Subscribers to newsletters from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation have received the following message today, August 24, 2016. We think it might also be of interest to people who follow housing topics but are not on the mailing list — particularly noting that the highly popular Housing Outlook Conferences will be deferred until some future date, and the opportunity to provide input into a National Housing Strategy. See below for details.
CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION
Dear Valued Client,
In May, an update was sent to subscribers of CMHC’s Market Analysis products on various changes being made to our suite of products. In this note, it was stated that Housing Outlook Conferences were being reviewed to determine how to best meet our clients’ housing information needs. We wanted to provide you with an update on important changes being made to this event in 2016.
The Government of Canada is developing a National Housing Strategy in order to create solutions to some of Canada’s most important housing challenges. As Canada’s authority on housing, CMHC has a significant role to play in this initiative. To support this endeavour, we are realigning some of our business activities and the decision has been made to not host Housing Outlook Conferences in 2016.
This decision will not only allow us to make significant contributions to the National Housing Strategy, but will give us an opportunity to explore recommendations identified in the Housing Outlook Conference review and how we disseminate our housing market information and insights. This will help us ensure that Housing Outlook Conferences and other dissemination methods remain relevant and meaningful to our clients.
While the conferences will be deferred in 2016, CMHC’s Housing Market Outlook and Rental Market Survey publications are key housing market insight tools that will be available in Fall 2016. As always, timely, relevant data and analysis remains accessible through our various publications at www.cmhc.ca/housingmarketinformation.
Also, your CMHC local market experts will remain accessible individually, through industry events, other opportunities and through our web site. We are confident that our Market Analysis products and services will continue to provide you with the quality information and insights you require to make informed decisions on housing.
We thank you for your participation in our Housing Outlook Conferences and we look forward to your participation in our future offerings.
As an interested party and participant in Canada’s housing markets, we also encourage you to join the conversation in shaping the National Housing Strategy by visiting www.letstalkhousing.ca today and sharing your views through a short online survey.
Vice President, Housing Markets and Indicators
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
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