Putting people first is at the heart of the Concert story. In 1989, Concert was founded with a mandate to create assured rental housing (and we now provide a diverse range of rental and condominium homes across the country). We understand how important an adequate housing supply is to building resilient, diverse and sustainable communities. Which is why our President and CEO Brian McCauley was honoured in 2019 to join five other members of the Expert Panel on the Future of Housing Supply and Affordability.
Established in 2019, the Panel was created by the governments of Canada and BC and tasked with examining housing trends around rental and homeownership, and to develop actionable recommendations that aid British Columbians in accessing appropriate housing.
An initial engagement period was held between January to June 2020, which resulted in the publication of the What We Heard interim report, and was followed by additional consultation that ended in January 2021.
Today, the Panel shared their final report, Opening doors: unlocking housing supply for affordability. This report and its findings are the culmination of input that was provided from the previous consultations, and presents the panel’s 23 policy recommendations linked to five calls to action. We encourage you to read and share this Report widely.