HousingU Pathway: Operations

Welcome to the Housing Sector! 2024

Self-Directed Module

The non-profit housing sector is a dynamic and rewarding field to work in, with a wide range of career paths to pursue your professional goals. And with the sector expanding throughout the province, there are many new job opportunities to explore. To support people beginning their housing sector careers, we’ve created the Welcome to the Housing Sector! course.

Development of this course was generously funded by a SPARC BC – Homelessness Community Action Grant.

  • Online, self-directed module
  • Participants have 30 days to complete upon registration

Having taken many webinars and courses from many different organizations in the last two decades I was very impressed with the up-to-date information and videos in this module. I did not expect such high quality if I was to speak honestly. – 2023 participant

This module is a fantastic tool to easily understand the big picture of the non-profit housing sector. It is well-balanced and dynamic with engaging content. Having the chance to move forward at your own pace is very helpful. As a person who is new to this sector, I definitely recommend it.  Thank you to the BCNPHA team for creating such a great course! – Gaby Ortiz, Marketing and Communications Coordinator



Self-Directed Module



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Registration is open! Note: HousingU course registration is single-user only. Refer to the Registration Details section below before registering.


Topics include

Housing System | Housing Sector | Key Players in the Housing Sector | New Careers | General Information | Non-Profit Housing | New to Housing

What you’ll learn

In this course you will learn more about the non-profit housing sector and the work we do, including:

  • The role of different levels of government in the housing sector
  • Policy and legislation that guides the work of the non-profit housing sector
  • The role of key players in the housing sector in BC
  • The rich diversity of tenants accessing non-profit housing
  • Additional resources available to support their work

Who should take this course?

People who want to learn more about the non-profit housing sector.

People who are starting or have recently started careers in the housing sector and stepping into any role in the sector – admin, tenant relations, property management, etc.

Time commitment

Welcome to the Housing Sector! Is a self-paced online course. The course includes online reading, videos and interactive activities. The learning content is provided in a lesson format that allows you to progress at your own pace.

You have 30 days to complete the module. At the end of the 30-day enrollment period you will be automatically unenrolled from this module.


There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Module Duration

Modules are 30 days in length and run continuously throughout the year. You may register for the course at any time during the month or year. You will receive your log-in details upon registration from learn@bcnpha.ca.

Once you receive your log-in details, you can log into HousingU at any time to start your module. You will have 30 days to complete the module from the date that you receive your log-in instructions. For example, if you registered on July 10, you will have until August 10 to complete. After the 30-day enrollment period, you will be automatically un-enrolled from the module. If you do not complete the module within 30 days, you will have to re-register for the module.

Registration Details

To register, click on the button above to login to our secure Registration site.

Note: All HousingU courses are single-user registration only as our learning management system requires a unique email address for each participant. This means that you will not be able to enroll another person(s) on your behalf as each participant is required to set up their own BCNPHA account, register individually and use their own email in order to receive their unique login details and course access.

For step-by-step registration instructions (PDF) and/or further information, check out the Education Registration Information page.

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