Marianne Wilkinson

Councillor, Kanata North

CMHC Housing and the aging Canadian – How is the Market Responding?

Canadian Urban Institute: Urban Leadership Series

Ottawa Conference & Event Centre
700 Coventry Road
Ottawa ON

Tuesday October 1, 2013: 7:30am – 11:30am

Most municipalities around the world have an increasingly aging population. What does adapting to this mean for Canadian cities?

By 2050, one in four Canadians will be 65+. Older Canadians today tend to be healthier and more active than previous generations at the same age. They have higher expectations for an active lifestyle and want the ability to live independently. They are also looking for housing that allows aging with different supports at different points in time.

This demographic shift of unprecedented proportions is  fueling demand for a range of new products, programs and services. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) recently released  “Housing for Older Canadians” which identifies opportunities for public and private sector developers alike.

The rapid rate of demographic change is also challenging cities like Ottawa to become more “age friendly,” developing strategies that will help aging residents maintain their current levels of mobility and satisfy demands for meaningful social participation as they age in place. Join us for a morning discussion of how the public and private sectors are preparing for this dramatic demographic shift: breakfast begins at 7:30am and presentations start promptly at 8am.

Session chair: Steven Jacques, Regional Manager, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation


  • Ed Starr, MCIP, RPP and Christine Pacini, MCIP, RPP, partners with SHS Consulting Ltd
  • Dr. Doug Norris, Senior Vice President and Chief Demographer, Environics Analytics
  • Akos Hoffer MHSc CHE, Chief Executive Officer. The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre

Breakfast and registration open at 7:30 am, speaking starts at 8:00 am.

Register Online Now! Deadline for registration is end of day Friday, September 27th 2013.

Event Fee: Member – $95.00; Non-Member – $130.00 CDN.  There are no taxes added.

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