Welcome to The Centre

We are so happy you’re here. Since you also believe that everyone deserves a safe, affordable place to call home, we invite you to explore our Grants and Resource Centre for the community housing sector.
We are constantly striving to make our resources and services more accessible and value any feedback you may have.

Downtown East-side Vancouver: SRO Collaborative Society

Vancouver’s Single Occupancy Hotel rental rooms offer affordable rental housing for tenants in small 10×10 feet single rooms, where they typically share bathrooms on each floor, without access to a kitchen. These SROs were originally built for seasonal workers in the early 20th century.

Manitoba’s Social Housing Sector is Abuzz with Ideas

Representing over 100 non-profit housing providers who collectively own and manage more than 24,000 affordable homes, the Manitoba Non-Profit Housing Association (MNPHA) led the conversation by focusing on core issues impacting non-profit housing providers in the province.

The Centre’s Presence at Poverty Pandemic Roundtable

On Friday, May 15, the Centre’s executive director Stephan Corriveau joined Leilani Farha, former United Nations special rapporteur on adequate housing, and other experts to talk about housing, poverty and pandemic policies. 

Namerind: Truth and Reconciliation in Action

Namerind: Truth and Reconciliation in Action

In 2007 the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) was established to facilitate, “reconciliation among former students, their families, their communities and all Canadians.” This was the outcome of the largest class-action settlement in Canadian history—known as The Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement—which sought to recognize the damage inflicted to approximately 86,000 Indigenous Peoples who were forcefully enrolled as children in residential schools.

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Hiy̓ám̓ ta Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Housing Society Organizational Capacity

Hiy̓ám̓ ta Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Housing Society Organizational Capacity

Founded in 2019, the Hiy̓ám ta Housing Society has the mandate to develop 1000 new affordable rental homes over the next 10 years for Squamish Nation people and the wider community. Given these ambitious goals, the Society is currently in the start-up phase and requires additional capacity building, team building and community engagement activities to successfully start to plan and implement its goals to develop affordable rental housing on 6 potential on-reserve sites.

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Local Projects

Sector Transformation Fund

Enhance the capacity of your local organisation to provide affordable housing in a better way.

Sectoral Impact Projects

Sector Transformation Fund

Develop new services, models or tools to help the sector build and manage affordable housing.

Community-Based Tenant Initiative Fund

Tenant engagement projects that aim to involve tenants in housing decisions that impact them and in defining services.

Become a Volunteer Project Reviewer

Join the Wave of Transforming Community Housing Practices

Explore our Resource Centre

A space providing you with a range of resources and tools such as the Tool Kit, the portfolio of Projects Highlights funded by the Centre, the Self-assessment Tool and the Resource Inventory.

A Home for All

Everyone deserves a safe, affordable place to call home, but in reality, a decent home is out of reach for too many of us. Through transformation, the community housing sector can help meet housing needs now and in the future.