About

The Northern Housing Summit (NHS) looked for solutions to continuing and growing housing needs in Northern Ontario. NHS brought stakeholders and interest groups together to attend, sponsor, present and participate in the Summit. NHS addressed the growing population and housing shortages that Northern Ontarians face. The 2018 focus community of Sioux Lookout provided context and practical examples of how the population has grown, while the available housing has not, as seen in much of the region. NHS 2018 identified the growing needs of Northern Ontario while developing partnerships and strategies to help meet housing demands.

The challenge is significant. Through collaboration forged at the Summit, solutions have been created and realized. Thank you to everyone that participated in the first-ever Northern Housing Summit. Without your passion and participation, it would not have been possible.

What to Expect

The Summit identified the explicit needs of housing in 4 sectors – Social Housing, Workforce, Environment, and Attainable Housing. Attendees chose a sector to participate in, then attended workshops pertaining to each. The Summit culminated in a report presentation regarding what each sector has discovered.

This reporting will help uncover community partnerships and begin the process of solving the housing challenges that face Northern Ontario.

Dates:

June 26-28, 2018 in Sioux Lookout, ON

Venues:

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 78
Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre

Map

Case Study: Sioux Lookout

Focus on Sioux Lookout

Sioux Lookout is centrally located between Thunder Bay, Ontario and Winnipeg, Manitoba, serving approximately 30 Far North First Nation communities. Sioux Lookout – considered to be the hub of the north – continues to grow as the Northern Ontario epicentre for health, education, training, social services, governing agencies, recreation, housing, commerce, transportation, and more. Yet in Sioux Lookout, like much of Northern Ontario, available housing has not grown with the population growth. Sioux Lookout presented a unique opportunity to examine housing options that could be adapted throughout the region.

News

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Agenda

NHS included concurrent keynote addresses, four different housing-related sectors and an all-day tradeshow. Delegates chose one stream to attend and contribute to the discussions focusing on the issues surrounding that particular stream. The Summit wrapped up with report presentations from each housing sector.

3:00 - 9:00 pm
Registration

Heritage Railway Station

Filmed over a decade, Us and Them is a deeply visceral film about transformation through human connection.
It begins when filmmaker Krista Loughton is questioned by addiction expert Dr. Gabor Maté about her need to relieve pain in the world. This takes her back in time, when she befriended four chronically homeless people in an effort to help them heal their lives.
These four charismatic people reveal the heartrending realities of their lives. The severe challenges of life on the street are portrayed with an unapologetic openness, in both emotive and humorous ways. All are struggling with addiction issues rooted in their painful childhood histories.
Krista finds a mentor in Reverend Allen Tysick, a street minister who dedicated his life to serving the poorest of the poor. Watching him build a new facility for the street community inspires her to create change in her own way.
Years ago, she had been introduced to the First Nations Medicine Wheel and its success helping former addicts maintain recovery. Under the mentorship of Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr., she decides to teach her friends how to balance on the Medicine Wheel. They learn to take stock of themselves physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally, in an attempt to help balance and heal their lives.
In the beginning there is connection and hope, but unfortunately at the end of their time working with the Medicine Wheel, none are able to conquer their addictions nor substantially change their lives. And then tragically, one dies.
Out of her league, Krista seeks out the counsel Dr. Maté, who forces her to confront her own motivations. Krista confesses her own emotional struggles with her remaining street friends. They display an extraordinary empathy and wisdom no one could have anticipated.

A selection of appetizers served by Windigo Catering, including artisanal cheeses and cured meats, antipasto marinated artichokes, roasted tomatoes, specialty olives, fresh crudité, grilled vegetable bruschetta, fresh and dried fruits, Marcona almonds and a selection of crackers, baguette, and flat breads. Accompanied by Key lime pie, pineapple rum cake, berry almond tart, Guava tart cheesecake, chocolate cake, red velvet, vanilla and lemon cupcakes, and dulche de leche puffs. Served with a selection of domestic beer, red and white wine, soft drink, water and fresh juices.

Heritage Railway Station

07:00 - 8:30 am
Registration

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

Drum Group
Elder – Opening Prayer
Dignitary Addresses
– Mayor Doug Lawrance, Municipality of Sioux Lookout
– Henry Wall, Chief Administrative Officer, Kenora District Services Board

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

10:15 - 10:30 am
Health Break (served in session)

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

Henry Wall, Kenora District Services Board

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

Heather Lee & Dean Osmond, Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre

A hot buffet lunch served by Windigo Catering. Wild greens salad with kale, romaine, mango, papaya, hearts of palm and topped with cilantro lemon dressing to start. Slow braised bison loin with tomatillo roasted corn and tandori grilled free range chicken breast for a main course. Accompanied by roasted baby carrots, grilled zucchinis, snap peas, mango chutney, spanish rice and red quinoa. With carrot cake and fresh donuts for dessert.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 78 – Upper Floor

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

Dr. Lauri Sikanen, Natural Resources Institute Finland

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

Steve Marshall, Northern Shield Development Corp.
2:30 - 2:45 pm
Health Break (served in session)

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Arena 1

7:00 - 8:30 am
Registration

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

Drum Group
Elder – Opening Prayer
Dignitary Addresses
– Mayor Doug Lawrance, Municipality of Sioux Lookout
– Henry Wall, Chief Administrative Officer, Kenora District Services Board

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

10:15 - 10:30 am
Health Break (served in session)

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

Henry Wall, Kenora District Services Board

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

Heather Lee & Dean Osmond, Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre

A hot buffet lunch served by Windigo Catering. Wild greens salad with kale, romaine, mango, papaya, hearts of palm and topped with cilantro lemon dressing to start. Slow braised bison loin with tomatillo roasted corn and tandori grilled free range chicken breast for a main course. Accompanied by roasted baby carrots, grilled zucchinis, snap peas, mango chutney, spanish rice and red quinoa. With carrot cake and fresh donuts for dessert.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 78 – Upper Floor

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

Dr. Lauri Sikanen, Natural Resources Institute Finland

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

Steve Marshall, Northern Shield Development Corp.
2:30 - 2:45 pm
Health Break (served in session)

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Arena 2

7:00 - 8:30 am
Registration

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

Drum Group
Elder – Opening Prayer
Dignitary Addresses
– Mayor Doug Lawrance, Municipality of Sioux Lookout
– Henry Wall, Chief Administrative Officer, Kenora District Services Board

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

10:15 - 10:30 am
Health Break (served in session)

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

Henry Wall, Kenora District Services Board

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

Heather Lee & Dean Osmond, Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre

A hot buffet lunch served by Windigo Catering. Wild greens salad with kale, romaine, mango, papaya, hearts of palm and topped with cilantro lemon dressing to start. Slow braised bison loin with tomatillo roasted corn and tandori grilled free range chicken breast for a main course. Accompanied by roasted baby carrots, grilled zucchinis, snap peas, mango chutney, spanish rice and red quinoa. With carrot cake and fresh donuts for dessert.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 78 – Upper Floor

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

Dr. Lauri Sikanen, Natural Resources Institute Finland

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

Steve Marshall, Northern Shield Development Corp.
2:30 - 2:45 pm
Health Break (served in session)

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Arena 3

7:00 - 8:30 am
Registration

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

Drum Group
Elder – Opening Prayer
Dignitary Addresses
– Mayor Doug Lawrance, Municipality of Sioux Lookout
– Henry Wall, Chief Administrative Officer, Kenora District Services Board

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

10:15 - 10:30 am
Health Break (served in session)

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

Henry Wall, Kenora District Services Board

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

Heather Lee & Dean Osmond, Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre

A hot buffet lunch served by Windigo Catering. Wild greens salad with kale, romaine, mango, papaya, hearts of palm and topped with cilantro lemon dressing to start. Slow braised bison loin with tomatillo roasted corn and tandori grilled free range chicken breast for a main course. Accompanied by roasted baby carrots, grilled zucchinis, snap peas, mango chutney, spanish rice and red quinoa. With carrot cake and fresh donuts for dessert.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 78 – Upper Floor

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

Dr. Lauri Sikanen, Natural Resources Institute Finland

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

Steve Marshall, Northern Shield Development Corp.

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Arena 4

9:00 - 10:30 am
Exhibits

Our Tradeshow is an all-day event coinciding with our sessions but is open to the public, boasting housing industry professionals and specialists in supporting industries. Come explore an array of exhibitors to learn a little something about the housing initiatives in Northern Ontario.

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

10:30 - 10:45 am
Health Break (served in exhibits)

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Arena 1

The time it takes to get the fork from your plate to your mouth is all the time you need to travel the world.


For only $18 you can travel to four different regions of the globe for an all-access experience.

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Arena 1

2:45 - 3:00 pm
Health Break (served in exhibits)

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Arena 1

Our Tradeshow is an all-day event coinciding with our sessions but is open to the public, boasting housing industry professionals and specialists in supporting industries. Come explore an array of exhibitors to learn a little something about the housing initiatives in Northern Ontario.

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

Networking
Keynote Address
Dinner
Networking

Dinner will feature a 3 course meal served by Windigo Catering and accompanied by rolls and butter with water, coffee and tea. The first course will be pear and pecan salad with baby greens, roasted pear, and spicy candied pecans topped with shaved Parmesan and a citrus vinaigrette. The main course will feature paprika spice salmon, free range chicken wrapped in Serrano ham, and braised elk loin with tomatillo salsa, served with lentils and roasted zucchini. With sweet grass creme catalan, apple brule, vanilla ice cream and berries for dessert.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 78 – Upper Floor

9:00 - 10:30 am
Employee Training Discussion Group

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Arena 2

10:30 - 10:45 am
Health Break (served in exhibits)

Our Tradeshow is an all-day event coinciding with our sessions but is open to the public, boasting housing industry professionals and specialists in supporting industries. Come explore an array of exhibitors to learn a little something about the housing initiatives in Northern Ontario.

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

The time it takes to get the fork from your plate to your mouth is all the time you need to travel the world.


For only $18 you can travel to four different regions of the globe for an all-access experience.

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Arena 2

2:45 - 3:00 pm
Health Break (served in exhibits)

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Arena 2

Our Tradeshow is an all-day event coinciding with our sessions but is open to the public, boasting housing industry professionals and specialists in supporting industries. Come explore an array of exhibitors to learn a little something about the housing initiatives in Northern Ontario.

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

Networking
Keynote Address
Dinner
Networking

Dinner will feature a 3 course meal served by Windigo Catering and accompanied by rolls and butter with water, coffee and tea. The first course will be pear and pecan salad with baby greens, roasted pear, and spicy candied pecans topped with shaved Parmesan and a citrus vinaigrette. The main course will feature paprika spice salmon, free range chicken wrapped in Serrano ham, and braised elk loin with tomatillo salsa, served with lentils and roasted zucchini. With sweet grass creme catalan, apple brule, vanilla ice cream and berries for dessert.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 78 – Upper Floor

9:00 - 10:30 am
Climate Change Discussion Group

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Arena 3

10:30 - 10:45 am
Health Break (served in exhibits)

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Arena 3

The time it takes to get the fork from your plate to your mouth is all the time you need to travel the world.


For only $18 you can travel to four different regions of the globe for an all-access experience.

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

Our Tradeshow is an all-day event coinciding with our sessions but is open to the public, boasting housing industry professionals and specialists in supporting industries. Come explore an array of exhibitors to learn a little something about the housing initiatives in Northern Ontario.

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

2:45 - 3:00 pm)
Health Break (served in exhibits)

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Arena 3

Our Tradeshow is an all-day event coinciding with our sessions but is open to the public, boasting housing industry professionals and specialists in supporting industries. Come explore an array of exhibitors to learn a little something about the housing initiatives in Northern Ontario.

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

Networking
Keynote Address
Dinner
Networking

Dinner will feature a 3 course meal served by Windigo Catering and accompanied by rolls and butter with water, coffee and tea. The first course will be pear and pecan salad with baby greens, roasted pear, and spicy candied pecans topped with shaved Parmesan and a citrus vinaigrette. The main course will feature paprika spice salmon, free range chicken wrapped in Serrano ham, and braised elk loin with tomatillo salsa, served with lentils and roasted zucchini. With sweet grass creme catalan, apple brule, vanilla ice cream and berries for dessert.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 78 – Upper Floor

9:00 - 10:30 am
Market Rental Discussion Group

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Arena 4

10:30 - 10:45 am
Health Break (served in exhibits)

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Arena 4

The time it takes to get the fork from your plate to your mouth is all the time you need to travel the world.


For only $18 you can travel to four different regions of the globe for an all-access experience.

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Arena 4

2:45 - 3:00 pm
Health Break (served in exhibits)

Our Tradeshow is an all-day event coinciding with our sessions but is open to the public, boasting housing industry professionals and specialists in supporting industries. Come explore an array of exhibitors to learn a little something about the housing initiatives in Northern Ontario.

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

Networking
Keynote Address
Dinner
Networking

Dinner will feature a 3 course meal served by Windigo Catering and accompanied by rolls and butter with water, coffee and tea. The first course will be pear and pecan salad with baby greens, roasted pear, and spicy candied pecans topped with shaved Parmesan and a citrus vinaigrette. The main course will feature paprika spice salmon, free range chicken wrapped in Serrano ham, and braised elk loin with tomatillo salsa, served with lentils and roasted zucchini. With sweet grass creme catalan, apple brule, vanilla ice cream and berries for dessert.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 78 – Upper Floor

9:00- 09:45 am
Affordable Housing Report

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

10:30 - 11:00 am
Health Break (served in session)

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

A hot buffet served by Windigo Catering. Kale Caesar served with shaved Parmesan, croutons and garlic vinaigrette to start. Cajun grilled Mahi with mango salsa and slow braised pork with a Guajillo rub for the main course. Accompanied by roasted corn, baby carrots and snap peas, startch roasted fingerling potatoes and saffron basmati rice. With Key lime pie and berries for dessert.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 78 – Upper Floor

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

The Honourable Robert Nault, MP Kenora

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

3:15 - 3:30 pm
Health Break (served in session)

Drum Group
Elder – Closing Prayer
Dignitary Addresses

Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre – Gymnasium

Corporate Opportunies

Sponsorship

A huge thank you to our funders and sponsors in building the Northern Housing Summit. They provided the support and feedback needed to make the Northern Housing Summit the success that it was.

Partnership

A huge thank you to our partners in building the Northern Housing Summit. They provided the support and feedback needed to make the Northern Housing Summit the success that it was.

Exhibitors

Be part of the action at the all-day tradeshow! Exhibitors will have the chance to showcase their organizations while networking and making lasting connections with delegates. Act fast! Space is limited; placement is given priority by sign-up date and sponsorship level.

Contact

c/o The Ad/venture Group
883 Tungsten St, Unit 1
Thunder Bay
P7B6H2
1-807-622-1979