8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Light breakfast, Tradeshow, Networking & Opening Remarks

Breakfast Sponsored by Kinetic Construction
4/6/2017 8:30 AM - 4/6/2017 10:30 AM

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Determining Rent Structures

This session is only for attendees from non-profit housing societies.
Do you have an expiring operating agreement?  Are you working through a pro-forma on a new building and struggling to get the rent mix right? Join BC Housing and M'akola Development Services to discuss how to transition to new models of housing provision without ongoing operating subsidies from government.  This session will take you through details of how to make the transition, including tips on revenue planning and projections and what expiry means for existing tenants and their tenancy agreements.  Also covered will be pro-forma examples of rent structures within new developments to ensure you can keep housing affordable while still covering your maintenance and capital expenses.

Panelists: Erin Harron, BC Housing; Erin Smandych, BC Housing; Kaela Schramm, M'akola Development Services; Jennifer Fox , M'akola Group of Societies
4/6/2017 10:30 AM - 4/6/2017 12:00 PM

Creating a Capital Plan

Do you need to create a Capital Plan? In this hands-on workshop, learn how to use BCNPHA’s Capital Planning Template, Asset Planner software and enter data. Also, learn how your Capital Plan affects other levels of planning, and how our online BCNPHA courses can support you.

Warren Jacobs and Brian Jung, BCNPHA
4/6/2017 10:30 AM - 4/6/2017 12:00 PM

Island Responses to Ending Homelessness

Homeless systems are complex and service providers, housing professionals and governments at all levels sometimes feel as though they’re putting more and more resources into the system only to get the same results.  At the same time, very limited housing supplies and poor coordination between the different components of our housing system make it increasingly difficult to get people housed. Communities across the Island are creating their own responses to this seemingly intractable problem, looking at new ways of understanding the needs of homeless individuals and how we can better coordinate the housing and support services that we have. In this engaging session, participants will hear about new approaches to ending homelessness in the Capital Region and in the Comox Valley and the lessons learned along the way. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn from each other about whether similar approaches can be adopted in their own communities.

Panelists: John Reilly, Capital Regional District, Don Elliott, Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness; Betty Tate and Elizabeth Shannon, Comox Valley Coalition to End Homelessness
4/6/2017 10:30 AM - 4/6/2017 12:00 PM

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Plenary - Meet Your Local Provincial Candidates

Local candidates from the BC Greens, BC Liberals and BC NDP have been invited to share their party platforms related to affordable housing and homelessness.

Followed by delegate Q & A 
4/6/2017 12:00 PM - 4/6/2017 1:30 PM

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Developing New Housing with a Strata Partner

Many new non-profit housing developments are part of a strata agreement, either with government or with other development partners. Understanding how to structure these agreements, and what your responsibilities are, will ensure that your new development isn't hampered by administrative delays and hassles.  Join the Condominium Home Owners Association of BC for a facilitated discussion on the ins-and-outs of the Strata Property Act.

Facilitator: Rosalina Munro and Heidi Marshall, Condominium Home Owners Association (CHOA)
4/6/2017 1:30 PM - 4/6/2017 2:45 PM

Introduction to Conflict Resolution

Understanding and Managing Emotions - 

This interactive session approaches conflict resolution from a human needs perspective. You'll also be introduced to the theory of emotional self-regulation and includes hands-on practice in recognizing triggers, thinking errors, re-framing, and body-based emotions management techniques. This session will be of particular interest to front line staff working in stressful environments or with high-risk, high-need tenants.

Facilitator: Jamie Billingham, BCNPHA
4/6/2017 1:30 PM - 4/6/2017 2:45 PM

Board Roles and Responsibilities

Being a board member is an honour and a responsibility. Board members have responsibilities, legal obligations, duties and rights, as well as defined and optional roles. By the end of this session you'll be able to describe the legal duties and obligations of board members, explain the rights and responsibilities of board members, identify the six primary board governance responsibilities and discuss the roles of governance teams. A board audit worksheet will be supplied.

Facilitator: Lisa Mort-Putland, Volunteer Victoria 
4/6/2017 1:30 PM - 4/6/2017 2:45 PM

Maximize Returns on Your Capital Reserves

The Encasa Social Housing Investment Program is structured to help non-profit housing providers maximize returns on capital reserves while taking into account their unique liquidity needs and risk profiles. 

Attendees making decisions about their society’s finances will better understand: 
• What the Encasa programs offers; and 
• Whether your organization would like to further explore this investing option.
Facilitator: Dawn Bowles, Encasa Finacial
4/6/2017 1:30 PM - 4/6/2017 2:45 PM

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Afternoon Networking and Tradeshow Break

4/6/2017 2:45 PM - 4/6/2017 3:15 PM

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Housing Tenants During Redevelopment

The affordable housing sector is transforming in many ways, and with an aging infrastructure on low density properties, our physical infrastructure is also ready for redevelopment.  Such processes are complex for all stakeholders involved, but perhaps most so for the people who live in housing that’s being redeveloped.  And there are no easy answers.  This session will explore potential solutions for re-homing tenants during redevelopment by first looking at examples of what has worked elsewhere, and by then engaging in a facilitated dialogue to potential Island-made solutions in communities with a limited rental housing supply. Come prepared with creative ideas to a complex problem, and make connections with other housing providers experiencing similar challenges.

Presenting Speakers: Yvonne Blair, Greater Victoria Housing Society, Ken Zeitner, Society of HOPE;
Facilitator: Alice Sundberg
4/6/2017 3:15 PM - 4/6/2017 4:30 PM

Hoarding: Impacts for Non-Profit Housing Providers

Hoarding is a complex and challenging psychological disorder that often has negative consequences for both the hoarder and the people around him/her. This session provides information about how to help tenants with a hoarding disorder, how to access community resources, the role of peer support groups, and includes a discussion about when to contact health, fire or other authorities.

Presenter: Dianne Domey, Island Health Care &Tyrone Heigh, Parksville Fire Department
4/6/2017 3:15 PM - 4/6/2017 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: Martha Rans, Law for Non-Profits
4/6/2017 3:15 PM - 4/6/2017 4:30 PM

4:45 PM - 6:00 PM

Board and Senior Manager Evaluation

To remain relevant, we as individuals and team members must continuously learn. As board members we need the knowledge and tools that allow us to embrace opportunities and to manage change. But how do we know what we need to learn? The first step is to evaluate what we do and ask ourselves what can we do better?
By the end of this session you'll be able to evaluate your board to look for strengths and gaps, develop a board training and ongoing learning plan that fits your society's needs and budget, as well as identify ways to fairly and consistently evaluate your senior manager.

Facilitator: Lisa Mort-Putland, Volunteer Victoria 
4/6/2017 4:45 PM - 4/6/2017 6:00 PM

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

RENT Networking Dinner


**This event is SOLD OUT**

4/6/2017 6:00 PM - 4/6/2017 8:00 PM