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What We Did

The Government of Canada believes that all Canadians should have housing that meets their needs and that they can afford. That’s why, from June to October 2016, we reached out to Canadians from all walks of life, to ask them to share their opinions, insights and ideas for the future of housing in Canada.

We asked for your views on everything from broad social, economic and environmental outcomes, to the vision and key themes for a proposed National Housing Strategy. Thousands of you took part in a variety of different ways, from formal consultations to filling in the online survey, submitting your ideas in writing, or joining the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn using the hashtag #LetsTalkHousing.

We consulted widely, and listened to everyone who shared their thoughts. This included hosting a series of expert and stakeholder roundtables on themes like housing finance, social inclusion and sustainability.

We also held focus groups and other consultations to get the views and input of Canadians facing some of the most difficult housing challenges, including people who have been homeless, Indigenous peoples, people living in the North, newcomers to Canada, and persons with disabilities.

Download the full report to find out more about the consultation process, the National
Housing Strategy – and what we heard from you.