AGM Opening and Welcome – Vision Panel
What are the most urgent aspects of the affordable housing crisis in Canada? How are Canada’s younger generation, Indigenous Peoples and other vulnerable groups served in terms of housing options? Is this issue properly recognized by Canadians, the media and policymakers? And how can co-op housing be part of the solution?
These are some of the questions we’ll explore with a panel of experts and activists during the special Friday morning plenary session.
We’re delighted to announce the participation of the following guest panelists:
- Shachi Kurl, Executive Director, Angus Reid Institute: As Executive Director of one of North America’s premier nonpartisan, not-for-profit research and public opinion polling organizations, Shachi can be found offering analysis on CBC’s “At Issue,” Canada’s most-watched political panel, as well as other influential forums. She is a recipient of the prestigious Jack Webster Award for Best TV Reporting and an alumnus of the US State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program.
- Dr Paul Kershaw – Founder, Generation Squeeze: Paul is a tenured professor at the University of BC, public speaker, regular media contributor and Founder of Generation Squeeze – a voice for younger Canadians in politics and the market supported by cutting-edge research.
- Margaret Pfoh, CEO, Aboriginal Housing Management Association: Margaret is Tsimshian from the Eagle Clan of the Gitga’at First Nation. She joined the non-profit housing sector 24 years ago and she is currently the CEO of the Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA).