Building Effective Partnerships for Housing and Support
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 will highlight the partnership between New Journey Housing and the Downtown Commons.
In this session, you will hear about the partnership the two organizations have created to support successful tenancies, what their challenges have been, and what has made their partnership so effective.
When the University of Winnipeg Renewal Corporation develops mixed-income housing, it establishes formal partnerships with community partners, health and civic agencies to help identify individuals with barriers and cultivate their participation in addressing their needs and realizing opportunities. New Journey Housing is a resource centre for newcomers in Manitoba, providing help to newcomers to rent or purchase housing, and manage their money. Within the Downtown Commons, the partnership is able to support 15 newcomer families to access and maintain subsidized housing.
When: January 29, 10:00-11:30am
Where: New Journey Housing, 200-305 Broadway, Winnipeg
Ready, Set, (Re)Build!
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 includes 6-10 hours of online, self-study including reading, online discussions, and assignments. This is followed by a one-day, in-person session.
We are still determining the demand to decide on the in-person session location (Winnipeg + either Brandon or Winkler). If you are interested, please contact Christina to learn more.
Dates: February – April (online, 6-10 hours); in-person, full-day TBD
Locations: In-Person sessions will be held in Winnipeg and Brandon
Cost: MNPHA or CHF Members: $75/person; Non-Members: $150/person
Sponsored by CMHC with support from BCNPHA and CHF Prairies
Indigenous Housing Provider Forum
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.
Where: CanadInns Polo Park, 1405 St. Matthews Ave., Winnipeg
When: November 27, 2018 9:00am-4:00pm
6th Annual Building Partnerships Conference
Date: October 15-16, 2018
Speaker Tristan Cleveland: Designing a Happy City
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.
Date: October 15, 2018
Time: Doors open 6:00pm; Speaker starts 7:00pm
Location: Prairie Firehouse, 637 Princess Avenue, Brandon MB
Registration Fee: $21, includes one drink ticket and light snacks
Educational Session on the National Co-Investment Fund: New Development and Repair and Renewal Streams
Date: June 25, 2018
Registration Fee: Free
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
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
Date: Friday, June 22, 2018
Time: 9:45am – 1:30pm
Location: Masonic Memorial Centre, 420 Corydon Ave., Winnipeg
What to Bring: Membership payment and application if not already sent in
Registration Fee: FREE for MNPHA members. Non-member rate is $25 (can join AGM only at 12:45pm at no cost)
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
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.
Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:30pm
Location: Training will be delivered in Room 319 at 352 Donald Street in Winnipeg.
What to Bring: Participants should bring a pen and a notebook/paper to the session.
Registration Fee: FREE for MNPHA members. Non-member rate is $50.
This training was offered at no cost to MNPHA members.