Published: October 2016 (0.7 MB) - PDF
Urgent solutions for a national housing strategy
From coast to coast to coast, local governments recognize that housing is the bedrock of the livable, inclusive and globally competitive communities — and country — we aspire to build. Every day, we see how safe, affordable housing attracts and supports newcomers, young people, Indigenous households, middle class families and seniors. We see how this foundational sense of security emboldens people to start businesses, take creative risks, challenge themselves, and contribute to our communities in the fullest sense.
Municipalities are ready to work with other orders of government, Indigenous communities and the non-profit and private housing sectors to seize this opportunity. With the comprehensive recommendations in this document, FCM and its 2,000 members are calling for federal leadership to enable this work to begin.