Canadian Advisory Group

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Canadian-Specific Initiatives

CHPA members include corporate housing providers around the world.  As the voice of the corporate housing/executive suites industry in Canada, CHPA’s Canadian members offer educational, informational and networking opportunities to corporate housing providers across the country.

The Canadian members of CHPA provide companies with insight and resources to stay competitive in a continually evolving industry in Canada. Current initiatives focus on achieving the following strategic goals:

  • Membership Development – increasing the number of Canadian member companies in CHPA.
  • Member Engagement – facilitating educational and informational meetings across Canada.
  • Industry Awareness – increasing awareness of the industry in Canada and communicating to key target audiences.

To get more involved in Canadian-specific initiatives, please contact Terry Rodgers.

Find out more about the industry through these Canadian industry statistics.


Advocacy

As the industry continues to get increased attention, CHPA and members are working together to support pending regulations and legislation. Below are updates on current legislative initiatives across Canada. Is there an issue in your area that you would like to bring attention to? Email Terry Rodgers

Vancouver:  Vancouver‘s short-term rental program is planned to launch April 19, after Council enacts new bylaws. Starting on Thursday, April 19, owners and renters will be able to apply for a new business license for their principal residence through an easy online process. In summary this program clearly states that corporate housing operators cannot rent for less than 30 days, anything less is a short-term rental. Short-term rentals can only operate in primary residences where the owner or tenant live for at least 180 days of each year.  Enforcement fines will be $1000. Read more.

Mississauga - The City of Mississauga recently announced that a staff report presented to the Planning and Development Committee “recommends amendments to the zoning bylaw to regulate short-term accommodations (STAs) in the City.” In short, the recommendations include allowing STAs in all dwelling types that function as primary residences (meaning all home types, including condos that do not explicitly forbid short-term rentals), albeit subject to conditions. Read the full alert

*UPDATED January 23* Toronto – Member companies operating in the Toronto area have been diligently working the past few months to give corporate housing a voice as the city looks to regulate short-term housing. CHPA leaders and the Canadian Advisory Group took part in meetings with the city and provided documentation supporting and differentiating the industry. The city just released an updated report on a short-term rental tax and is holding a public meeting on this topic January 24.:

Vancouver – Led by Managing Director Terry Rodgers, CCHP, the Canadian Advisory Group commissioned legal research and sample bylaws from Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. Eleni Kassaris, partner at Blake, presented this information and the legal issues for members via webinar, available in the member toolkit below.

Business Vancouver Article: Airbnb has likely removed almost 4,000 units from Vancouver’s home rental stock

Business Vancouver Article: Vancouver moves toward legalization of short-term rentals like Airbnb


For more resources, visit the CHPA Canadian Member Toolkit.



Canadian Advisory Group

Terry Rodgers, CCHP
Canadian Advisory Group Managing Director
President
HighStreet Accommodations, Ltd.

The Canadian Advisory Group leads initiatives on behalf of CHPA's Canadian members.  

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Paul Coleman 
Canadian Advisory Group 
Tern Financial Group

Andrew Emmans, CCHP
Canadian Advisory Group 
Corporate Housing Interiors Limited

Michelle White, CCHP
Canadian Advisory Group 
Today Living Group, Inc.