8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Light Breakfast, Tradeshow, Networking & Opening Remarks

Join your colleagues and make new connections during the light-breakfast while visiting our tradeshow. 
4/12/2018 8:00 AM - 4/12/2018 10:00 AM

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Morning Networking and Tradeshow Break

Join your colleagues and make new connections while visiting our tradeshow. Be sure to enter to win prizes at their booths! 
4/12/2018 10:00 AM - 4/12/2018 10:30 AM

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Engage Your Association!

Meet your BCNPHA regional representatives for a dialogue session geared to understanding the issues facing Vancouver Island non-profit housing providers, and to provide feedback on how your association could best support your work. Bring your questions, thoughts, challenges and ideas and join us in this exploratory discussion. 

4/12/2018 10:30 AM - 4/12/2018 12:00 PM

Developing Affordable Housing on the Gulf Islands

In this session, participants will explore the unique challenges of developing affordable housing on the Gulf Islands. Communities in the Islands Trust are rural, and any development must be mindful of the amenities and environments that make them unique. In addition, various regulatory agencies such as Island Trust, the Ministry of Transportation, Island Health and the Capital Regional District provide oversight and approvals on the Gulf Islands. This multi-jurisdictional framework can be difficult to navigate and poses unique challenges for those looking to address the housing needs in their community. The session will use case studies of affordable housing projects on three different Gulf Islands to walk participants through the process.

Presenters: Bronwyn McLean, M'akola Development Services, Kaela Schramm, M'akola Development Services and Simon Palmer, Denman Housing Association
4/12/2018 10:30 AM - 4/12/2018 12:00 PM

Increasing Housing Stability and Preventing Homelessness

This session is full.
This session explores homelessness prevention frameworks at the community-wide level, as well as the available tools and best practices to support those strategies. Participants will learn what housing providers can do to increase housing stability for tenants and prevent damages, disturbances and evictions, and review the work of a community that recently developed a preventative and success-based pathway into housing. Discover how to shift policies away from eviction and instead implement successful – and promising – housing practices.

Presenter: Kristi Fairholm-Mader, Co-Executive Director, Ready to Rent BC
4/12/2018 10:30 AM - 4/12/2018 12:00 PM

Creating a Capital Plan

This session is full.
Capital planning is the key in preparing your organization for the eventual renewal of your building’s various systems.  This workshop will help provide an overview on what a capital plan is and why it is important to have one.  Participants will also have a hands-on opportunity to explore Asset Planner software, sample data and BCNPHA’s Capital Planning Template.  As there will be a limited number of laptops, please feel free to bring your own.

Facilitated by: Brian Jung, BC Non-Profit Housing Association 
4/12/2018 10:30 AM - 4/12/2018 12:00 PM

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Plenary and Tradeshow

Join us for a plenary session with local housing advocates and stakeholders to explore the issues, challenges and successes of our sector in the Comox Valley region. Come with your thoughts, ideas and questions for this engaging discussion!

4/12/2018 12:00 PM - 4/12/2018 1:30 PM

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

New Societies Act

This session is full.
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. Topics include: preparing for transition, the basics for BC Housing funded societies; overview and key changes; timelines; and resources.

Presenter: Martha Rans, Law for Non-Profits
4/12/2018 1:30 PM - 4/12/2018 2:45 PM

Professional Boundaries for Front-line Staff

This session reviews the importance and purpose of workplace boundaries when providing services to homeless and at-risk populations, and other tenants in non-profit housing. The challenges of setting and maintaining effective workplace boundaries are explored and specific boundary issues such as personal disclosure of information to clients from staff, client-staff relationships outside of work, dual relationships, gift-giving and gift-receiving, and confidentiality are discussed. This session is an interactive learning experience where participants have the opportunity to get involved in discussions and ask questions.

Presenter: Katherine Aubrey, Homeless Services Association of BC, Trainer 
4/12/2018 1:30 PM - 4/12/2018 2:45 PM

Are You Ready to Build?

Are you concerned about the need for more affordable housing in your community? Do you want to know how to meet that need? Have you started the process, but not sure what to do next? This session will help you understand: key steps in the development process and who is involved on the development team; public and private sector partners; and, the basics of financial feasibility. If you are ready to learn more about housing development, join the Ready, Set, Build! full-day workshop on April 13 as well.if you

Presenter: Alice Sundberg, Housing Consultant 
4/12/2018 1:30 PM - 4/12/2018 2:45 PM

Housing Operations Programs: Earn $, Save $

This sessions is full.
BCNPHA program partners go the extra mile to support societies in their housing operations. Experts and BCNPHA staff will answer questions and offer solutions to your housing issues, including insurance, investments, benefits, communications, property management, repairs and the new building remediation program. Participants will learn about BCNPHA member programs and services that create revenue and save money for your housing society.

Presenters: Arwa Hasan, Marketing and Membership Associate, BCNPHA; Dean Pogas, Director, Communications & Operations, BCNPHA
4/12/2018 1:30 PM - 4/12/2018 2:45 PM

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Inspired Leadership

**Runs until 5 pm**
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. 

Presenter:  Julia Menard, Justice Institute of BC
4/12/2018 1:30 PM - 4/12/2018 5:00 PM

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Afternoon Networking and Tradeshow Break

Join your colleagues and make new connections while visiting our tradeshow. 
4/12/2018 2:45 PM - 4/12/2018 3:15 PM

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

The New Societies Act: Bylaws

This session is targeted to those who have attended the introductory New Societies Act workshop and have questions about their bylaws.  In this session we'll review key bylaw changes including membership classes, director's qualifications and others. Bring your questions and your bylaws, and (optional) your laptops.

Presenter: Martha Rans, Law for Non-Profits  
4/12/2018 3:15 PM - 4/12/2018 4:30 PM

Dementia Friends

As the population of our province ages, we will all be affected by dementia - as friends and family members, neighbours and people in the labour force. The Dementia Friends workshop is an opportunity to enhance your knowledge of how to best support people living with dementia in your community. Learn how to recognize and build awareness of dementia among your tenants, staff and others in your housing environment. We can all play a role in making our community a great place to live for people with dementia.

Presenter: Rosanne Philbrook, Support and Education Coordinator, First Link - North and Central Vancouver Island, Alzheimer Society of BC 
4/12/2018 3:15 PM - 4/12/2018 4:30 PM

Maintenance Planning

Work Well Worth Doing - Good building management is about getting the right things done at the right time by making the best use of your available resources. Making just a few of your daily tasks more efficient can cut your annual operating costs by 25% or more and improve the quality of your buildings. The presenter will demonstrate planning tools for budgets, staffing and schedules, hiring contractors, managing tenants and dealing with fire and safety. The results? Happier occupants and a building that is healthier and more profitable.

Presenter: Ian Cullis, Director, Asset Management, BCNPHA
4/12/2018 3:15 PM - 4/12/2018 4:30 PM

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Vancouver Island RENT Community Partnership Reception

Sponsored by CMHC and BC Housing
With a number of projects under way and more in the pipeline, building partnerships will be essential for the non-profit housing sector. Bring your business cards, and network with fellow housing providers and the local developers community. Keep the conversation going!

(Light refreshments & cash bar available)
4/12/2018 5:00 PM - 4/12/2018 7:00 PM