8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Morning Plenary

Morning Plenary - Keynote: Johann Hari

After impressing our delegates in 2017, Hari will be back to speak about his new book Lost Connections: Why you’re depressed and how to find hope, which explores how our mental health is influenced by the human and community connections in our lives.  

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Applicable to All
When
11/17/2021 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.
Category
Leadership
When
11/17/2021 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Breakout Sessions 1

W01: Financial Best Practices for Boards

Please note pre-registration is required, limited to 40 participants.
In this remote workshop we will take you through the highlights of best practices pertaining to: the role of the Treasurer and other financial volunteers and staff, privacy issues, fraud prevention, dealing with regulatory bodies (CRA etc.), and tips for basic financial management. Best suited for Treasurers and financial volunteers or staff of small to medium sized Non-Profit Organizations.

Presenter: Susan Lucato, Accountant


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Leadership
Track
Listen + Ask + Interact
When
11/17/2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

W02: Succession Planning

THIS SESSION IS FULL. Please note pre-registration is required, limited to 30 participants.
We all need to manage succession planning – whether on the board, leadership or staff. It can be done either through a planned thoughtful process, or by a reactive and possibly emergency basis. At the very least, there are five simple elements you need to be aware of to ensure the process is as planned and painless as possible. Join us for this session that offers discussion and direction to make your succession planning transitions easier. Participants will learn the five key elements of planned successions, understand the transitional cycle, and become aware of gaps.

Presenter:
Frank Atnikov, Frank Growth Solutions

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Leadership
Track
Listen + Ask + Interact
When
11/17/2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

W03: Societies Act 101

A new BC Societies Act came into force in late 2018, and many organizations are still grappling with what these changes mean for their operations. This workshop will provide you with the key information you need to know to ensure your organization complies with the new BC Societies Act, and will provide various resources that can help your society function more effectively, and in line with current legislation.

Presenter: Martha Rans, Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society
Category
Leadership
Track
Listen
When
11/17/2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

W04: Childcare Spaces in Housing Development

Creating childcares spaces within housing developments is an important aspect in creating housing that meets the needs of tenants. Join our panel presenters as they share their experience in incorporating childcare spaces within non-profit housing projects. Learn how Atira Women's Resource Society and M'akola Development Services dealt with policy and bylaw challenges; lessons they learned along the way; design considerations for incorporating childcare; and the impact having childcare on site has had on residents

Presenters: Janice Abbott and Sarah Lousie, Atira Women's Resource Society;  Deb Bryant, Groundswell and Kaela Schramm, M'akola Development Services


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Leadership
Track
Listen + Ask
When
11/17/2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

W05: Lessons Learned-Supporting Women Experiencing Violence

The Getting Home Project has worked for three years on reducing barriers to housing for women fleeing violence across BC. Participants in this session will learn about the solutions, partnerships, and policy recommendations that have come out of this project, including BC Housing’s pandemic response that set up expansion sites to allow for physical distancing at the existing Women’s Transition Housing and Supports Program (WTHSP) sites for women or their children requiring their own room during the pandemic. Learn about the impact COVID-19 had on programs for women and children fleeing violence and lessons learned in operating WTHSP sites during a pandemic.

Presenters: Tanyss Knowles and Sairoz Sekhon, BC Housing

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Category
Operations
Track
Listen + Ask
When
11/17/2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

W06: 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. Given the necessity of physical distancing, it has become even more critical that housing providers find ways to support tenants who may be socially isolated. This session provides information about using harm reduction principles to help tenants with hoarding behaviour. Participants will discuss harm reduction strategies and accessing helpful hoarding resources, as well as pest-control issues and prevention, the clutter removal process, and the post-clean-out care process.

Presenters: Dylan Goggs, CleanStart BC and Vancouver Island Health Authority representatives
Category
Operations
Track
Listen + Ask
When
11/17/2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

W07: Mediating Conflict in Social Housing

The COVID-19 pandemic has created mental stress for clients, staff, and tenants alike. For some tenants, complying with and managing isolation has been a challenge - they may be unable or unwilling to stop welcoming visitors, leading to conflict betweent tenants or tenants and staff. Folks have been physically and emotionally strained through the course of one of the most challenging years in recent memory, and the importance of effective conflict resolution cannot be overstated. Join this informative session to learn more about what tools housing providers can use in resolving conflicts.

Presenter: Sharon Sutherland, Mediate BC Society 

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Operations
Track
Listen + Ask
When
11/17/2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

W08: Property Management Forum

Note: this session is for non-profit housing staff only.
Property and asset managers in non-profit housing face unique challenges, and often on their own. Join us to meet with peers from across BC to discuss the topics and concerns you want to address. Specifically geared to those who manage building assets, this forum is a way to connect with other societies to expand your network of support. Get ready to share your ideas, challenges, and solutions

Please note this session is for non-profit housing staff only.

Presenter:
Jackie Kanyuk, BC Non-Profit Housing Association 

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Category
Asset Management
Track
Listen + Ask + Interact
When
11/17/2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

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.
When
11/17/2021 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Afternoon Plenary

Mid-day Closing Plenary: Keynote - Professor Eric Klinenberg

Guest presenter: Shane Pointe
The June 2021 heat dome in our province killed at least 569 people.  Through a social autopsy of disaster, Dr. Klinenberg looks at the factors that contribute to such deaths, and how we can build stronger, more resilient communities by building the right social infrastructure.

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Applicable to All
When
11/17/2021 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM