Rental Housing in Canada’s Cities: Challenges & Responses (with Duncan Maclennan) presentation to FCM Big City Mayors Caucus, Vancouver, BC May 2, 2019

Commentary on Duncan Maclennan’s New Economic Case for Housing, Shaping Futures, Ottawa, March 2019

Exploring Opportunities In The Intermediate Rental Market In Ottawa. Presentation to asset management committee, Ottawa Community Housing, January 19, 2019



New Opportunities in Rental Housing Financing: Setting the context, CHRA Congress May 2017, Halifax

The uncoupling of housing costs and income, Tyee Action for Housing Now, Vancouver, March, 2017


Can we do better? Innovating to a Better Future For Social Housing, Niagara Regional Housing Staff Development Day, December, 2015

Non-Housing Outcomes of Accessible and Affordable Housing Presentation to National Housing Research Committee (NHRC) November, 2015

Federal States and Public Housing Transformation: The Case of Canada. National Housing Conference Perth Australia November 2015 [no ppt]

Trends and issues in Canadian Social Housing , Federation of New Soth Wales Housing Associations, Sydney Australia, Oct 2015

Infrastructure and Municipal Affairs: Housing, Pre-election forum, University of Ottawa, September 2015

Housing issues in the federal election Presentation to FCM Big City Mayors Caucus September, 2015

The Broader Context for Housing in Ottawa. Ottawa Community Housing Board, June 2015

Business Transformation – Best Practices for Social and Affordable Housing, Housing Partnerships Canada April 2015


CBC: Lack of a coherent policy on housing (May 2015)

BNN: Canada’s housing problems hitting rental sector affordability (May 2015)

Finding Common Ground (Addressing Community Opposition to Housing), Presentation at CHRA Annual Congress, Edmonton, April 2014

Strengthening the Institutional Framework for a Sustainable Social Housing Sector in South Africa, April 2014, Johannesburg {link}

Expiration of Operating Agreements: Planning For the Future in Manitoba, Manitoba Non Profit Housing Association June 2014 {link}

“The Devil’s in the Details: Using Planning Tools to Facilitate Preservation and Development of Affordable Housing” March 8th University of Waterloo School of Planning {link}

“Trends and current issues in Canada’s Housing System” presented at Joint 43rd IUFA Annual Conference and the Canadian Urban Forum

Contact Focus Consulting