Monday Pre-conference Sessions

Making Homeownership More Affordable in BC

Presentation [PDF - 8.1 MB]
Honourable Rich Coleman, Minister of Housing & Social Development
Honourable Ben Stewart, Minister of Community & Rural Development
Councillor Robert Hobson, Kelowna
Mayor Dianne Watts, Surrey
Barry Fenton, Senior Projects Advisor, Central 1 Credit Union
Bob Deeks, President, Canadian Homebuilders Association of BC
Dr. Tsur Somerville, Associate Professor, Sauder School of Business, UBC

Tools, Resources & Funding for Local Governments

The following organizations were represented at this session:
BC Communities in Bloom
BC Healthy Communities
Smart Planning for Communities
Northern Development Initiative Trust
Social Planning & Research Council of BC
BC Recreation & Parks Association
Seniors' Healthy Living Secretariat
RuralBC Secretariat
Investment Agriculture BC
Ministry of Agriculture & Lands: Brownfields program
Ministry of Tourism, Culture & the Arts: Heritage programs
Ministry of Tourism, Culture & the Arts: Tourism programs
Ministry of Community & Rural Development: Water Conservation
Ministry of Community & Rural Development: Asset Management BC
Ministry of Community & Rural Development: Capital & Planning Funding Programs
Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure: BikeBC
Gas Tax Management Services
Green Communities Committee
BC Hydro
Terasen Gas
Solar BC
Community Structural Protection Units
Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiatives
Local Government Program Services
CivicInfo BC
Local Government Management Association of BC
Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation

Sustainability Planning & Practice

John Slater [PDF - 3.6 MB], MLA, Parliamentary Secretary for Water Supply & Allocation
James Quayle [PDF - 7.3 MB], Manager, Species & Ecosystems at Risk, Ministry of Environment
Ginnie Holden [PDF - 4.6 MB], Acting Manager, Brownfield Implementation, Ministry of Agriculture & Lands
Pat Deakin [PDF - 2.2 MB], Economic Development Officer, Port Alberni
Celine Davis [PDF - 6.6 MB], Manager, Water Protection & Sustainability, Ministry of Environment    
Glen Brown [PDF - 6.7 MB], Executive Director, Local Government Infrastructure & Finance, Ministry of Community & Rural Development with Raymond Fung, Director of Engineering & Transportation, West Vancouver

Green Communities

Honourable John Yap, Minister of State for Climate Action
Mayor Dan Rogers [PDF - 2 MB], Prince George
Mayor Lois Jackson [PDF - 7 MB], Delta
Christine Torgrimson [PDF - 4.7 MB], Salt Spring Island Local Trustee, Islands Trust
Lois-Leah Goodwin [PDF - 2.6 MB], Director, Intergovernmental Relations, Ministry of Community & Rural Development with Rejan Farley, Manager, Intergovernmental Initiatives, Ministry of Community & Rural Development & Sarah Webb, Climate Action Co-ordinator, Capital RD
Nancy Avery [PDF - 562 KB], General Manager of Finance, Nanaimo RD

Pursuing Excellence in Developing Agreements with First Nations

Councillor Maxine Bruce, Lil'wat Nation
Councillor Dale Harry, Squamish Nation
Bill Barratt [PDF - 1.3 MB], CAO, Whistler
George Harvie [PDF - 1.9 MB], CAO, Delta
Doug Raines, CAO, Tsawwassen First Nation
Jim Lornie, Mediator
Chief Glenn Bennett, Kitselas First Nation
Chris Knight [PDF - 1.7 MB], Senior Policy Advisor, Kitselas First Nation
Wes Patterson, Fire Chief, Thornhill Fire Department, Kitimat-Stikine RD
Ron Poole, CAO, Terrace
Pamela Jefcoat [PDF - 174 KB], Valkyrie Law Group

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