HSABC 2021 Annual General Meeting

September 16, 2021, 10:00 - 11:30 AM

You are invited to the Homelessness Services Association of BC’s 2021 Annual General Meeting on Thursday, September 16th, 10:00 – 12:00.

The AGM is an opportunity for HSABC Members to hear from the Board of Directors and the Executive Director about the impact we have had in the past year and connect about the year ahead. Additionally, this year’s AGM will include a pre-Conference keynote speaker to help set the stage for the conversations, panels and workshops we will be host at our Annual Conference.    


Keynote Speaker: Leilani Farha

Leilani is the Global Director of The Shift, an international movement to secure the right to housing and the former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing (2014-2020). The Shift was launched in 2017 with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and United Cities and Local Government and works with multi-level stakeholders around the world including with several city governments in North America and Europe.

Leilani’s work is animated by the principle that housing is a social good, not a commodity. She has helped develop global human rights standards on the right to housing, including through her topical reports on homelessness, the financialization of housing, informal settlements, rights-based housing strategies, and the first UN Guidelines for the implementation of the right to housing. She is the central character in the award-winning documentary PUSH regarding the financialization of housing, directed by the Swedish filmmaker Fredrik Gertten. PUSH is screening around the world and to continue its momentum Leilani and Fredrik now co-host a podcast – PUSHBACK Talks - about finance, housing and human rights.


Additional Resources:

National Protocol for Homeless Encampments in Canada

Homeless Encampments & Your Human Rights Handout


The keynote address will be followed by HSABC’s AGM business, including annual reporting, the Audited Statements and election of the Board of Directors.