To be eligible for this initiative projects must:
- be located in Canada
- include an affordable housing “Host” as partners and collaborators
- align with the strategy’s priority areas and priority populations
- showcase cutting-edge, innovative technologies, practices, programs, policies and strategies
- be replicable and near- or market-ready solutions to affordable housing challenges
- be delivered and completed within an 18-month timeframe
Projects may address any housing form (singles, detached, row, multi-unit) and type of ownership (non-profit, public, private rental or ownership). To determine the initiative’s outcomes, you must provide a final report of the project’s deployment, operations, outputs and knowledge transfer activities. Pertinent information must be collected on the demonstrated innovation during implementation. This will include costs, benefits, impacts, increased demonstration audience awareness and knowledge through on-site performance monitoring, occupant surveys, exit surveys of demonstration audiences.
Note: Eligible applicants must indicate any relevant project funding that they have applied to, been approved for, or have received. Also, please indicate partner or co-applicant funding and include funding from other strategy initiatives (for example: National Housing Co-investment Fund – Housing Construction Stream, National Housing Co-investment Fund – Renewal and Repair Stream, Rental Construction Financing Initiative).
Demonstrations funding is available to those who wish to address housing related issues identified under the strategy’s priority areas and priority population groups.
Eligible applicants include:
- Canadian citizens
- Canadian companies, organizations, associations, private and non-profit builders and developers of affordable housing projects
- design, construction and renovation professionals
- non-profit affordable housing organizations and cooperatives
- First Nations, Métis and Inuit organizations, housing organizations agencies and authorities,
- Non-governmental organization (NGOs) seeking to demonstrate and showcase new and innovative approaches to the efficient and effective provision or delivery of affordable housing projects such as Habitat for Humanity, Tower Renewal Partnership, CaGBC or FCM
- Governmental and non-governmental organization (NGOs) seeking to demonstrate and showcase new and innovative approaches for the effective and efficient provision and/or delivery of programs and services supporting and improving the quality of life of vulnerable populations living in affordable housing.
Note: International organizations and individuals may be members of the demonstration team but not the primary lead applicant (i.e. they must partner with a Canadian lead that acts as the ’Applicant’).
We invite you to consult the Applicant Guide for a detailed description of eligibility criteria.