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Perpetual Affordability and Community Control of the Land - Community Land Trusts in Canada

November 8, 2018


Throughout Canada, the community land trust movement is picking up speed. The model proposes an approach to land that ensures perpetual affordability and community control of the land. Flexible, the model aligns with the existing needs and characteristics of the communities in which it is used offering the opportunity to protect commercial properties, community gardens, co-ops, and single and multi-family homes from the speculative real estate market. This session will provide an overview of emerging initiatives in Canada and the US that bring into focus a collective vision for community land stewardship.


  • John Emmeus Davis, Partner, Burlington Associates in Community Development
  • Marie-Sophie Banville, Développement, Vivacité - Société immobilière solidaire
  • Joshua Barndt, Executive Director, Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust