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Canadian Housing

Learn the fundamentals of Canadian Housing

Advance your career in the growing field of Canadian Housing

Course Descriptions


CNH 101 The Fundamentals of Housing Policy and Governance (3 Units)

This course examines the rationale for housing policy, the constitutional context and changing role of government levels, the nature of housing markets and housing need, policy and program alternatives used in Canada and their outcomes and how housing policy relates to urban, neighbourhood, social and economic policy. The course commences with a brief examination of the rationale and basis for Canadian housing policy. From there students, will trace the evolution of housing policy since its formal emergence in the early post-war period and over the subsequent 70 years to the present. The course engages students in a range of current issues, review potential data sources to support sound policy analysis, and compare the state of policy in Canada with that in other countries.

CNH 102 Housing and Health (3 Units)

This course considers the broad area of housing and public health, one of the core areas of public health research and intervention. Learners will explore the range of factors, acting at different levels, directly and indirectly, through which housing affects health. In public health terms, housing affects health in a myriad of relatively minor ways, in total forming one of the key social determinants of health. Learners will consider how the improvement of housing and neighbourhoods has been a core activity of public health and a central component in tackling poverty. Investment in housing can be more than an investment in bricks and mortar: It can also form a foundation for the future health and well-being of the population.

This course may be taken concurrently with CNH 103 Selected Topics in Housing.

CNH 103 Selected Topics in Housing (3 Units)

This course provides an exploration of selected topics in housing. Topics may vary from year to year but could include Housing and Aging, Sustainable Housing, Housing in the North, Big Data and Housing.

Spring/Summer 2022 Selected Topic: Transformations in Canadian Affordable Housing Development

This course may be taken concurrently with CNH 102 Housing and Health.