We imagine Canada
as a country with a vibrant housing sector that constructs
attractive, affordable, accessible and sustainable housing
to meet the needs of all Canadians. We imagine housing that
supports vibrant, socially inclusive communities that are
livable at all stages of life.
We are working to
bring together key people, create dialogue, share information,
and collect information to promote this vision and invite
you to join us.
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+ Visitability Initiative
Change is working with the U.S Green Building Council’s Leadership
in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) guidelines to provide
a point towards a LEED rating, when designers incorporate
basic access into single-family homes.
click here for more information on LEED.
Visitability in Canada Research Highlight
The Research Highlight for the "Understanding the Status of Visitability in Canada" project provides an overview of our activities, results and next steps.
Please click to read the Research Highlight (DOC | HTM | PDF)
The final report has been submitted to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and it is imperative that we don't allow it to sit on a shelf, collecting dust. CCDS and all Think Tank participants and those interested in promoting visitable housing must maintain the connections we have made, and take action to move visitability to the next level.
This communique will help to maintain the network sharing across the country keeping everyone up to date on visitability initiatives in Canada. We plan to send out a communiqué once every two months to keep you posted on our progress and yours. Please send any updates you may have to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click to read the Communique (DOC | HTM | PDF)
Visitable Housing Cost Analysis Report- June 2007
Manitoba Housing and Renewal Corporation
The report summarizes the findings related to the cost and market implications of incorporating basic visitable features into two, single-family detached houses in Manitoba. This is the first report CCDS has located on the costs of visitable housing in Canada. Thank you to MHRC for making this document available to the public.
Please click to read the Cost Analysis Report (DOC | HTM | PDF)
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