Financing Affordable Housing with the Power of Community

Date – February 27, 2024

Time: 2:00PM – 3:00PM

Venue: Virtual

Webinar Description: Affordable Housing providers need flexible and creative financing tools to help deliver affordable housing projects. Among these tools is community finance and in particular, community bonds. Tapestry Community Capital specializes in the use of community bonds and have supported not-for-profits to unlock over $100M in impact investments to fund 61 projects.

With support from the CMHC, Tapestry is now assisting affordable housing providers and have launched the first BC community bond campaign with Propolis Housing Cooperative — which are also now on sale in Manitoba. This session will cover what community bonds are, how they work. Propolis Housing Cooperative will also share their current experience of issuing bonds as a case study.


Date – April 11, 2024

Time: 10:00AM – 12 Noon

Venue: Deer Lodge Community Centre

Darren Cooper, Manager of Rent Regulation from Residential Tenancies Branch, will present on the changes to the Life Lease Act and how they may affect the life leases organizations. 

Who should attend: Board members, tenant representatives and property managers for Life Lease organizations. We request each organization limit how many members attend so that as many organizations can be present as possible. 


Date – May 7, 2024

Time: 9:30AM – 8:00PM

Venue: The Downtown Commons

Housing Day allows leaders in non-profit housing to share the successes and challenges of the sector with elected officials and raise issues that matter most to Manitoba’s affordable housing community.

Housing Day attendees will meet at the Downtown Commons on Tuesday, May 7th at 9:30am to enjoy a light breakfast followed by a panel on Advocacy. After lunch, elected officials will be joining us to discuss non-profit housing as well as a question and answer session.   

After the presentations, we’ll reconvene at the Capital Bar and Grill for networking, drinks, appetizers as well as a meet and greet with MLAs. 

Each member registered will also have the option to meet with MLAs at the Legislature the following day.  

Housing Day is a member only event and registration will be limited to 2 people per organization. New members are welcome. 

You will have the option to either attend the full day session ($100) which includes all the sessions, the networking event and the meeting with the party Caucuses on May 8th or Just the Housing Day Networking Event ($35) at Capital Grill & Bar at 5:30PM.  


Tuesday, May 7, 2024 – The Downtown Commons  

9:30AM – Registration opens and a light breakfast is served

10:00AM – Welcome and Key Messages for Housing Day 

10:30AM – Panel Discussion on Advocacy 101  

12:00PM – Lunch 

1:00PM – Panel Discussion – Mayors and Municipal Leaders speak on their role in housing 

2:30PM – Break 

3:00PM – Panel Discussion – CHRA, CHF and others speak on the federal advocacy agenda. 

4:00PM – Presentation from the Ministry of Housing to discuss non-profit housing 

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 – Capital Bar and Grill 

5:30pm – 8:00PM – Networking Drinks and Appetizers plus meet and greet with MLAs 

Wednesday, May 8, 2024  

Meeting with party Caucuses – Time and location to be determined 


Building Boards Online Training

Date – February 1 – April 30, 2024

Venue: Online – Google Classrooms

This course is for those who serve (or are considering serving) on a non-profit housing board as a director/board member.

Building Boards is an online, self-guided training delivered via Google Classrooms. Registrants can access the courses from February 1st – April 30th. Discounts are available for Boards wanting all members to access the training at once.

Become a more effective and knowledgeable Board Member with this essential training. You’ll learn:

  • Creating sustainable operating budgets
  • Efficient, mission-focused meetings
  • Board governance
  • Succession planning
  • Overseeing operations
  • Bylaws and legal requirements
  • Understanding financial reports and audits
  • Board-Management working relationships

Comments from past attendees included: “the training was helpful in providing an overview of best practices, reminders of things we do well and some things we could improve

This training program consists of two courses – Level 1 and Level 2 with videos, reading, and assignments. Completing the courses takes approximately eight hours, in small segments. A certificate of completion can be provided.


  • $95 + GST for the first participant of a MNPHA Member organization
  • $45 + GST for each additional attendee of a MNPHA Member organization
  • $120+ GST for each non-member attending
  • $150 + GST for unlimited registration for a Board – yes, your whole Board can join!

The Building Boards Program was developed with the financial support from the Winnipeg Foundation and Assiniboine Credit Union and thoughtfully created by Rolande Kirouac of High Achievement Training. Bursaries are available to organizations with limited funding.

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