Affordable Housing

The Penticton Affordable Housing Forum

On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, the City of Penticton hosted the Penticton Affordable Housing Forum at the Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre. The purpose of the event was to stimulate networking connections among individuals and organizations who are interested in developing or managing affordable housing in the Penticton area. The event had over 100 attendees from throughout the Okanagan Valley, as well as some from the Lower Mainland.

The line-up of speakers provided a variety of presentations and information from non-profit organizations and government agencies. The Forum’s Program includes the Agenda for the event, and provides details about the speakers and their organizations. You can view the Program here.

The following lists the presenters and provides a link to their presentation:


Jill Atkey, Acting CEO and Managing Director



The Social Housing Sector: Where We Are Now, How We Got Here and How To Work Towards Solutions


Luke Stack, Executive Director


How to Take Your Project from Concept to Grand Opening


Lance Jakubec, Innovation Fund Consultant


CMHC Funding Programs and the National Housing Strategy


Ann Howard, Regional Director (Interior)


Danna Locke, Regional Director (Interior and Northern) 




Provinical Housing Programs and BC Housing Initiatives


Carol Suhan, Manager of Conservation and Energy Managment


Programs Available and How to Utilize Them to Create Efficient and Comfortable Homes


Blake Laven, Planning Manager


City of Penticton Initiatives and Incentives