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Spotlight: Housing Innovation

Highlight your innovative solution for housing affordability with Evergreen.


This demonstration showcase catalyzes action on exceptional contributions to affordable housing innovation across the country. Selected applicants demonstrated their innovative housing solutions in a digital event series for innovators; an opportunity to showcase their work across the country, build their network and scale their initiative.


This innovation showcase is funded through the National Housing Strategy (NHS) Demonstration Initiative. The NHS is a 10-year $55-billion federal investment to give more Canadians a place to call home. The Demonstrations Initiative, one of the programs under the NHS, highlights innovative housing practices, technologies, programs, policies and strategies aiming to improve the performance, viability and effectiveness of affordable housing.


As part of Spotlight: Housing Innovation, successful applicants:

  • Presented their work in a virtual innovation showcase as part of Future Cities Canada: #UnexpectedSolutions
  • Participated in an immersive, hands-on scaling workshop, led by cross sectoral experts from across Canada
  • Developed connections with experts, innovators and leaders within Canada’s housing and urban sectors
  • Showcased their innovation in an e-booklet that will be shared on the Community Solutions Network portal in February
     

KEY DATES

  • NOVEMBER 12, 2020: INNOVATIVE HOUSING SHOWCASE
    This exciting showcase highlights some of the biggest initiatives that are changing the future of affordable housing across the country. Featuring Abi Bond (Housing Secretariat, City of Toronto), Graeme Stewart (ERA) and Matthew Hickey (Two Row Architect), this event demonstrates the possibilities of integrating cross-sectoral, housing first strategies at a large scale. 
    WATCH THE SESSION

  • NOVEMBER 19, 2020: SCALING INNOVATIVE HOUSING WORKSHOP
    Led by experts on housing innovation and “scaling” solutions, this unique workshop brings together city builders from across the country looking to break down silos and dive deep into a systems-based approach to build unique cross-sectoral connections and opportunities across industries and regions. The workshop is a hands-on and solutions-oriented space that introduces participants to scaling and design thinking methodologies, and provides participants with the essential skills, resources and connections to scale through collaborative work and break-out group sessions. 
    WATCH THE SESSION
     

  • FEBRUARY 24, 2021: SCALING INNOVATION IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING WEBINAR
    Join us for the Spotlight: Housing Innovation Webinar, the final event of the Spotlight: Housing Innovation series. This webinar launches the Spotlight: Housing Innovation e-Booklet to deepen our cross-sectoral relationships and leverage our resources to support the scaling of innovations that catalyze affordable housing across the country. This webinar is both for experts and early-stage initiatives across the housing ecosystem and beyond to understand opportunities to scale innovations that support the National Housing Strategy's mission of affordable housing for all.
    REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE TO ATTEND

Further questions? Please contact Molly Fremes, mfremes@evergreen.ca.

 

Spotlight: Housing Innovation is supported by an Advisory with the Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust.

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