2020 Housing Central Conference

     3 Dec 2020           CHF BC event

You won’t want to miss the first ONLINE Housing Central Conference.

Date: December 2- 4


CHF BC is proud to be co-presenting the 2020 virtual Housing Central Conference, the must-attend forum in housing designed to inspire conversations around urgency in action and change. The event brings together thought leaders from around North America to challenge and inspire us to think about how we can build stronger communities in a whole new way.

Check-out the lineup of workshops for co-op members:

Wednesday, December 2

W02 – Leading Through Turbulence: Caring for Self and Others

W08 – Hoarding: A Harm Reduction Approach

Thursday, December 3

T04 – Improving Seniors’ Social Connections During COVID

T08 – Digital Health: Treatment is Just a Click Away

T13 – Working in Partnership to Create Inclusive Housing (CLBC)

Friday, December 4

F01 – Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: JEDI

F07 – Indigenous Lens: An Inclusive approach for Everyone

Plus CHF BC only sessions from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. each day:

  • December 2: Yikes I’m the Treasurer with Andrew Sitko
    Curious about your co-ops financial responsibilities? Want to learn more about being a treasurer? Join Andrew as he clarifies what matters in this practical, hands-on session.
  • December 3: Building Co-operative Community with Robin Puga
    In this session you’ll learn how co-ops strengthen the democratic processes and lessen inequities. Robin will share how the Co-op Principles and other key tools help to build resilient co-ops and stronger communities.
  • December 4: Strategies for Challenging Behavior with Katy Bigsby
    In this session, we will look at how being proactive and incorporating rapport, clear boundaries and flexibility can minimize challenging behaviours. Join Katy for a lively discussion, including looking at different case scenarios.

Read about these CHF BC facilitators here.

This year’s lineup of keynote events include:

  • Dan Pallotta, Entrepreneur, Author & Humanitarian Activist
  • Lee Maracle, Canadian Poet and Sto:lo Author
  • Sandy Hudson, Founder of Black Lives Matter (Canada)
  • Stephanie Allen, Associate VP at BC Housing
  • Megaphone Speakers Bureau
  • Incoming Premier of BC
  • Incoming Minster Responsible for Housing

You can also look forward to:

  • 48 education sessions turned into live webcasts (3 sessions dedicated to housing co-ops only!)
  • Virtual tradeshow with 30+ exhibitors
  • Networking opportunities and Build-Your-Own-Break lounges
  • Welcome Social featuring entertainment and prizes; and more!

Cost for CHF BC members:  $150 for individuals or $750 for seven registrants from the same co-op! **for non-member registration please email Debbie at education@chf.bc.ca**

Our gift to you: When you register for the conference, you will get exclusive access to our pre-event dialogue with New York Times bestselling author Conor Dougherty (and Ren Thomas). Plus, the first 400 delegates registered for the conference will receive a free copy of Conor’s e-book Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America!

Registration closed Friday, November 27 at 5 p.m.

See you at the conference!