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Opening Plenary and Online Social, Part One
Thursday, June 10, 2021, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT
We’ll open our virtual conference with a land acknowledgement and a not-to-be missed conference keynote. Be sure to take part in the first online social after, where you can choose from a party room with a DJ, trivia room or chill lounge!
The Opening Plenary keynote speaker is Margaret Pfoh, CEO of the Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA).
Margaret is Tsimshian from the Eagle Clan of the Gitga'at First Nation. Margaret’s 25-year career has been built on her dedication to serve and support the Indigenous Peoples of British Columbia. She has played an avidly influential role and actively participates on the national and international housing level. She currently serves on both the Indigenous Housing Advisory Caucus and the Board of Directors of Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA).
Margaret will speak to the social inequities and Indigenous housing disparities that have been exacerbated by the pandemic. She will explore how AHMA members, CHF Canada and the housing sector are navigating meaningful implementation of the right to housing while working to resolve inequities in systemic and structural barriers, oppression and control. She will explore reconciliation as an effective action to empower all communities - through cultural understanding, collaboration through adversity and avoiding defaulting to the colonial status quo.
Margaret is also a panelist for Inclusive co-ops: advocating positive system change (J303).
Annual General Meeting
Sunday, June 13, 2021, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT (virtual waiting room opens at 1:30 p.m. – sign on early to ensure you’re all set for the AGM, to answer some fun poll questions and to celebrate award winners.)
The virtual AGM is your chance to help guide the direction of Canada’s co-op housing movement. This year’s meeting is extremely important as members elect an entirely new board to govern CHF Canada.
All At-large Director positions and one Finance & Audit Committee position will be elected during this meeting.
Other agenda items will include:
- Approval of the audit and 2022 budget and dues
- Annual report
And to add even more excitement to the day, be sure to play along with our AGM bingo for a chance to win prizes, including the grand prize of free registration to the 2022 Annual Meeting in Halifax!
The virtual waiting room is sponsored by:
Ontario Members Meeting
Sunday, June 13, 2021, 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EDT
If you’re from Ontario, join us for our first meeting under the new governance changes. Hear about our work for Ontario co-ops, learn the latest on the End of Mortgage campaign, and help us celebrate the hard work of our Ontario Council members through the years. This meeting takes place before the AGM.
Pre-AGM Webinar/Test Your Tech
Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT
Join us for a guided tour of how our virtual conference will work and get answers to any questions you might have.
You’ll also have a chance to log on to the platform we’ll be using for our virtual AGM. We’ll ask some fun questions so you can practice using the voting system and ensure you’re all set for the virtual conference.
You’ll be able to access this session through the event portal. Can’t make the date? Not to worry. We’ll send you a recording.