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Age-Friendly Housing Committee – Response on the National Housing Strategy

We think that Canada needs a specific seniors’ housing strategy, which would include measures to:
  1. Increase the number of new seniors’ units to match seniors demographic place in Canadian society. This means targeting 17% of new units right now and moving to 25% by 2036.
  2. Fund new co-housing and co-op housing projects.
  3. Assure that seniors housing is a part of all new forms of housing development.
  4. Plan for housing to include services to provide care “closer to home” when seniors need support to remain independent in their own home and socially connected.
You can read our policy statement by following the links below. English –