Financing Affordable Housing with the Power of Community
Date – February 27, 2024
Time: 2:00PM – 3:00PM
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.
LIFE LEASE UPDATE
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.
MANITOBA HOUSING DAY 2024
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.
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
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.