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Every topic and presentation was interesting and informative. - Housing Maintenance Coordinator
Cree Nation of Mistissini
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Indigenous Housing Solutions

The most up-to-date solutions for On-Reserve housing from finance options, to infrastructure, to asset management.

November 5 - 6, 2019  ·  Gatineau, Quebec
 
   
 
Day One Program Agenda: Tuesday, November 5, 2019
 
8:00 - 9:00        Registration and Continental Breakfast
 
9:00 - 9:10
Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair
 
9:10 - 10:00
The Nawash First Nation Pilot Project - Capacity and Affordability
Cliff Grant, Indigenous Strategic Relations, Aboriginal Housing Management Association
  • Ground-breaking initiatives in First Nation housing
  • National pilot project for housing, partnered with CMHC
  • Working with Habitat for Humanity
  • Successful completion of four units, family type development
  • Working with the University of Waterloo to design units
  • Rent-to-own program to encourage ownership
 
10:00 - 10:15       Networking Break

 
10:15 - 11:15
Improving Rent Collections
Bryan Decontie, First Nation Policy Analyst, DNH

Rent collection is the most challenging management task of on-reserve housing stock. Generally, administrators will justify a lack of rent collection to political involvement. Although this bears some form of truth, we would be mistaken to take this assessment at face value. Identifying key factors in a subpar rent collection is an essential part of addressing the issues short term and building social acceptability long term.

  • Setting realistic rental collection objectives
  • The major causes of rental default
  • Remedial of the sub-par rental collection
 
11:15 - 12:15
Navigating differences between band-owned, rental, and privately owned housing
Cheyenne Hood, Community Services Coordinator, Tsleil-waututh Nation
  • Establishing your lease agreements
  • Encouraging private ownership
  • Writing strong rental policy
  • Handling disputes, non-payments, and complaints
  • Finding the best housing managers
 
12:15 - 1:15       Luncheon

 
1:15 - 2:15
PART 1: Circle Process: Towards Traditional Indigenous Conflict Management
Dena Zavier BA CPHR, Founder, Summit Vision Communication: HR Consultant for several Yukon First Nations

Acknowledged as a traditional First Nations process in the context of restorative justice, circle process holds tremendous promise for improved relationships within the workplace. Learn from the presenter and from each other about the power of incorporating this traditional methodology as part of HR management.

  • What is circle process?
  • When is it appropriate for use in the workplace?
  • Who leads the process and how? What are the roles of circle participants?
  • Guidelines for circle process
  • Impact of circles in the workplace
  • Circle training
 
2:15 - 3:00
PART 2: Circle Process: Towards Traditional Indigenous Conflict Management
Dena Zavier BA CPHR, Founder, Summit Vision Communication: HR Consultant for several Yukon First Nations

Acknowledged as a traditional First Nations process in the context of restorative justice, circle process holds tremendous promise for improved relationships within the workplace. Learn from the presenter and from each other about the power of incorporating this traditional methodology as part of HR management.

  • What is circle process?
  • When is it appropriate for use in the workplace?
  • Who leads the process and how? What are the roles of circle participants?
  • Guidelines for circle process
  • Impact of circles in the workplace
  • Circle training
 
3:00 - 3:15       Networking Break

 
3:45 - 4:45

 
4:15        Closing Remarks from Chair & End of Day One

 
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