Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

April 24, 2009 23:59 ET

Minister finley Announces Recipients of CMHC Housing Research Grants

OTTAWA, April 29 - The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and Minister Responsible for
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), today awarded 17 Canadian
researchers grants of up to $25,000 each under CMHC's External Research
"The External Research Program is an excellent way to encourage
researchers to conduct relevant, high-quality and innovative housing research
projects that address the housing needs of Canadians and contribute to
improving the sustainability of housing in Canada." said Minister Finley. "Our
Government applauds the individuals who have been selected and their
dedication to ensuring that our housing system and technologies meet the needs
of future generations."
This year's grants, which total approximately $375,000, encourage
researchers working in universities, private consulting firms, housing-related
professions and the housing industry to conduct research on housing issues.
Research produced under the program is available through CMHC's Canadian
Housing Information Centre (CHIC).
A national committee of housing experts, that includes experienced
researchers and practitioners in academic institutions and housing-related
professions, selects grant recipients on the basis of the quality of their
proposals. Under the program, researchers submit their proposed projects in
the fall, and they are reviewed in February.
Launched in 1980, the External Research Program has provided more than
655 grants for research on a number of topics such as energy efficiency,
sustainability, and assessing the housing conditions and needs of at-risk

CMHC has been Canada's national housing agency for more than 60 years.
CMHC is committed to helping Canadians access a wide choice of quality,
affordable homes, while making vibrant, healthy communities and cities a
reality across the country.

Results of a wide range of housing research sponsored by CMHC may be
obtained by calling 1-800-668-2642 or by visiting the CMHC Web site at

A list of the recipients is attached.

Backgrounder - 2009 ERP Grant Recipients


Etches Vera Role of Public Health Inspectors in Maintaining
Housing in Northern and Rural Communities

Fuller Paddy An Analysis of Housing Affordability - Update to

Fung Alan S. Least Cost Analysis for Canadian New Housing

Gilbert Richard Location and Gasoline Price as Cofactors in Home

Herbert Yuill Estimating the Greenhouse Gas Implications of
Land-use Patterns: A Methodology for Local

Johnson Harry Survey of Characteristics in Homes with Elevated
Markham Radon Levels

Karava Panagiota Design Wind-loads for Residential Photovoltaic

King Malcolm Assessment of Indoor Air Pollution in Aboriginal
Housing and Its Impact on Respiratory Health of
Aboriginal Communities

Knoefel Frank Feasibility of Smart Voice Technology to Improve
Support in Affordable Seniors' Housing

Mattock Christopher Investigation of the Performance and Use of
Vacuum Insulated Panels in New and Existing Wood
Frame Construction

Spurr Peter The Potential of Replotting to Improve the
Tremaine Sustainability of Cities in Western Canada

Sylvestre John Using Photovoice to Evaluate the Implementation
of Supportive Housing in Ottawa

Thompson Jane Community Environmental (Carbon Footprint)
Reduction Project

Trocme Michel A Citizen's Guide to Density: Understanding
Residential Densities in the Greater Golden

Vézina Aline Certification of Seniors' Residences in Quebec:
Facilitating and Constraining Factors

Wallace Bruce Next Steps: Evaluating Transitional Housing for
the Homeless

Wood Robert Radon Mitigation Methods in a Cold Climate

Contact Information

  • For further information: Michelle Bakos, Office of the Honourable Diane
    Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, (819)
    994-2482; Kristen Scheel, CMHC Media Relations, (613) 748-2799