Thursday, November 19

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EST)
Virtual booths

Make sure to stop by the virtual booths for an opportunity to meet a variety of vendors relevant to your work. Please note some of our exhibiting booths will be static displays offering product and contact information, while others will be staffed to answer your questions.

1:00 PM - 1:10 PM (EST)
Welcome to day two!

Join us to kick off day two of the virtual conference as we set the stage for some great presentations and content. 

We will be joined by David Sauve, Board Chair, National Board of Directors, Habitat Canada to bring greetings from the national board.

1:10 PM - 1:55 PM (EST)
Igniting Human Potential to Create Meaningful Experiences

Keynote Address

Lonnie Mayne: Igniting Human Potential to Create Meaningful Experiences

Join international speaker and leadership authority Lonnie Mayne, as he shares the powerful message of his “Red Shoes Living” philosophy, based on 30 years of executive leadership working with the most prominent brands in the world. Learn the secrets to catapulting your local Habitat’s success, creating standout customer experiences, and building a highly engaged culture at your affiliate. Lonnie has worked with some of the top brands in the world including Nike, Bose, Bank One, Saks Fifth Avenue, The British Citizen Awards, Express, Ford Motor Company, Spire Energy, Enterprise and many more.

You will learn what the top-level executives are doing to personalize their day-to-day interactions to create next-level performance in their leaders and teams. Lonnie will inspire and challenge you to thread this philosophy into your current culture. You will learn how to inspire every individual to stand out for the positive in how they work and how they live. It's about creating high-level performance organizations and changing lives. The concept is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before and produces lasting results that are unmatched by any other program. As part of this presentation, Lonnie will share a portion of his newest keynote born out of the pandemic; Red Shoes Rising. In life, we are faced with opportunities and adversities and we need to choose whether or not we step into these choices.

Today, companies are lining up to bring the message to their employees because it has an instant influence on the customer experience, company culture, leadership performance and the way people live their lives. There has never been a better time than now to hear this message.

1:55 PM - 2:15 PM (EST)
Strengthening Families and Communities Internationally 

Join special guest – and Canadian -- Patrick Canagasingham, COO of Habitat International as he kicks-off our look at Habitat’s work internationally. Patrick will provide insights into the organization’s global efforts in an ever-changing landscape, his Theory of Change work to promote social change and the importance of Canada’s role in international efforts. Habitat Canada will also share an update on Global Village builds and the impact of affiliate’s tithes on families and communities globally.

2:15 PM - 2:20 PM (EST)
2:20 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
Key Insights and Preliminary Recommendations: KCI Revenue Generation Project for Habitat in CanadaKCI, one of Canada’s leading fundraising consulting firms, will lead a session to share preliminary findings and considerations related to their work with Habitats in Canada rounded out by current context in the charitable sector and key opportunities and challenges facing national and community-based organizations. KCI will seek input on an initial framework for the fundraising focus and the critical success factors for growth across the federation.
3:00 PM - 3:05 PM (EST)
“Zoom-ba” Stretch Break 
3:05 PM - 3:50 PM (EST)
Mortgage Model DiscussionNew times require new thinking! Habitat affiliates across Canada are looking at new ways to meet the affordable housing needs of low-income families, including through their mortgage models. In this session, you will learn about the models being used and considered, and the important considerations that go into approving any new model for use by an affiliate.
3:50 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
Break - Transition to Health and Wellness sessions 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
SESSION: Three secrets to working healthier and happier from home that everyone needs to know!

Join Dr. Rob to learn three secrets to working healthier and happier from home! These secrets include:

  • Habits and hacks from productivity experts that boost brain power and energy which means you get more work done in less time so you can take long lunches, play with your kids or have that afternoon siesta (shh… don’t tell the boss).
  • The best stretches every physiotherapist wants you to do to relieve neck and back pain from sitting so you can work comfortably, and get rid of those nagging aches and pains so you don’t feel like an old person every time you get up.
  • How to simplify your home office setup to feel amazing without expensive ergonomic assessments and fancy equipment so you get the secret benefits of good posture discovered by behavioural psychology experts that nobody talks about. Don’t miss out on getting healthier and happier!
SESSION: It’s time to "Zoom-ba" (ZUMBA®)

Zumba is a total-body cardio and aerobic workout that provides a large calorie burn for all fitness levels. With its roots in Latin-inspired dance moves, you will shake and shimmy your way through the fastest hour of your day! Maggie has been a Zumba lover and instructor for over 10 years. Join her in taking this dance party to ZOOM!

Remember to wear light gym clothes, including gym shoes. An 8ft. x 8ft. area works best, and don’t forget your water bottle!

New to the world of ZUMBA®, check out more by clicking here!

Benefits of Zumba:

  • Burns calories
  • Releases stress
  • Improves mood
  • Builds endurance
  • Suits all fitness levels
  • Improves coordination
  • Total body toning
  • Make friends
  • It’s FUN!
SESSION: Fuel your inner engine

Our breath is like a musical instrument that needs to be tuned. Funny thing is that we will only know when it’s out of tune when we take time to check-in with our internal engine – also known as our mind and body. In one hour, we will reconnect with our breath, ground in our bodies (while seated; with beginner standing poses), and visualize our inner (re)purpose. Session is available to all body types, and will offer variations to make the practice of yoga work for everybody. Beginners are always welcome.

Props: Yoga mat, chair/ desk, blanket/towel and tennis balls (massage balls or rolling pin is good, too).

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
Virtual booths

Make sure to stop by the virtual booths for an opportunity to meet a variety of vendors relevant to your work. Please note some of our exhibiting booths will be static displays offering product and contact information, while others will be staffed to answer your questions.