Thursday Workshops

Indigenous Relations: How NOT to Tick a Box

Kevin Albers, CEO, M'akola Housing Society
Russ Chipps, Chief, Beecher Bay First Nation
Robert Janes, Principal/Litigator, JFK Law Corporation
Lisa Urlacher, CAO, District of Metchosin
Charla Huber, Commnications & Indigenous Relations, M'akola Housing Society
Darren Kiedyk, CAO, City of Langford
Carol Hamilton, Mayor, City of Colwood
Ron Sam, Chief, Songhees Nation

Regulating and Enforcing Short-term Rentals

Josie Osborne, Mayor, District of Tofino
Chris Coates, City Clerk, City of Victoria
Kathryn Holm, Chief Licence Inspector
Alex Dagg, Manager, Public Policy, Airbnb

Engaging Millennials: Tips from a Youth Council

Karin Kronstal, City Planner, City of Nanaimo
Nanaimo's Youth Advisory Council (NYAC):


Aakash Pawar, Member
Claudia Thompson, Member
Katrin Hannesson, Member
Melanie Devjayanth, Member
Nicola McColl, Member
Michael Ribicic, Chair
Erin Burnley, Member

Gavin Dew, Founder, Forum for Millennial Leadership

Cultural Connector Walking Tour

Jan Jansen, General Manager Resort Experience, Resort Municipality of Whistler
Martin Pardoe, Manager Resort Parks Planning, Resort Municipality of Whistler
Tom Barratt, Principle, Tom Barratt Landscape Architecture

Whistler Employee Housing Tour

Marla Zucht, General Manager, The Whistler Housing Authority
Allison Winkle, Housing Administrator, The Whistler Housing Authority


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