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IT’S A WRAP. Thank you to all who participated in PHCC 2019!  

Sessions are now available for playback in the Online Learning Lab.

Professional Development:

AIBC*: Up to 12 Core LUs / 4 Core LUs for Golden Horseshoe Tour / 3 Core LUs for York Loop Tour
BC Housing: Up to 12 training hours / 4 training hours for Golden Horseshoe Tour/ 3 training hours for York Loop Tour
PHI: 16 Credit Points - ID: V146_2019_CA
OAA: All participants will receive a certificate of attendance for those requesting & self reporting CEUs 
*Please ensure to have your badge scanned upon entry at each learning session 
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Ya’el Santopinto

Centre for Urban Growth and Renewal | ERA Architects
Director of Research & Partnerships
Ya’el Santopinto OAA MRAIC is the Director of Research and Partnerships at the Centre for Urban Growth and Renewal (CUG+R), a non-profit organization advocating for supportive policy frameworks around the preservation of Canada’s affordable apartment housing supply. In this role, she leads research related to Tower Renewal, an initiative to catalyze reinvestment and community building in apartment tower neighbourhoods. This work includes policy advocacy to support best practices in housing and neighbourhood renewal, ranging from retrofit standards to planning policy and green financing. Recent initiatives have included consulting with the federal government on retrofit performance targets for the National Housing Strategy, and developing retrofit best practices and performance standards using Passive House techniques.

Ya’el is also a registered Architect and Associate at ERA Architects, where she specializes in affordable, healthy, and climate-resilient housing rehabilitation and retrofit. She is Project Architect on the landmark Passive House retrofit and renewal of a Hamilton apartment tower, as well as several building- and site-rehabilitation projects on postwar apartment towers across the region.