Community Housing Canada (CHC) is a joint CMHC – SSHRC funded partnership project with the aim of addressing complex questions that need answers to ensure that the renewal and expansion of community housing in Canada is sustainable and resilient. CHC includes several Areas of Inquiry (AoI) which lead various dimensions of community housing research for the CHC Partnership. AoI IV – led by Dr. Rebecca Schiff – conducts focused research on models of community housing. As part of this work – AoI IV is launching a report on models of community housing in the Canadian context.

Based on data from over a series of interviews with community housing providers across the country, the team developed a booklet to demonstrate the varied models and roles of community (social/affordable) housing providers across the country. In conjunction with this report, AoI IV also aimed to establish an approach for understanding the various dimensions which define the diverse models across the Canadian community housing sector. This initial model – typology – for defining dimensions of community housing are also presented in this report.

A partir des données issues d’une série d’entretiens avec des fournisseurs de logements communautaires au Canada, l’équipe a élaboré un livret pour présenter les divers modèles et rôles des fournisseurs de logements communautaires (sociaux/abordables) à travers le pays. Parallèlement à ce rapport, AoI IV visait également à établir une approche pour comprendre les différentes dimensions à l’origine de ces modèles variés dans le secteur canadien du logement communautaire. Ce modèle initial – la typologie – pour définir les dimensions du logement communautaire est également présenté dans ce rapport.

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Published by Bon Swanson

I am the Project Coordinator for Community Housing Canada. I help behind the scenes with administrative tasks, communications and research management within CHC. I can be reached directly at

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