National Housing Strategy Consultations – September 28, 2016

National Housing Strategy Consultations

September 28, 2016 

OTTAWA:  Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, is pleased to advise his constituents of the launching of a nationwide discussion on housing through a dedicated website, wherein Canadians can have their say on the National Housing Strategy. The strategy will build on existing collaboration between governments and seek to achieve better housing outcomes for Canadians. As your Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, I encourage you to participate in this discussion that will shape a long-term approach for housing in Canada.

The National Housing Strategy will be developed according to 10 core principles:


  1. Environmentally sustainable: we want housing to contribute to a cleaner environment and support a greener tomorrow
  2. Performance tied to results: we measure our performance; evaluate our outcomes; and base our decisions on the best evidence of what works
  3. Self-reliance: we seek to support greater self-reliance for individuals, families and housing providers, where possible
  4. Fiscally responsible: we seek fiscally responsible housing responses and leverage support from others
  5. Flexibility: we recognize that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to addressing housing needs
  6. Community-centred: we believe housing should be community-based and consider access to public transit, proximity to work, amenities and services
  7. Economic stability: we want a stronger housing system that supports stability in the Canadian economy and helps withstand fluctuations in the economic cycle


  1. Innovation: we encourage innovative new approaches
  2. People-centred: we remember that people are at the heart of all housing solutions
  3. Collaboration: we value collaboration and build respectful relationships

For more information, and to participate in this online consultation, please visit


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