November 23 & 24, 2016

Mark your calendars for our annual conference.

If you are interested in participating, we have several committee's that need volunteers.

-         Education

-        Sponsorship

-        Exhibitors/Tradeshow

-        Awards

February, 2016
Can you believe it is February already?  One month of 2016 is already behind us.  The Board of Directors have been working these past months on several items.  Here are some of things we are working on for 2016:

Executive Director

A hiring committee of the board is working on hiring a new Executive Director.  We hope to have an announcement soon.  In the meantime, the Board of Directors are working on your behalf.

2016 Conference - Novemb er 23 & 24th, 2016

The conference committee has started meeting and will be providing details for this years' conference as plans progress. If you are interested in helping out with the conference, please contact Laurie Socha, Conference Chair at 204-946-3600 or

Education Sessions
The education committee will be announcing a series of education sessions for 2016.  Laura Devlin and her committee are planning a series of sessions that will begin this spring.
We are also working with Lorch & Associates to offer an exclusive Manager Exchange series.  Share ideas, frustrations and victories with peers in the same field as you.  If we have success with this series, we plan on offering as a one day session to our members outside Winnipeg in their communities.

End of Operating Study

The results of the survey on End of Operating agreements will be out sometime in March.  The University of Winnipeg Urban Studies will be reporting back on the results of the survey.  We will plan a morning session to review the results, next steps and what we can learn from the results.

Some of the highlights are:
  • 42% of response rate - 85 total responses
  • 76% of respondents said their operating agreement has not expired
  • 81% of Boards strongly or very strongly are committed to maintaining affordable housing
We would like to congratulate Marilyn Natyna from Minitonas First Baptist Housing Corp. in Swan River who was the winner of the Surface Tablet.

Thank you to all organizations that took the time to fill out the survey.  

Poor Housing - A Silent Crisis (Available at McNally Robinson)  

Edited by Josh Brandon & Jim Silver it combines information from twenty seven authors both local, Canadian and International that contributed to the content.
The book tells the history of housing, where we are today and the outlook for the future. There is lots of Manitoba content, so worth the read on a cold winter day.


Just a reminder to look for your 2016-17 MNPHA renewal form which will be coming out before the end of March. If you have any questions in regards to your membership, please don't hesitate to call our office or email us at  Remember that your membership helps to build our Association and strengthen our sector.


CHRA's National Congress on Housing and Homelessness is a one of kind event, providing an exceptional opportunity to learn, network and engage with a growing body of Canadian and international practitioners, policy makers, front line workers, government officials and key stakeholders from across the affordable housing and homelessness sector.
Congress 2016 in Montreal will convene over 750 delegates for four days of professional development and engagement - offering a unique program of over 40 workshops, plenary sessions, social events, mobile tours, keynotes and more, to meet the needs and interests of our members and participants.

Please go to for more details on the congress.


If you have any questions or comments, ideas or want more information about MNPHA, don't hesitate to contact us at or 204-797-6746 or toll free 1-844-799-6746