About NHRC

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About the National Housing Research Committee
Since 1986, the NHRC has brought together representatives from all levels of government, social housing organizations and the housing industry as well as academics and consumers to pursue four objectives:

  • Identifying priority areas for housing-related research and demonstration
  • Encouraging cooperation and partnership in research without duplication of effort
  • Fostering broader support for housing research
  • Promoting the dissemination, application and adoption of research results

How the NHRC works
The NHRC is led by a Full Committee that directs various Working Groups dedicated to specific issues. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) co-chairs Full Committee meetings and three of the four Working Groups and provides the Secretariat that operates the NHRC.
The NHRC's current Working Groups focus on:

  • Distinct Needs
  • Housing Data
  • Homelessness
  • Sustainable Housing and Communities

When we meet
The NHRC holds its annual meeting in Ottawa. Archived videos of working groups, meeting summaries and presentations on housing research are posted here and on CMHC's website after each session.


Over the last 20 years, the NHRC has made significant contributions to housing research in Canada, particularly in the dissemination of current research. The Committee has continued to find ways to remain relevant to its members.

Karla Skoutajan
Cooperative Housing Federation of Canada


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