Pre-Conference Workshops

Virtual Workshop – DEEP DIVE: Mastering the Fundamentals and Management of Asset Management with Climate Change

Jun 2020

Speakers

Dr. Gregory M. Flato
Senior Research Scientist
The Climate Research Division of Environment and Climate Change Canada

Al Douglas
President
Climate Risk Institute

Elmer Lickers (Shahsennó:wane)
Senior O&M Advisor
Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation

Virtual Workshop — BOOTCAMP: Training 101 For A Housing Manager

Jun 2020

Speakers

Caryma Sa’d
Lawyer
Law Office of Caryma Sa’d

Michael Cameron
Director, Indigenous Relations
Industry Training Authority BC

Day 1

8:45
Traditional Welcome
8:50
Opening Remarks from the Co-Chairs
9:00
SHOW ME THE MONEY: Breaking Down A Million Dollar Investment
10:00
MONEY TALKS: Comparing Resources and Application Strategies from Across the Country
10:45
BREAK
11:15
PEELING BACK THE LAYERS ON ASSET MANAGEMENT: What you need to know
12:00
LUNCH BREAK
1:30
Comparing On-and Off-Reserve Housing
2:15
Challenges, Opportunities and Establishing Funding Partnerships
3:15
BREAK
3:45

Case Study

Training Future Tradespeople
4:30

Panel

HANDS ON IN YOUR COMMUNITY – Building A Template to Become Self-Efficient
5:30
Closing Remarks & Conference Day One Adjourns

Day 2

8:00
RISE ‘N’ SHINE: PICK THE BRAIN – Of a Veteran Housing Manager
9:00
Opening Remarks from the Co-Chairs
9:15

KEYNOTE

Implementing a First Nations Infrastructure & Housing Authority
9:45
Applying the United Nations Declaration: Through the Window of Indigenous Housing
10:30
BREAK
11:00
Structuring Relationships Between First Nation Governments and Municipal Governments
11:45
Grounding Your Role and Building the Housing Department – Structuring a Supportive Succession Strategy & Managing the Workload
12:30
Closing Remarks from the Chair and the Conference Concludes

Day 1

8:45
Traditional Welcome

Alec Guerin
Member
Musqueam Indian Band

8:50
Opening Remarks from the Co-Chairs

Kevin Hart
Regional Chief of Manitoba
Assembly of First Nations

Jalissa Moody
Development Manager – Indigenous
BC Housing

9:00
SHOW ME THE MONEY: Breaking Down A Million Dollar Investment

Kevin Hart
Regional Chief of Manitoba
Assembly of First Nations

David Muriella
Specialist, Indigenous & Northern Housing Solutions
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

Through the Indigenous Housing Fund, the British Columbia Government has earmarked $550 million, over the next 10 years, to build and operate 1,750 new units of social housing for projects, both on- and off-reserve. This includes $250 million allocated over the next three years. Calculating where and how much money was spent in the following areas:

  • Diagnosing the lack of funding for housing
  • Discover the changes in funding structures
  • Switching from being federally funded to becoming self-efficient

10:00
MONEY TALKS: Comparing Resources and Application Strategies from Across the Country

Jason Snaggs
Chief Executive Officer
Yellowknives Dene First Nation

Michael Sadler
Director, Indigenous Relations
BC Housing

  • Structure differences and similarities in other provinces
  • Analyzing the different resources and tools working right now to resolve issues
  • Defining the provinces’ role in allocating provincial money and what the federal government’s role is with matching those contributions

10:45
BREAK
11:15
PEELING BACK THE LAYERS ON ASSET MANAGEMENT: What you need to know

Rod Hill
Director
Indigenous Asset Management

  • Grasping the financial asset to the First Nation and learning what housing providers to the community both positively and negatively
  • Discovering the value of your assets and its replacement value
  • Implementing an action plan formula

12:00
LUNCH BREAK
1:30
Comparing On-and Off-Reserve Housing

Cliff Grant
Indigenous Strategic Initiatives
Aboriginal Housing Management Association

  • Calculating the state of housing stock
  • Comparing the impact on federal versus provincial jurisdictions
  • Accessing and identifying funding sources
  • Evaluating infrastructure

2:15
Challenges, Opportunities and Establishing Funding Partnerships

Eliana Chia
Program Lead, Climate & Energy Resilience
Fraser Basin Council

Susan McGee
Regional Director
Alberta Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA)
CEO

Homeward Trust Edmonton

Time to get out of your chairs! During this interactive session, delegates will rotate to different tables where they will hear about different opportunities for financing and forming partnerships.

3:15
BREAK
3:45

Case Study

Training Future Tradespeople

Kevin Hart
Regional Chief of Manitoba
Assembly of First Nations

  • Meeting affordable housing needs
  • Developing skills training and worth ethic
  • Creating a workforce

4:30

Panel

HANDS ON IN YOUR COMMUNITY – Building A Template to Become Self-Efficient

Michael Cameron
Director, Indigenous Relations
Industry Training Authority BC

Dan George
Burns Lake Band
Chiefs Committee on Housing & Infrastructure, BC Representative
Assembly of First Nations
President

Housing and Infrastructure Council

Stephani Baker
Vice President, Construction
Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver

  • Dig deep into long-term maintenance funding and determine how you can keep housing units from falling into despair
  • Maintenance for homeowners, construction of homes
  • Managing a home and understanding its foundation to ensure it lasts
  • Explore different opportunities offering the Indigenous community trades training
  • Encouraging tenants to make small repairs and report damage
  • Talks about implementing a bylaw or policy that holds tenants accountable
  • Educating members on housing policies and how rent money is reinvested in the community
  • Allocating dollars to train individuals to build homes, expand housing and improve living conditions

5:30
Closing Remarks & Conference Day One Adjourns

Day 2

8:00
RISE ‘N’ SHINE: PICK THE BRAIN – Of a Veteran Housing Manager

Holly Wycotte
Housing Manager
Soda Creek Indian Band (Xatsull)

  • Evaluating stressors, understanding origins of workplace stress and how they affect other aspects of your life
  • Learning strategies and tactics to be successful and efficient

9:00
Opening Remarks from the Co-Chairs

Kevin Hart
Regional Chief of Manitoba
Assembly of First Nations

Jalissa Moody
Development Manager – Indigenous
BC Housing

9:15

KEYNOTE

Implementing a First Nations Infrastructure & Housing Authority

Dan George
Burns Lake Band
Chiefs Committee on Housing & Infrastructure, BC Representative
Assembly of First Nations
President

Housing and Infrastructure Council

  • Discovering and clarifying current innovative housing governance systems that support First Nations with housing and infrastructure
  • Timeline for the Assembly of First Nations gaining authority over Indigenous Housing across Canada
  • Investing in on and off-reserve housing and infrastructure

9:45
Applying the United Nations Declaration: Through the Window of Indigenous Housing

Ron Stevenson
Counsel
Juristes Power

Ryan Stuart Beaton
Lawyer
Juristes Power

  • Dive into Bill 41 – United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).
  • Exploring how the proposed legislation sets a framework to align provincial laws
  • Discovering the impacts on housing

10:30
BREAK
11:00
Structuring Relationships Between First Nation Governments and Municipal Governments

Chief Grace George
Chief
Katzie First Nation

Mayor Bill Dingwall

City of Pitt Meadows

  • Identifying municipal partners to ease First Nations funding obstacles
  • From single-service agreements to comprehensive agreements
    • Water and wastewater, solid waste, fire protection, transit and recreation
  • How to properly structure an agreement, including cost-sharing and the division of responsibilities
  • Navigating obstacles, managing conflict, and overcoming relationship challenges
  • Securing supportive leadership and understanding agreement expectations

11:45
Grounding Your Role and Building the Housing Department – Structuring a Supportive Succession Strategy & Managing the Workload

Holly Wycotte
Housing Manager
Soda Creek Indian Band (Xatsull)

Identifying how a housing manager can build, train and retain a team

  • Sticking to the departmental budget and understanding where the funding comes from
  • Educating members and tenants on housing department policies and expectations for general upkeep
  • Maintaining cultural appreciation while being assertive and effective in your role
  • Interacting effectively with other departments
  • Analyzing how to ease the workload by developing strategies and creating boundaries

12:30
Closing Remarks from the Chair and the Conference Concludes

Virtual Workshop – DEEP DIVE: Mastering the Fundamentals and Management of Asset Management with Climate Change

Jun 2020

Dr. Gregory M. Flato
Senior Research Scientist
The Climate Research Division of Environment and Climate Change Canada

Al Douglas
President
Climate Risk Institute

Elmer Lickers (Shahsennó:wane)
Senior O&M Advisor
Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation

What is it about?

  • Understanding Canada’s Changing Climate,
  • How has climate changed and why; what changes are projected for the future.
  • Understanding implications of changing climate to adapt and build resiliency at the community level
  • Analyzing ways to improve emergency response on reserve

Virtual Workshop — BOOTCAMP: Training 101 For A Housing Manager

Jun 2020

Caryma Sa’d
Lawyer
Law Office of Caryma Sa’d

Michael Cameron
Director, Indigenous Relations
Industry Training Authority BC

What is it about?

  • BUILD AND DISCOVER: The database and training tools that will make you more confidant in your role
  • WHAT IS THIS DOCUMENT FOR? – Document Dissection: Clarifying and Applying Useful Paperwork
    • Analyzing and understanding the various types of documents
    • Learn how to draft and organize a document system that will make being a housing manager much more manageable and alleviate some of the stresses
  • GUTS ON CONTRACTS – Navigating a Contract and Ensuring You Never Feel Mislead Again
    • Analyzing CCDC contracts for contractors including design builds, construction management, open build and cost plots
    • Explanation of contracts
    • The ins and outs of consulting fees