Date and Location
Tuesday April 18, 2023 to Thursday April 20, 2023
Winnipeg, MB

CHRA's Congress on Housing and Homelessness is held each spring and gathers housing professionals from all over Canada and abroad for three exciting days of learning, networking, and celebrating the community housing and homelessness sector. Congress is an exceptional opportunity for housing professionals to meet and exchange with a growing Canadian body of practitioners, policy makers, front-line workers, government officials and key stakeholders from the affordable housing and homelessness sectors. Each year we develop a unique program of workshops, plenary and learning sessions, mobile tours, and keynote sessions to meet the educational needs and interests of CHRA members and delegates from across the community housing and homelessness sector.

Registration is open for the 2023 CHRA National Congress, taking place April 18-20!

We're excited to welcome you to our first in-person Congress since 2019! Join us at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg, MB for three days of learning, networking, and engaging with leaders from across the Canadian community housing sector. Have your say on key issues, learn about the latest developments in the sector, and get inspired for the future!

Get access to a variety of sessions on need-to-know topics for the housing sector
Visit us online to see our Congress Agenda. In two full days of Congress programming, we'll explore the latest trends and issues affecting Canada's housing and homelessness sector including:

  • innovations to help the sector realize the right to housing in Canada
  • case studies, tools, and insights on affordable housing development
  • inclusive design for supportive housing
  • addressing discrimination in housing
  • refreshing the National Housing Strategy, and much more!

You'll have the opportunity to register for a variety of mobile tours that showcase some of the great work being done by Winnipeg housing providers, social service organizations, and community groups.

Hear from leading political and sector leaders and get the chance to engage with them and hundreds of fellow housing professionals from across Canada.

Keep an eye on our Agenda page to stay up to date as we add exciting new sessions and speakers!

Join us at our first-ever Indigenous Innovation Forum
Taking place on April 18, this event, new in 2023, combines the “Innovation Forum” and “Indigenous Caucus Day” of previous years to provide a day of learning and discussion about Indigenous Innovations in Housing. This event will offer a variety of sessions, valuable insights, and learning opportunities for Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants alike.

Take a deep dive into important topics
We're offering our Pre-Congress courses on April 17. Brush up on your skills and knowledge or learn something new by registering for:

  • Compassion Fatigue, Burnout and Retention in Affordable Housing,
  • The Curious Case of Housing Policy in Canada, or
  • Using Media to Increase Your Clout in the Housing Sector

We're looking forward to seeing you in Winnipeg this April! Don't miss your chance to join hundreds of your peers for one of the Canadian housing and homelessness sector's most important events!

Questions about the CHRA National Congress? Need help registering? Contact Julie McNamara, Acting Director of Programs, Partnerships, and Events.