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When
FEB 6 - 8, 2018
STARTING 09:00 AM
Where
THUNDER BAY, ON
VALHALLA INN

About the conference

The First Nations Housing Conference (FNHC) is the only conference in Canada dedicated to First Nations housing professionals and the advancement of their Communities. The conference allows delegates to gather insights, train and learn from unique workshops, and build capacity.

For generations, First Nations have gathered to learn new stories, new histories. For 16 years, we have gathered at FNHC to work together to help all First Nation Communities succeed in their housing developments – and to shelter ourselves from the elements. Together, we are building our new path to successful First Nations housing and in turn, Building on Our Traditions.

AGENDA

FNHC will include 18, 90-minute concurrent sessions and an all-day tradeshow and Builders Challenge delivered over 3 days.
This year, FNHC will feature 3 distinct streams including Technical, Administrative, and Planning streams.
Download the full agenda or navigate the interactive menu below.

FNH WORKING GROUP
FNH WORKING GROUP

Opening Ceremonies

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
BALLROOM 2 & 3
Join us as we begin a 3 day journey aimed at providing quality and safe housing for our Communities. The celebrations will start with a traditional prayer and drum followed by important information presented by the First Nations Housing Working Group and funders. This week we will learn, collaborate and motivate each other to succeed. […]
CECILIA TOLLEY / MAINUL HUSAIN
CECILIA TOLLEY / MAINUL HUSAIN

Health Canada’s Environment Health Program in Ontario

1:15 PM to 2:45 PM
BALLROOM 1
Come and join Health Canada to learn more about things in your environment that can affect your health and everyday life. This session will provide information on Health Canada’s Environmental Health Programs that help to protect Canadians and will give you a brief overview of chemical hazards, outdoor air quality, radon and how to live […]
NEDJMA BELRICHID
NEDJMA BELRICHID

National Building Codes

3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
BALLROOM 1
By the end of the presentation, the attendees will know more about the most significant changes that were introduced to the NBC 2015, Part 9 Housing. Half the changes deal with stairs, ramps, handrails and guards. In addition, changes in seismic hazard values and snow load values lead, in some cases, to changes to the design requirements. A new […]
CMHC
CMHC

CMHC Hospitality Suite

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
FIRESIDE
Delegates are welcome to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s (CMHC) Hospitality Suite to mingle with CMHC representatives and fellow delegates to discuss your housing initiatives. Warm appetizers and refreshments will be served.
FNH WORKING GROUP
FNH WORKING GROUP

Opening Ceremonies

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
BALLROOM 2 & 3
Join us as we begin a 3 day journey aimed at providing quality and safe housing for our Communities. The celebrations will start with a traditional prayer and drum followed by important information presented by the First Nations Housing Working Group and funders. This week we will learn, collaborate and motivate each other to succeed. […]
TBD
TBD

Housing Managers: How Can We Best Collaborate?

1:15 PM to 2:45 PM
SCANDIA 1 & 2
This session will explore the opportunity for First Nation Housing Managers to collaborate on a more consistent basis. The idea is to foster the creation of a network for knowledge sharing, which would in turn help provide quality and safe housing in Communities. Housing managers from Mamaweswen, The North Shore Tribal Council has begun a […]
CMHC
CMHC

CMHC Hospitality Suite

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
FIRESIDE
Delegates are welcome to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s (CMHC) Hospitality Suite to mingle with CMHC representatives and fellow delegates to discuss your housing initiatives. Warm appetizers and refreshments will be served.
FNH WORKING GROUP
FNH WORKING GROUP

Opening Ceremonies

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
BALLROOM 2 & 3
Join us as we begin a 3 day journey aimed at providing quality and safe housing for our Communities. The celebrations will start with a traditional prayer and drum followed by important information presented by the First Nations Housing Working Group and funders. This week we will learn, collaborate and motivate each other to succeed. […]
CLARENCE MEEKIS / CHARLES PETAHTEGOOSE
CLARENCE MEEKIS / CHARLES PETAHTEGOOSE

Housing Project Administration

10:45 AM to 12:15 PM
VIKING
Has your community had challenges finishing housing projects on schedule and on time? Do you often see the need to apply stronger project management skills with your community projects? This session will give you greater awareness of common project management challenges while providing you with practical tools and advice that can lead to satisfaction and […]
DONALD KEMBEL / BRENDA BELMORE
DONALD KEMBEL / BRENDA BELMORE

Fire Safety Planning

1:15 PM to 2:45 PM
VIKING
This workshop will provide participants with a better understanding of the Principles of Building Life Safety, which forms the foundation.
MELANIE HARDING
MELANIE HARDING

Being Together to Talk: Comprehensive Community Planning and Housing

3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
VIKING
Comprehensive Community Planning is an opportunity for First Nations communities to come together and collectively decide on the future of their communities. Melanie Harding, RPP, MCIP, Senior Community Planner at Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund will explore what comprehensive community planning is, how it can support housing [...]
CMHC
CMHC

CMHC Hospitality Suite

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
FIRESIDE
Delegates are welcome to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s (CMHC) Hospitality Suite to mingle with CMHC representatives and fellow delegates to discuss your housing initiatives. Warm appetizers and refreshments will be served.
JON EAKES
JON EAKES

Rough Opening Structure – Demo & Competition

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
BALLROOM
Participants will learn the forming and installation for the framework of a versatile window rough opening. Various window styles, sill sloping options, and key fundamentals of a window structure will be discussed in this session.
JON EAKES
JON EAKES

Waterproofing – Demo & Competition

10:45 AM to 12:15 PM
BALLROOM
Participants will learn the main objectives of waterproofing, strategies of attack, and keys to “gravity-lapping”. Product options and notable problem areas will be discussed in this session.
JON EAKES
JON EAKES

Installing Window & Strapping – Demo & Competition

1:15 PM to 2:45 PM
BALLROOM
Participants will install a window, learning how to level and secure the window, as well as prepare the window for final insulation and sealing. Optimal shim placements, step succession, and water paths will be discussed in this session.
JON EAKES
JON EAKES

Insulating, Sealing & Finishing Window Interior – Demo & Competition

3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
BALLROOM
Participants will learn the dry version of insulating around a window, installation and leveling of an interior sill shelf, and sealing the interior of a window. Effects of air pressures and improper/proper sealing will be discussed in this session.
FNH WORKING GROUP
FNH WORKING GROUP

Community Housing Recognition Awards Banquet

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
BALLROOM
The Community Housing Recognition Awards recognize innovations and achievements in housing initiatives at a Community level. This year, we will be recognizing not 1, but 3 Communities – stay tuned to find out who they are!
FNH WORKING GROUP
FNH WORKING GROUP

Tradeshow

9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
BALLROOM & SCANDIA
Delegates will have the chance to explore the all-day tradeshow, connect with dozens of leading companies and suppliers and learn how they can help you work smarter and better. Check back regularly for a list of exhibitors.
FNH WORKING GROUP
FNH WORKING GROUP

Community Housing Recognition Awards Banquet

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
BALLROOM
The Community Housing Recognition Awards recognize innovations and achievements in housing initiatives at a Community level. This year, we will be recognizing not 1, but 3 Communities – stay tuned to find out who they are!
JONATHAN GREGG
JONATHAN GREGG

Housing Portfolio Assessment

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
BALLROOM 1
Talking ownership of your housing inventory and moving forward with direction. This session will show delegates how to complete a physical conditional home assessment, management of the housing data, and the development of a community housing plan.
DES STOLZ / MICHAEL OTWAY
DES STOLZ / MICHAEL OTWAY

Review Processes and Code Updates

10:45 AM to 12:15 PM
BALLROOM 1
We will go through our review process of a Building Permit application and permit from start to finish, including inspections in the field. We will also cover recent changes to the Ontario Building Code with respect to housing.
MATAWA FIRST NATIONS MANAGEMENT
MATAWA FIRST NATIONS MANAGEMENT

Are You the Active or Passive Fire Safety Person?

1:15 PM to 2:45 PM
BALLROOM 1
If your idea of fire safety is as clear as mud you are not alone. The human has yet to learn that fire safety is a personal issue and responsibility; the human must take steps to understand and act on fire safety. During this session open your mind and conviction to yourself to the resources […]
FNH WORKING GROUP
FNH WORKING GROUP

Closing Ceremonies

3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
BALLROOM 2 & 3
Together we will have gained new knowledge, learned new skills and created lasting connections. The conference closing will begin with a traditional prayer and drum followed by remarks from the Working Group. Make sure you attend to win fantastic prizes at the close of the celebrations! As First Nation housing professionals, it will now be […]
ROXANNE HARPER
ROXANNE HARPER

Charging & Collecting for Housing Programs and Services

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
SCANDIA 1 & 2
In many First Nations, occupants are contributing toward the cost of their housing. During this presentation, the facilitator will share information on the benefits of this approach and what a First Nation can to do increase the occupants contribution (e.g. monthly housing payments, charging a fee for services or payment of costs to repair occupant […]
ROXANNE HARPER
ROXANNE HARPER

Housing Committees

10:45 AM to 12:15 PM
SCANDIA 1 & 2
This presentation will benefit a First Nation interested in developing or redefining the scope of the Housing Committee so that they can champion effective property management practices, and support the achievement of housing goals. The presentation will include information on options for the structure of a Housing Committee, the responsibilities of a Housing Committee, the […]
DONNA BRUNTON
DONNA BRUNTON

Infrastructure / Capital Planning

1:15 PM to 2:45 PM
SCANDIA 1 & 2
A presentation/workshop that will walk delegates through the stages involved in planning, design and construction of a typical capital infrastructure project. This process usually begins with a First Nation community identifying the need for one of the many basic physical structures and facilities that are needed in our communities, such as schools, or nursing stations. […]
FNH WORKING GROUP
FNH WORKING GROUP

Closing Ceremonies

3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
BALLROOM 2 & 3
Together we will have gained new knowledge, learned new skills and created lasting connections. The conference closing will begin with a traditional prayer and drum followed by remarks from the Working Group. Make sure you attend to win fantastic prizes at the close of the celebrations! As First Nation housing professionals, it will now be […]
JACKIE HALL
JACKIE HALL

Adapting Housing Styles to Meet Needs

10:45 AM to 12:15 PM
VIKING
Understanding and meeting your community’s housing needs is a challenge and enormous responsibility. There are varying needs, perspectives and lifestyles that need to be considered when planning out your housing portfolio. With a well thought out approach to understanding your needs, adapting styles to meet those needs and incorporating this approach into your policy and […]
FNH WORKING GROUP
FNH WORKING GROUP

Closing Ceremonies

3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
BALLROOM 2 & 3
Together we will have gained new knowledge, learned new skills and created lasting connections. The conference closing will begin with a traditional prayer and drum followed by remarks from the Working Group. Make sure you attend to win fantastic prizes at the close of the celebrations! As First Nation housing professionals, it will now be […]

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Sponsored

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  • 50% off Accommodations
  • All FNHC workshops
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 banquet dinner
  • All-day tradeshow and Builders Challenge
  • Conference materials and swag

Additional Sponsored

450$
  • All FNHC workshops
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 banquet dinner
  • All-day tradeshow and Builders Challenge
  • Conference materials and swag

General

1250$
  • All FNHC workshops
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 banquet dinner
  • All-day tradeshow and Builders Challenge
  • Conference materials and swag

The First Nations Housing Conference is the largest gathering of First Nation housing professionals in Canada. The conference helps to build capacity and provides opportunity to network and grow for First Nation housing professionals and companies likes yours!

TRADESHOW EXHIBITORS

February 7, 2018

Delegates will have the chance to explore the all-day Tradeshow, connect with dozens of leading companies and suppliers and learn how they can help you work smarter and better. Check back regularly for a list of exhibitors.

SPONSORSHIP

Sponsorship opportunities put YOUR company on display. Be top of mind and access an invested, enthusiastic audience with a sponsorship at FNHC. Offering flexible opportunities from whole event sponsorship to custom packages, contact The Ad/venture Group today to secure your investment.

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

FEATURES

FNHC hosts exclusive programming for delegates to immerse themselves and gain added value from the conference.

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Stay tuned for the 2018 Recipient!

Each year, Communities are recognized for their efforts in housing. See this years’ winners featured at the 2018 gala dinner!

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Win amazing prizes!

Be in the right place at the right time to win AMAZING prizes! Attend all conference events including workshops and you could be walking away with a new generator or iPad!

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2018 Challenge: Window Installation

Participate in the challenge to learn hands-on skills. Teams will have 15 minutes to complete each demonstration and compete for a chance to win prizes!

CONTACT US

For information or inquires regarding the 2018 First Nations Housing Conference please contact:

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First Nations Housing Working Group
c/o The Ad/venture Group
Phone: (807) 622-1979
Fax: (807) 622-0846