Pre-Conference Workshops

Tuesday, September 19

We are pleased to offer two (2) pre-conference workshops (PCWs) this year. These two workshops will be held on Tuesday, September 19 from 9am to 12pm and they will be repeated from 1pm to 4pm. 

There is no additional cost to participate in a pre-conference workshop, but you must confirm your participation in advance on your registration form.

Space is limited to 40 individuals per workshop and spaces will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis.

PCW 1 – Defining an Approach to Home Ownership in your First Nation

The objective of this pre-conference workshop is to provide an opportunity to discuss the delivery and management of homeownership options on-reserve.  During this workshop participants will discuss what should be considered when designing and delivering homeownership programs for their community.  The workshop will offer suggestions to define the relationship and responsibilities between the First Nation and the homeowner, the benefit of developing and following a homeownership policy and the support a First Nation may provide to homeowners. Participants will also discuss administrative issues such as default management, and risk management and how to advise homeowners in planning and completing their ongoing property management activities.
The workshop will also introduce the newest Toolbox available from FNHPA “Homeownership for First Nations” which contains sample resources designed to define, promote and support an approach to homeownership on reserve.
Facilitator: Roxanne Harper, FNHP, CIL, Turtle Island Associates and FNHPA Board Member

PCW 2 – Property Insurance Basics for First Nations Housing Managers and Leaders

Introduction to Property Insurance for First Nation community housing managers and leaders is a workshop designed to help explain the nuances of property insurance, to share examples and best practices on how to navigate around an insurance policy. Participants will discover and learn how insurance got it’s start, how companies determine rates, how to receive detailed information and how to navigate insurance claims efficiently and timely.
The workshop facilitator is a 15-year experienced insurance broker with specialized experience with Indigenous Communities.
Facilitator: Chris Compton, Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB)