October 2020 Newsletter
MNPHA Events
A New Format: Join us for this year's MNPHA virtual conference! In 2020, the Building Partnerships conference will be held in a new format, consisting of:
   1. A virtual kick-off event on October 20, 2020;
   2. Eight virtual education sessions (November 2020 to March 2021);
   3. A virtual Trade Show in conjunction with the education sessions;
   4. An in-person networking event in February or March 2021*

* Depending on public health requirements regarding distancing and group size. Additional food/beverage fees may apply.
  • Do all of your board members know their responsibilities and legal duties?
  • Do you think your board is making the most of every meeting?
  • Is your manager or management company getting the direction and support needed at this exceptionally challenging time?
If you answered "no" or "maybe" to any of these questions, sign up for Building Boards today!
Government Relations
Government of Canada Rapid Housing Initiative

In the coming weeks, the Government of Canada, through CMHC, is launching a $1B Rapid Housing Initiative (RHI) to help address urgent housing needs of vulnerable Canadians by rapidly creating new affordable housing units.

The initiative will cover the construction of modular housing, as well as the acquisition of land, and the conversion of existing buildings to affordable housing.

RHI will be available to municipalities, provinces, territories, Indigenous governing bodies and organizations, and non-profit organizations.

More details will be available shortly! MNPHA will share updates as they are available, and you can sign up to receive information and updates from CMHC here.
MNPHA Member Resources
Welcome to MNPHA's Newest Team Member: Transformation Team Lead, Cheryl Krostewitz

Cheryl brings with her an extensive background with non-profits, having worked in the non-profit community, in particular in non-profit housing. Her experience as a facilitator comes from her work as a cooperative development advisor educating groups about cooperatives and helping them with incorporation and support after incorporation. Cheryl was also a founder and board member of the Cooperative Housing Group Inc.
She enjoys working with boards to help them understand their roles as board members as well as their obligations under their legal agreements. She has helped several groups navigate the ends of their Operating Agreements with Manitoba Housing. Her most recent role was focused on developing policies and procedures for boards and management as well as offering leadership and support in the areas of board development and communication.
She is very excited to be working with Manitoba Non-Profit Housing Association, its' staff, board and members as we work to achieve the vision of a non-profit led, government supported, client centered, community integrated, well managed and governed, consistent system of housing in Manitoba.
In the coming year, Cheryl will:
- Convene and Catalyze Community Partners in Proposal Development and Mutual Support, leading to regionally-based, non-profit housing corporations;
 - Advise, Support, and Build Capacity of Non-Profit Housing Organizations that are negotiating to purchase or manage Manitoba Housing Assets;
- Identify additional resource, partnership, and service needs and opportunities to build the Transformation Team;
- Assist in the development of proposals and business plans for sector services to support devolution, including a shared application and wait list process  

Contact Cheryl: transformation@mnpha.com
MNPHA's website has the most up-to-date COVID-19 resources and information relevant to non-profit housing providers, including information on Federal Government resources for landlords and tenants, Residential Tenancies Branch, Public Health, resources for employers, and more.ht

Recent Updates include:
- Posters from Shared Health on what social distancing looks like, how to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, how to self isolate at home, how to care for a person with COVID-19 at home
- Printable mandatory mask sign
Pirintable ps://mnpha.com/covi-19/
Welcome to MNPHA's Newest Member
Dauphin Seniors' Non-Profit Residence (Kinsman Villa)
Information and Updates
Thank you to the Housing Professionals Mentorship Program for supporting the Building Partnerships Conference 2020
HPMP is back for 2021! 

The Housing Professionals Mentorship Program is accepting applications for its 2021 cohort until October 30, 2020
The Housing Professionals Mentorship Program (HPMP) connects leaders of today with those of tomorrow to strengthen the community housing and homelessness sector. Since 2018, HPMP has matched housing professionals across Canada to build networks and community, develop leadership skills and share learnings about community housing and homelessness.

heck out the new website at www.hpmp-pmpl.ca where you can find information on how to apply, eligibility criteria, sponsorship opportunities, bursaries and more!

Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada's Virtual Fall Education Forum - Oct 28 to Nov 30

CHF Canada is working with partners to provide an exciting mix of regional and national education webinars and networking opportunities from October 28 to November 30.

This first-ever Virtual Fall Education Forum promises to cover a lot of new and vital topics. Registration opens soon.

Events will include:
  • For all members nationwide: every Saturday in November from 12:00 to 2:00 pm
  • Specifically for managers / staff nationwide: October 28, November 4, 18 and 25 from 12:30 to 2:00 pm
  • Manitoba and Saskatchewan: November 16 & 30 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
The Home Depot Canada Foundation Community Impact Grant Program

The Home Depot Canada Foundation is launching their Community Impact Grant Program. This funding will provide support to Canadian registered charities that continue to offer services to youth across Canada during these challenging times.

The Community Impact Grant Program provides grants of up to $10,000 for affordable housing and community based improvement projects that benefit Canadians in need. Preference will be given to repair, renovation and/or improvement projects to housing and/or other support facilities (i.e. employment services) for homeless youth.

Learn more and apply
New Horizons for Seniors Program (up to $25,000)
Apply by October 20, 2020
Projects for regular grants (up to $25,000) must meet at least 1 of the following program objectives:
  • promoting volunteerism among seniors and other generations
  • engaging seniors in the community through the mentoring of others
  • expanding awareness of elder abuse, including financial abuse
  • supporting the social participation and inclusion of seniors
  • providing capital assistance for new and existing community projects and programs for seniors
Winnipeg Foundation and the Canadian CED Network - Manitoba, along with a supporting consortium of advisory stakeholders, are partnering with Community Foundations of Canada to deliver non-repayable capital to local social purpose organizations aiming to grow their impact through investment.
  • Applications for the second (and final) round of funds is open from September 8 - October 9, 2020. 
  • Social Purpose Organizations can apply for between $10,000 - $100,000. This is open across Canada.
  • Find out more about this specific opportunity and how to apply on the  Community Foundations of Canada website 
Volunteers Available: Seeking Volunteer Placements for Students

Students in the Certificate in Applied Psychology (CiAP) program at the University of Winnipeg take a 90-hour volunteer placement to prepare them to work in a community setting, which could be a research project or in a clinical-type setting.
Is your organization is interested in having an undergraduate psychology student volunteer at some point this coming academic year (and/or beyond)? They could:
- Develop a program or initiative
- Evaluate a program
- Create a needs assessment 
- Conduct research to assist your organization and the people it serves
Download the Certificate in Applied Psychology proposal
Partnership Programs
Winter is coming! With a full suite of ice melt, salt and winter accessories.

HD Supply is committed to helping you prepare for the winter season ahead. Click here or visit HD Supply online to begin planning for the season.
Check the full flyer here 
Picture of the Month
October Picture of the Month:  
Ten Ten Sinclair Housing 
Ten Ten Sinclair Housing's common room  has a disco ball in it - while annual general meetings, staff meetings, and other professional events are frequently there, the disco ball reminds us that the 'social' side of social housing is critical and long-standing! Does your organization have a symbol for visitors that everyone notices and remembers? Share it for the next Picture of the Month.
Picture of the Month Feature!  MNPHA's team has seen all the interesting, fun, and innovative things you do to improve the lives of tenants, your staff teams, and the communities around you. 

"Pictures of the Month" - is a way to share this regularly so members can learn from each other. No idea is too simple or too complex. If you are doing something you think should be shared with your colleagues in the non-profit housing sector, send a photo and brief description to us by October 30 to be included in the November newsletter.
Opportunities Board
S.A.M. Management: Chief Executive Officer (full-time, permanent)
S.A.M. Management Inc. is a non-profit property management corporation that provides socially responsible property management in partnership with organizations offering affordable housing options in the community.
Reporting to the S.A.M. Management Inc. Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer will support the Board in developing and implementing the strategic vision and direction for the organization. As a visionary leader who thrives at the 30,000 foot level, you are an accomplished change agent who maximizes performance through organizational growth. Known for your problem solving abilities, you also bring a strength of knowledge in buildings, systems, and finance to the role. Exceptional communication skills and a transparent leadership style enable you to keep Board members and staff appropriately informed.
The Chief Executive Officer provides direction and operational leadership to 4 direct reports, (Executive Assistant, Controller, Tenant Relations Manager, and Building Operations Manager), and indirect oversight of 75 employees.
If you would like more information about this role, please visit http://bit.ly/SAM-CEO or contact Lisa at 204-934-8833.
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