Innovative Practices - Community Housing Transformation Centre - Centre de transformation du logement communautaire

Resilience and Innovative Practices

The main strength of community-based housing is that it is owned and managed by the community itself, helping to strengthen the social safety net.

We want the sector to continue to innovate to better adapt to future challenges, including financialization, gentrification of urban centres, a rapidly aging population, shrinking household sizes, new government policies and emerging environmental demands. Each time the economy, the legal framework, demographic changes and the social context evolve, community housing must adjust, reinvent itself and find appropriate solutions.

We must therefore strive to mobilize the collective expertise of our members, tenants, staff, partners and allies to bring about greater creativity and knowledge sharing.

That’s why we are building sector resilience by implementing innovative practices that make it easier for community housing providers of all shapes and sizes to sustain, grow and improve their services. In this way, the knowledge developed through our resources contributes to the collective intelligence of the sector.

We are therefore committed to:

  • Improving the quality of management and governance within the sector
  • Engaging community housing providers in leveraging the financial and social outcomes of their operations
  • Supporting providers in deploying transformative business and management models

Special Projects

  • Plancher
  • Indigenous Internship Program
  • Black Community Housing Resource Centre


  • Local Projects
  • Sectoral Projects
  • Nunalingni Piruqpaalirut Fund
  • Nova Scotia’s Community Housing Growth Fund

Resource Inventory

Access a list of resources selected by the Centre’s team to meet your organizational needs based on your areas of interest and location. Included are the following:

  • Guides, reports and tools
  • Activities and training
  • Financing opportunities

News on resilience and innovative practices

The Community Housing Transformation Centre welcomes the news of the launch of the Quebec Rent Registry (registre des loyers), a new tool to help protect housing affordability. Data sharing and […]

The Housing Professionals Mentorship Program (HPMP), run by the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA) is accepting applications until November 30th for its 2022-2023 cohort. This is a unique opportunity […]

Every year in Canada, more affordable housing is lost than is built, with some estimates showing that for every home constructed renting under $750, fifteen homes are lost. Despite this […]

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