Conference Marks 24 Years of Tenant Volunteerism
Housing (Housing) tenants from across the province will converge upon
Hotel Gander this weekend, September 25-26, for the 24th Annual Tenant
Conference, the theme of which is “Putting the Unity in Community”.
“Housing residents know a great deal about housing issues and this is
an opportunity for tenants to come together to celebrate the successes
of the past year,” said Len Simms, Housing’s Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer. “I know how hard these delegates work within their
own neighbourhoods and communities – and all the good that comes from
these volunteer hours.”
More than 90 tenants, representing 30 tenant associations throughout
the province, will attend the conference along with Housing’s board
members and staff and representatives of the eight community centres.
The focus of this year’s conference is health and wellness. Presenter
Gary Summers will engage conference delegates on the importance of
achieving work life balance and healthy living.
Conference registration begins at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, and will be
followed by greetings from Mr. Simms and a presentation of plaques
recognizing anniversary milestones being celebrated by the tenant
Among this year’s milestones: Rabbittown Tenant Association in St.
John’s is celebrating its 25th anniversary; Burin-Black Duck Cove
Tenant Association is celebrating its 20th anniversary; and Perrault
Place Tenant Association in Goose Bay its 15th. Millennium Dream Team
Tenant Association, representing tenants of Salter and Anspatch Streets
in St. John’s, and Move to Improve Tenant Association in Shea Heights,
St. John’s, are both 10 years old.
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Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
Newfoundland Labrador Housing