Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation (NLHC) representatives
tenants from the corporation’s non-profit housing are gathered this
October 1-2, at the Albatross Hotel in Gander for their 14th annual
conference. The announcement was made today by Lloyd Matthews,
minister responsible for housing.
Housing Corporation to hold
14th provincial tenant conference
Commenting on the conference, Mr. Matthews noted: “This
is one of our most significant events because this is what we are about
-- the people. We are in business to help families and
neighbourhoods and communities. One of the best ways to do that
by gaining a better understanding of the needs and concerns of our
and the conference provides a wonderful opportunity for discussion of
More than 120 delegates representing 33 tenant associations
the province are participating this year. The conference
at 6:00 p.m. this evening with opening remarks and presentations by Mr.
Matthews, and Mary Marshall, Chief Operating Officer for
The workshops will commence on Saturday with two concurrent
One will focus on the development of Community Centre Boards with
national best-selling author, John Fisher. He is founder of
Associates, a consulting firm, which provides strategic planning and
services to organizations working in the fields of health, education,
assistance, arts and culture. This session will discuss
such as the roles, responsibilities, financial management and effective
communications for the community centre boards.
The other session will be lead by guest speaker, Tom Brophy,
University of Newfoundland, who is a leader in training
Mr. Brophy’s workshop will allow participants to gain a better
of themselves, others and how they can more effectively interact with
world around them.
In conjunction with this year’s conference the Family Circle
Association, of Bishop’s Falls, will celebrate its tenth
and be recognized at the opening reception for its achievements over
past 10 years.
The conference will wrap up on Saturday evening with a banquet
For further information, contact:
Jenny Bowring, Corporate Communications
Telephone: (709) 724-3055