The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is hosting its 2020 National Housing and Infrastructure Forum and Tradeshow from March 10-12, 2020, on the traditional meeting place and shared territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat (Huron), at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Ontario,.

The forum is an opportunity for delegates to provide input on the implementation of the First Nations National Housing and related Infrastructure Strategy which is guided solely by the aim of ensuring that all First Nations members living in or away from their First Nations will have access to housing that suits their needs. Your input and recommendations will support the transfer of authority over housing and related infrastructure to First Nations care, control and management. There will be added emphasis on Infrastructure as it relates to Operations and Maintenance and Asset Management. A revised draft O&M Policy will be presented for discussion and input.  Information on Asset Management Planning activity by First Nations, service providers and industry will be showcased in presentations and Exhibitors.

Forum Program

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Forum Overview

The forum will host plenary sessions and interactive workshops on the long-term approach for First Nations Housing and related Infrastructure for First Nations and for First Nations members who live in urban, rural, and northern areas. We will also focus on the operations and maintenance (O&M) with an emphasis on adopting an Asset Management Planning (AMP) approach. The forum will provide space for First Nations to share successes in instituting AMP as a new way of tracking O&M.

Featuring: Tradeshow Exhibitors showcasing housing innovation, asset management processes and infrastructure services. Have your Passport to Prizes signed by the Trade Show Exhibitors for a chance to win a great prize at the end of the Forum! Participants must be present on the last day to win!

Who should Attend?

  • Chiefs or their representative, Housing and Public Works Managers, Indigenous Housing Services;
  • Providers and individuals who are working in the field of housing management, operations and maintenance, and infrastructure management;
  • First Nations organizations or technicians interested in improving how housing and infrastructure is managed and delivered; and,
  • Consultants, industry, other non-government entities involved in First Nations housing and infrastructure.

All Forum activities will be taking place at the Fairmont Royal York, 100 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario. 

Registration

     AVOID THE REGISTRATION LINE UP! Register on Monday, March 9, 2020, between 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM to be eligible  for the early registration prize and join us at the Welcome Reception. 

Pre-Registration forms and payment must be received at the AFN office by March 2, 2020. An administration fee of $50.00 will apply for all cancellations prior to February 14, 2020; registration fees are non-refundable after February 14, 2020.

Please make cheques payable to National Indian Brotherhood. Payments and registration forms should be submitted to the attention of Angie Turner, Registration Coordinator, 2020 National Housing and Infrastructure Forum, Assembly of First Nations, 55 Metcalfe Street, 16th Floor, Ottawa, ON, K1P 6L5 or by fax to 613-241-5808 or email to [email protected].

Register On-line Registration Form

REGISTRATION FEES (includes GST):

  • Chief : $300
  • First Nation Delegate: $300
  • Corporate/Government Official Delegate: $500

Agenda of Events

Monday, March 9, 2020
4:00PM – 9:00PM
Forum Registration

6:00PM – 9:00PM
Welcome Reception

Day 1 – Tuesday, March 10, 2020
7:30AM
Registration

7:30AM – 9AM
Hot Breakfast

8:30AM
Trade Show

9:00AM
Opening Ceremonies/Welcoming Remarks

9:30AM
Address by National Chief Perry Bellegarde

9:50AM
Forum Opening Remarks

10:15AM
Setting the Context for the Forum

10:30AM
Keynote Address

11:00AM
Networking in the Tradeshow

12:00PM
Lunch Provided

1:30PM
First Nations Housing and Related Infrastructure Strategy
Implementation Activities

2:30PM
Health Break in Tradeshow Area

3:00PM
Regional Updates

4:30PM
Forum Day One Overview

4:45PM
Adjourn for Day 1

Day 2 – Wednesday, March 11, 2020
8:00AM
Registration

8:00AM
Hot Breakfast

8:30AM
Trade Show

8:30AM
Overview of the Day in Plenary

8:40AM
Keynote Address

9:00AM
Asset Management Planning/Operations

10:00AM
Health Break

10:30AM
Concurrent Workshop Sessions

12:00PM
Lunch Provided

1:30PM
Concurrent Workshop Sessions

3:00PM
Health Break

3:30PM
Climate Change Risks and Impacts Panel

4:15PM
Forum Day Two Overview

4:30PM
Adjourn for Day Two

Day 3 – Thursday, March 12, 2020
8:00AM
Hot Breakfast

8:30AM – 1:00PM
TradeShow 

8:45AM
Overview of the Day

9:00AM
Concurrent Workshop Sessions

10:30AM
Health Break in the Tradeshow Area

10:45AM
Concurrent Workshop Sessions

12:15PM
Lunch Provided

1:15PM
First Nations Members’ Housing in Urban Centres Panel

2:00PM
Closing Plenary

2:30PM
Closing Remarks by Manitoba Regional Chief Kevin Hart

3:00PM
Forum adjourns

Hotel Accomodations

Our host hotel for the Forum is the Fairmont Royal York.  The room rate is $249/night plus applicable taxes.

  • To book your room by phone, please call 1-800-663-7229 and requesting the “AFN Housing Forum” group rate.

    DEADLINE: Room rate available until February 21, 2020

Forum Trade Show

Please note that there are a limited number of Trade Show booths available for the Forum and the registration fee for a Trade Show booth is $2,034.00. To obtain a registration form or more information on the Trade Show, please contact Larry Whiteduck by phone at 613.241.6789, ext. 237 or by email at [email protected].

Need more information on the 2020 National Housing and Infrastructure Forum and Trade Show, please visit the AFN website at www.afn.ca or send an email to [email protected].

Tradeshow Exhibitor Invitation

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Travel

Getting to Toronto:

Flight Centre
If you do not have a preferred travel agent and require assistance making your travel arrangements to the Forum, please contact Tyler Brennan at Flight Centre Business Travel.

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Tyler Brennan, Assistant Manager
Flight Centre Business Travel – Glebe
763 Bank Street – Room B
Ottawa, ON K1S 3V3

Telephone: 613-321-0120
Toll-free: 1-877-565-5295
Fax: 613-321-0426
E-mail:
 [email protected]

Promotion Code

Your promotion code:A7T3BGB1
This promotion code can only be used on aircanada.com.

Applicable Rules

The booking is to be made to the following cities: Toronto All Airports (YTZ, YYZ) (ON)
The travel period begins March 9, 2020 and ends March 13, 2020.
No discount will apply to Basic/Standard fare bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S.

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WestJet

Westjet is happy to confirm that for the upcoming 2020 National Housing and Infrastructure Forum and Tradeshow, they are able to offer 5% off Econo* and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada and 2% off Econo*, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests travelling Trans-border into and out of Toronto, Ontario. To take advantage of this offer, you will need the discount code listed. Please visit www.westjet.com/conventions to make a booking online.

Please visit www.westjet.com/conventions to make a booking online.

Travel from: March 9-13, 2020:

Coupon Code (Guest Web/Agent Web: K5CE43O
Promo Code (Travel agent GDS only): YBB60

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PORTER:

Porter Airlines is proud to offer a discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale) for travel to and from Toronto. The discounted fares are available for travel from March 9, 2020, to March 13, 2020.

Please book online at www.flyporter.com or through your travel agent using promo code AFN13.

Documents and Resources

Day 2 , March 11, 2020

Day 3 , March 12, 2020

Contacts

Registration Information
Angie Turner
Telephone: (613) 241-6789
Ext. 296
Fax: (613) 241-5808
E-mail: [email protected]

General Inquiries
Telephone: (613) 241-6789
Fax: (613) 241-5808
E-mail: [email protected]

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