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Speech from the Throne reiterates support for significant social infrastructure investments

December 4, 2015

Earlier this afternoon, the Governor General of Canada, David Johnston, delivered a very brief Speech from the Throne, articulating the government’s priorities at a high level for the 42nd Parliament.

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Close to half of all new parliamentary secretaries have connection to housing or homelessness

December 3, 2015

Yesterday afternoon, the Prime Minister announced the appointment of 35 parliamentary secretaries who will support cabinet ministers in fulfilling their respective mandates.

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Canada Can Show Leadership by Investing in Social Housing through Environmental Lens

November 20, 2015

Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna and Ontario Community Safety Minister Yasir Naqvi on Hand to Lend Support on National Housing Day.

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Kick Off of the Housing for All Post-Election Week Blitz

November 18, 2015

Last week, ministerial mandate letters were made public—a first in Canadian history. These documents lay out the Prime Minister’s expectations and instructions for each of his ministers. CHRA was encouraged to see housing mentioned in four separate portfolios. We were also pleased to see such an emphasis placed on transparency and collaboration to achieve government objectives.

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CHRA’s Newsletter

November 16, 2015

Duclos Confirmed as Minister Responsible for CMHC; Many Housing Champions in Cabinet; Long Form Census Reinstated; A Way Home: New National Coalition Works Together to End Youth Homelessness; Call for Information: International Review of Initiatives to Aid the Development of Income Mixed Housing; Webinars, Reports, People & Events.

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Watch the webinar Affordable Homeownership Partnerships with Habitat for Humanity Canada

November 6, 2015

Missed the CHRA webinar on Affordable Homeownership Partnerships with Habitat for Humanity Canada that took place on October 21st? Watch it here!

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CHRA Welcomes Trudeau’s Liberal Government

November 5, 2015

The Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA), which represents the full spectrum of affordable housing options across Canada, congratulates Prime Minister-elect Justin Trudeau and his Liberal team on their federal election victory.

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CHRA Welcomes Tim Ross as its Interim Executive Director

November 5, 2015

CHRA is pleased to announce that Tim Ross will assume the role of Interim Executive Director of the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association effective November 5. 

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New Cabinet Includes Many Housing Champions

November 5, 2015

Yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet was sworn-in, naming 15 women and 15 men to lead his government.