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Ami Patel President, ONPHA


Ami Patel President, ONPHA

2019 ONPHA Conference 

Owning our Future


This fall, we welcome you to come together and build on our momentum from last year. Our theme, Owning our Future, has never been more timely.

The 2019 Conference invites us to consider our potential as members of Ontario’s community housing sector. It’s time for us to redefine what we want our future to look like. The housing sector is modernizing; funding models are changing, and new technologies are helping us to manage properties and build more energy-efficient homes. As housing professionals, we are the experts and we must use our experience and knowledge to help grow our sector; to seek out new funding sources and partnerships to build healthy communities we can all be proud of.

This year’s program will offer a glimpse into the future of housing. With groundbreaking topics such as partnership development, impact investing and new supportive housing models, and evergreen sessions such as fire safety, unit condition management and governance, there is truly something for everyone. Our plenaries and keynote events will inspire you and give you the chance to network with your peers. Swing by the ONPHA Trade Show to connect with suppliers and get new ideas for your properties. Help us celebrate the sector and award its leaders and innovators at the Gala on Saturday evening. Use the Registration Guide to help you plan your time at the Conference. This year, the sessions have been tagged with a series of categories such as Operations, Housing supports and Partnerships. Check the bottom of the session description to find the tags to help you determine whether the session will suit your needs.

Conference Info

ONPHA hosts one of the largest housing conferences in North America. Annually, the ONPHA Conference and Trade Show attracts more than 1,100 delegates, including non-profit housing staff, board members and tenants from across Ontario, as well as service managers and government officials.

The 2019 ONPHA Conference takes place November 1-3 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto with Pre-Conference events taking place on October 31.

Conference delegates can look forward to:

  • More than 60 professional development sessions Networking opportunities with more than 1,100 non-profit housing professionals, government representatives, community partners and service managers
  • Complimentary admission to the ONPHA Trade Show, which hosts more than 70 exhibitors showcasing the supplies and services you need
  • The annual ONPHA Gala, our night of celebration! Share a meal, toast ONPHA award winners and enjoy live entertainment with your peers.


We are committed to the development of a strong and vital non-profit housing sector. Through our research and advocacy, professional development, and member support activities, we offer our members the tools they need to develop and deliver high-quality affordable housing.

Non-profit housing providers make an important difference in the lives of Ontarians. Our 740 member organizations operate more than 163,000 non‐profit housing units in over 220 communities in Ontario. Together, our members house more than 400,000 people. That’s nearly twice the combined populations of Prince Edward Island, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and the Yukon.

To learn more about ONPHA, please visit our website at www.onpha.on.ca.