PIBC PLN Lunch & Learn: Provincial Housing Legislation and the North
February 29th 2024
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PST

Registration is now closed. Visit the PIBC PLN web page for a recording of this presentation.

The PIBC Peer Learning Network is organizing a lunch and learn event in Prince George where local governments, practitioners, and others can come together to learn, share emerging practices, and participate in facilitated discussions around implementation of the new provincial housing legislation in communities across Northern BC.

This free lunch and learn is open to both PIBC Members and Non-Members but registration is required.


G PattersonGuy Patterson RPP, MCIP
Young Anderson Barristers & Solicitors
Guy Patterson is a partner with Young Anderson and is a registered professional planner and a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners. He maintains a general practice in municipal law with a focus on planning and land use management, and subdivision regulation. Click here to read Guy's biography.


DChandranDeepa Chandran
Town of Smithers
Deepa Chandran is a Planner working with the Town of Smithers since 2018 and has served as the Town of Smithers’ lead on several planning project, including the Joint OCP-Zoning Bylaw Update Project completed in late 2022. Currently, she is a PIBC Candidate member and is hoping to complete the certification process in the near future. Deepa came to Winnipeg in 2014 as an international student from India and completed her Masters in City Planning degree from the University of Manitoba in 2017. She has also worked with the Province of Manitoba as a student-intern and with the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region office before relocating to Smithers.

The lunch and learn provides an opportunity for local government officials, planners, and other practitioners to hear from a local government about their experience developing and implementing a secondary suites program in the North. It will also provide an opportunity to hear from a lawyer about the specific challenges northern communities are likely to face when revising zoning bylaws to comply with the SSMUH legislation. The session will conclude with a facilitated, peer-based discussion about emerging practices, next steps, and promising strategies for implementation.

We anticipate that the presentations will be streamed online and recorded for any participants who are unable to participate in-person. Please note that participation in the discussions may be limited for virtual attendees.

3333 University Way
Prince George,
British Columbia,
V2N 4Z9

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