CHRA’s Aboriginal Housing Advisory Caucus was established in 2013 in recognition of the large number of Aboriginal led and Aboriginal serving organizations who are CHRA members and wanted to work together for better housing for Aboriginal Peoples across the country. Aboriginal housing and homelessness service providers across the country face a number of challenges to which they are responding with resourcefulness, good management and innovation. The Aboriginal Housing Caucus is tackling these challenges collectively, providing policy advice to CHRA, and working on solutions.
CHRA’s Aboriginal Caucus Day is the premier annual event for the Caucus. After an initial launch at the CHRA Congress in 2013, the popularity of the Aboriginal Caucus has really taken off with almost 70 delegates attending Caucus Day 2014 in Edmonton and over 100 delegates at Caucus Day 2015 in Winnipeg.
The full-day sessions are remarkable for their blend of information sharing, inspiration, and Aboriginal examples of highly effective management and retention of existing housing stock, innovations in affordable home ownership and successes in leveraging real estate assets to create new housing and business enterprises.
CHRA’s Aboriginal Housing Caucus Day 2016 will be held on April 12, in Montreal, in conjunction with the annual CHRA National Congress (April 12-15).
Caucus Day is attended by delegates from across Canada who have an excellent track record, skills and know-how and a strong drive to create more and better housing solutions. Their portfolio represents $3.2 billion in mainly urban real estate, both land and housing assets. A majority of delegates are from urban and regional non-profit Aboriginal Housing corporations, and the remainder range from local homelessness service providers and regional homelessness coordinators, to representatives of all orders of government, Aboriginal women, First Nations, and private sector delegates.
CHRA’s annual Aboriginal Housing Caucus Day is a new and exciting opportunity for everyone with an interest in Aboriginal Housing. Whether you are a CHRA member, someone working in the field or with lived experience, a provincial, municipal or federal department or agency with an interest in Aboriginal people and housing, a corporation with a commitment to social responsibility and business development, or a supporter from the non-profit housing and social enterprise fields, Caucus Day is the place for you to learn, network, explore partnerships and opportunities and be part of the national conversation.
Attendance at Aboriginal Caucus Day continues to provide benefits throughout the year in terms of Communiqués and Updates from Aboriginal Caucus Chair, Robert Byers. You will receive summaries of Caucus Day, information on upcoming events, as well as CHRA Webinars on leading edge Aboriginal housing and social enterprise practice.