(Music plays)

Home. It’s a simple word, but it means so much to so many.

(Visual: Several tiles with photos of houses and apartments appear onscreen. We zoom in to one tile, where a young couple is hugging and celebrating in an empty room in their new home.)

It speaks to who we are, where we come from and where we belong. It’s what makes every person unique and every family special. And it’s what brings us all together.

(The video cuts between several short clips. A mother and her young son in their home. A young woman walking near a river. An elderly couple hugging at a table. A toddler playing with a hose. A father holding his young son in their house. A close-up of a boy. People being served at a table in a retirement community.)

At CMHC, we believe that everyone in Canada should have a roof over their head, and that we all have a part to play to make it happen.

(More short clips are shown: Houses being constructed. An aerial view of a row of houses. An apartment building in a city. A young woman showing the houses being built.)

That’s why we work with community organizations, non-profit agencies, the private sector and all levels of government to help Canadians meet their housing needs.

(More short clips are shown: A man in a safety vest walking through a half-built house. A multi-unit building under construction. A group of people in a boardroom talking and signing paperwork. A man in a suit with a blueprint being given a tour by a construction worker.)

Together, we make it easier for people to access homes they can afford and be proud of. We help individuals, governments and businesses make decisions and take action. We contribute to the stability of the housing market and the financial system.

(More short clips are shown: The outside of several buildings. Two fathers and their son on a couch. A young couple hanging a painting in their new home. Businesspeople working together around computers. Construction workers walking inside a half-build home. A rooftop view of an apartment building being constructed.)

And we improve the quality of life for the entire Canadian mosaic.

(More short clips are shown: A man drinking coffee looking off his balcony. An elderly man doing dishes. A blurred shot of a crowded street.)

Every home has a story. Ours is about creating a better place, a more welcoming place, where we take care of each other and no one is left out in the cold.

(More short clips are shown: Children running around on a lawn. A woman looking off her balcony. A family tending to a community garden. A man in a wheelchair closing his front door. Two men relaxing in a shelter.)

And it’s one we continue to build each and every day.

(A young boy is kicking a soccer ball in his yard with his father. The video zooms out to reveal several tiles with photos of houses in them. The tiles transition offscreen. The CMHC logo is shown.)

(Music fades out.)

Helping Canadians meet their housing needs

At CMHC, we're driven by our belief that everyone in Canada should have a roof over their head, and that a world-leading housing system can be the cornerstone of a thriving and inclusive society.

We work with community organizations, the private sector, non-profit agencies and all levels of government to contribute to the stability of the financial system, facilitate access for Canadians in housing need, and offer objective housing research and advice to governments, individuals and the housing industry.

Annual Highlights
(as of December 31 2017)

National Housing Strategy

Canada's first-ever National Housing Strategy

We are proud of our role in bringing to life the National Housing Strategy (NHS), a 10-year, $40-billion plan that will fuel our economy, strengthen the middle class and give more Canadians across the country a place to call home.

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National Housing Strategy
“Canadians deserve a national housing agency to admire and be proud of — the high-performing organization CMHC aims to be. This is our goal — to be the heart of a world-leading housing system.”
– Evan Siddall, President & CEO
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Evan Siddall, President and CEO

A real impact across the entire housing system

Assisted housing

Assisted housing

We help Canadians in need gain access to suitable housing they can afford.

Mortgage loan insurance

Mortgage loan insurance

We provide insurance and client service to protect borrowers, lenders and diversity in housing options.

Market analysis and research

Market analysis and research

We provide evidence-based analysis and insight to support decision-making on housing matters.



We help ensure that lenders have access to enough funds for mortgage lending.

Date Published: May 31, 2018