residence life professional association

serving residence and housing professionals since 1987

What do we do?


Our field is comprised of professionals with unique perspectives and exhibit a wide diversity. Throughout the year the RLPA will provide valuable networking experiences both online and in person to help grow your professional network. 

Professional Development and Education

At our professional meetings, conferences and online we provide valuable PD and education opportunities. In the past we have explored issues around Mental Health, Sexual Violence, Personalities and more!

Student-Leadership Conference

The RLPA hosts the annual LEAD conference located at Gull Lake Alberta. This student-leadership conference provides valuable PD and learning opportunities for our student members of the association. 

Canadian Content Focuses

We are one of the only Canadian only associations for housing professionals. Our content and discussion is focused around Canadian specific issues, advocacy and unique problems. 

Discussion Opportunities

Through access to a wide range of communication platforms such as our membership list serv you have the ability to reach out for help, shared resources and quick answers to your pressing questions. 

Scholarships, Awards and Recognition

We our proud of our members and individuals that make up the RLPA. To help support and recognize the contributions of our professional and student members of the association we have a variety of awards and scholarships available each year!

“WE are a family, we are more than ourselves when we are together. Support, and growth is promoted in every interaction.” 

– Dillon Andrus (Red Deer College)





Member Resources

We are constantly growing our ability to provide support for our current and new memebers of the association. 

Resources include:

  • Job Board
  • Membership Directory
  • Meeting Minutes
  • RLPA Bylaws
  • Awards and Scholarships

LEAD 2018

Learn more about our annual student-leadership confernece LEAD. LEAD encourages our student-leaders to Learn, Educate, Act and Dare within their respective roles. Students will have opportunities to:

  • Present to peers
  • Discuss topics of interest related to housing
  • Grow their professional connections

Upcoming Events and Conference

Keep up-to-date on everything happening in the RLPA. With a variety of conferences, activities, education both in person and online we are sure to have something that interests you!


The RLPA was formed in order to promote the following things: Provide the venue to share information on our Residence Life operations, Collectively address provincial Residence Life issues, offer skill development for all members in order to continually improve our Residence Life operations.

Board of Directors

Rob Ford

Rob Ford


Supervisor, Residence Services
University of Alberta – Augustana 

Ian Schultz

Ian Schultz


Residence Coordinator – University of Alberta- North Campus
Kristin Davick

Kristin Davick

LEAD Conference Chair - Elect

Residence Coordinator
University of Alberta
Zoe Woods

Zoe Woods

President - Elect

Associate Director, Residence Life – Simon Fraser University 
Dillon Andrus

Dillon Andrus

Communication Coordinator

Residence Life Coordinator – Red Deer College
Harrison Linden

Harrison Linden

LEAD Conference Chair 2019

Residence Life Coordinator
MacEwan University
Natasha Reynolds

Natasha Reynolds

President - Past

Manager, Operations and Administration – Mount Royal University
Auburn Phillips

Auburn Phillips


Associate Director – University of Lethbridge
Christine Zapisocki

Christine Zapisocki

NWACUHO - AB Represenative

University of the Fraser Valley

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