2017 Shaping our Future

2017 ONPHA
& Trade Show

November 3-5 | Niagara Falls

Please note: ONPHA has negotiated a discounted group rate for this year's conference at the Marriott on the Falls and Marriott Fallsview. The only way to access this group rate is to book directly through the hotel and not through a third party. Click here for more information on travel and accommodation.

November 3-5 | Education Day: November 2 | Scotiabank Convention Centre | Niagara Falls

Meg McCallum key datesDear Colleagues and Friends,

It is my honour and pleasure, as President of ONPHA, to warmly invite you to attend the 29th annual ONPHA Conference and Trade Show taking place November 3-5 in Niagara Falls.

ONPHA is proud to annually host the largest social housing conference in Canada, and to continually attract more than 1,100 non-profit housing professionals each year.

ONPHA is home to more than 700 non-profit housing providers, and our conference is a meeting place for members to engage in conversation and learn from each other to foster a strong, united sector.+ At this year’s conference, we are happy to welcome more than 110 expert speakers who will deliver 60+ educational sessions, along with two keynote speakers, 80 exhibitors, and plenty of networking events to connect with new and old friends.

We’re moving towards a modernized future for non-profit housing, and it’s the people within the sector working together who will pave the way for the healthy, vibrant communities of tomorrow. In 2017, we invite you to take part in the conversation and join us in Shaping our Future.

I look forward to welcoming you to Niagara Falls.

Meg McCallum
President, ONPHA


Content catered to you

This year’s conference focuses on thinking strategically and creatively as we plan for the road ahead, drawing from the experience of sector experts and peers. You’ll find sessions covering hot topics such as End of Operating Agreements, governance, innovations in housing operations, supportive housing, aging in place and more.

To start planning your conference weekend, download the 2017 Registration Guide or view the online version.

Welcoming TWO keynote speakers

Opening the conference is David Orr, chief executive of the National Housing Federation – the voice of housing associations in England. To close the conference, we are excited to welcome business innovator and creativity expert Ron Tite.

Learn more about these speakers here.



Be our guest! Celebrate the 2017 ONPHA Conference and Trade Show with your peers at the must-attend event of the weekend. The ONPHA Gala will take place on the evening of Saturday, November 4. Our night of celebration will feature a delicious three-course meal as well as lively entertainment. Plus, join us in toasting the 2017 ONPHA award winners who have made an outstanding contribution to the non-profit housing sector.

Social events

Meet your peers in a fun and friendly atmosphere!

  • Provincial Championship Bonspiel: ONPHA's first annual curling championship for curlers both new and experienced. Show off your skills (or lack thereof) Thursday, November 2, 2:30-7 p.m. Sign up as a team of four people or as an individual.
  • Opening Reception: Spend an evening by the Falls and join us for a cocktail reception at Elements on the Falls Restaurant in the Table Rock Centre. No other venue gets you closer to the eighth Wonder of the World!
  • Strike out on your own! Ok, not completely! Join ONPHA staff and your future friends and colleagues for an evening of fun and games at Strike Rock ‘N’ Bowl.
  • Delegate Advantage Card: As an ONPHA delegate, you will receive a discount card that provides you with savings at a variety of Niagara Falls hotspots. Visit vip.fallsconventions.com for more information.

See more 2017 special events here


Join our team in 2017

Each year, ONPHA works with a group of volunteers to successfully run our Conference & Trade Show. Volunteers assist with registration, direct traffic, act as session ambassadors and more. As a thank you, volunteers may receive a discount on conference registration. We hope you can join us this year! If you're interested in volunteering, please email us at conference@onpha.org




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