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Registration Rates


Member Early Bird (ends Feb 13)

Member Regular

Non-member Early Bird (ends Feb 13)

Non-member Regular

Early Career Professionals and Individuals with Lived Experience*

Pre-Congress and Congress






Congress Only
(2 days)






Congress Day Pass
(1 day)






Pre-Congress Only (Indigenous Caucus OR Innovation Forum)






Housing Course**





* If you are registering for Congress as a person with lived experience, contact Dominika Krzeminska [ (613)594-3007 ext 10] for more information
**Pre-Congress Housing Course: there is a different fee for the one-day course Housing Policy Course. 
Pre-Congress includes the option of attending one of three full-day sessions on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. These include the Innovation Forum, Indigenous Caucus or Housing Course. Please note the different fee for the Housing Course.

Special Rate for Retired CHRA Members

To ensure more retired CHRA members are able to attend Congress, we offer a discounted registration rate of $320 for Congress-only or $425 for Pre-Congress and Congress. Eligibility is for retired members, either through their individual membership or their position as a volunteer board member of a CHRA member organization.

The Early Bird Wins the Prize

Anyone who registers by February 13, 2019 will be eligible for a VIP Experience Prize from Tourism Victoria.

VIP Experience Prize includes:

  • Limo pick-up from the airport
  • Upgraded hotel room
  • VIP package in-room amenities

You will have the option to opt into this contest during the online registration process.

Your private information will not be shared with Tourism Victoria; only the winner’s name and telephone number will be shared for the purpose of awarding the prize.

Cancellation Policy

Notice of cancellation/request for refund or substitution must be sent in writing to Melissa Weigel at Full refunds minus a $100 administration fee will be provided for cancellations made in writing by February 22 2019 or before. A 50% refund will be provided for cancellations from February 23, 2019 to March 11, 2019 inclusive. We do not offer partial refunds. No refunds will be issued after March 11, 2019 for cancellations or no-shows.  Substitutions are allowed, space permitting.

Read the following before proceeding to our online registration

Note that the online registration system has changed from last year. Please take a moment to review and/or print the step-by-step instructions to help you with your online registration.

Mandatory Fields

  • Delegates must indicate which day(s) they will be attending 
  • Respond to all fields with an asterix


Tuesday, April 2, 2019 provides an extra day of education and learning for delegates, requiring additional registration and fees. Delegates can choose from one of three full-day sessions followed by a CMHC Town Hall.

  • Innovation Forum
  • Indigenous Housing Caucus
  • Housing Course
  • A Town Hall discussion with CEO and President Evan Siddall and Board Chair Derek Ballantyne will be available to anyone attending the Pre-Congress and/or Congress.

Concurrent Sessions

You do not have to pre-register for the concurrent sessions. All sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis, so please arrive promptly to secure your place. This includes participation in RENT sessions. Subsidies are available for BCNPHA members, please email for more details.

Mobile Tours

These require advanced registration as spaces are limited. There is no additional fee to participate. Our six unique Mobile Tours will take place on Wednesday, April 3 and Thursday, April 4 from 1:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (times may vary). Delegates can select a maximum of one Mobile Tour either Wednesday OR Thursday. Delegates must indicate which Mobile Tour they wish to attend on the online registration form to participate.

Social Events

Each delegate registration includes one-admittance to the Meet & Greet, Yardi Awards Luncheon and Closing Receptions. To limit food waste, please ensure you indicated in the registration form if you do or do not plan on attending any of the social events.

President’s Reception

To attend the President’s Reception at the Government House on Wednesday, April 3, hosted by the Lieutenant Governor General, The Honourable Janet Austin, a fee of $65 per person will be applied to your registration. Space is limited. Only a person with a ticket will be admitted to the reception. Food stations and drinks will be provided.  

Early Career Professionals  

Early Career Professionals are invited to RSVP for a Pub Night on Tuesday, April 2 (7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.). There is no additional fee to attend, however registration is required.

Members Perks

CHRA members receive significant savings on Congress registration fees. Once an organization joins, all its employees are entitled to the member savings on registration. Consider joining now to start saving.

Consent Required

A delegate list will be shared with Congress participants to help facilitate post-event for networking. Your permission is required to include your name, email and organization's name on the delegate list. A Request for Permission can be found at the end of the online registration form. 

Cancellations Request

Notice of cancellation/request for refund or substitution must be sent in writing to Melissa Weigel, Office Manager at: Full refunds minus a $100 administration fee will be provided for cancellations made in writing by February 22, 2019. A 50% refund will be provided for cancellations from February 23, 2019 to March 11, 2019 inclusive. No refunds will be issued after March 11, 2019 for cancellations or no-shows. Substitutions are allowed, space permitting.


If you have questions or concerns about online registration, please contact Melissa Weigel, Office Manager at or 613-594-3007, ext. 12.

Thank you to our sponsors



We are grateful to the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, on whose traditional territory the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association’s 2019 Congress will be hosted. 

Translation support for Congress 2019 has been provided by the Government of Canada.

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