Outputs


Year 1 Area of Inquiry Reports

Area 2 Report: Coming soon

Area 3 Report: This report introduces Area of Inquiry III: Fostering Social Inclusion through Community Housing and gives an overview of the Area’s activities in its first year of operations.

Area 4 Report: Coming Soon

Area 5: Building a Theoretical Framework for Researching Community Housing Futures: Key Concepts and Relationships

Cross Cutting Theme: Toward a Better Understanding of Housing Vulnerability


Presentations

Identifying sustainability synergies in current Canadian community housing literature.

Das, R., de Vos, E., Humble, R., Richman, R., Touchie, M. (June 3, 2021).
Presentation at the Canadian Sociological Association Conference at Congress 2021, University of Alberta, AB. Session Sustainable Housing: Social and Environmental Synergies and Conflicts.

Reframing stakeholder decision-making using a relational, systems approach to advance wellbeing and building performance in community housing.

Humble, R. (June 3, 2021).
Presentation at the Canadian Sociological Association Conference at Congress 2021, University of Alberta, AB. Session Sustainable Housing: Social and Environmental Synergies and Conflicts.

2020 Edmonton Housing Month: Capital Region Housing and University of Alberta Presentation

November 24, 2020
Dr Damian Collins, Esther De Vos, and Kenna McDowell presented at YEG Housing Month, focusing on new directions in housing research.


Not Back to Normal: Housing Post-Pandemic

January 27th, 2021
“In the fifth session of the Pandemonium webinar series on January 27, 2021, panelists from Vancouver, Ontario, Ireland and Italy came together to share a range of insights about the impacts of the pandemic on housing and communities. The panel also discussed ways that we can adopt housing models and policies that address these impacts and reject responding in a way that treats as “normal” the pre-pandemic problems related to housing.”

CHEC – CCRL Presentation 

Date: August, 2020

Overview: Dr Damian Collins gave a presentation to employees of CMHC on our project goals and plans.

The Right to Housing in Edmonton: What are your Rights When Renting?

February 24th, 2021
Dr Damian Collins spoke at an Affordable Housing Solution Lab (AHSL) activity:
“The Affordable Housing Solution Lab (AHSL) is pleased to share our 1st activity in a series focused on the Right to Housing in Edmonton. This video is a zoom recording of a Feb. 24/21 lunch & learn panel session featuring the topic: ‘What are your rights when renting?”


Student Reports and Podcasts

Student Report No. 1: Home-Making and Tenancy Sustainability

Date: February, 2021

Author: Alexandra Stout.

Overview: This report focuses on rental tenants’ ability to perform home-making practices and the
subsequent effects on tenancy sustainability. It includes an original analysis of
landlords’ and tenants’ rights vis-a-vis home-making practices in two Canadian
provinces: Alberta and British Columbia.

Podcast No. 1: Interview with Alexandra Stout

Date: February, 2021

Overview: Bon Swanson and Alexandra Stout discuss the findings of Alexandra’s report, “Home-Making and Tenancy Sustainability”.

Student Report No. 2: LGBTQ2 Vulnerability in the Canadian Housing Sector

Author: Kenna McDowell

This research focuses on the experiences of LGBTQ2+ people within the Canadian housing sector.

Podcast No. 2: Interview with Kenna McDowell

Overview: Bon Swanson and Kenna McDowell discuss the findings of Kenna’s report, “Home-Making and Tenancy Sustainability”.

Student Report No. 3: The Vulnerability of Newcomers (Including Refugees) in the Canadian Housing Sector

Author: Sunny Preisler

Date: September 2021

Although the NHS has identified 12 vulnerable groups, it does not explain why individuals are vulnerable within the Canadian housing sector. The purpose of this report is to dissect the housing vulnerabilities that newcomers face when arriving in Canada.