Key Outcomes from the 2018 Annual General Meeting
On Sunday, October 28, ONPHA hosted our 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM). Thank you to all who attended and shared your views and priorities with us. Three key decisions were made this year:
1. Members voted 'yes' to a membership fee structure for ONPHA.
2. Members passed a resolution championing national and provincial Indigenous housing strategies.
3. Members elected four new board members.
You Voted 'Yes' to a New Membership Fee Structure
You told us what we were doing wasn’t working. We listened, did the research and suggested a better way. Members overwhelmingly liked it. Now we’re set up to serve you better for decades to come!
The fee model ONPHA has been using was based on outdated funding programs from the 1990s, which has meant some members who operate close to the same number of units have been paying vastly different fees. It was unfair and you told us it needed to change.
In 2016, ONPHA began a thorough review of our fee structure with the aim to develop a model that is fair, predictable, and easy-to-calculate. This extensive research and consultation process informed a proposed new model, which was unanimously approved by ONPHA's board in June 2018 and brought to a vote at this year's AGM.
Learn more about ONPHA's new membership fee structure.
You Passed a Resolution Championing National and Provincial Indigenous Housing Strategies
The membership adopted a resolution championing national and provincial Indigenous housing strategies, put forth by ONPHA’s Urban Aboriginal Housing Advisory Committee (UAHAC). In addition, ONPHA resolved to work with the UAHAC to call on the provincial government to commit to implementing Ontario’s Indigenous Housing Strategy.
The resolution calls on the government of Canada to develop a strategy aimed at raising the standard of Indigenous Housing over the next 10 years. It also aligns us with a resolution passed by the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association in April, which supports the development of a national urban, rural and northern metropolitan Indigenous Housing Strategy.
You Elected New Board Members
The membership elected four new board members:
, Nepean Housing Corporation
, Brockville Non-profit Housing Corporation (serving as Vice-President)
, Canadian Mental Health Association (Sudbury-Manitoulin)
, New Frontiers Aboriginal Residential Corporation
Thank you to our past-president Meg McCallum and board members Peter Robinson and Guy Arseneau, who ended their terms.