Rethinking Housing for Better Outcomes in Northern Ontario

Date: June 12, 2018

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST.

Location: Grand Ballroom, Senator Hotel & Conference Centre, 14 Mountjoy Street South, Timmins, ON P4N 1S4 (view map). This event is taking place in the same venue as the NOSDA 2018 AGM.

To Book a Room: A block of rooms has been secured at the Senator Hotel & Conference Centre, 14 Mountjoy Street South, Timmins. Please call 1-705-267-6211, ask to speak to the Reservations Manager and reference the NOSDA Conference.

Cost: $95 (plus HST). This event includes warm breakfast, lunch and a site tour (optional).

Site Tour: History of Affordable Housing in Timmins (approx. 1 1/2 hour). Tour includes travel by bus with stops at selected locations.  Space is limited for this tour. Pre-registration is required and offered on first come first serve basis.

Registering: You will be presented with two options when registering for this event, please select one option. Both options include breakfast and lunch. Please note registering for the Session/Presentations only does not automatically register you for the tour.

  • Option 1: Sessions/Presentations only is for attending the speaker component of this event only
  • Option 2: Sessions/Presentations and Site Tour is for attending both the speaker sessions and site tour.







The Northern Ontario Service Deliverers Association (NOSDA) and the Housing Services Corporation (HSC) are hosting a special one-day forum with a cross-section of stakeholders, decision makers and community partners to rethink how we can do housing to support better outcomes for Northern Ontario. This event will focus on profiling approaches and discussions on financing, asset development and community supports.

Join us in this peer-to-peer exchange, explore opportunities, develop partnerships and network with your fellow practitioners. An optional site tour, “History of Affordable Housing in Timmins” is offered with this event.

Last year’s forum “Driving Social Housing Innovations Through Partnerships” had over 100 delegates come together to learn about social and affordable housing innovations, share solutions for Northern Ontario and build a network to facilitate partnership opportunities.

FORUM PROGRAM AT A GLANCE: [Details will be updated as it becomes available. Agenda is tentative]

9:00 a.m.- 9:30 a.m.  // Registration, warm breakfast and networking //

9:30 a.m.- 9:40 a.m.  // Welcome and Opening Remarks //

9:40 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. // Indigenous Opening & Land Acknowledgement

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. // Opening Plenary: Positioning Northern Ontario to Transform One time Funding into Permanent Solutions // 

10:45 a.m. – 11: 00 a.m. Morning Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. // Theme 1: Building Capacity For Older Canadians //

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch and Networking

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. // Theme 2: Working Together for Housing Solutions // 

2:30 p.m – 2:40 pm. Afternoon Break

2:40 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. // Concluding Remarks // 

Following the concluding remarks, a group of delegates will attend the site tour (pre-registration required). Some delegates will participate in specific project/initiative break out sessions in the Grand Ballroom. These breakout sessions are intended to provide stakeholders the opportunity to connect and continue their ongoing discussions with respect to their collaborative work.

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. // Site Tour: A History of Affordable Housing in Timmins //

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. // Break out sessions // (Participants will receive an invite for these sessions)