AGM and Spring Workshops, June 14, 2019
1a. Strong and Engaged Boards: Now and into the Future (Panel): An engaged board of directors is the foundation of a successful non-profit organization. Participants heard from experienced board members what keeps them active and involved in ‘keeping the vision’ of non-profit housing, and from new board members what attracted them to joining a housing board, and what they need to be successful
1b. Respectful Workplaces: Human Resources made headlines this year in Manitoba, causing many Board members and managers to question if they have the proper policies and training in place. The best place to start is with Respectful Workplaces training, provided by People First HR.
2A Year-in-Review of the National Housing Strategy
A year in to the National Housing Strategy we headr from housing policy leaders about what the Strategy has meant for community housing in Canada and Manitoba:
- What has the financial investment achieved?
- What are the long-term implications for non-profit housing, including the impact on the End of Operating Agreements?
- And as we head into a federal election, what should we look for from candidates?
Featuring: David Hulchanski (via Skype from Toronto); Tom Carter; Sarah Cooper; Moderated by Mary-Agnes Welsh
Building Security Brainstorm and Discussion, May 1 2019
Ready, Set, (Re)Build! March-April 2019
This in-depth course is designed for those looking to dive into the world of non-profit housing development and redevelopment and succeed in the modernized social housing landscape. Perfect for housing providers – including board members and senior leaders – and those approaching or past the end of their operating agreements or mortgages.
The course included 6-10 hours of online, self-study including reading, online discussions, and assignments. This was followed by a one-day, in-person session.
Sponsored by CMHC with support from BCNPHA and CHF Prairies
Preparing Well for a Quick and Fun AGM, April 16 2019
The AGM is an opportunity to celebrate your organization, its people, and its achievements over the past year. This workshop prepared Boards of Directors for a well-designed, engaging AGM that they can look forward to. Attendees left the workshop with templates for agendas, minutes, and speaking notes that will keep their AGMs quick and fun for years to come.
The course covered:
Reviewing your by-laws in preparation of your AGM; Notice requirements for your AGM; Preparing the agenda; Motions; Voting; Bylaw changes; Approving Audited financial statements; Minutes and documentation
Succession Planning Basics
Recruiting new Board Members; Election of Board members and terms
Building Effective Partnerships for Housing and Support, January 29 2019
Effective partnerships require an investment in their development and growth. When established and maintained in a purposeful and formal way, partnerships benefit housing providers, support organizations, and the tenants they both serve. This session highlighted the partnership between New Journey Housing and the Downtown Commons.
Indigenous Housing Provider Forum, November 27 2019
The forum was an opportunity for Indigenous housing providers to share information and ideas with each other, learn about upcoming or changing programs/strategies of government, and provide feedback to partners at MB Housing and CMHC. This year, we also had a workshop on Governance for managers and board members as part of the Indigenous Housing Provider Support Project.
Who: The forum was open to employees or Board members of Indigenous organizations who provide affordable and non-profit housing.
6th Annual Building Partnerships Conference
Date: October 15-16, 2018
Speaker Tristan Cleveland: Designing a Happy City. October 15 2018
Tristan is a distinguished speaker and workshop facilitator with experience in various cities across the country. He has devoted his life and career to reforming planning, so that building communities that support the basic needs of human health becomes the new minimum standard. He is an urban planner with Happy City, a company that uses lessons from
psychology and public health to design happiness into neighborhoods and cities around the world.
Educational Session on the National Co-Investment Fund: New Development and Repair and Renewal Streams, June 25 2018
Considering new development? Need to make capital repairs?
An in-depth discussion of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s Co-Investment Fund. The session focused on the National Housing Co-Investment Fund (NHCF) New Construction and Repair and Renewal streams and highlight the program design, requirements and application process.
Manitoba Non-Profit Housing Association Annual General Meeting and Educational Workshops, June 22 2018
MNPHA held education sessions, our AGM, and provided an opportunity for to networking among members and partners in the Non-Profit Housing Sector.
What: A choice of two morning workshops:
a. Panel on the End of Operating Agreements and Beyond
b. Respectful Workplaces
Plenary session at 11:30am with an update on the National Housing Strategy, then MNPHA’s AGM
Understanding Financial Statements / Financing Options with Sector Bank – Housing Investment Corporation.
This half-day workshop was offered in Brandon (March 7) and Winnipeg (March 8). Derek Vandel, Exchange Group Professional Accountants, led the first part of the workshop on how to read and gain a greater understanding of what balance sheets and income statements are saying. The second part of the workshop featured a presentation on financing options available through Sector Bank/Housing Investment Corporation. Housing Investment Corporation is a dedicated, pooled lending institution for the affordable and non-profit housing sector. Its purpose is to help providers identify new opportunities to leverage their assets to effectively meet the affordable housing demands in their communities by offering them low financing costs that are customized to the social housing market.
Lean 101 Workshop, January 23 2018
Manitoba Housing has delivered an afternoon of Lean 101 training to MNPHA members who are interested in learning more about the implementation of continuous improvement practices within their organizations. Here are the details:
What: Lean 101 Training. Learning about core Lean principles and how to apply them in our work.
Webinar: 5 Step to Simpler, Easier Workplace Safety