Professional Development Education

Fundamentals of Housing Policy and Governance

Professional development certificate – Offered by the University of Ottawa Centre for Continuing Education in collaboration with the Centre for Governance – not currently offered. Contact Steve for custom courses.

This certificate program is directed to professionals new to careers in housing, either in community organizations or government that seek a grounding in the fundamentals and history of housing policy development in Canada’s market based system. It would also be of interest to non-housing professions working in related areas such as health, social development, economic development and planning.

Objective: To provide an overview of housing policy, programs and institutional arrangements and the overlap of housing issues and policies into other disciplines (non housing outcomes of housing policy).

This course is presented in 3-2 day modules:

01: Policy for What

Who Cares and Why?

02: Doing Housing Analysis

Data and Techniques

03: So What

Measuring and Evaluation Outcomes

“It was relevant to Canada; based in history, linked to policy, politics and economics and he concluded with some practical exercises. It was very good.”

-Housing Course Participant, 2011

Université d’Ottawa | University of Ottawa Continuing Education

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Condensed One-day Course for New Professionals

In addition, a one-day condensed course has been delivered during a number of CHRA annual Conferences as well as at a number of provincial association events. This is scheduled as part of next CHRA Congress April 2018 in Ottawa.

Registration Info: CHRA

“Great Overview. An immense amount of info and data in a short time. Very effective at imparting the value of research and data in policy development.”

– Course Participant, 2012

Custom Training and Education

Workshops can be designed and conducted upon your request! Please inquire for more information.

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