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Member education forum

2019 Member Education Forum

The workshop materials for the 2019 Member Education Forum will be available June 1st, in advance of the AGM.

Thursday, June 6 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

  • A01      Leadership that earns involvement
  • A02      Are you a good boss?
  • A03      Chairing meetings
  • A04      Understanding financial statements, BCA and AMP
  • A05      Putting it all together: A planning cycle for your co-op
  • A06      How energy savings works 
  • A07      Creating an age-friendly co-op
  • A08      Indigenous culture and knowledge: past and present
  • A09      Federal election 2019: Mobilizing members and   engaging politicians
  • A10      Co-op principles and healthy co-op communities
  • A11      All about co-op development
  • A12      Navigating new programs: SEED Fund and Co-investment Fund

Thursday, June 6 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  • B01      Our legacy: Co-op founders share their stories
  • B02      Introduction to human rights and housing
  • B03      Great elections
  • B04      The impact of co-op arrears
  • B05      Accessibility, aging in place and universal design
  • B06      Save energy and get paid for it!
  • B07      Welcoming LGBT2SQ members at your co-op
  • B08      KAIROS Blanket Exercise (part one)
  • B09      The National Housing Strategy: Work to date
  • B10      A Silent Transformation: Film screening
  • B11      Alternative models for growth of the co-op sector
  • B12      Your co-op before development

Thursday, June 6 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • C01     Our future: Co-op housing for all 
  • C02     Co-op presidents forum
  • C03     Brilliant board meetings 
  • C04     Budgeting know-how
  • C05     Vacancies & marketing
  • C06     Testing for radon
  • C07     Co-op stories of welcoming communities
  • C08     KAIROS Blanket Exercise (part two)
  • C09     Effective media relations

Friday, June 7 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • D01     Conflict mediation: what you need to know before you start!
  • D02     Director duties
  • D03     Engaging members in co-op meetings
  • D04     Long-term financial planning for co-op communities
  • D05     Fire, wind, water! Why and how to protect your co-op from loss
  • D06     Greener communities
  • D07     Co-op housing: A model for gender equality?
  • D08     Discussions on reconciliation in the co-op housing   sector
  • D09     Working together to protect and grow affordable housing in Ontario
  • D10     Building a culture of accountability in co-ops
  • D11     Co-ops, development and change
  • D12     Exploring the community land trust model