Track 7: REGENERATION – COMMUNITY, ECONOMICS, and EQUITABLE PLACES / Volet 7: Régénération – Collectivité, économie et lieux équitables

Regeneration of Historic Church Properties

Friday, October 13
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Regeneration of Church Properties will present case studies of Churches in MB and ON that are moving toward new methods of worship and new sources of revenue generation to finance heritage structures and congregations in the long term. SvN Architects + Planners Inc. is working with churches to build new housing developments, new communities and define new directions for growth. Examples will include Immanuel United Church and Augustine United Church in Winnipeg and two case studies from Ontario.

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Barbara A. Myers, Urban Planner, MCIP RPP

Urban Planner
SvN Architects + Planners Inc.

Barbara Myers is an Urban Planner with SvN Architects + Planners Inc. in Toronto and Winnipeg. SvN, (formerly planningAlliance/regionalArchitects) draws on over 30 years of experience, offering clients comprehensive and professional planning, architecture, and urban design expertise. SvN has been developing an emerging design and consulting service for churches and places of worship. SvN has helped churches access innovative funding, develop new community outreach, and redesign of spaces and buildings. Barbara leads the firm's church projects and is currently working with United, Anglican, Presybterian, Ukrainian Orthodox, Christian Coptic, and Baptist churches in Ontario and Manitoba.


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Hanna Bell

Hannah holds an MBA in Innovative Management from UPEI, and has 30 years of varied experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors in the UK, Brussels, and Canada. She is currently the Executive Director of the PEI Business Women's Association, owner of consultancy firm ‘The Solution Agency’; a partner in training firm ‘Business Learning Solutions’, and co-owner of ‘The SPOT Charlottetown’, a creative co-workspace and business incubator. Her work focuses on building capacity and influencing change through the power of story telling, practical training and skills development, strategic planning and partnerships, and sustainable project design.

Hannah is a community leader locally and nationally, including representing the province as governor with The National Trust for Canada and as champion for Startup Charlottetown, part of the Startup Canada entrepreneurs network.

Publications include:
“Development and Implementation of a Municipal Strategic Performance Management Framework Utilizing the Balanced Scorecard Methodology” October 2011, UPEI Scholar Press
“Validated entrepreneurial self-assessment instrument: A tool for self-evaluation of business-related knowledge, skills, and personal attributes" The Solution Agency, Charlottetown, PE, 2015
"Helping Women Get on TRACK:Building Resiliency Through a Business Mentoring Program for Women Entrepreneurs in Prince Edward Island", Chapter in "From Black Horses to White Steeds: Building Community Resilience" September 2017, Island Studies Press


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