The CHRA Congress and CHRA’s ability to deliver change throughout the year would not be possible without the generous support of our Congress sponsors. Thank you to the 2022 Congress Sponsors who help to make this event possible, and who help CHRA to effect change year-round.
Interested in becoming a sponsor?
Contact us and we’ll tailor a sponsorship package that suits your organization’s needs. Contact CHRA Events Manager, Julie McNamara at email@example.com.
We’re highlighting community housing sector partners and businesses who offer services and supports to housing providers on our Congress website.
We’ll be updating the listings regularly so keep an eye on this space to learn about service providers who can assist your organization with property management, finance, operations, and more!
Interested in joining the Exhibitor Showcase?
Contact CHRA Events Manager, Julie McNamara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2022 Exhibitor Showcase
Aboriginal Housing Management Association
AHMA is a grassroots organization made up of 55 members that are all Indigenous Housing and Service providers across British Columbia. AHMA members represent over 8000 Indigenous families and offer over 35 different wraparound services. AHMA is the first Indigenous Housing authority in Canada, created for Indigenous Peoples by Indigenous Peoples.
Urban, Rural and Northern Indigenous Housing Strategy.
AHMA is celebrating our 25th year of leading the change for Indigenous affordable housing. We are proud of our members’ success in serving Urban Indigenous people in BC. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, AHMA has expanded our services in the past two years and is leading the way for members and government with a new Provincial Urban, Rural and Northern Indigenous Housing Strategy.
Our focus on youth and future generations is always at the forefront of our work. This past year, AHMA and CMHC initiated an innovative partnership. CMHC provided $250,000 for AHMA to create a new Housing Internship for Indigenous Youth program. Our goal is to give Indigenous youth opportunities that provide work experience and skills training to help improve housing in their communities and empower them to pursue longer-term employment in the housing sector.
We are always interested in building relationships to learn from and influence other organizations. We look forward to connecting with all attendees at the 2022 National Congress on Housing and Homelessness!
Learn more: http://www.ahma-bc.org/
With its head office in Ottawa and regional service centres in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver, the Agency for Co-operative Housing administers the agreements between Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and 500 housing co-operatives. Risk-based, data-driven and client-focused, the Agency has pioneered a benchmarking process for contrasting the performance of each client with that of its peers in such areas as administrative costs, vacancy loss, arrears and bad debts, contributions to a capital replacement reserve and spending on maintenance and capital repairs. Rental charges are compared to local rental-market averages as well as to those of similar housing co-operatives. These comparisons are based on data from an online annual report completed by the client’s auditor drawing information from audited financial statements and other aspects of the client’s operations. These data feed automatically into a purpose-build database that facilitates comparisons among clients over various time periods. The results are returned to each client in illustrated, plain-language reports that identify problems, propose solutions and assist with planning. Confidentiality is maintained through password-protected filing and information shared only with the client’s designated contact.
Learn more: https://www.agency.coop/
The Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) is the leading real property valuation association with over 5,500 members across Canada. Established in 1938, the AIC works collaboratively with its 10 provincial affiliated associations to grant the distinguished Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute (AACI™) and Canadian Residential Appraiser (CRA™) designations. AIC Designated Members are highly qualified, respected professionals who undertake comprehensive curriculum, experience and examination requirements. Our members provide unbiased appraisal, appraisal review, consulting, reserve fund study and machinery and equipment appraisal services on all types of properties within their areas of competence.
BC Housing develops, manages and administers a wide range of subsidized housing options across the province. We work with the ministry responsible for housing to address critical gaps across the housing continuum, which range from emergency shelter and rent assistance in the private market to affordable home ownership. We also license residential builders, administer owner builder authorizations and carry out research and education that benefits the residential construction industry and consumers. We work with about 800 housing providers and help more than 110,000 households in communities across British Columbia.
Find out more on our website: https://www.bchousing.org/home
Check out our new Let’s Talk Housing Podcast. Episodes feature key partners, working to address housing supply and affordability in B.C.. You can find Let’s Talk Housing wherever you listen to podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/lets-talk-housing-a-podcast-by-bc-housing/id1603888581
As Canada’s authority on housing, CMHC contributes to the stability of the housing market and financial system, provides support for Canadians in housing need, and offers objective housing research and information to Canadian governments, consumers and the housing industry.
To learn more visit: https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/
Everyone deserves a safe, affordable place to call home
The Community Housing Transformation Centre is a national non-profit specialized in providing support and funding to the community housing sector across Canada. Since 2019 we have been working toward a more sustainable, inclusive model of community housing—one that will serve the needs of our communities, now and in the future. Our mission includes collaborating with sector, service and community housing providers to boost sector-wide empowerment and build organizational capacity where gaps and needs exist. We are backed by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation through the National Housing Strategy.
Learn more: https://centre.support/
EllisDon Community Builders
EllisDon Community Builders aims to bring the same rigorous tools used to execute large infrastructure projects to affordable housing. By combining decades of construction experience and development expertise, we provide our clients an unmatched comprehensive approach to delivering high-quality affordable and sustainable housing across Canada, including the far North.
We work shoulder-to-shoulder with non-profits, Indigenous communities, and municipalities to ensure they receive the best advice from financing, structuring, and partnering, to planning, design and construction. Our clients include BC Housing, Habitat for Humanity, Victoria Park Community Homes, Hamilton East Kiwanis, and the City of London among others. We are currently working on a number of high-profile affordable/supportive housing projects across Canada with non-profit, for-profit, and Indigenous developers, and recently completed the first of two modular Rapid Housing Initiative projects for the City of London.
Our rigorous financial models and access to in-house expertise that spans Canada allows us to quickly analyze all the options available and provide nimble and transparent advice to our clients in the face of rapidly changing development contexts. As an independent consultancy arm within EllisDon Group of Companies, we draw upon the expertise of our construction divisions while providing our clients the flexibility to select a construction path that best suits the needs of their project.
EllisDon Community Builders is not simply a development and construction solution. It is a holistic and comprehensive approach that ensures the delivery of housing that communities can be proud of.
Learn more: https://www.communitybuilders.ellisdon.com/
Saving Energy and Money with Enbridge Gas
At Enbridge Gas we have helped hundreds of affordable housing providers, building managers and residents across Ontario find ways to become more energy-efficient, cost effective and comfortable. Each program is thoughtfully designed with the intention of improving the quality of life of our customers.
The Home Winterproofing program is designed to keep energy bills down and offer more comfort to Ontario households. We offer free residential improvements, including insulation and a smart thermostat. Also, Indigenous communities are valued partners in this programming. Developing and sustaining respectful, constructive and enduring relationships that foster trust with and generate benefits for Indigenous groups are part of continuing our path to reconciliation.
Our Affordable Multi-Family Housing program offers financial incentives to help identify and implement energy efficiency initiatives and is designed to help participants save energy, cut operating costs and reduce carbon emissions.
Our Savings by Design Affordable Housing program encourages builders to design and construct homes and buildings that are more energy efficient than required by the Ontario Building Code. This program provides builders and affordable housing providers with financial incentives and expert technical corroboration that will support energy savings and help to maintain housing affordability.
Learn more: http://enbridgegas.com/affordableprograms
What if you could reduce energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, increase energy and housing affordability, all while improving building quality and increasing the comfort, health, and quality of life for your residents?
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) Sustainable Affordable Housing (SAH) initiative is here to help you undertake energy efficient upgrades faster while lowering your energy bills. The affordable housing sector can play a key role in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions produced from its aging housing stock, and SAH offers a range of capacity development tools and funding to get you ready to retrofit existing affordable housing units or construct energy efficient new builds that emit lower GHG emissions.
Learn more: fcm.ca/sustainableaffordablehousing
Homeward Trust is the system planner organization responsible for Edmonton’s local efforts to prevent and end homelessness on behalf of all orders of government. Homeward Trust, along with sector partners, coordinate and deliver programs that provide individuals and families with stable and safe housing and necessary support to end the cycle of homelessness.
Homelessness is a complex issue that no single program or agency can solve alone. To prevent, reduce and end homelessness, governments and civil society organizations must collaborate and stay fully committed to that goal.
Our work is grounded in the belief that everyone has the right to a home and that our communities are stronger, safer, and more vibrant when homelessness is addressed. The solution to homelessness is housing.
Learn more: https://homewardtrust.ca/
The HPC Housing Investment Corporation (HIC) seeks to address the barriers that Canadian affordable housing providers have faced in accessing low-cost, long-term financing. Founded by BC Housing, Manitoba Housing and Ontario’s Housing Services Corporation, HIC uses the power of the group to access the capital markets and deliver fixed, 30+ year mortgages to build more affordable housing.
Questions? Contact us at email@example.com.
The Housing Professionals Mentorship Program (HPMP) connects experienced housing professionals with those who are looking for mentorship to strengthen the community housing and homelessness sector.
Become a mentee and:
- develop your career in housing
- enhance your leadership skills
- build your network
- learn from industry experts
Become a mentor and:
- ignite passion and interest in housing
- get new perspectives and fresh ideas
- help shape the leaders of tomorrow
- make an impact
Applications open in fall 2022
Learn more: https://www.hpmp-pmpl.ca/
Founded in 1994, Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services provides safe and affordable housing to urban and rural First Nation, Inuit, and Métis people in Ontario. Our vision is to lead the design, development, and delivery of a sustainable and cultural-based continuum of housing. We are governed by representatives from three Indigenous organizations in Ontario – the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres, Ontario Native Women’s Association, and the Métis Nation of Ontario.
Learn more at ontarioaboriginalhousing.ca.
Questions? Contact us at 1-866-391-1061 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vancity is a values-based financial co-operative serving the needs of its more than 543,000 member-owners and their communities in the Coast Salish and Kwakwaka'wakw territories, with 55 branches in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Victoria, Squamish and Alert Bay.
With $28.2 billion in assets plus assets under administration, Vancity is Canada's largest community credit union. Vancity uses its assets to help improve the financial well-being of its members while at the same time helping to develop healthy communities that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.
The Vancity Affordable Housing Program & Accelerator Fund provides grants and flexible low-cost financing to not-for-profits undertaking affordable housing development projects. Our mission is to advance greater housing security and community well-being by investing in the Community Housing Sector to investigate, plan and develop affordable housing projects.
We aim to build the community housing sector’s capacity to manage a growing pool of affordable housing and community facilities so they become the leader for all affordable housing in British Columbia. By investing and lending to these organizations, we’ll preserve and grow the number of affordable rental homes for families in the community.
Learn more: Affordable Housing - Vancity