IRPP Event

How does Canada fix the housing crisis?

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How can Canada fix the housing crisis? Across the country, rents have risen sharply and home prices have skyrocketed. The shortage of affordable accommodation is acute.

This panel focuses on the intersecting challenges of the housing crisis in Canada, emphasizing the urgent need for affordable and accessible housing for low-income and vulnerable populations, alongside the integration of sustainable and climate-resilient, future-ready community housing infrastructure.

Join us on Tuesday, May 21 in Ottawa or online for a conversation between Cherise Burda, Steve Pomeroy, and Carolyn Whitzman exploring practical solutions to the crisis, discussing practical on-the-ground strategies, and evaluating the impact of current and potentials of policies on environmental sustainability and climate-resilience.

The panel, moderated by the IRPP’s research director Shaimaa Yassin, will be a hybrid event that will take place in person at the Impact Hub Ottawa and online via Zoom. Participation is free, though space is limited and registration is required. A light lunch will follow the panel discussion.




Date and time
May 21, 2024
12:00 p.m. (11:30 a.m. for in-person registration)
Impact Hub Ottawa, 123 Slater Street, 7th Floor, Ottawa, ON K1P 5H2
Event Type
Panel Discussion
Free (please note that the below link is for in-person registration; see event description for webinar registration link)