External Research Program

For over 25 years, under the External Research Program, CMHC provided funding assistance to help Canadian researchers carry out research investigations on topics related to housing. The intent of the program was to encourage and draw out new ideas, innovative solutions, and better understanding of housing issues. Although new applications are no longer being accepted, ERP projects underway will be completed. CMHC may publish and disseminate the results through the Canadian Housing Information Centre.

2010 External Research Program Grant Recipients

Name Province Title of project
Haan, Michael AB Cohort Progress toward Household Formation and Homeownership: A Comparison of Immigrant Visible Minority Groups in Los Angeles and Toronto
Kraus, Deborah BC The state of municipal housing activity in Metro Vancouver: Affordability and diversity
Leloup, Xavier QC Les modes d'allocation du logement social ont-ils un effet sur le bien-être et la santé des familles? Une comparaison des programmes HLM et PSL à Montréal
Baudouin, Yves QC Guide pratique d`aménagement associé aux mesures de mitigation des ilots de chaleur en milieu urbain
Lundholm, Jeremy T. NS Heating-season energy savings from extensive green roofs
Parker,  Paul ON Energy Blocks: Tools for Affordability Through Energy, Carbon and Cost Reductions
Mensah, Joseph ON Ghanaian and Somali Immigrants in Toronto's Rental Market: A Comparative Cultural Overview of Housing Problems and Coping Strategies

Recipients of ERP grants were selected on the basis of the merit and significance of their proposals by a national committee of housing experts. Committee representatives included experienced researchers and practitioners in government, academic institutions and housing-related professions.

CMHC would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the applicants and winners over the years and congratulate them on their contributions to improving housing in Canada.

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