Ask the Experts: The future of federal housing policy and advocacy
May 31, 2023 | 1:00-2:00pm (ET)
Canada is facing an uncertain future when it comes to federal housing policy. Since the creation of the National Housing Strategy in 2017, interest rates have risen significantly, construction and labour costs have increased, and federal funding to support the creation and renewal of affordable housing has decreased. What’s more, there is a strong possibility of a change in government over the next year, which presents new opportunities and threats in our work to end the housing crisis.
What’s in the future for federal housing policy and advocacy in Canada? Join us on May 31 to ask our panel of experts:
- Catherine McKenney, Executive Director of CitySHAPES, and former City Councillor and Mayoral Candidate in the City of Ottawa
- Tyler Meredith, Founding Partner of Meredith Boessenkool Policy Advisors, and former Director of Economic Strategy and Planning for the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance
- Dr. Mike Moffatt, Senior Director, Policy and Innovation with the Smart Prosperity Institute, and Assistant Professor at the Richard Ivey School of Business