• The Missing Middle Workshop - Attainable Housing

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    Name: The Missing Middle Workshop - Attainable Housing
    Date: March 9, 2018
    Time: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM PST
    Registration: Register Now
    Event Description:
    Economic Development Cowichan and the Duncan Cowichan Chamber present The Missing Middle Workshop - Attainable Housing on Mar. 9 at the Ramada Duncan. The connections between affordable housing and economic growth are well recognized. To assure community sustainability, planning must consider the economic benefits of attainable housing.

     Join Economic Development Cowichan and speakers from across Western Canada for an inspiring conversation about attainable housing for Cowichan

    THE MISSING MIDDLE WORKSHOP - Friday, March 9, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    8 - 8:30 am: Networking, Arrivals, Registration   
    8:30 - 9 am: Introduction – Welcome & Screening: In Search of a Home                   
    9:00 – 9:30 am: Official Opening by Selina Robinson, Minister of Housing and Municipal Affairs
    9:30 – 10:30 am:  Inspiring Partnerships & Collaborations Panel Discussion
    What is happening locally and in other jurisdictions - filling the need for attainable housing - the "Missing Middle"
    Featuring: M’akola Development Services, David Coulson Design, The Community Land Trust Foundation of BC, and more!
    10:30 - 10:45 am: Break 
    ScreeningCo-Housing Communities Help Prevent Social Isolation Film
    10:45 - 11:45 am: The Zoning & Building Code Environment
    Panel Discussion: Exploration of municipal, regional district and provincial regulations that bring parameters to the development of attainable housing and how developers are responding to this environment.
    Featuring: Green Road Developments, Smallworks, and more!
    11:45 - 12:30 pm: Lunch/Trade Show Booth Visits
    12:30 - 1:30 pm: The Changing Financial Landscape                                          
    Panel Discussion: Who is taking the lead in financing attainable housing and are there innovative financial models and partnerships we can develop in our community? In today’s housing market, what should individuals entering the housing market be aware of from an investment perspective?
    Featuring: Vancity, Cooperatives First, BC Non-Profit Housing Association, and more!
    1:30 - 2:00 pm: Next Steps

    Thursday, March 8,  7p.m. Kick Off Event. Separate registration required  for this free event.  Don’t miss the event kick-off with Renowned Architect Avi Friedman. Avi will present examples from across the globe on how innovative and affordable housing designs inspire a sense of community. This free event is part of the Placemaking Vancouver Island Speaker Series. Registration & Details here.

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    The Missing Middle Workshop
    Fri. Mar. 9/18
    8 am - 2:00 pm
    Date/Time Information:
    Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre
    140 Trans Canada Hwy.
    Contact Information:
    Register Online or Contact Chamber 250.748.1111 or send email
    $25 + $1.25 GST = $26.25
    includes lunch