Tuesday - November 19


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8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Breakfast & Morning Plenary

Tuesday Morning Plenary Keynote: Dr. Brian Goldman

Category
Plenary
When
11/19/2019 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Breakout sessions

BCNPHA Annual General Meeting

When
11/19/2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

T01: Modular Construction to Develop Affordable Housing

Affordable housing is a need across Canada. In BC alone, thousands of new homes are required for low- and middle-income households. With quick project timelines and high-quality builds, modular construction is helping unlock barriers to affordable housing and improving hundreds of lives in BC. Led by Luke Harrison of Horizon North and former CEO of VAHA, participants in this session will learn how the experiences with modular development in BC can create opportunities in their community. 

SPONSORED BY HORIZON NORTH
Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

T02: Housing First and Youth in Care: Aunt Leah Innovations

This presentation outlines a Housing First program for homeless youth from government care. Findings from an external evaluation (by McCreary) will be discussed. The evaluation included a youth survey, created with youth. Objectives of the presentation include gaining an understanding of how the Housing First model was adapted to support youth from care; how Aunt Leah’s helps to prevent homelessness among youth from care; and learning about McCreary’s approach to engaging youth in research. 
Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

T03: CMHC Funding Projects, Partnerships, Lands Initiatives

Affordable housing funding is back! How can your society take advantage of funding and partnerships? The session provides an understanding of how federal, provincial, regional and municipal opportunities can work. Potential partnerships with CMHC, BC Housing, and private developers will be highlighted. Presentations include an overview of CMHC’s funding products, including its Co-Investment Fund, and a breakdown of the federal lands initiative. A case study by M'akola Development Services will showcase the impact of funding programs on a project’s bottom line. 

SPONSORED BY CMHC
Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

T04: Working with Existing Residents During Redevelopment

Working with existing residents is a crucial component of the redevelopment process for existing non-profits and co-ops. In this session, we will delve into some case studies, and highlight best practices and emerging approaches during the tenant relocation process. We will also discuss the COV's Resident Relocation and Protection Policy for non-profit housing and co-ops. Engaged tenants result in benefits to tenants, the landlord, and the broader community. 
Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

T05: Ready, Set, Build

Do you have an idea, a building site and the commitment of your Board but not sure how to get started? If you are considering building or redeveloping affordable housing, Ready, Set, Build! is for you. RSB! includes an online component and this face-to-face session, which walks you through the nine-stage process. NOTE: Session runs 10:30 am to 5 pm. Participants will need to do reading in advance; instructions will be sent out prior to this session. Visit bcnpha.ca/programs/ready-set-build/ for more information. Session limited to 20 participants. 

SPONSORED BY CMHC
Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2019 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

T06: Transit-Oriented Affordable Housing Strategy

Metro Vancouver, in partnership with BCNPHA and several other agencies, recently completed a study to expand the knowledge base about the challenges and opportunities for building new affordable rental housing in transit-oriented locations across the Metro Vancouver region. Phase 2, completed in 2019, evaluates several policy tools to address the barrier of high land cost, and examines the applicability of a regional revolving loan fund. This panel will showcase the key findings of the TOAH Study. 

SPONSORED BY VANCITY 
Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

T07: What Inclusive Housing Means to Me

BC People First is a provincial organization led by people labelled as having an intellectual disability. Our movement began in 1973 when self-advocates came together to put an end to institutions. We believe that every person should have control over where they live and who they live with. Join us as we challenge assumptions, share stories of how we are living in community with the support we need, and examples of what inclusive housing looks like. 

SPONSORED BY COMMUNITY LIVING BC
Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

T08: Resilient Buildings, Organizations, and Tenants

Extreme weather due to climate change is already affecting BC communities. The unprecedented wildfires, poor air quality, overheating, power outages and flooding are just some examples. Are these events the new norm? What are the risks to housing? How can housing providers protect their tenants and assets? Hear from New Chelsea Society, Concert Properties, and BC Housing on how they manage climate risks in their planning, asset management, operations, and tenant engagement. 

SPONSORED BY BC HOUSING 
Category
Operations
When
11/19/2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

T09: Trustee Services and Financial Security

Since 1998, the Adult Guardianship program has managed the income of low-income individuals who are no longer able to care for their own financial needs. The program can reduce the risks of management of financial assets such as pensions. Many of the more than 1,500 clients have physical, mental or financial constraints and/or are vulnerable to financial abuse. Hear about this program that works with non-profit housing providers to secure rents and incomes of those individuals. 
Category
Operations
When
11/19/2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

T10: Recruitment and Retention in Tight Labour Markets

This session will focus on the challenges that are faced in the non-profit housing sector with respect to retention and recruitment of employees. Through the stories of panelists and in engaging with the audience we will share challenges and success stories of non-profit housing organizations and learn from industry experts working in recruitment.
Category
Operations
When
11/19/2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

T11: Serving Indigenous Tenants through Lived Experiences

Listen to a roundtable discussion of housing professionals drawing from a variety of lived Indigenous experiences. Learn how these experiences can assist affordable housing providers in better serving Indigenous tenants and building partnerships with Indigenous communities. Every Indigenous experience is valid. Learn how the lived experiences of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people are valuable tools towards providing safe, affordable housing in British Columbia. 

SPONSORED BY AHMA
Category
Operations
When
11/19/2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

T12: Orientation to Conflict Resolution

Conflict is a prevalent, yet often stressful part of any workplace. In this full-day session, you will be introduced to the concepts and skills of collaborative conflict resolution to better manage conflict dynamics, and explore factors that escalate and de-escalate conflict. Participants will earn 0.5 credits towards the JIBC’s Conflict Resolution Certificate Program. A preparatory assignment (emailed before the session) is required, and participants must stay for the entire session (10:30 am to 5 pm) to earn credit. No on-site registrations accepted. Session limited to 35 participants. 
Category
Operations
When
11/19/2019 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

T13: CPR/First Aid

In this full-day, hands-on course, you’ll learn how to assess and help someone suffering from: heart attack and angina; stroke and TIA; major bleeding; minor tissue injuries and burns; and, respiratory emergencies such as asthma, aspiration, hyperventilation and anaphylaxis. You’ll also learn CPR for adults. All participants who successfully complete the course will receive an Emergency First Aid with CPR-A certification card. NOTE: This session runs from 10:30 am to 5 pm. Session limited to 18 participants.
Category
Operations
When
11/19/2019 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

T14: HVACs: Building Mechanical Systems for a Better Climate

Building mechanical systems play a critical role in achieving climate targets in BC. Join Ari Spiegel from Prism Engineering as he provides a walk-through of basic heating, ventilation, and cooling systems. Learn about opportunities to retrofit your building systems to reduce energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and operating costs. 
Category
Asset Management
When
11/19/2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

T15: Paper-free Property Management: Non-Profit Expereince

Property management software can be a game changer in terms of creating efficiencies, improving workflows and even reducing operations costs. Making the switch is a large investment for an organization, not only financially but also in time and effort to manage the transition. This workshop will combine a demonstration of Arcori PM - Affordable Housing with a non-profit housing provider’s firsthand experience of the benefits and challenges to making the switch and getting off paper!   
Category
Asset Management
When
11/19/2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

T16: Energy Savings and GHG Reductions: A Partnered Approach

Come learn about the different approaches and financial structures currently being used in partnership with the private sector in projects across the northern United States. Hear how projects are delivered with fully integrated energy and GHG savings projects with a different approach to finance. Find out what portfolio management and addressing backlog maintenance can look like when energy savings is at its heart. 
Category
Asset Management
When
11/19/2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

T17: Capital Planning 20 Minute Coaching Sessions

Registrants for this session will receive an email by the first week of November with a confirmed time slot
BCNPHA’s Asset Management Department is offering free one-on-one capital planning and asset management coaching, where you’ll have the opportunity to ask your capital planning, asset management and energy efficiency questions. Feel free to bring an electronic copy of your capital plan to review with capital planning specialists. During registration, please select the type of coaching you are seeking and preferred time slot, and you will be contacted to finalize your appointment time. 
Category
Asset Management
When
11/19/2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

T18: Housing Bus Tour 2

Please note the tour times:  10:15 am - 3:15 pm.
Back by popular demand! We’re running a second tour of unique housing developments in the region that have been created through partnerships and collaboration and welcomed residents from diverse backgrounds. Watch for updates on our Conference website for specific site information. These tours always book up quickly so be sure to register early! Seating is limited. NOTE: Please meet in the hotel lobby by 10:15 am and allow for traffic delays and weather, which may impact return time. 
Category
Open to All
When
11/19/2019 10:15 AM - 3:15 PM

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch & Networking Break

Tuesday Lunch Plenary Keynote: Youth Panel Discussion

Category
Plenary
When
11/19/2019 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Breakout sessions

T19: Thought Leaders Dialogue: Youth Leaving Care

Join the youth plenary panel participants for a deeper dive into the issues faced by young people aging out of BC’s foster care system. Bring your questions and comments for this thought-provoking conversation as we discuss the future of vulnerable young people leaving provincial care.
Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2019 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

T20: Inspired Leadership

Leaders are individuals who choose to make a positive contribution to the world they inhabit, which requires a commitment to self-awareness and attention to how they show up in the world. No matter your role, all are welcome to this session presented in partnership with BC Housing and JIBC. Participants will reflect on the values that support their leadership style, and explore their strengths and challenges in the context of solid leadership competencies. NOTE: Session is limited to 35 participants and runs from 2 to 5 pm.

SPONSORED BY BC HOUSING
Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2019 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

T21: Maximizing Impact with a Developer Oriented Approach

Real estate development is a powerful tool for positive community transformation. Affordable housing providers are vital for more inclusive communities. Using a developer-oriented approach instead of a social service provider approach unlocks the potential of organizations and their impact. This workshop focuses on a developer-oriented approach for delivering complex projects, the key risks and challenges to successful projects, and explores successful case studies for innovative affordable housing projects that used a developer-oriented approach. 
Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2019 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

T22: Mergers and Aquisitions in Non-Profit Housing

The non-profit housing sector in BC is experiencing major changes, whereby expiring operating agreements are leading to many societies becoming financially unviable. One option to mitigate against the impact of expiring subsidies is for non-profit housing providers to merge, or for bigger providers to acquire smaller societies. This session will examine some real-life examples of mergers and acquisitions in the non-profit housing sector, the challenges and opportunities they have presented, best practices, and sector-based reflections on the issue. 
Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2019 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

T23: Healthier Homes for People Living with Chronic Illness

Positive Living, Positive Homes (PLPH) is a community-based research study examining the relationship between health and housing of adults living with HIV in BC. Using HIV as a case study, we will help the audience understand some challenges people living with chronic, stigmatizing illness have in their housing that pose barriers to health, and identify strategies and approaches that non-profit housing providers can adopt to build healthier housing environments and support people to thrive in their homes. 
Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2019 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

T24: IAP2 Public Participation for Decision Makers

Explore the foundations of authentic engagement from a decision maker’s point of view and learn how public participation can be integrated into the overall project plan. Participants will understand the costs and benefits of public participation and discuss both, why and why not to involve the public in an organizational decision, and the importance of the commitment to the public when you decide to involve them in the decision process. Session limited to 50 participants. 

SPONSORED BY DELANEY + ASSOCIATES
Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2019 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

T25: Beyond Housing: Creating Inclusive Homes & Communities

Join BC Leaders as they present their visions of inclusive homes and communities with examples, and outline critical organizational and process issues that need to be embedded in our decision making to realize this vision. 

SPONSORED BY COMMUNITY LIVING BC
Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2019 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

T26: Bringing Accessibility Within Reach

Housing that is affordable AND accessible ensures that everyone is included in their community. This session will explore accessible designs that are easy, cost-effective, and appealing to all residents. Join in discussions with industry experts on how to best incorporate accessibility into your project, and discover that accessibility requirements are easier than you think.

SPONSORED BY CMHC 
Category
Operations
When
11/19/2019 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

T27: Dispute Resolution and the Civil Resolution Tribunal

This workshop will help housing societies prepare for significant changes to the way disputes under the Society Act and Cooperative Associations Act are processed. Under the new Societies Act, all such disputes will go through the Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT). This online tribunal has been providing societies with easy access and low-cost solutions for over two years. Join us to learn about the steps involved to see a matter resolved, and how to prepare for a resolution without lawyers.
Category
Operations
When
11/19/2019 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

T28: Burning the Candle at Both Ends - How to Reduce Burnout

The demands of work, family and life, combined with our 24/7 connection to the workplace through mobile phones, are creating an epidemic of employee burnout. Care-driven employees in the not-for-profit sector are particularly vulnerable to burnout. This session explores key signs and symptoms of employee burnout, as well as tools and resources organizations can use to improve employee resiliency and well-being, so they are better equipped to thrive in an increasingly demanding world.

SPONSORED BY MORNEAU SHEPELL
Category
Operations
When
11/19/2019 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

T29: Social Justice through Housing for LGBTQ2S+

This session will explore the ways in which housing providers are key players in the social justice movement through the creation of safe spaces for all the people they serve, and particularly the LBGT2S community. In this dialogue, we’ll explore your comments, challenges, and insights. All questions are welcome! 
 
Category
Operations
When
11/19/2019 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

T30: Technical Safety BC: Support for Asset Managers

Join Technical Safety BC to learn about the unique responsibilities of asset owners in the equipment life cycle. If you own or operate regulated electrical, gas, boiler or elevating equipment, Technical Safety BC is here to help improve safety and lengthen equipment life. There are four main areas of responsibility asset owners have for their equipment: design/purchase, installation, operation and maintenance, sale and disposal. If you own or manage properties, then this session is for you!    

SPONSORED BY TECHNICAL SAFETY BC
Category
Asset Management
When
11/19/2019 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

T31: Heat Pumps: A Primer on Thier Praise

Heat pumps are a highly efficient technology used to provide both heating and cooling in buildings. In this session we’ll look at different types of heat pumps and  how they can be applied in non-profit housing. We’ll discuss costs and benefits and considerations such as incentives, energy savings, GHG reductions, and occupant comfort. We’ll also discuss considerations for ensuring quality installations. 
Category
Asset Management
When
11/19/2019 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

T32: Reading Architectural Drawings 101

Would you like to learn how to read architectural drawings and interact better with your architect? The ability to read architectural drawings is an invaluable asset when developing housing. This session will outline the basic principles of drawings and give you a step-by-step process to understanding your drawing package (no matter how complex). Learn about the different stages of drawings and the right questions to ask your architect to help design the best housing for your clients. 
Category
Asset Management
When
11/19/2019 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

T33: Capital Planning 20 Minute Coaching Sessions

Registrants for this session will receive an email by the first week of November with the confirmed time slot
BCNPHA’s Asset Management Department is offering free one-on-one capital planning and asset management coaching, where you’ll have the opportunity to ask your capital planning, asset management and energy efficiency questions. Feel free to bring an electronic copy of your capital plan to review with capital planning specialists. During registration, please select the type of coaching you are seeking and preferred time slot, and you will be contacted to finalize your appointment time. 
Category
Asset Management
When
11/19/2019 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

T34: Partnerships Make Housing Happen!

Delivering safe, secure and affordable housing for everyone depends on partnerships. Partnerships offer many opportunities for financial viability, meeting affordability targets, addressing community need, and many more. Join facilitator David Lee for a fast-paced, stimulating exploration of the potential of partnerships in delivering affordable housing. Presenters will cover funding opportunities, navigating pitfalls, partnering with First Nations, faith-based organizations, industry, non-profit housing providers, community members and neighbours, and government.  

SPONSORED BY CMHC
Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2019 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

T35: Housing Walking Tour

Join us for a brief walking tour of a local affordable housing project. This tour will offer a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of the conference and visit some unique and inspiring affordable housing in the surrounding community. Bring comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate gear!
Category
Open to All
When
11/19/2019 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Breakout Sessions & Networking Break

T36: A Better Way to Build Affordable Housing

With homelessness a fast-growing issue, communities need access to durable and high-quality housing options that can be built quickly. In this eye-opening session, hear from two industry experts about how innovative permanent off-site construction methods can be used to build affordable housing up to 50% faster than conventional construction, while overcoming challenges typical to the industry. Learn about the many benefits of off-site construction for tenants, communities, developers, and the environment.

SPONSORED BY HORIZON NORTH
Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2019 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

T37: Leading Change from the Ground Up

Join people labeled with a disability, their family members, service agencies, municipal and other partners as they share the need for inclusive housing and several examples of how they’ve taken leadership to make it happen.

SPONSORED BY COMMUNITY LIVING BC
Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2019 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

T38: Intentional Communities with Therapeutic Objectives

One of the most inspiring illustrations of community-building at work is intentional communities with a therapeutic or developmental objective. We’re looking at communities for those with serious mental illness, for example, or those struggling with addiction. We’ll also be talking about our own proposal – a mixed community, for the benefit of the seriously mentally ill – on the Riverview Lands in Coquitlam, and the envisaged role of non-profit housing outlined in the proposal. 
Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2019 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

T39: Addressing Seniors Homelessness

The number of seniors experiencing or at risk of homelessness is growing across the province. The 2018 Report on Homeless Counts in BC reported that 20% of survey respondents were 55+. Presenters will share their knowledge and best practices in meeting the needs of seniors who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness, including health and housing support models to improve discharge practices by hospitals, alternatives to traditional shelters, inclusion and engagement practices, and service delivery programs. 

Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2019 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

T40: Tiny Homes In BC

BC Housing, Light House Sustainable Building Centre and the BC Tiny House Collective will present the findings from their technical and research report on tiny homes (to be released in November 2019). This session will include a panel discussion with BC urban planners who have permitted this form or are eager to introduce it into their communities and what steps they’ve taken, followed by a Q&A forum with tiny house builders and code/building experts.
Category
Leadership
When
11/19/2019 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM