Schedule


8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Light breakfast, Trade show and Networking

9/21/2017 8:30 AM - 9/21/2017 10:00 AM

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Starting a Dialogue on Homelessness/Mental Health/Addiction

Discuss lessons learned with community leaders who speak up in support of long-term housing solutions for people struggling with homelessness and complex needs. Explore case studies from the region and learn about the challenges and successes in transforming the way communities think about their neighbours in need of support.

Presenter: Rona Park, Nelson Community Services
9/21/2017 10:30 AM - 9/21/2017 12:00 PM

Youth Perspectives on Successful Engagement

Join the Canadian Mental Health Association for a moderated panel discussion featuring young people who have worked with different agencies and non-profits. This panel will feature the youth providing their own perspectives on how different engagement strategies have provided them with meaningful relationships with non-profits.
Presenters: Canadian Mental Health Association, Vernon & District Branch
9/21/2017 10:30 AM - 9/21/2017 12:00 PM

Do you need to create a capital plan?

In this hands-on workshop you’ll learn how to use BCNPHA’s Capital Planning Template, Asset PlannerTM software, how your capital plan affects other levels of planning, and how BCNPHA can support you. A special guest from Encasa will also be on hand to introduce you to our Social Housing Investment Program, which helps non-profits maximize returns on capital reserves and operating dollars.
Facilitators: Warren Jacobs and Brian Jung, BCNPHA with Mae Calinisan from Encasa
9/21/2017 10:30 AM - 9/21/2017 12:00 PM

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch / Plenary: Housing Developments through Partnerships

This panel will feature a successful partnership between governments, a social purpose real estate developer and non-profit service provider in the development of Tanner Terrace in Vernon, a 10-unit townhouse complex housing seniors and Aboriginal people, including those with disabilities. You'll hear about successes, obstacles and opportunities from the various partners.

Presenters: George Maniotakis, BC Housing; Karen Gerein, Vernon Native Housing Society; Rob Jaswal, CMHC; Simon Davie, Terra Housing; and the City of Vernon.
Moderator:
Kishone Roy, BCNPHA
9/21/2017 12:00 PM - 9/21/2017 1:30 PM

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Partners Working Together: Dialogue Session with BC Housing

Supporting a strong non-profit sector is a key objective of the provincial government and BC Housing, and relationships are critical in achieving these shared goals. Join BC Housing’s Vice President of Operations as we develop a shared understanding of operating environments, and help us identify a path forward for strengthening the relationship.  
Presenter: Craig Crawford, BC Housing Facilitators: John Bell, BC Housing; and Jill Atkey, BCNPHA
9/21/2017 1:30 PM - 9/21/2017 2:45 PM

Save Money with BCNPHA Procurement Programs

BCNPHA partners with a number of suppliers to support societies around housing operations. BCNPHA staff will be on hand to answer questions and offer solutions to your housing issues for you and your tenants on a range of topics including insurance, investments, benefits, communications, repairs and building remediation.   Presenters: Arwa Hasan, BCNPHA
9/21/2017 1:30 PM - 9/21/2017 2:45 PM

Maintenance Planning

Maintenance teams are usually under tremendous pressure reacting to building issues, and may be too busy reacting to ever find the time to put preventative, predictive or proactive maintenance in place. This session will describe how to assess your maintenance plan's maturity, and improve your maintenance plan.
Facilitator: Jackie Kanyuk, BCNPHA
9/21/2017 1:30 PM - 9/21/2017 2:45 PM

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Afternoon Networking and Trade Show Break

9/21/2017 2:45 PM - 9/21/2017 3:15 PM

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

The New Societies Act

The New Societies Act came into force on November 28, 2016 and the 27,000 societies in BC will have two years to file their Transition Application. This workshop will provide useful information on the bylaw and policy changes necessary for your organization to effectively make the transition, including information specific to non-profit housing providers.
Facilitator: Paul Wood, Central Okanagan Transition Hub
9/21/2017 3:15 PM - 9/21/2017 4:30 PM

Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental health matters to everyone, and our workplaces are a great place to fight stigma, support each other and build up our mental wellness. Learn about some tools that you can use to support a mentally healthy workplace for yourself and your co-workers in this engaging workshop.
Presenters: Canadian Mental Health Association, Vernon & District Branch  
9/21/2017 3:15 PM - 9/21/2017 4:30 PM

Housing Tour

The Vernon Native Housing Society’s mission is to provide low-cost rental housing to low-income families and/or individuals of Native ancestry and of non-Native ancestry, offering many different housing types to suit their needs. VNHS proudly hosts a tour, featuring three of their newest developments: Tanner Terrace (completed 2016), Kickwillie Place (2009), and Kikanee Estates (2002). Note: the Housing Tour starts at 3 p.m.

Note: Housing Tour starts at 3 p.m. 
9/21/2017 3:00 PM - 9/21/2017 4:30 PM

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

RENT Networking Dinner

Join BCNPHA Board and staff at the hotel restaurant Bourbon Street Bar and Grill for the RENT Networking Dinner. This is a great way to relax and network with your regional housing sector colleagues while enjoying a delicious meal.

9/21/2017 5:30 PM - 9/21/2017 8:00 PM