You do not have to pre-register for the concurrent sessions. All sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis, so please arrive promptly to secure your place. This includes participation in RENT sessions. For the full April 3rd program please visit the CHRA site.

BCNPHA will be presenting the following RENT sessions:

11:00 am - 12:30 pm     Engaging Your Municipality
Want to learn how you can work together to better engage municipal elected officials and their staff on the issues of housing affordability and homelessness? With the federal and provincial governments having stepped up in a meaningful way to provide for safe, stable and affordable housing across the country, now is the time to engage and assist our local governments in understanding their role in retaining existing affordable units and supporting the creation of new and redeveloped non-profit housing in their communities. Through education, awareness and advocacy, and knowing what tools municipalities have in their tool box, let’s talk about how we can engage our local elected officials in being a part of the solution to our housing crisis.

11:00 am - 3:30 pm       Leadership at Every Level
Inspired Leadership - Leaders are individuals who actively choose to make a positive contribution to the world they inhabit, which requires a commitment to self-awareness and conscious attention to how they show up in the world. In this course, brought to you in partnership with BC Housing and the Justice Institute of BC, you’ll reflect on the values and beliefs that support your leadership style and engage in activities that encourage you to honestly explore your own strengths and challenges in the context of solid leadership competencies. This course is applicable to anyone, whether it be in a leadership, operations, or asset management role. Limited to 30 participants. (1 hour lunch break)

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm         Utilizing New National and Provincial Homelessness Funding Opportunities
New funding from federal and provincial governments seeks to maximize impacts in the housing and homelessness-serving systems through the Introduction of Coordinated Access, enhanced coordination and greater supply of new housing with supports. In this engaging session, participants will receive an overview of all new 2017-2018 provincial and federal new funding programs, as well as hear examples about how communities on Vancouver Island are utilizing new opportunities.

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm         Working Through Tenancy Issues
Do you have recurring issues that come up with tenants? Trying to weigh up concerns about housing tenants inclusively while maintaining housing standards and preserving the quiet enjoyment of other tenants? Join us and bring your own examples. Use this opportunity to work through issues and challenges, including legal framework, communication and other considerations. This session is café style so come prepared to problem solve!