Join us on November 21-22, 2018 in Ottawa for our first-ever National Housing Conference. The event will explore the role of housing in promoting economic growth and social inclusivity in our communities. It will also dive into key issues of affordability and the needs of vulnerable populations.

As the leaders of the National Housing Strategy, we’re thrilled to be bringing together industry experts, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners to collaborate and innovate on solutions to address Canada’s housing needs as well as to share experiences and lessons from Canada and around the world.

If you haven’t done so yet, make sure you add the conference to your calendar.

Registration will launch in early September, including discounts for early sign-up.

Event Details

What to expect

  • Panel discussions and keynote speeches on all aspects of housing, including affordability in financing, dynamic models of homeownership, socially inclusive design and reducing homelessness.
  • Insights from top policy makers, researchers and experts from around the world, including Mexico, Switzerland, Australia and the UK.
  • Shared lessons and experiences from housing industry leaders across Canada, including Indigenous communities, homebuilders, housing co-operatives and non-for-profit organizations.
  • A networking opportunity to share and debate issues of affordability, sustainability, inclusivity and stability in housing markets both in Canada and abroad.
  • Commentary from CMHC’s CEO, Evan Siddall, along with other executives and Board members.

Featured speakers

More agenda details will be coming soon.


Thank you to all our partners and housing industry experts for answering our Call for Papers. We received many quality submissions and are excited to make our first-ever National Housing Conference an insightful, engaging event.

CMHC will contact successful applicants via email by September 28, 2018.

A reminder than national and international presenters can receive up to the equivalent of $1000 USD to help cover travel expenses.


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Date Published: May 2, 2018