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Agenda

This year’s ONPHA Conference is just around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited about the incredible lineup of programming we have in store for you. With the theme of “Building for Belonging”, we are diving deep into the heart of community housing and exploring how we can create a future that is centered on people and their wellbeing.

Our sessions will revolve around the key pillars of leadership, people, and sustainability, providing a comprehensive and enlightening experience for all attendees.

Stay tuned for the announcement of our incredible lineup of speakers coming soon!

Pre-Conference Events

Wednesday, October 25

Indigenous Housing Provider Gathering: Indigenous housing providers are invited to join our gathering to discuss our shared priorities around affordable housing solutions for Ontario’s Indigenous communities.

Unlocking Faith-Based Organizations Real Estate for Community Housing: Join a conversation between municipal, religious, and community stakeholders on how we can build more collaboration between faith-based property and the housing land supply.

Day 1

Thursday, October 26

Day 2

Friday, October 27
Includes access to Trade Show & ONPHA’s Annual General Meeting

8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.Breakfast & Trade Show
8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.Annual General Meeting (AGM)
9:30 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.Opening Plenary“The View: Decoding then and now”
10:40 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.Networking Break & Trade Show
11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Concurrent sessions
Leadership211 – Whose stories are you telling? Lessons in equity-informed storytelling
People212 – Embracing the power of supportive housing: A panel discussion
Sustainability 213 – Transforming communities: Creative development opportunities for new community housing
12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.Lunch & Trade Show
1:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.Concurrent Sessions
Leadership221 – The world has changed; your nonprofit governance should too!
Sustainability222 – Plancher: Impacting large-scale change through collaboration and innovation
Sustainability223 – Financing affordable housing with the power of community 

3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.Networking Break & Trade Show
3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m.Concurrent Sessions
Leadership 231 – Will new Ontario legislation actually increase housing affordability?
People232 – Building belonging: Nurturing & strengthening inclusive communities for tenant by tenants
Sustainability233 – What is your vision beyond EOM? Preparing housing providers for end-of-mortgage negotiations
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Community In Action: Networking Event

Day 3: ONPHA U

Saturday, October 28

Introducing ONPHA U, a special part of the 2023 ONPHA Conference designed to provide attendees with a unique opportunity to enhance their knowledge, skills, and personal well-being. Taking place on Saturday, October 28, this day is packed with exciting activities and educational sessions that will empower you to excel in the community housing sector. Whether you’re interested in exploring sector capacity, expanding your housing education, or focusing on personal wellness, ONPHA U has something for everyone.

By purchasing a full conference pass, you gain access to ONPHA U and all its offerings.

317 – Running Tour: Positive Partnerships – 7:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
Breakfast – 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Wellness Fair – 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Morning Plenary: Better U : Go from Surviving to Thriving – 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
AM – Concurrent Sessions – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
311 – Rent-Geared-to-Income (RGI): Keeping it Simple 312 – Virtually the same? Online hearings at the Landlord and Tenant Board 313 – Sound Journey
314 – Building stronger foundations: Strengthening finances for you and your organization 315 – Cahdco Go-No-Go: Part I 316 – Fire safety is no accident: Proposed changes to the Ontario Fire Code
318 – Painting for the joy of it: Painting for belonging 319 – Time to thrive for U and your teams  
Lunch – 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
327 – Bus Tour: Rapid Housing Initiative – 1:00 p.m. 
PM – Concurrent Sessions – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
321 – Rent-Geared-to-Income (RGI): Keeping it Simple 322 – Virtually the same? Online hearings at the Landlord and Tenant Board 323 – Sound Journey
324 – Building stronger foundations: Strengthening finances for you and your organization 315 – Cahdco Go-No-Go: Part II 326 – Fire safety is no accident: Proposed changes to the Ontario Fire Code
328 – Painting for the joy of it: Painting for belonging 329 – Time to thrive for U and your teams  

 

ONPHAsphere

Come and join us at the ONPHAsphere, the central hub at the conference where you can find all the information you need about membership opportunities.

We will also have the CMHC Housing Hub and Enbridge Help Desk joining us, making the ONPHAsphere the one-stop destination for all your housing needs.

CMHC Housing Hub: Speak directly to an affordable housing specialist about your future project. CMHC can help identify leads and guide your project early in the process to get you on the right track to achieve financing and see your vision come to life. You can even book an appointment ahead of time!

Enbridge Help Desk: Enbridge’s Energy Advisors will be onsite to answer technical questions about equipment and whole building upgrades. Book an appointment ahead of time to get all your big questions answered.