Agenda

Day One : Tuesday, September 22, 2020

09:00 EDT

10 min

Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair

09:10 EDT

50 min

Communities Building Sustainable Family Homes for Future Generations

  • An empowered community approach to increasing housing stock
  • How to exceed building standards while keeping costs low
  • Protecting residents with environmentally friendly features
  • The key to long term savings and minimizing fossil fuel use
  • Building green while keeping up with functionality

10:00 EDT

15 min

Break

11:15 EDT

60 min

Building Housing that Last Longer than Seven Generations

Colin Doylend, Director, Corporate Affairs, NEXII Building Solutions Inc.

We stand at the crossroads of forever and too late. A world where quality takes too long. Compassion costs too much. And past routines can no longer provide. We at Nexii are dedicated to radically transforming buildings in ways that will improve how we all live, and sustain our communities and planet.

  • A world where our kids, grandkids and future generations can live, love, share and flourish.
  • To create the ultimate home for humanity. We seek out, develop and share innovative building solutions that transform living standards for all communities while ensuring the enduring health of our Earth.
  • We will share with you our try of how NEXII is the world’s first whole building solution – using proven technology, our team is committed to permanently transforming the construction and retrofitting of structures across the world.

12:15 EDT

60 min

Break

13:15 EDT

60 min
Dena Kae Beno

We Can Go Much Further Together: Mobilizing a Relationship-Based, Community Support Approach Across Systems and Sectors for Vulnerable Individuals and Families

Dena Kae Beno, Housing and Homelessness Coordinator, Innovation, Strategic Initiatives and Inter-Governmental Relations Department, City of Abbotsford

  • Mobilizing community-based action research and design of local responses to vulnerability
  • Integrating a cross-systems approach to identify housing, health, and community integration community infrastructure needs
  • Ensuring that wrap-around support is person-centered, trauma-informed, and delivered respectfully
  • Fostering a Shared Standards of Practice through community collaboration, relationships, and shared outcomes
  • Shifting from individual agency input/output to shared, person-centered and community-level outcomes

14:15 EDT

15 min

Break

14:30 EDT

60 min

A Systematic Approach to Identifying Sustainable Housing

Marc Boychuk, Metis Housing Tenant Relations Officer, Alberta Health Advisory

Small communities often do not have the resources and expertise to go through the lengthy and complex processes (including conducting research and securing funding) that are necessary to build a multi-unit housing project.

  • Learn how to acquire the data needed to identify sustainable projects
  • Learn how to connect with the proper agencies and grant funders to secure funding for your projects
  • Identify the needed collaborative to make your project a success

15:30 EDT

Closing Remarks from the Chair

Day Two : Wednesday, September 23, 2020

09:00 EDT

10 min

Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair

10:00 EDT

15 min

Break

10:15 EDT

60 min

100% Financed Row Rowing from Shelter Rate Rental Revenues

Colin Doylend, Director, Corporate Affairs, NEXII Building Solutions Inc.

  • Concept was driven by the need of the Yale First Nation where they did not have enough funds left over at that time to build a new home for a working single mom and her child who were fleeing violence
  • The community needed to find a home for them quickly, so we came together and developed a tiny row house model that can be built and 100% financed, without the dependency for any government grants
  • Our tiny row housing concept takes advantage of the monthly shelter rate allowance provided by the government and is consolidated to secure enough financing to purchase and install the row homes
  • The design consists of either a studio triplex or two-bedroom duplex residences. We focussed on developing a single storey complex that is fast, scalable, stylish, cost-effective and allows for relatively simple installation and removal
  • Each layout at a minimum is able to generate over $1,000 a month in rental income.
  • As such, the Bank of Montreal is committed to providing a preliminary term sheet for any First Nation community stating they are willing to provide financing using this rental model
  • Concept was endorsed by the BC Non-profit Housing Association, during the annual Housing Central Conference, where our partnership received the grand prize from the Reframe Housing Contest for Innovations in Housing
  • Each row home may also feature 13.3 kW of solar panels on the roof, set-up under a grid-tie net-metered program, and financed separately by BMO to ensure each home is truly NetZero

11:15 EDT

60 min

Housing Challenges for First Nations in the North

  • Learn the key steps to achieving safe, sustainable and accessible housing
  • Housing as a social determinant
  • Real-life application of how to achieve adequate housing
  • Overcome challenges and obstacles to achieving sustainable housing
  • Achieving improvements to better meet the needs of women and gender-diverse people

12:15 EDT

60 min

Break

13:15 EDT

60 min

Innovative Approaches to Building and Project Management

  • Fund new and innovative approaches for design and construction
  • Implement traditional building styles and techniques
  • Safety, security and accessibility
  • Focus on collaboration – not competition
  • Supporting Indigenous Innovators

14:15 EDT

15 min

Break

15:30 EDT

Closing Remarks from the Chair