Education

Upcoming Events

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

Cost: Free

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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.

By the end of the course, participants will have the skills and knowledge required to develop a development or redevelopment project proposal. They will build a network, online and in-person, with others in Manitoba undertaking development projects. They will also get valuable feedback on their proposal to assist with future proposal development.
 
This will be the first course offered by MNPHA with an online component. It will assist MNPHA with evaluating the demand for online courses and the ability of members across the province to access online training programs.

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

 
 
 

Previous Events

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

Download a Summary of the Forum

Download only the Presentation on Governance


6th Annual Building Partnerships Conference

MNPHA’s annual conference was held in Brandon Manitoba, and included two full days of learning and networking.

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
Time: 10-11:30am
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.

Download the Power Point Slides from the Session


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)

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Download a PDF of CMHC Presentation on the National Housing Strategy


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.

Download a PDF of the Sector Bank presentation

Download a PowerPoint Show version of the Sector Bank presentation

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.

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Webinar: 5 Step to Simpler, Easier Workplace Safety

Are you unsure if you are meeting safety compliance requirements or wondering where to start with Workplace Safety. Identification and proactive management of your workplace safety related risks is good for business.
 
 When: January 25, 2018 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Registration Fee:  No cost for MNPHA members
 

Three housing sector actors are collaborating to present a new mentorship program to connect housing professional early in their career with experienced members of the sector. The program, announced in October 2017 by CHRA, CIH Canada and HPC, is open to 30 mentees for the first year. For more information on who is eligible or how to volunteer some of your time as a mentor, please click the link below.
 

We’re in the process of planning education events and opportunities for 2018.

Details will be announced in the MNPHA Newsletter as they become available.

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