The Canadian Housing Survey gathers information on the housing conditions of Canadian households every two years until 2028. CMHC is collaborating with Statistics Canada on this survey. This partnership leverages knowledge, resources and expertise in administering large household surveys across Canada, including in Northern and remote communities.
This information is used to help understand and address issues such as access to affordable housing, and to improve housing conditions. Specifically, information from this survey helps us to understand:
- if people are satisfied with their homes, their neighbourhoods and their communities
- if those most in need are able to access affordable housing
- The role of housing in the well-being of Canadians
- the possible impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on housing needs
Understanding housing conditions and the needs of our most vulnerable populations will help us to better examine the impacts of the policies of the NHS over its 10 years. CMHC works with a wide range of partners to identify, communicate, and fill data gaps increasing the ability to develop housing policy in anticipation of changing housing needs, conditions and market forces.