Lifelong Learning for a Brighter World

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Canadian Housing

Learn the fundamentals of Canadian Housing

Advance your career in the growing field of Canadian Housing

Program Overview

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The Canadian Housing program explores the Canadian housing system, housing policy, programs and the fundamentals and history of housing in Canada’s market-based system.  You will learn how governments have become involved in housing and gain a critical understanding of the social, economic, and political context in which housing is delivered locally and nationally.  In addition to reviewing past and present issues in housing, you will compare housing policies nationally and internationally and learn how data can assist in analyzing housing-related research questions. In partnership with Canadian Housing Evidence Collaborative (CHEC-CCRL), the Canadian Housing program provides you with the necessary knowledge, skills and expertise to prepare you for a profession for this in-demand, booming industry. Expand your professional skillset to enter or advance your career in this growing field. 

Program features 

  • Complete three courses to earn a Certificate of Professional Learning
  • Convenient online platform to support virtual classroom delivery
  • Learn from instructors and researchers with industry experience
  • Network with professionals from various disciplines

You'll learn to: 

  • Examine the fundamentals and history of Canadian housing, policy and programs 
  • Examine the role of government and review how and why they have become involved in Canadian Housing  
  • Understand the social, economic and political context in which housing is delivered locally and nationally
  • Analyze major past and present issues in housing
  • Compare and contrast housing policy and provision nationally and internationally 
  • Explore the myriad of factors that co-relates housing to health and how housing improvements impact individual well-being 
  • Understand how to find data to assist in analyzing housing-related research questions

Who should take this program?

  • Professionals working in the housing field
  • 3rd or 4th year undergraduate* and graduate students
  • Anyone with little or no prior experience or knowledge of the Canadian housing system, Canadian housing policy and government housing programs and current initiatives

*McMaster Undergraduate students seeking to apply program courses to an undergraduate degree program (electives) must seek permission from their Faculty Academic Advisor before enrolling.  

Learn more about the program in this recording of our latest Program Preview Webinar: