Emerging Professionals

CHRA currently offers a number of programs specifically aimed at supporting Emerging Professionals though opportunities to learn, engage, network and present their research to the national housing community.


Emerging Professionals Research Colloquium

The Emerging Professionals Research Colloquium, held at CHRA Congress every year as a part of the concurrent workshop series, highlights new ideas and original research from the next generation of housing leaders. At this annual event, graduate students with a concentration in a housing related area, and housing sector professionals 30 years of age and under, present their work and research on one of a series of thematic panel. Congress 2016 will mark the fourth year in which this event will run. Download the proposal.

Fundamentals of Housing Policy & Governance

This condensed, one-day course is designed to build professional development through a comprehensive overview of Canadian housing policies, programs and institutional operations. Topics include housing policy as related to urban, social and economic outcomes, housing markets, housing need, and the changing role of governments in the delivery of Canadian housing policy.

Taught by Steve Pomeroy, President, Focus Consulting Inc., this course is open to all CHRA delegates, though Emerging Professionals can take part, either independently or through work, as a significant investment in their learning and development.


Emerging Professionals Speed-Date-A-Mentor Networking Lunch

Held at CHRA’s annual national Congress, this event offers a series of short, back-to-back meetings that provide the opportunity to network and form introductions with leaders, stakeholders and innovators working in the housing sector from across Canada, and to learn from their experiences. Congress 2016 will mark the third year in which this event will run.

Emerging Professionals Pub Night

This meet and greet, held at CHRA Congress, allows fellow Emerging Professionals to meet and mingle in a casual and relaxed atmosphere.


Emerging Professionals CHRA Congress Bursary

Emerging Professionals can apply for financial assistance to attend CHRA Congress. Bursaries are allocated on a first come, first served basis, and provide significant discounted savings to allow students and young professionals the opportunity to participate at Congress.

Congress Rates for Emerging Professionals:

Pre-Congress Sessions + Congress: $405
Congress Only : $305
Pre-Congress Sessions or Day Pass : $160

More information will be available in January 2017.


CHRA welcomes Emerging Professionals to join our national network of housing sector organizations, and to receive membership benefit in return, such as access to our monthly newsletter, webinars, special events, programs and Congress savings.  

For more information on joining CHRA.


CHRA continues to explore new ways to collaborate and expand our Emerging Professionals program that will increase opportunities for participation and engagement.

For more information contact:
Kristen Holinsky, Program Manager
kholinsky@chra-achru.ca | 613.594.3007 ext. 10



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