Presenting & Guest Speakers

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GUEST SPEAKER

JASON SCHARFE

Managing Director, Marsh Canada

Jason Scharfe is a Managing Director and has been the Western Zone Leader for Marsh Canada since 2014, before which he led Marsh’s Vancouver office. Scharfe is part of Marsh’s Executive Committee and has senior client relationships across several industries. He is also a senior market liaison, managing relationships between Marsh and insurance companies in the western region and nationally. twitterBird@marshglobal

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GUEST SPEAKER

ROSS CHILTON

CEO, COMMUNITY LIVING BC

Ross Chilton is a long-time leader in BC’s community living sector and brings extensive experience advancing inclusion in social service agencies and on sector boards. From 2007 until joining CLBC in 2019, Ross served as CEO of Community Living Society (CLS), which provides services to individuals with developmental disabilities and families across Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. twitterBird@rosschilton

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GUEST SPEAKER

KEVIN ALBERS

Board Chair, BC Non-Profit Housing Association

Kevin is the CEO of the M’akola Group, the largest Aboriginal affordable housing provider and developer in BC. He is Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Member of the Institute of Housing and holds a Certificate in Project management. twitterBird@kevinalbersbc

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GUEST SPEAKER

SHANE POINTE

Aboriginal Artist, Musqueam Indian Band

Shane Pointe is a proud member of the Musqueam and Coast Salish people, and a highly respected ceremonial traditional speaker and cultural educator. Pointe has served as an Aboriginal Support Worker and Trial Support Coordinator for the Indian Residential School Survivors Society, Native Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program worker and with the Longhouse Leadership Program at the First Nations House of Learning (UBC).

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GUEST SPEAKER

DOUG TENNANT

President, BC CEO Network

Doug Tennant is the Chief Executive Director of UNITI, a non-profit community living and housing partnership that builds inclusive and healthy communities in Surrey. He has many years of governance experience with non-profit organizations and is currently the Past President of the BC CEO Network Board and the Chair of the Surrey Board of Trade. twitterBird@douglasrtennant

bc government
ELECTED OFFICIAL

INCOMING OFFICIAL OPPOSITION CRITIC FOR HOUSING

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ELECTED OFFICIAL

HON. AHMED HUSSEN

FEDERAL MINISTER OF FAMILIES, CHILDREN AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

The Hon. Ahmed Hussen was elected in 2015 in the riding of York South-Weston in Ontario. After earning a law degree from the University of Ottawa, Hussen practised law in the areas of criminal defence, immigration and refugee law, and human rights; he has also served as a board member for international human rights organizations. twitterBird@HonAhmedHussen

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PRESENTING SPEAKER

JILL ATKEY

CEO, BC NON-PROFIT HOUSING ASSOCIATION

Jill Atkey became BCNPHA’s CEO in July 2018 after joining the organization in 2010 as Director of Research and Education. She is at the helm of a growing organization that is the leading voice for the affordable housing sector in BC. twitterBird@jfatkey

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PRESENTING SPEAKER

THOM ARMSTRONG

CEO, CO-OPERATIVE HOUSING FEDERATION OF BC

Thom Armstrong has more than 30 years of experience in the co-operative housing movement. He is also the CEO of COHO Management Services Society and the Community Land Trust, as well as president of Encasa Financial Inc., a social purpose mutual fund company. twitterBird@thomjarmstrong

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PRESENTING SPEAKER

MARGARET PFOH

CEO, ABORIGINAL HOUSING MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

Margaret Pfoh is Tsimshian from the Lax Kw’alaams First Nation and brings more than 23 years of housing management experience to AHMA. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Housing & Renewal Association, and is part of its Indigenous Caucus Working Group. twitterBird@ahma_bc