The *RePlan Committee is sponsoring a Full-day Professional Development Course and a Free Public Lecture in partnership with the Real Estate Foundation, BC Housing and others to explore whether Community Land Trusts are the vehicle to retain much needed affordable housing and finance future sustainable and locally guided development on publicly-owned land in Metro Vancouver? We would love to see you at either of these exciting events!

Professional Development Course

  • September 9, 2016
  • 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • SFU Harbour Centre
  • $175+GST Early Bird (Aug 1) / $199+GST Regular Price

Participants of this full-day professional development course will learn about community land trusts as a tool for property development, asset management, and stewardship of affordable home ownership, as well as different CLT governance mechanisms to maximize affordability and other community impacts. This course is geared towards professionals working for municipalities and other related industries such as legal, finance, land development, planning, and economic development, as well as non-market housing providers and operators.

  • PIBC, BCSLA, AIBC members can self-report to their association for CE credit consideration.
  • Participants will receive a tax receipt for education purposes. Lunch included!
Program Details

Session 1         Introduction to CLTs for Housing Affordability

    Brenda Torpy, CEO of Champlain Housing Trust

Session 2         Opportunities for Non-Profit Housing & Development within a CLT Framework

    Tiffany Duzita, Director of Development of the Community Land Trust Foundation of BC

    Jilly Atkey, Director of Research & Education of the BC Non-Profit Housing Association

    Andy Broderick, Vice President of Impact Market Development at Vancity

Session 3         Models for Creating & Administering Affordable Home Ownership

Option A          Speakers TBA

Session 3         CLTs as a Tool for Asset Management

Option B          Thom Armstrong, CEO of the Co-op Housing Federation of British Columbia

Session 4         Roundtable Discussion: Land Trusts in the Lower Mainland

    Thom Armstrong, CEO of the Co-op Housing Federation of British Columbia

    Andrea Reimer, Councillor and Deputy Mayor with the City of Vancouver

    Margaret Eberle, Senior Housing Planning with Metro Vancouver

Free Public Lecture with Brenda Torpy

  • September 8, 2016
  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • SFU Harbour Centre
  • Admission is free but reservations are required.

BrendaTorpyJoin Brenda Torpy, CEO of the Champlain Housing Trust, on September 8th (7pm, SFU Harbour Centre) for a free public lecture to learn about her approach to stewarding land for the benefit of the community and how it created long-term affordability impacts. Brenda Torpy has 34 years of experience in the affordable housing field, starting with rural community development and affordable housing advocacy in northern Vermont.