Your Voice. Your Home. 
Meeting the Housing Needs of Burnaby Residents

February 1, 2019 - July 29, 2019

Residents of Burnaby and across the region are currently experiencing a housing crisis. Housing costs have risen in recent years, existing affordable homes are being lost, supply is not meeting local demand and many residents are being left behind. Your Voice. Your Home. Meeting the Housing Needs of Burnaby Residents was an innovative partnership between the City of Burnaby and SFU’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, designed to engage the community and inform the work of the Mayor’s Task Force on Community Housing.

The project was highly integrated with the Mayor’s Task Force on Community Housing and demonstrated new ways to co-create solutions with residents, stakeholders and technical experts. Over six months, the process generated recommendations and engaged with more than 2,600 residents, making it the largest public engagement process ever undertaken by the City of Burnaby. Your Voice. Your Home. Meeting the Housing Needs of Burnaby Residents provided a set of unique in-person and online engagement opportunities for community members to gather and share ideas, present recommendations and engage with one another to find workable solutions. The project consisted of three phases resulting in three publicly available reports

The project was recognized by Burnaby Now! as the 2019 “Newsmaker of the Year” and the International Association of Public Participation as Runner Up for its 2020 Core Values Award in the category of “Creativity, Contribution and Innovation in the Field.”

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The City of Burnaby is a vibrant city at the geographic centre of Metro Vancouver. It has an amazing natural environment, a strong cultural mosaic and thriving town centres. The City of Burnaby provides facilities and services that support a safe, connected, inclusive, healthy and dynamic community. As the third-largest city in B.C., Burnaby is home to more than 232,000 residents (2016 Census) and is projected to grow to 345,000 by 2041.

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