Expert Panel on the Future of Housing Supply and Affordability – Results

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Engagement Summary

In September 2019, the governments of Canada and British Columbia established the Expert Panel on the Future of Housing Supply and Affordability. The Panel was tasked with examining housing trends for rental and homeownership and developing actionable recommendations to help British Columbians have access to housing that meets their needs and that they can afford.

Throughout 2020 and early 2021, the Expert Panel met with the public, experts and stakeholders, including experts from academia, private and non-profit housing providers, Indigenous housing providers, financial institutions, property developers, tenant and housing advocacy organizations, employers, public servants and elected officials. These engagements helped to create the Panel’s Final Report of the Canada-British Columbia Expert Panel on the Future of Housing Supply and Affordability.

Engagement Timeframe

Phase One: January 22 to June 26, 2020
Phase Two: December 9, 2020 to January 29, 2021


Input Received

Phase One

  • 7,474 site visits
  • 2,080 completed feedback forms (ER)
  • 18 written submissions/emails

Phase Two

  • 1,571 Site visits
  • 39 emails


Input leads to action:

The feedback received throughout this engagement helped inform recommendations to the federal, provincial governments, municipal governments and non-government organizations, to improve housing supply and affordability in British Columbia.
The Final Report is an aggregation of everything we heard, through the online survey, written submissions, discussions and roundtables during phase 1 and phase 2 of the engagements.