THE NATIONAL CONGRESS ON HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS is the preeminent national event for leaders in the social, non-profit and affordable housing sector in Canada.

Victoria, BC | April 2 to 4, 2019

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Mar 19, 2019

The 2019 federal Budget unveiled today by Finance Minister Bill Morneau contained new measures to assist first time home buyers pay the costs associated with home ownership, and increased support for the supply of affordable rental housing.  However, the Budget contained very few new investments to support community housing.

Jan 22, 2019

You can now register to the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association’s 51st National Congress on Housing and Homelessness from April 2 to 4, 2019! This year, we will be in Victoria, B.C. at the Victoria Congress Centre. At a time of profound change and opportunity in the social, non-profit and affordable housing sector, this is one Congress not to miss.

About Congress
Congress is an exceptional opportunity to gather, learn and network with a growing Canadian body of practitioners, policy makers, front-line workers, government officials and key stakeholders in our sector. We expect to welcome over 550 delegates from across Canada and internationally. 

We’re developing a unique program with over 40 workshops, plenaries, workshops, mobile tours and keynotes to meet the educational needs and interests of our members and participants from across the non-profit, social and affordable housing and homelessness community.

Jan 21, 2019

Prior to the holidays, current members should have received membership renewal notices by email. If you have not received it, please contact Melissa Weigel at

Take advantage of special Congress rates, invitations to members-only webinars, the chance to run for and vote in Board elections, and so on. Your membership is an investment that pays off throughout the year.

Renew or join today to get the most benefit!

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Jan 10, 2019

The online political publication, iPolitics, recently ran an op-ed by CHRA Executive Director Jeff Morrison. 

The piece examines how the federal government could help to meet a new CMHC corporate objective of ensuring that by 2030, every person living in Canada had access to housing that met their needs. The editorial includes key messages that were contained in our 2019 pre-budget submission. This will also form the basis for our messaging in the lead up to the 2019 federal election.

Read the op-ed

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