HART regularly hosts and participates in a series of events on topics related to housing, urbanism, homelessness, and housing justice. View and register for these events below.

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Past Events

Missed it live? View some of our previous events and recordings here.

  • Cahdco Monthly Webinar: Needs Assessment

    Toolbox+ by Cahdco is preparing our next monthly webinar on Needs Assessment. We excited to share that we will be interviewing Andrew Rigsby, Housing Assessment Resource Tools (HART)’s Data Access and Engagement Manager. We will discuss the best practices, experiences, and anecdotes about needs assessments.

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  • Breaking Ground: A panel on public land for community housing

    Public land has become a lightning rod in the housing conversation in Canada. With millions of units to build, and rising costs of land, construction, and labour, why aren’t we using land that is already in the public trust? In this panel, experts will discuss what public land exists, how we currently use it, and…

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    Man holding a tablet looking at lots of lands. Land plot management - real estate concept with vacant land for building construction and housing subdivision for sale, rent, buy, or investment
  • Transforming Housing Policy with HART Tools

    The Housing Assessment Resource Tools (HART) project has completed and published a set of innovative public, equity- focused tools to improve the quality of housing supply decision-making. This groundbreaking work simplifies needs assessments, land assessment and acquisitions strategies for communities of all sizes and geographies. In this session, join our researchers in conversation with non-profits…

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  • How to Home: Fixing Canada’s Housing Crisis

    Recently, local governments in BC have started adopting inclusionary housing policies requiring a certain proportion of affordable or non-market housing units in new developments. Often these units must be owned or managed by non-profits. As a relatively new tool, there is a need to share lessons learned and develop best practices. Metro Vancouver is assessing…

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  • Open Doors & Open Data: How Data Can Help Resolve the Housing Crisis

    Join the HART team at the 2023 Canadian Open Data Summit in Victoria, Canada on November 24th, 2023. The summit will bring together open data advocates, practitioners, and users focused on the themes of open data, digital futures, AI, actionable data for equity, inclusion, and diversity, and open energy.

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  • Tools for Realizing the Right to Housing in Canada​

    Join Dr. Carolyn Whitzman and Laura Murphy at the Parkland Institute annual fall conference in Edmonton, and learn about the tools needed to realize the right to adequate housing in Canada. This conference is titled Alberta at the Crossroads: Building the World We Want, and brings together thinkers, writers, and activists from across Canada to share…

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  • Human Rights Speaker Series: Housing Needs Across Canada

    Join Dr. Carolyn Whitzman for a virtual talk on housing needs across Canada and the human rights implications of the current affordability crisis. 

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  • The Belongings of Precariously Housed People

    Unhoused and precariously housed people must continuously navigate various public and private spaces, including sidewalks, parks, shelters, transitional housing, storage facilities, rooming houses, single-room accommodations, and insecure rental housing. Their belongings are vulnerable to the rules set for each of these regulators. This event will launch a new report that compiles and analyses the multiple…

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  • Getting it Right: Building the Housing We Need

    Join The Alliance for a Liveable Ontario on Tuesday, July 25th at 4 pm for “Getting it Right: Building the Housing we Need,” Part 2 of the Building Hope Webinar Series.  Learn what you can do to help build liveable neighbourhoods, not just more housing.

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