Submit a proposal to be part of the CMHC National Housing Conference

National Housing Conference


Abstract submission deadline: August 1, 2018
Paper/Presentation submission deadline: September 14, 2018

Share ideas. Discuss trends. Connect on key issues.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is evolving it’s successful Housing Finance Symposium and will be hosting a housing conference this fall to connect more broadly with housing stakeholders, as part of Canada’s ongoing engagement under the National Housing Strategy.

We cordially invite you to submit a proposal for research papers for the conference, which will be held at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Canada on November 21 and 22, 2018. Successful speakers will be invited to present and/or contribute to various panel discussions and workshops.

This event will bring together national and international experts, practitioners, government officials and stakeholders to discuss innovative solutions for housing in Canada.

Our goal is to create a forum to share and debate ideas that touch the entire housing spectrum, such as affordability in housing finance policy, the overall stability of our housing system along with systemic issues such as reducing homelessness, increasing rental supply and affordable homeownership. Presentations that apply a gender lens, and that can facilitate conversations around gender and housing policy, are strongly encouraged.

We welcome all relevant theoretical, methodological and empirical contributions in the following topics as well as contributions that cut across both streams.

Stream 1: Housing Finance

Stream 2: Housing Needs

  • Big data analytics and housing finance
  • Financing ownership and rental housing
  • Housing finance policy reforms
  • Fintech in housing finance
  • Property value and mortgage insurance
  • Securitization and the state of funding markets
  • Housing for those in greatest need
  • Community housing sustainability
  • Indigenous housing
  • Northern housing
  • Sustainable housing and communities
  • Balanced supply of housing


Please submit your proposal by August 1, 2018, to

Proposals must include a 200-300 word summary, proposal title, type of proposal, contact information and affiliation of the presenter as well as any possible co-participant(s). CMHC will communicate to the successful applicants selected for the Conference by September 28, 2018 via email. There is no fee associated with submitting proposals.


To help cover travel expenses, the equivalent of up to $1,000 USD will be available for selected national and international presenters. More detailed information will be available shortly on the conference website.


More information about the conference will be available soon online.







Wednesday, August 1, 2018