Housing on the Hill 2018

Leaders in the affordable housing and homelessness sectors, come meet one-on-one with Members of Parliament and Senators, hear from leading housing policy experts and network with national housing decision-makers. 

As the last Housing on the Hill before the 2019 federal election, this is a prime opportunity to share your housing ideas with politicians and help inform electoral positions. Spaces are limited, register early to secure your participation.

Housing on the Hill 2018
October 23, 2018
Delta Ottawa City Centre - 
group rate available until September 25, 2018
101 Lyon Street, Ottawa

Registration is now closed

The Canadian Housing and Renewal Association and the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness are teaming up again this year to bring a day of insightful commentary, discussion, and advocacy on housing and homelessness – all in an effort to raise awareness and build long-term political support. 

Preliminary Schedule

Note: the schedule is subject to change

7:45 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast, registration and networking
8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Opening remarks and greetings
  • Stéphan Corriveau, President, Canadian Housing and Renewal Association
  • Kevin Page, Co-Chair, Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness and Past Parliamentary Budget Officer (invited)
  • Bruce Manwaring, Manager, Low Income and New Construction, Enbridge
8:45 – 9:10 a.m. Discussion on Housing on the Hill Day, parliamentary logistics and key messages
  • Jeff Morrison, Executive Director, Canadian Housing and Renewal Association
  • Tim Richter, President, Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness
9:10 – 10:00 a.m. Presentation: an update on the National Housing Strategy
  • Adam Vaughan, MP (Spadina Fort-York) and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Meet your team
  • Delegates meet in breakout groups with their teams
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Meetings with Members of Parliament
  • Departure for Parliament Hill and first set of meetings
12:00 – 1:15 p.m. Networking lunch
  • Return to Delta Hotel 
1:15 – 2:45 p.m. Election 2019 Political Panel: What Will Others Be Saying?
  • Sheri Benson, Member of Parliament (Saskatoon West) and NDP Housing Critic
  • Karen Vecchio, Member of Parliament (Elgin-Middlesex-London) and Conservative Housing Critic
  • Brock Carleton, Chief Executive Officer, Federation of Canadian Municipalities
  • Margaret Pfoh, CEO, Aboriginal Housing Management Association
  • Leilani Farha, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing (invited)
  • Véronique Laflamme, Spokesperson, Front d’action populaire en réaménagement urbain (FRAPRU)
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Meetings with Members of Parliament, Parliamentary Offices
  • Departure for Parliament Hill and second set of meetings
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Debrief on both rounds of meetings
  • Return to Delta Hotel
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Reception
  • 3 Brewers Pub

Housing on the Hill 2018 is sponsored by Enbridge.

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