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Dec 12, 2017

On December 8, CHRA held an online “town hall” to discuss the federal government’s National Housing Strategy for members.  The town hall featured a presentation by Michel Tremblay, Senior Vice President, Policy, Research and Public Affairs; and Debbie Stewart, Director, Housing Needs from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.  The town hall allowed CHRA members to ask questions and make comments about the Strategy.  A copy of the online presentation is now available publicly – you can view or download the event here.

Nov 22, 2017

The federal government today unveiled Canada’s first ever National Housing Strategy, a historic plan which contains a series of policies and programs that puts the needs of Canada’s most vulnerable populations at its core. 

Read CHRA's response here.

Nov 15, 2017

Over the past few weeks, Statistics Canada has released new data from the 2016 census the demonstrate disturbing trends in the state of Indigenous housing and core housing need across Canada.  This data reinforces the need to focus on safe and affordable housing supply in the forthcoming National Housing Strategy.  See CHRA’s reaction to the census data here.

Nov 01, 2017

CHRA and the Canadian Home Builders Association, with the support of Genworth Canada, have released a new research report prepared by Steve Pomeroy and Greg Lampert entitled “Examining the Dynamics of Canada’s Housing Tenure System:  Implications for a National Housing Strategy”.  This report examines the full housing spectrum, and looks at policy changes and how policy impacts housing along the spectrum.  A copy of the report can be found here. (note – the paper is only available in English).

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