Aligning the Stars - A Collaborative Approach to Solving the Region's Housing Affordability Crisis


Event details:

5:30pm PDT on Wednesday, September 26, 2018
9:00pm PDT on Wednesday, September 26, 2018

5:30 pm - No Host Bar
6:30 pm - Dinner*

* An induction ceremony has been planned for this event

The Vancouver Club (President's East Room)
915 West Hastings Street
Vancouver V6C 1C6

$85 for Vancouver Chapter Members; $95 for guests

Register by
5:00pm on Friday, September 21, 2018

Email: or call Christina Wong at (604) 652.4893

Cancellation/ Refund/ No-Show Policy

Cancellation notice must be delivered in writing to Christina Wong, Executive Assistant, ( at least 48 hours prior to the event date.  Refunds will be provided only if cancellations are made within the required time period.

There is growing consensus that the Metro Vancouver region is in the midst of a serious housing crisis. With home values soaring in recent years and rental vacancy rates near zero, housing affordability problems are impacting a broader range of income earners
In an unprecedented way, the stars have aligned to address this problem: all three levels of government are at the table with historic levels of funding and an array of strategic initiatives. Come hear how CMHC, BC Housing and the City of Vancouver have come together to partner with non-profit and private sectors to deliver affordable housing programs across a continuum, from homelessness to middle income families and seniors.
We'll ask our panel (Michael Flanigan, Vice President, Development, BC Housing; Lance Jakubec, Affordable Housing Specialist, CMHC; and Gil Kelley, General Manager, Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability, City of Vancouver) to tackle some difficult questions: How sustainable are these programs? How much of the problem do they address? What are the implications for the market housing sector? What should municipalities and housing providers be thinking about as we approach the next election?
The evening promises a lively discussion with the top minds engaged in solving these challenges.  Please join us!