The housing research award program provides:

  • monetary awards for impactful housing research
  • a travel award to support researcher activities in Northern or remote areas

Applications for 2019 are now closed.


The CMHC Housing Research Awards program provides recognition to world-class housing research. The awards support research teams so that they can expand their work and share their knowledge.

The awards recognize activities that are impactful and innovative in Canadian housing including:

  • housing research
  • research training
  • knowledge mobilization and outreach

They are designed to build on and sustain Canada’s research-based knowledge culture across all fields related to housing. This includes social sciences and humanities, health and technology.

There are four awards that are provided annually:


The following are eligibility requirements for all awards. Lead applicants must be:

  • a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • an active researcher, student or individual working in housing
  • in good standing with CMHC
  • able to undertake research applicable to one or more of the strategy’s priority areas for action or address Northern or remote housing

Award-specific eligibility criteria are located on each award page and related Applicant Guide.

2019 President’s Medal:
Researchers outside of the housing domain may apply if they can demonstrate that their submissions can be applied to future housing affordability.


General inquiries about the National Housing Strategy or technical support:

Date Published:: April 8, 2019