Membership Overview

We represent over 230 organizations throughout British Columbia that are working together to end homelessness.

Membership Types, Fees and Benefits

There are two types of memberships:

  • Full Memberships
  • Associate Memberships

Full memberships are available to shelter providers, outreach service providers, and drop-in facilities. Associate memberships are available to organizations not providing front-line services, but are interested in advancing the purposes and supporting the activities of HSABC. Full Members are granted voting rights while Associate Memberships are not.

The fee for Full and Associate membership is $285 per year running from April 1st to March 31st  of the next year.

Full and Associate Member agencies can register their staff for in person workshops and webinars at no additional cost.

If you are not a member yet but would like to participate in these trainings click here to become a member,

HSABC Membership Link:


Benefits of Membership with the Homelessness Services Association of BC 2019-20

HSABC members (Once a year fee $285.00) can register all staff for all-day workshops and webinars at no additional cost. Also have access to past recorded webinars and new ones being added after they have been completed live!! – New Certificates will be issued for all HSABC trainings and are BC Housing and WorkSafe BC recognized.

Participants can participate in teleconferences and research initiatives when they occur.

Sign up for training:

HSABC training includes:

All day Trainings ( “All Day” means it is held at a venue and runs on a 9AM to 4PM schedule and is fully catered!!)

  • Managing Hostile Interactions
  • Mental Health, Addiction & Trauma
  • Self-Care & Effective Workplace Boundaries

Management Webinars:

  • Managing for Improving Performance – Webinar
  • Attendance Management 101 – Webinar
  • Managing Multi-Generational Workplaces – Webinar
  • NEW ** Emotionally Intelligent Leaders
  • NEW** Strategies for an Effective Board
  • NEW** Introduction to Strategic Planning
  • NEW** New Supervisors/Mangers


  • Suicide Prevention Checklist – Webinar
  • Case Planning & Ethics 1 & 2 – Webinar
  • Work Life Balance – Webinar
  • Healthy Workplace Boundaries – Webinar
  • Effective Document & Report Writing – Webinar
  • Cross Cultural Awareness – Webinar
  • Trauma in the Homeless Sector 1 & 2 – Webinar
  • Working with Elderly Shelter Clients – Webinar
  • Working with Transgendered Populations – Webinar
  • Negotiating with Landlords – Webinar
  • Working in Rural Communities – Webinar
  • When Caring Hurts: Vicarious Trauma – Webinar
  • Understanding Homeless Rights – Webinar
  • Family Homelessness – Webinar
  • Organizational Prevention of Vicarious Trauma
  • Helping Clients with lost ID
  • Substance Use Awareness & Safety Training
  • Intro to Domestic Violence Safety Training – Coming June 27, 2019
  • Safety for Women in Co-ed Shelters – Coming 2019
  • Cultural Competency 100: Understanding Indigenous Historical Influences – May 30, 2019
  • NEW ** Brain Injuries – Coming soon!
  • LGBTQ2S Awareness Training
  • HIFIS Training – Coming 2019

HSABC and TRAC Webinars:

1) Breaking the Lease

2) Dispute Resolution I & II.

3) Evictions: What You Should Know!

4) Tenants Rights 101.

5) Saving a Tenants Housing.

6) The Right to Peace & Privacy in Your Home.

7) The Rules & Your Rights: Finding & Securing Rental Housing.

8) NEW** Deposits, Fees & Rent Increases.

9) Residential Tenancy Law 101


New training coming again this year: We will inform you when it is put in place!!

HSABC is committed to enhancing the capacity of the homeless sector through training, dialogue, research, and the development of best practices.  If you have any questions about your HSABC membership, please Jim Mandelin at 604-568-3373 or   We’re here to help you!

Best Regards,

Jim Mandelin

Coordinator of Training & Membership

Homelessness Services Association of BC

4445 Norfolk Street

Burnaby, BC V5G 0A7

Main Line: 778-945-7790

Jim’s Phone: 604-568-3373

Jim’s Cell: 604 722 5891


HSABC respectfully acknowledges that its office is located on the unceded, traditional, ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.