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Media Advisory: 2019 Canadian Rental Housing Index to unveil new housing affordability data for key electoral districts and demographic groups ahead of federal election


TORONTO, ONT (September 16, 2019) – With the Federal Election campaign underway and housing affordability a key issues for Canadians, media are invited to attend as a national partnership of housing organizations launch the 2019 Canadian Rental Housing Index. The Index will provide riding-specific data around the regions and provinces hardest hit by Canada’s rental housing affordability crisis as well as put a face to the specific demographic groups being most impacted by this issue.

WHAT:                2019 Canadian Rental Housing Index national launch

WHEN:                Tuesday, September 17 – 10:00am EDT

WHO:                   Jill Atkey – BC Non-Profit Housing Association; Marlene Coffey – Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association; Jeff Morrison – Canadian Housing and Renewal Association; other special guests

WHERE:             Reception Hall, YWCA Toronto (87 Elm Street Toronto, ON)


  • Speak with representatives of the national partnership of housing organizations about the findings of the Canadian Rental Housing Index and the overall rental housing situation in Canada including representatives from BC, Ontario, as well as national.
  • Web Demonstration: How the index works, what information can be found online regarding the state of rental housing in your community.


For more information, or to schedule an interview, please contact:

Danielle Palfery

Hill + Knowlton Strategies (on behalf of Rental Housing Index Partners)



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