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Sponsorship & Tradeshow Prospectus

The face of affordable and social housing is evolving, as governments are poised to increase capacity and innovation in sustainable affordable housing practices through the National Housing Strategy. With this comes a tremendous business opportunity for those in related sectors to proactively invest in new partnerships, infrastructure and services.

Visibility and presence at our 2020 Congress in Saskatoon, SK, is a great strategic choice for meeting with key decision makers and housing providers from across Canada. This year we expect 600 delegates and are working on an incredible lineup of speakers, keynotes and tradeshow participants.

About Congress

Who attends
A snapshot of our average delegates over the past three years.
Function Percent of delegates
Housing Providers 29%
Non-profit organization 25%
Municipalities 12%
Associations 11%
Provincial/Territorial governments 10%
Businesses 7%
Retired individuals, students, etc. 4%
Federal Government 2%

The National Congress on Housing and Homelessness is an exceptional opportunity for delegates to meet and exchange with a growing Canadian body of practitioners, policy makers, front-line workers, government officials and key stakeholders from the affordable housing and homelessness sectors.

Congress 2020 will be held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and will convene over 600 delegates and sector leaders from across Canada and abroad for three days of learning and networking opportunities. Each year a unique program of over forty concurrent workshops, plenary and learning sessions, mobile tours and keynotes is developed to meet the educational needs and interests of CHRA members and delegates from across the community housing and homelessness sector.

Why participate as a sponsor ?

  • face-to-face time with over 600 delegates from across Canada and abroad from a wide variety of fields, giving you a unique opportunity to promote your product, program, service and/or ideas.
  • Numerous networking opportunities and exposure to delegates through social media, the Congress program, website and on-site coverage at CHRA Congress 2020.

Why participate as an exhibitor ?

  • Be part of our high-impact, high-visibility tradeshow. We limit the number of exhibitors to maximize your exposure.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsor level Ad in the printed program Congress Passes Speaker Opportunity Tradeshow Booth Exclusive promotional banner in two newsletter editions Featured post in a pre-congress newsletter Branded gift in tote bags or at sponsored event* Congress website presence Virtual tote bag
Title Sponsor $35,000 Full Page Cover 6 full passes
Indigenous Caucus Day Sponsor Various View a breakdown of the various Indigenous Caucus Day sponsorship opportunities.
Awards Luncheon Sponsor $20,000 Full Page 4 full passes
Innovation Forum Sponsor $15,000 Full Page 3 full passes
Keynote Speaker Sponsor $12,000 Half Page 2 full passes
President’s Reception $10,000 Half Page 1 full pass
Closing Ceremonies Sponsor $10,000 Half Page 1 full pass
Deletage Bag Sponsor $5,000 Quarter Page 1 full pass
Early Career Professionals Sponsor $5,000 Quarter Page 1 full pass
Meet & Greet Sponsor $5,000 Quarter Page 1 full pass
Wifi Sponsor $5,000 Quarter Page 1 full pass
Workshop Session Sponsor $5,000 Quarter Page 1 day pass
Lanyard Sponsor $5,000 Quarter Page 1 day pass
Mobile Tour Sponsor $3,000 Business Card
Break Sponsor – Day 1 $3,000 Business Card
Break Sponsor – Day 2 $3,000 Business Card
Lived Experience Attendance Supporter $2,500 Business Card
Congress Session Series Supporter Sponsor $2,500 Business Card
Congress Supporter Sponsor $1,000

*Branded items may require lead-time for production; we usually operate on six to eight weeks lead-time prior to the event for these orders.
** One day passes must be used on the same day

Virtual Delegate Bag
All Congress 2019 sponsors can include an ad, flyer or link to a specific program or product in our virtual delegate bag sent to all delegates before and following Congress.

The virtual delegate bag is shared in addition to our beautifully designed printed program and will enhance your visibility.


Title sponsors are invaluable to the success of CHRA Congress, and an integral part of the planning and community that supports the event.

Sponsor Features: Exclusive logo prominence on all Congress communications, materials and promotions, as well as welcoming remarks to all delegates at the opening ceremonies.


This inspiring event on April 4th, honours the invaluable contributions made by those who work in affordable housing and homelessness.

Sponsor Features: Exclusive naming rights to the award luncheon, speaking opportunity at the plated banquet, presentation of one award during the ceremony and VIP seating.

INNOVATION FORUM 2019: $15,000

Your organization can ‘own the day’ on April 21st, with exclusive brand and logo recognition for CHRA’s full day Innovation Forum 2020 program, attended by over 120 delegates. This event features pan-Canadian and international speakers, a full slate of panels, Keynote and learning opportunities focused on a thematic topic of timely importance to the housing sector.

Sponsor Features: Exclusive program sponsorship on April 21 and organizational visibility throughout Congress, speaking opportunity and introduction of Keynote as well as the moderation of or participation on a discussion panel.


CHRA is lining up an exciting Keynote Speaker for Congress 2020. Delivered in plenary to all delegates, our Keynote speaker helps gather the sector to share learnings, and inspire us through great storytelling and new thinking.

Sponsor Features: High profile visibility and introduction of Keynote to all Congress 2020 delegates, and VIP seating in plenary.


Sponsor Features: Exclusive visibility as the sponsor of CHRA’s President’s reception, the most popular networking event during Congress. Speaking opportunity, logo placement in program, and signage.


Help us conclude another successful Congress by celebrating over food, drink, entertainment and a sneak peak at Congress 2021.

Sponsor Features: Speaking opportunity, logo placement in program, and signage.


All delegates will receive a one of a kind keepsake bag for their Congress program and Tradeshow materials. The Delegate Bag will include memorable branded items from CHRA’s top sponsors, as well as treats and surprises!

Sponsor Features: Exclusive logo prominence on one side of the tote bags, product inclusion and visibility.


A program dedicated to supporting the next generation of leaders in the sector. The sponsorship helps CHRA to provide travel bursaries and registration savings to students and professionals under 30.

Sponsor Features:  Exclusive visibility across several unique Early Career Professionals events including a Networking Pub Night.


Sponsor Features: Exclusive visibility as a sponsor during one of CHRA’s most highly attended social networking events April 21st.


Sponsor Feature: Provide wifi access to all the participants at Congress through a custom wifi password. . Sponsor logo featured on sign for wifi password.


Morning and afternoon workshops take place April 22nd and 23rd. CHRA will work with you to select the workshops that best align with your organization.

Sponsor Features: Speaking opportunity to delegates at the beginning of the workshop session, as well as recognition in the Congress printed program, online and on workshop signage.


Sponsor Features: Exclusive visibility on Congress Lanyards.


Mobile Tours are some of the most popular sessions at Congress. They offer an exclusive opportunity for delegates to tour local community housing and homelessness organizations and projects.

Sponsor Features: Exclusive logo visibility and signage as a Mobile Tour Sponsor.

BREAK SPONSOR - DAY 1 (APRIL 22): $3,000

Sponsor Features: Two coffee/tea breaks are offered the morning and afternoon of April 22. This includes recognition in the Congress printed program and online, as well as break signage.

BREAK SPONSOR - DAY 2 (APRIL 23): $3,000

Sponsor Features: Two coffee/tea breaks are offered the morning and afternoon of April 23. This includes recognition in the Congress printed program and online, as well as break signage.


Sponsor Features: A great opportunity to support the participation of Congress speakers and delegates with lived experience.


Sponsor Features: Sponsor the development and publication of a Congress 2020 session workshop summary.


Sponsor Features: Contribute as a supporter to the learning, networking and professional development at Congress.



Our Indigenous Caucus Day is the largest annual gathering focused on urban and rural Indigenous housing in Canada and attracts over 150 delegates. This full day collaborative forum is an exciting opportunity for anyone with an interest in Indigenous housing, to learn, network and explore partnerships.

At Indigenous Caucus Day 2020, sponsors will have immediate access to a sophisticated group of large and medium-sized urban Indigenous housing providers and developers from across Canada to understand their needs and develop relationships.

Sponsor Level Ad in Congress Print Program Congress Passes Featured post in a pre-congress newsletter Exclusive promotional banner in two newsletter editions Logo on Caucus Day final report Tradeshow Booth Congress website presence and virtual tote bag
$20,000 Full Page 4 Full Passes
$15,000 Full Page 3 Full Passes
$10,000 Half Page 2 Full Passes
$7,500 Half Page 1 Full Pass
$6,500 Quarter Page 1 Full Pass
$5,000 Quarter Page 1 Full Pass
$3,000 1/8 Page



Sponsor Features: Recognized at Caucus Day through top level organizational visibility, your tremendous support will be further recognized through the delivery of welcoming greetings  and recognition by the Chair during  opening remarks and introduction of the Keynote speaker.


Sponsor Features: Your generous support will be recognized by prominent organizational visibility and with the opportunity for introductory remarks on the lead panel for the day’s events.


Sponsor Features: Joining the Caucus Day as a major sponsor, you will have strong organizational visibility and occasion to introduce the afternoon program.


Sponsor Features: Featured as the Indigenous Caucus Day Lunch sponsor, placement of organizational or promotional items at all delegate place settings at lunch will allow you to share your work with all delegates.


Sponsor Features: Two breaks will take place over the course of the day, providing an opportunity for you to stand out through break signage and a giveaway of organizational or promotional items.


Sponsor Features: Contribute as a supporter to the learning, networking and professional development at Indigenous Caucus Day.

The majority of sponsorship for CHRA’s Indigenous Caucus Day will go back into programing and output delivered by the Caucus. We are open to speaking with you further about custom packages and benefits.

Program Advertising

Advertising in the Congress print program offers an excellent opportunity to reach all Congress delegates. Our beautiful hard copy Congress programs are handed out onsite to all our delegates and provide exposure to a national audience.

  • Print ad booking deadline: March 2, 2020
  • Print ad artwork deadline: March 11, 2020
Full page $750  8.5 x 11”
1/2 page (horizontal) $400 8.5 x 5.5”
1/2 page (vertical) $400 4.25 x 11”
1/3 page (horizontal) $275 8.5 x 3.67”
1/3 page (vertical) $275 2.8 x 11”
1/4 page (vertical only) $225 4.25 x 5.5”
1/8 page (horizontal only) $150 4.25 x 2.75”
Ad Specifications: Provide your artwork as a high-resolution PDF in CMYK. Please extend bleed ¼” on all sides and include crop marks. Electronic samples of Congress Programs from previous years are available upon request for those who wish to see past layouts.


Tradeshow Opportunities

CHRA recognizes that location matters when it comes to Tradeshow space, we will continue to provide the best locations for maximum exposure. We had amazing results in Victoria at Congress 2019, and we anticipate this will sell-out fast.

Booth Rates

  • CHRA Member: $750
  • Non-Member: $1,000

The deadline to book space for the 2020 tradeshow is March 2, 2020. Reserve early, space is limited.

Exhibitor Benefits

  • 8’ x 8’ space including one skirted 6’ table with two chairs, pipe and draping. *specifications subject to change based on venue and location of tradeshow
  • Listing and logo recognition on the Congress website and program
  • Exhibitor-only badges for booth staff, providing access to delegate meals

Note: once you have booked your booth, you will a receive a tradeshow form confirming all details for your signature.

Additional Costs

  • Shipping
  • Booth set-up, storage, handling, etc.
  • Hard-wired internet connection
  • Extra electrical & furniture


 Questions? Contact us 613-594-3007 x22

Sponsorship agreement
The information on this page is also available in PDF format.