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Your Voice. Your Home. Community Housing

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

Ways to Engage

Every voice counts. Make yours a part of the conversation!

1. Housing Ideas Survey

The Public Ideas Survey is now closed. Thank you to everyone who took the time to share their input, experiences and recommendations. The response from Burnaby residents and stakeholders has been very strong. We will be publicly sharing the survey results shortly in the 'What We Heard' report. There will be a second survey on Quick Starts coming soon. Please stay tuned!

2. Community Ideas Workshop 

The March 6 workshop generated great ideas. Thank you to everyone who attended for your interest and participation. A "What We Heard Report" detailing the survey results and workshop ideas will be published and available to everyone.

3. Community Recommendations Workshop

Help shape Burnaby’s final community recommendations! This dynamic event will bring together about 100 residents who reflect the city's diverse backgrounds and interests. Participants will spend the day examining and evaluating different housing options and present their recommendations to Council and the Mayor's Task Force on Community Housing. Register your interest prior to March 30.

  • Saturday, May 25, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

    SE-2, Town Square A+B
    BCIT
    3700 Willingdon Avenue
    Burnaby, BC

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4. Stay Connected

Keep up-to-date by signing up for our eNews or reach out to us at yourvoice.yourhome@burnaby.ca 

Community housing is an issue that affects us all. Whether you're a young person entering the workforce, a student living with roommates, a young family trying to buy your first home, a single parent at risk of eviction, or a senior seeking space in a retirement home, housing is one of Burnaby’s most urgent challenges.

Your Voice. Your Home: Meeting the Housing Needs of Burnaby Residents is an innovative public outreach and engagement initiative to address Burnaby’s current and future housing needs. It's an opportunity for community members to gather and share ideas, present recommendations and engage with one another to find workable solutions.

From now until June, you have the opportunity to share your unique experiences, ideas and recommendations with your fellow residents, the Mayor and City Council. These public engagement activities will take place and complement the Mayor’s Task Force on Community Housing. Public input will also directly feed into the final Task Force recommendations presented to City Council.

Together with your participation, we look forward to meeting Burnaby's housing needs.

Your Voice Your Home Phases Diagram

Phase 1: Generating Ideas

The first phase is all about hearing from you, the community, with an opportunity to share your voice, values and experiences. Here's how you can get involved: complete the Housing Ideas Survey and/or register to attend the Community Ideas Workshop.

Efforts will also be made to connect with local housing advocacy groups. Through a series of public engagement activities, we will collect as many ideas as possible from as many residents as possible.

At the end of Phase 1, a “What We Heard” report will be published summarizing the ideas collected from Burnaby residents and stakeholders. In addition, the Task Force will produce an Interim Report to City Council that identifies short-term actions and long-term objectives towards housing affordability.

Phase 2: Trade Offs and Solutions

Everyone brings a particular perspective to the Community Housing discussion. Phase 2 is about evaluating different possible housing recommendations and their respective tradeoffs. 

Here’s how you can get involved: complete the second public survey on immediate actions that can be taken and register your interest in the Community Recommendations Workshop to engage and connect on recommendations that are in the best interests of the entire community. A detailed public Discussion Guide will also be produced to support this dialogue. 

City Actions

The Final Report will be presented to City Council for review and consideration. The City of Burnaby Council and staff will then develop an action plan to move forward with solutions for the community housing issue.

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