2022 NOVA SCOTIA FALL EDUCATION EVENT
Saturday November 5, 2022, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Theme - Reinventing ourselves post pandemic
Registration: 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Best Western Plus Dartmouth, 15 Spectacle Lake Drive, Dartmouth | 902-463-2000
MORNING NETWORKING - CO-OP BINGO! 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Start the day with your fellow co-operators. The focus of this session is to provide a forum for you to exchange ideas with co-op members and directors from other housing co-ops across the province. We have heard that participants learn from each other and we know that this type of peer-to-peer exchange is valuable. No matter where you are in the province, you will find some common experiences governing, managing and living in a housing co-op.
TOWN HALL PANEL - CO-OP'S ROLE IN THE HOUSING CRISIS 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Housing co-operatives are not a new concept, but there has been almost no co-op housing built in Canada since the early 1990s. With the need for affordable housing greater than ever across the country, what is being done here in Atlantic Canada? Join us to hear about what is happening here on the east coast to help meet this need.
NETWORKING LUNCH 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Join us for a buffet lunch and a chance to connect, chat and learn more from co-op members from across Nova Scotia
Afternoon workshops 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Choose one 120-minute workshop from a choice of three:
1. HOW DO WE GET BACK TO NORMAL?
Allison Ferris is the Client Services Co-ordinator at Housing Alternatives, Saint John, New Brunswick, and a CHF Canada workshop leader.
You may be asking yourself “after two years, how do we get back to normal?” but what you should be asking yourself is “what is normal?” The way a co-op operated in the past changed during the pandemic, we will talk about what worked, what did not, and what best practices to continue and plan for in the new normal, post-pandemic.
•have the chance to talk about how the pandemic experience affected governance at your housing co-op
•have the opportunity to learn from others and how they tried to keep governance strong despite it all
•discuss whether our experience over the past two years has changed how we will achieve stellar co-op governance post-pandemic.
2. WHO ARE WE? STAYING IN YOUR LANE...
Jaclyn Johnston is Co-ordinator Atlantic Region, and a workshop leader at CHF Canada
How do members of housing co-ops understand who does what, why and when? Even in co-ops where people can wear many hats, it is possible for roles to be clear and understood. Learn about your role (as a member or a board member) and stay in your lane. This workshop will provide a clear description of the different roles, who does them and why. Learn what can happen when these roles are confused and how to avoid this.3.WHERE ARE WE? DON'T BE AFRAID
All members need information in order to make good decisions; but do your eyes glaze over when the when the word “financials” gets used? Financials are sometimes not so easy to understand and interpret. Join us as we dig into what they are, what information you should be looking for, and how to be on the lookout for possible issues.
Sheryl Cameron is former Coordinator, Co-operatives & Non-Profits for Housing Nova Scotia, working with the housing co-op sector for 25 years. &
All cancellations must be made at least 3 days prior to the event, and a $20 cancellation fee will apply. No refund will be issued for cancellations received less than 3 days prior to the event.
This is a scent-free event. Please do not use scented products like fragrances and perfumes, colognes, aftershaves, hand creams or hand sanitizers.
||CHF Canada Members
|Early bird by Oct. 22, 2022
||Regular after Oct. 22, 2022
|Young member (under 35 years)
||Free (once you’ve registered one member)
•Early bird registration discount: Register online by Saturday, October 22, 2022 and save $20 on each registration fee.
•Additional participant discount: Once you’ve registered one member, you’ll save $50 on each additional registration.
•Young member discount: Once you’ve registered one member, each additional young member (under 35 years) is free.
•Travel rebate for member co-ops: If you live more than 100 km from the Halifax area, we’ll provide a $100 travel rebate per co-op.
Send cheques to:
CHF Canada National Office 225 Metcalfe Street Suite 311 Ottawa, ON K2P 1P9