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CPD Learning Units: 1.5
Municipalities all over British Columbia are playing an increasingly critical role in resolving homelessness. This Webinar will pose a frank and basic discussion on homelessness and the difficulties of housing vulnerable populations. We will begin with an overview of the extent of the problem, how the population has diversified and how our responses have changed over time. BC Housing will review existing programs and provide exmples and case-studies of initiatives being undertaken in some of BC’s smaller communities to address homelessness. A variety of tools and approaches for engaging with vulnerable populations in both small and large communities will be presented and discussed.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM PST
Online via Adobe Connect
Cost: Members $25 +GST, Non-Members $40 +GST
Click here to register for this webinar.
Craig Crawford, Vice-President of Operations, BC Housing
Craig CrawfordCraig has over 25 years of experience in the not-for-profit housing sector. Prior to becoming vice-president of operations five years ago, he led BC Housing’s Development Services Branch in the development of more than 10,000 affordable housing units, in partnership with not-for-profit societies and other levels of government. Craig holds a Masters in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and is the executive sponsor of BC Housing’s Leadership Development Program.
Noha Sedky RPP, MCIP, CitySpaces Consulting Ltd.
Noah SedkyIn her 17 years as a planner, Noha has specialized in housing, homelessness, and social sustainability. At CitySpaces Consulting, she has worked extensively with municipalities and non-profits to help address questions of housing affordability and social inclusion. Acting as the owner’s representative for non-profits and other agencies, she has also helped to move projects from concept through to construction and occupancy and is currently working on a new 74-unit seniors housing development in Peachland. Noha is an Adjunct Professor at UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning and has worked in Canada, Egypt and Pakistan.
Lani Brunn, CitySpaces Consulting Ltd.
Lani BrunnA community and social planner, Lani joined CitySpaces Consulting after 10 years working in the non-profit housing sector in Metro Vancouver. She has a passion for tackling complex social issues as a researcher, engagement and communications specialist, project manager, and as a dedicated volunteer. Lani is a founding member on the board of directors for Working Clothing Society, a volunteer with the Binner’s Project, a rain or shine bicycle commuter, avid recycler and amateur foodie.
Stay tuned and save the date for the last webinar in the Affordable Housing webinar series:
November 29th – Webinar #3: Affordable Housing: Non-Market “Pro-Initiatives”
CMHC logoTHANK YOU to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) for its generous support and sponsorship of this PIBC webinar series on affordable housing! Find out more about CMHC on their website.