Coming Up: September 23
Housing for Older Canadians: Designing the Project
Coming Up: July 30
How can the right to housing equip local governments to end homelessness?
Joining CUI host Mary W. Rowe for our series about what’s working, what’s not, and what’s next, as we (re)imagine the right to home - How can the right to housing equip local governments to end homelessness? - are Rebecca Alty, Mayor of Yellowknife, NWT; Ana Bailão, Ward 9 Councillor and Deputy Mayor for the south area of the city, Toronto, ON; Lisa Helps, Mayor of Victoria, BC; Scott McKeen, Ward 6 Councillor, Edmonton, AB; and Berry Vrbanovic, Mayor of Kitchener, ON.
Coming Up: July 29
Different futures: How do we (re)imagine housing in a pandemic world?
Joining CUI host Mary W. Rowe for our series about what’s working, what’s not, and what’s next, as we (re)imagine the right to home - Different futures: How do we (re)imagine housing in a pandemic world? - are Leilani Farha, Global Director of The Shift; Ruth Goba, Executive Director at the Black Legal Action Centre; Jeff Morrison, Executive Director at the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association; Margaret Pfoh, CEO of the Aboriginal Housing Management Association; and Michel Tremblay, Senior Vice-President, Policy and Innovation, at the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
Coming Up: July 28
Homeless during a pandemic: What are the challenges and looming threats?
Joining CUI host Mary W. Rowe for our series about what’s working, what’s not, and what’s next, as we (re)imagine the right to home - Homeless during a pandemic: What are the challenges and looming threats? are Stephanie Allen, Associate Vice-President of Strategic Business Operations and Performance, BC Housing; Eddie Golko, Participant, Us and Them; Krista Loughton, Filmmaker, Us and Them; Karen Montgrand, Participant, Us and Them; and Tim Richter, President and CEO, Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness.
Coming Up: July 27
What is the right to housing and why does it matter? Lessons from around the world
Joining CUI host Mary W. Rowe for our series about what’s working, what’s not, and what’s next, as we (re)imagine the right to home - What is the right to housing and why does it matter? Lessons from around the world - are Shivani Chaudhry, Executive Director, Housing and Land Rights Network (India); Leilani Farha, Global Director, The Shift (Canada); Paula C. Marques, Councilor, Local Development and Housing, City of Lisbon (Portugal); Brennan Rigby, The Shift Aoetearoa Project Lead, Community Housing Aotearoa (New Zealand); and Michel Tremblay, Senior Vice-President, Policy and Innovation, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
Coming Up: May 5
Cities in the Time of COVID-19: How Does Our Approach to Housing and Homelessness Change?
Environmental Scan of Seniors Social Housing Models
Coming Up: August 4
Housing for Older Canadians: Understanding the Market
What is the Missing Middle? A Toronto Housing Challenge Demystified
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Leading Canada’s She-covery From the Ground Up
On June 24, 2021, the Canadian Urban Institute and the Pay Equity Commission of Ontario held a summit on addressing the post-COVID gender gap in Canada’s cities. Prior to the summit, CUI released a conversation primer, which provided a snapshot of what we know today about gender and COVID in Canada’s cities, based on a survey of more than 180,000 Canadians conducted and provided in-kind by Advanis.
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Bring Back Main Street
Publications & Tools
Research and tools for action that promote effective urban policies and best practices
What We Heard
A Municipal Comparison of Affordable Housing and Homelessness Delivery: Profiles across 11 Canadian city regions
This technical report provides a scan of the ways eleven Canadian cities and urban regions structure their responses to affordable housing and to homelessness. Selected jurisdictions are Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Peel Region, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and the Halifax Region. This data was collected from public sources and, where possible, verified through interviews during 2021.
Unboxing Uptown: The transformation of a main street from the inside out
Unboxing Uptown is the result of a nine-month research and engagement project completed by the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) with the City of Brampton. Research for this project revealed that approaches to creating main streets in the context of new development are nascent and evolving. The City of Brampton has a unique opportunity to learn from and improve on this work.
The Case for the Core
Briefs and videos featuring original insight, analysis, and stories about what’s working, what’s not and what’s next for urban Canada
Mind the Gap: The Post-COVID Gender Gap in Canada’s Cities
This report highlights how the gender gap has widened in Canada’s cities over the past year, drawing on a combination of labour force data and a survey of more than 200,000 Canadians during the pandemic. With an intersectional lens, the report highlights dimensions of the gender gap which should be prioritized by policy and decision makers alike.
Planning and Urban Design to Bring Back Main Street
Operational Trends and Potential Actions for Main Street Retail Recovery
This solution brief, from J.C. Williams Group, focuses on the role that local business organizations can take to help ensure that main streets remain lively areas of commerce. It presents an analysis of the trends and challenges experienced by retailers and suggests a series of potential actions for supporting the reopening, recovery, and renewal of main street commercial areas.
Supporting Main Street Recovery Through Small-Business-Friendly Policy
This solution brief from, 360 Collective, focuses on the role governments can play in supporting main street retail business sustainability and driving recovery. It presents an analysis of the key requirements of business success and suggests retail policy solutions in 5 areas.