Sponsorship and Tradeshow Opportunities

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 2019 Congress in Victoria, British Columbia, 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%
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 2019 in Victoria, British Columbia, will convene over 550 delegates from across Canada and abroad for three days of learning and networking. Each year we develop a unique program that includes over forty workshops, plenaries, mobile tours and keynotes to meet the educational needs and interests of the affordable housing and homelessness communities.

Why participate as a sponsor

  • face-to-face time with over 550 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.
  • networking opportunities and exposure to delegates via our newsletter, social media channels, Congress program and on-site signage

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 $30,000 Full Page Cover 6 full passes
Indigenous Caucus Day 2019 Various View a breakdown of the various Indigenous Caucus Day sponsorship opportunities.
Awards Luncheon $20,000 Full Page 4 full passes
Innovation Forum $15,000 Full Page 3 full passes
Keynote Speaker $12,000 Half Page 2 full passes
President’s Reception $10,000 Third Page 2 full passes      
Closing Ceremonies $10,000 Third Page 2 full passes      
Deletage Tote Bag $8,000 Quarter Page 1 full pass        
Early Career Professionals $5,000 Quarter Page 1 full pass        
Meet & Greet $5,000 Quarter Page 1 full pass        
Delegate Lounge $5,000 Quarter Page 1 full pass        
Shuttle Bus $5,000 Quarter Page 1 full pass        
Wifi/Charging Station SOLD OUT Business Card 2 one day passes**          
Workshop $5,000 Business Card 1 day pass          
Break – Day 1 $3,000              
Break – Day 2 $3,000              
Lived Experience Attendance $2,500 Business Card            
Supporter $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 Tote Bag

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

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


Title sponsors are invaluable to our Congress’ success and are an integral part of the planning and community that supports this national 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” with exclusive brand and logo recognition for our Innovation Forum, a full-day event attended by over a quarter of Congress delegates. This day features pan-Canadian and international speakers, a full slate of panels, a keynote and learning opportunities focused on an important and timely topic to the housing and homelessness sector.

Sponsor Features: Exclusive program sponsorship on April 2nd and visibility throughout Congress, speaking opportunity and introducing the keynote speaker as well as moderating one or more panel discussions.


Delivered in plenary to all delegates, our keynote speaker shares learnings and inspires us through great storytelling and new thinking. Keynotes take place on April 3rd and 4th.

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


Sponsor Features: Exclusive visibility as the sponsor of our President’s reception, the most popular networking event during Congress. Another successful social event awaits in Victoria.


Help us bid adieux to another successful Congress, surrounded by over 250 delegates who come to celebrate with food, entertainment and to get a sneak peek at what they can expect for our next Congress.

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


All delegates will receive a one-of-a-kind keepsake bag for their program and tradeshow materials. The tote bag will include memorable branded items from our 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 unique program dedicated to supporting the next generation of affordable housing leaders. 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, and featured speaking opportunities for our Early Career

Professionals throughout Congress.


Morning and afternoon workshops take place April 3rd and 4th. We will work with you to select the workshops that best align with your organization.

Sponsor Features: Short speaking opportunity to delegates at the beginning of each workshop program, as well as logo, program and signage visibility as a workshop sponsor.


Sponsor Features: Exclusive visibility as a sponsor during one of our most attended social networking events.

Delegate Lounge Sponsor: $5,000

Sponsor Features: Provide delegates an opportunity to unwind and recharge their mobile devices using the charging station. It’s also another great opportunity for delegates to network

between workshops. This includes: signage, light refreshment, logo in congressprogram and online.


Shuttle buses are the main form of transportation for some of Congress’ most popular events. This includes our mobile tours that offer an exclusive opportunity for delegates to tour local housing and homelessness organizations among other highly attended events.

Sponsor Features: Exclusive logo prominence and recognition as the Congress shuttle bus sponsor.



Sponsor Feature: Provide wifi access to all the participants and a charging station. Sponsor logo featured on charging station and wifi password.

BREAK SPONSOR (April 3rd): $3,000

Sponsor Features: Two coffee/tea breaks are offered the morning and afternoon of April 3rd. This includes recognition in the Congress printed program and online, as well as break signage.

BREAK SPONSOR (April 4th): $3,000

Sponsor Features: Two coffee/tea breaks are offered the morning and afternoon of April 4th. 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. This sponsorship includes recognition in the printed

program and online.


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 2019, sponsors will have 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 those 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 visibility, your tremendous support will be further recognized through delivery of welcoming greetings and recognition by the Chair during opening remarks, introduction of the keynote speaker and opportunity to present on a Caucus panel.


Sponsor Features: Your generous support will be recognized by prominent 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 visibility and the opportunity 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.


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 our Indigenous Caucus Day will be reinvested into programing and output delivered by the Caucus. Contact us to explore your ideas for custom packages and benefits.

Program Advertising

Stand out! Buy an ad! Advertising in the Congress print program offers an excellent opportunity to reach all Congress delegates. Our beautiful printed Congress programs are handed out to all our delegates and provide exposure to a national audience.

  • Print ad booking deadline: February 8th, 2019
  • Print ad artwork deadline: February 25th, 2019
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. Extend bleed 1/4” on all sides and include crop marks. Digital samples of past Congress programs are available upon request.


Tradeshow Opportunities

Location matters when it comes to tradeshow space. We will continue to provide the best locations for maximum exposure. We had amazing result in Ottawa 2018, we anticipate this will sell-out fast.

Booth Rates

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

The deadline to book space for the 2019 tradeshow is March 1st, 2019. Reserve early, space is limited.

Exhibitor Benefits

  • 8’ x 8’ space including one skirted 6’ table with two chairs. *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


Contact us to reserve or to explore a new sponsorship idea or custom package


Event Logistics, Tradeshow & Sponsorship Opportunities

Julie Auger
Event Manager
jauger@chra-achru.ca | 613-594-3007, ext. 15

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

Sponsorship Opportunities

Jeff Morrison
Executive Director
jmorrison@chra-achru.ca | 613-594-3007, ext. 11

Indigenous Caucus Day Sponsorship Opportunities

Stéfanie-Madeline Leduc
Manager, Policy and Research
smleduc@chra-achru.ca | 613-594-3007, ext. 14

Program and Advertising

info@chra-achru.ca | 613-594-3007


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