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EV Ready Retrofits in Community Housing

Through a lively presentation from members of the Fraser Basin Council, Plug In BC Program team, participants will gain a general understanding of the potential benefits of EVs and EV charging in the context of BC and community housing buildings. The session will cover how you can take advantage of existing EV readiness infrastructure rebate programs in anticipation of the transition to 100% electrification in transportation in BC.

By registering for this session, you have agreed to BCNPHA’s Cancellation Policy, as well as Conduct Policy.

Who should attend this session?

Housing Managers, Residents, Leadership, Board Members, and anyone interested in sustainable transportation

What will be covered?

  • EV 101: Benefits of EV’s, Federal/Provincial Targets,
  • Home charging
  • Holistic Planning: Short-term vs. Long-term
  • How to future proof and ensure fair access
  • EV charging levels and EV Energy Management Systems
  • Rebates, Process, and timeline
  • Cost Breakdowns
  • Resources


Mahdis Araujo: EV Advisor, Fraser Basin Council – Plug In BC

Mahdis Araujo joined Plug In BC as an EV Advisor at the onset of the Pandemic in March 2020. She is passionate about environmental initiatives, social equity, youth engagement and community building. She has worked with hundreds of multi-unit residential buildings, educational institutions, and workplaces to help bring EV charging infrastructure to their buildings. Within her organization, she is also contributed to program design, communications, and social equity, and is currently assisting her team with a research program on barriers to charging in marginalized communities. Prior to this, she was a Program Ambassador at the City of Port Coquitlam. She has a background in design and communications, and social sciences. During her tenure with City of Port Coquitlam, she successfully implemented a Repair Café, Recycling Drop-off events, Trail and River Clean-ups, and conducted extensive outreach and education at schools, community events, and strata meetings on the importance of waste reduction, energy conservation and wildlife cohabitation within urban settings. She is thrilled to share her experience with Co-op and Community Housing audiences to address barriers to electrification in their communities.

J-M Toriel: Progrm Coordinator – Fraser Basin Council, Plug In BC

J-M is passionate about clean energy and transportation and a strong advocate for electrification transition that is quickly transforming in BC and beyond. He has extensive experience in EVs and EV charging in the non-profit and private sectors and is happy to share his knowledgeable expertise to help drive to a greener shift throughout BC.





September 28, 2022


10:00am - 11:30am



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Registration Start/End Date:

Registration closes September 28th, 2022