BC Affordable Market Housing Pilot Webinar Series

Many families across the province struggle to find housing they can afford. At the same time, employers face challenges attracting employees when housing costs are high. A group of provincial and industry housing stakeholders is joining forces to deliver a webinar series to provide a provincial forum for talking about affordable market housing, and share examples of options used in BC communities.

The series is a collaboration amongst BC Housing; the BC Real Estate Association; the Canadian Home Builders' Association of BC; the Union of BC Municipalities; the Urban Development Institute; the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development; and the Ministry Responsible for Housing, with support from the Economic Development Division of the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training.

Webinar Dates, Topics & Speakers

Thursday Nov. 28, 2013, 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Topic: Where do Housing Costs Come From? A Developer's Inside Peek

Justin M. Barer, Associate, Planner, and Gerry Mulholland, Vice President, G.P. Rollo & Associates Ltd.

Michael Geller, President, The Geller Group

Dave Freeman, Assistant Director, Development and Engineering Service, City of Kamloops

Thursday Jan. 30, 2014, 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Topic: Secondary Suites: What Works, What Doesn't?

Zachary D. May, Codes Administrator, Building and Safety Standards Branch, Ministry Responsible for Housing

Dale Lindsay, Director of Development, City of Nanaimo

Gary Penway, Director of Community Development, City of North Vancouver


There is no cost to participate but registration is required. Registration will close for each webinar as follows:

Webinar November 28, 2013 – Registration closes November 26.

Webinar January 30, 2014 – Registration closes January 28.

Please register at

For more information, please contact Dale Anderson.

Each webinar is eligible for 1.5 PIBC Learning Units from the Planning Institute of British Columbia.

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