulnerabilities presents a challenge to provincial ministries and Crown agencies, service providers, and individuals themselves. Join Fred Ford, CLBC’s Regional Director for Vancouver Island, and panel members to hear what’s working and not working and to engage in an open dialogue to share what you have learned as we collectively consider and develop better ways of supporting people with complex needs.

Presenter: Fred Ford, Community Living BC and panel members

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11/16/2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

T04: Katherine's Rule - Preventing Youth Homelessness

With lived experience of homelessness and BC’s child welfare system, Katherine McParland was at the heart of the movement to end youth homelessness in BC as the founder and Executive Director of A Way Home Kamloops and the Co-Founder of the BC Coalition to End Youth Homelessness. After her sudden passing, there was a province-wide outpouring of grief that translated into an urgent call to continue to her legacy. Having once described youth aging out of government care as the “superhighway to homelessness,” the Coalition is working to deliver a new legislative proposal in Katherine’s honour. Katherine’s Rule will ensure no youth under the care of the provincial government will ever again “age out” of care and into homelessness. Join our panel of young leaders as they discuss the implications of Katherine’s Rule for the non-profit housing sector and discover how your organization can be a part of the movement to end youth homelessness in BC.

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11/16/2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

T05: The Financialization of Canadian Housing

Financialization of housing refers to the expanding role of financial markets and corporations in the field of housing. This panel of housing experts with varying perspectives will speak to the impact that it is having on the delivery of affordable housing and solutions to mitigate the most negative impacts. 

Moderator: Penny Gurstein, UBC
Presenters:
Martine August, University of Waterloo; Tom Davidoff, UBC; Nemoy Lewis and Alan Walks, University of Toronto

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11/16/2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

T06: An Easier Way: Property Management Software

Are there tenant management and maintenance workflows at your organization that make work harder for tenant and facility management staff? If you often find yourself thinking, “There has to be an easier way to do this” or “I wish we could track this better,” then this is the session for you. Learn how a tenant and property management system can simplify rent roll, work orders, tenant correspondence, reporting and more. Societies using Arcori PM software will be on hand to share their experience and answer your questions.

Presenters:
John McKenna, Arcori; BCNPHA Asset Management representative; Sylvia Nickel and Paul Cho, More Than a Roof Mennonite Housing Society 

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11/16/2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Networking Break

Networking Break

Our lineup of tradeshow exhibitors offers a range of products and services that can make a significant impact on your organization – making your operations more efficient, helping you save energy, improving your services, and boosting your bottom line with savings and increased revenue. Use this opportunity to explore the exhibitors’ sites and book your meetings with tradeshow representatives during the dedicated conference breaks.
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11/16/2021 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Afternoon Plenary

Mid-day Plenary: Gabrielle Peters & Dr. Ameil Joseph

Join this plenary and listen in on a discussion between Gabrielle Peters, a disabled writer and policy analyst who lives in social housing, and Ameil Joseph, anti-colonial scholar and activist. They will discuss how we move from designing for discrimination to a future of building justice.

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11/16/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Break

Tradeshow & Networking break

Our lineup of tradeshow exhibitors offers a range of products and services that can make a significant impact on your organization – making your operations more efficient, helping you save energy, improving your services, and boosting your bottom line with savings and increased revenue. Use this opportunity to explore the exhibitors’ sites and book your meetings with tradeshow representatives during the dedicated conference breaks.
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11/16/2021 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

T23: Your Brain in Positive

This session is limited to 25 max. Please note session runs 12:45 to 4:30 pm.
Organizations thrive when individuals find relevance and meaning that are of benefit to them, their teams, their community, and their organization. In this 3.5-hour session, learners will explore the components of positive psychology, including factors such as gratitude, individual strengths and mindfulness/meditation. The session will also discuss the application of brain plasticity in order to “rewire our brains,” with the goal of encouraging learners to continue on a path of well-being that will reap both personal and professional benefits. Note: this session will be delivered on the JIBC Blackboard learning platform and registrants will be sent a separate access link prior to the event.

Presenter: Michael Fedeles, Justice Institute of BC

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11/16/2021 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Breakout Sessions 2

T07: Leading Change: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion-Belonging

Join BC Housing for a discussion on how the organization is addressing racism, ableism and other forms of systemic discrimination through its new Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (OEDIB). BC Housing has crucial work already underway, such as asset management MOUs with First Nations and partnerships with a wide range of Indigenous housing organizations and non-profits that serve marginalized and equity-seeking communities. This presentation will be a thought-provoking discussion on how leaders can be a part of the change, and advance equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging within their organizations.

Presenters: Shayne Ramsay and Stephanie Allen, BC Housing

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11/16/2021 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

T08: Non-Profit Housing Development in Rural Communities

Explore the results of community housing consultant Elevate Community Planning’s research highlighting new tools and resources being developed to support the small and rural community housing sector, as well as non-profit real estate development company New Commons’ unique approach to development work in small communities. Representatives from non-profits working with New Commons will share their perspectives on challenges faced and successes achieved in realizing their development goals, and what advice they would offer other non-profit housing developers
looking to activate projects in small and rural communities.

Presenter:
Dion Whyte, New Commons Development

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11/16/2021 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

T09: Investing for Housing Providers

For affordable housing providers, incorporating a suitable investment plan is a valuable step in planning for your future financial goals. Often times, there can be some tough roadblocks preventing you from moving forward on your investments – but all is not lost! Join Mike Ames, Investment Funds Advisor at Encasa Financial, for a discussion on the common investing challenges providers face, how to navigate through them and the opportunities available to help you achieve your financial goals.

Presenter: Mike Ames, Encasa Financial

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11/16/2021 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

T10: Indigenous Housing: Learning Through Lived Experience

A place to call home is a universal aspiration. The DRIPPA legislation and framework is relatively recent and funders, housing and service providers are still finding their way. The vision for inclusive housing is emergent. Join Joanne Mills, CLBC’s new Executive Director of Indigenous Relations, and a panel of Indigenous self-advocates and Indigenous service providers who will share their stories, experience, expertise, and thoughts around inclusive housing, culturally safe services, and what people are doing to find their way forward. Whether you are looking to develop Indigenous housing or are just interested in this topic, this is the session for you.

Presenters: Joanne Mills, Community Living BC; Indigenous Self-Advocates; and, Indigenous Services Providers

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11/16/2021 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

T11: Creating Safer Homes for Refugees

Join MAP's Housing Working Group as we discuss the housing experience and journey of refugee claimants in BC. You'll have the chance to listen to people with lived experience and learn from the research provided by settlement agencies and housing providers around the current challenges and future recommendations to find affordable housing for refugee claimants. A demonstration will be provided to showcase BC's Claimants Housing Referral and Data Management System (BC CHARMS) – the first in Canada. We look forward to facilitating this discussion through an inclusive and justice-oriented lens as we continue to create safer homes for refugee claimants.

Presenters: Doug Peat, Journey Home Community and additional presenter TBC

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11/16/2021 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

T12: Planning for A Virtual Workforce

Join us for this roundtable discussion moderated by BC Housing CIO Mike Klein. With technology taking a leading role in the workplace, let's discuss how technology can foster engagement among staff and prepare us for future challenges.

Presenter: Mike Klein, BC Housing

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11/16/2021 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

T13: Post-Disaster Building Assessments

In the event of a disaster or emergency, housing providers, shelters and Single Room Occupancy hotels need to prepare a Business Continuity Plan. An important aspect of that work includes the ability to know if they can continue to safely use their facility. Our presentation will explore the Post-Disaster Building Assessments and how these assessments enable agencies and communities in an emergency to assess the safety of structures and allow people to remain or return to their homes as soon as possible. During the presentation we will share information, resources, and tools available from BC Housing to develop this capacity.

Presenters: Jeff Cornell and Pat Cullen, BC Housing

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11/16/2021 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

T14: Making Retrofits Work

There is so much value to be gained by societies when upgrading HVAC, lighting, and building envelope systems: longer-lasting equipment, improved temperature stability, and lower energy bills. But knowing where to start, and what you need to know before you get started (most importantly, how you'll pay for it), can be overwhelming. Fortunately, you have some players on your team who can make the process easier: BCNPHA’s Asset Management team, professional engineers and other non-profit housing societies who have completed retrofits. Come meet with us to learn about how to make a retrofit go right. 

Presenters: Erich Klein, Baptist Housing; Kateryna Filyus, Terra Property Management; Steven Fetterly, Impact Engineering; and Edward Beckett, BC Non-Profit Housing Association 

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11/16/2021 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Tradeshow & Learning Lounges Facilitated Chats

Tradeshow & Learning Lounges Break

Join our topic-focused Learning Lounges to network with leaders and frontline staff and discuss the latest issues facing our sector. Lounges are open throughout the day so that delegates can drop in for live, face-to-face conversations and messaging.
During the afternoon breaks we’ll have a mix of BCNPHA staff and sector leaders facilitating the Learning Lounge discussions – so you can expect a dynamic exchange of ideas!
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11/16/2021 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Breakout Sessions 3

T15: TL Dialogue: Reconciliation, Respect & Recognition

Join AMHA CEO Margret Pfoh, morning plenary speaker Carol Anne Hilton, and special guests for a thought-provoking conversation on reconciliation and how we can all be involved in building a post-colonial future based on respect and recognition for the housing sector and beyond.

Presenters: Carol Anne Hilton, Indigenomics Institute and Margaret Pfoh, Aboriginal Housing Management Association

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11/16/2021 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

T16: The Rapid Housing Initiative: How Fast Can You Deliver?

Buckle up for a speedy overview of a recent initiative to quickly deliver housing. The Government of Canada, through CMHC, launched the Rapid Housing Initiative (RHI), a $1-billion program to help address urgent housing needs of vulnerable Canadians, especially in the context of COVID-19.  Deadlines were ambitious and the entire sector rose to the challenge. Hear first-hand from applicants on the process, progress, and what lessons from the experience can offer future policies and programs.

Presenter: Lance Jakubec, CMHC

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11/16/2021 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

T17: Financial Fundamentals of Affordable Housing

Building new or redeveloping affordable housing presents many challenges, including complex financial scenarios. Join us for an engaging and interactive discussion that will dive into key levers that determine financial viability. Discussion of case studies that leveraged current funding programs will ground our session in real-world practice and demonstrate the impact on affordability.

Presenters: Lindsay Monk and Bronwyn McLean, M'akola Development Services

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11/16/2021 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

T18: A Dialogue with Gabrielle Peters & Dr. Ameil Joseph

Join keynotes Gabrielle Peters, Dr. Ameil Joseph and others for an in-depth exploration of the concepts examined in the keynote conversation. This workshop will feature a variety of lived and professional experiences and raise questions about what accessibility is, who gets to define it and what the real obstacles and barriers are to disabled people living in the community. There will be surprising twists and contrasts that reflect the social model of disability analysis that it is not the person who presents the problem but the thinking and design around them. Disabled people and disabled professionals will share what has worked and what hasn’t and how building standards and funding methods help or hurt in this process.

Presenters: Gabrielle Peters, Disabled Writer and Policy Analyst; Dr. Ameil Joseph, Assistant Professor, McMaster University; Q, QueerCrip artist, educator, consultant; Spring Hawes, Board Member, Interior Health; Thea Kurdi, VP DesignABLE Environments; and Amina Yasin, Urban and Regional Planner; Anne Theriault , Canadian Author; Karen Ward, Drug Policy Advisor
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11/16/2021 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

T19: HP's Community of Practice: Understanding Anti-Racism

Throughout 2021, BCNPHA has held a series of workshops called Understanding Anti-Racism, led by expert facilitators Jamie Joanou and Erica-Nicole Griffin. Hear from a panel of workshop participants about the successes and the challenges that they have faced integrating some of what they have learned into their professional and personal lives, and learn about what you might be able to glean from challenging your own perceptions of race, racism, and how to be anti-racist.

Presenters: Jamie Joanou and Erica-Nicole Griffin, Monday Morning Consultants

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11/16/2021 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

T20: Resident Relocation Experiences

Tenant relocation will continue to be a challenge for redeveloping aging not-for-profit buildings, especially when there are limited affordable housing homes available. Learn from the experience of two not-for-profits that have successfully relocated residents over the last three years. They will share with you their approaches to creating positive resident relocation experiences from challenging situations.

Presenter: Lilian Chau, Brightside Community Homes Foundation

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11/16/2021 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

T21: Asset Management in Indigenous Communities

BC Housing has entered into several partnerships with First Nations to share best practices related to Asset Management. This presentation will be a review of the lessons learned to date through this unique, first of its kind partnership in Canada. Join the discussion with Rod Hill, Director Indigenous Asset Management and partners for this exciting webinar.

Presenters:
Rod Hill, BC Housing; Daana Magi, Scw'exmx Tribal Council; and John Johannson, Nisg'a Lisims Government

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11/16/2021 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

T22: Copy-and-Paste Performance? Backstage at Vienna House

A new housing complex underway in Vancouver aims to advance innovative solutions to affordability, climate change, and social equity. BC Housing’s 101-unit Vienna House project is testing materials and processes intended to deliver Passive House performance with very low greenhouse gas emissions — think prefab and renewable components, digital twinning, integrated design, and more. With UBC documenting every step of the process from early design to occupancy, Vienna House could serve as a template for building affordable housing communities across BC, and beyond. Join this session for an inside look at this cutting-edge project-in-progress from the project team.

Presenters: Ren Bai and Jigar Patel, BC Housing; Lee-Anne Michayluk, More Than a Roof; and John Wall, PUBLIC Design + Communication

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11/16/2021 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

CHF BC Breakout Session

T24: Inclusive Communities

Please note pre-registration is required, limited to 50 participants.
Building inclusive communities goes beyond having a welcome package for new members. In this session, we’ll look at how we can create communities which are inviting and supportive for diverse groups and engage practices to ensure all housing members are included.

Presented by: Co-operative Housing Federation of BC


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11/16/2021 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM