Regeneration Forum 2012

Revitalizing People, Places & Communities

In May 2012, Housing Services Corporation held the first Canadian Regeneration Forum for the affordable housing sector. The event featured international speakers, on-the-ground experts and real-life examples. Participants learned regeneration how-to’s, innovative approaches and concrete tools to use on their own projects.

Plenaries, Case Studies and Workshops
The Forum focused on four learning streams: Community, Financing, Capacity and Physical Assets.

Conference Agenda and Program Guide
Take a look at the 2012 Agenda at Glance and Program Guide for the plenaries and interactive workshops that were explored during the Forum.

Event Resources

Videos of all the keynote presentations are available as well, along with lots of other valuable regeneration-related tools and resources.

GUEST OF HONOUR KEYNOTE // The Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing [watch video]

PLENARY SESSION 1 // Reimagining Regeneration, David Cowans, Group Chief Executive, Places for People [watch video] [download]

PLENARY SESSION 2 // Regeneration: A Tale of Two Cities [watch video]
Anthony Brancatelli, Group Chief Executive, Councilman, City of Cleveland [download] // Danielle Juteau, Executive Director, Corporation d’habitation Jeanne-Mance, Montreal, [download]

The presentations are grouped by workshop sessions (A, B, C and D) and by stream. Click on the presenter name to access their slide deck.


Podcasts – Community Stream [access podcasts]
Additional Resources:
Crowd Sourcing Community Solutions: Facilitating Neighbourhood Regeneration From the Roots Up [download]


Podcasts – Financing Stream [access podcasts]
Additional Resources:
Building Financial Foundations: Finding fiscal footing for housing regeneration at Ottawa Community Housing [download]
Funding Resources for Regeneration: Chart – Types of Funding Sources (pdf download)


Podcasts – Capacity Stream [access podcasts]
Additional Resources:
Building the Team: Key Professionals and Consultants [download]
Public-Private Partnerships [download]
Managing Mortgage Maturity: Leveraging Housing Assets to Support Regeneration [download]

Physical Assets

Podcasts – Physical Stream [access podcasts]
Additional Resources:
Overcoming that Sinking Feeling: Regeneration Opportunity Arise from Settling Soils [download]

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