2018 Opportunity Unlocked

Education Day

October 24-25 | Sheraton Centre, Toronto 

Why register for Education Day?

Reach your professional development goals

Our Education Day program is designed to help you reach your professional goals faster.

Stay up-to-date on changes in the housing sector

Featuring in-depth, comprehensive full and half-day courses, we dive deep into current and essential topics for non-profit housing professionals.

Learn from the experts

The ONPHA Conference brings sector experts under one roof. Learn about need-to-know topics from experienced professionals.

Why register for Education Day?

Visit conference.onpha.on.ca for fast and easy online registration for Conference and Education Day courses or select your Education Day course(s) on the registration form at the back of this Guide.

Education Day courses are not included in your conference registration and must be purchased separately. You do not need to register for the Conference to attend Education Day.

SPACE IS LIMITED! Register before September 7 and save with the early bird rate!

Education Day fees and Registration

  Housing Members Service Manager Partners Full Rate
Early bird After Sept. 7 Early bird After Sept.7 Early bird After Sept. 7
E1: Ready, Set, (Re)Build
(two full days open to housing members only)*
$179 $215 N/A $399 N/A $699
E2: The Governance Toolkit: Ensuring Effective Leadership and Accountability (full day) $179 $215 $269 $325 $419 $500
E3: Human Resources: Going From Good to Great (full day) $179 $215 $269 $325 $419 $315
E4: Hey, That’s Not Fair – Or Is It? Competing Human Rights (full day) $179 $215 $269 $325 $419 $315
E5: Should They Stay or Should They Go: Visitors, Guests and Occupants (half-day-morning.)** $99 $120 $179 $215 $219 $255
E6: Showing Support: From Vision to Practice (half-day-afternoon)* $99 $120 $179 $215 $219 $255

*Registration open to housing members before September 7, 2018.
**Register for both half day sessions and get the reduced full-day rate.

  • Two-day takes place October 24-25, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (includes breakfast, lunch and two coffee breaks on each day).
  • Full-day Takes place October 25, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (includes breakfast, lunch and two coffee breaks).
  • Half-day Takes place October 25. Morning session is 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (includes breakfast and a coffee break). Afternoon session is 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. (includes a coffee break).

Attending a half-day session and want some lunch? Purchase a lunch ticket at time of registration.

Education Day Course Descriptions

E1 Ready, Set, (Re)Build

Two Full days: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Gain the confidence to dive into non-profit housing development and redevelopment with this intensive two-day course - a must for those looking to succeed in the modernized social housing landscape, post end of operating agreements, and to capitalize on new government funding. Walk away with an understanding of the development process including:

  • determining need and gaining community support
  • building your team and financial resources
  • entering the construction phase
  • successfully completing and operating your new building

 Ken Foulds, Principal, Re/fact Consulting

E2 The Governance Toolkit: Ensuring Effective Leadership and Accountability

Full day: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Effective governance is key to an organization's success. Whether you are currently on, or work with a board, this full-day course will provide you with governance strategies and promising practices to help you ensure effective leadership and accountability in your organization. Gain an understanding of:

  • board structures
  • fulfilling legal and financial obligations
  • strategic partnerships and alliances
  • succession planning, and more

Ty Smith, Coordinator, Education and Member Services, ONPHA (facilitator)

E3 Human Resources: Going From Good to Great

Full day: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

In a sector that works primarily with people, it is crucial that non-profit housing boards and senior leadership understand how to properly engage with their staff. Discuss and problem-solve with your peers and practice through independent and group exercises in this full-day session. Learn about key areas of human resource management, including:

  • the hiring process, orientation and training
  • performance management and reviews
  • handling end of employment situations
  • changes to legislation and their implications

Natasha Persaud, Partner, Formative LLP

E4 Hey, That’s Not Fair – Or Is It? Competing Human Rights

Full day: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This interactive, full-day session will help you gain an overview of housing providers' human rights obligations. Get an understanding of:

  • duty to accommodate physical and mental health disabilities
  • the difference between human rights and personal preferences
  • strategies to consider when human rights collide

Celia Chandler, Partner, Iler Campbell LLP

Half day: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Tenants are allowed to host anyone as a guest and overnight. Housing providers must balance their legislative obligations under the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 (RTA) and the Housing Services Act, 2011 (HSA) with a tenant’s right to privacy and quiet enjoyment of their home. Discuss your issues with an RTA expert who appears regularly at the Landlord and Tenant Board and learn how to:

  • distinguish between guests, occupants and tenants
  • recognize the responsibilities of landlords and tenants regarding guests
  • implement a reasonable guest policy
  • determine if/when to issue a trespass order
  • respond appropriately to suspected illegal activity

Doug Levitt, Lawyer, Horlick Levitt Di Lella LLP

E6 Showing Support: From Vision to Practice

Half day: 1-4 p.m.

More and more, tenants need supports and services to help them stay in their homes. Engage with housing experts who have experience building partnerships and support service agreements in this half-day course. Learn practical strategies to keep your tenants housed, and how to:

  • identify the needs of tenants
  • develop a strategy to bring in supports
  • draft a solid support service agreement

Lori Beech, Executive Director, Bethlehem Housing and Support Services
Doug Levitt, Lawyer, Horlick Levitt Di Lella LLP