Housing Partnership Canada is the Canadian representative of the International Housing Partnership - a collaborative of more than 175 leading not for profit housing and community development organizations in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. Collectively members provide over one million homes for more than 2.5 million people.
The International Housing Partnership (IHP) was launched in 2003 when a group of Housing Partnership Network CEOs visited social housing groups in the Netherlands and the UK. IHP was formalized in 2009 and is now a collaborative of more than 175 high-capacity nonprofits from Australia, Canada, the UK, and the U.S. that collectively operate one million affordable homes that house more than 2.5 million people.
IHP holds annual leadership exchanges that are the primary mechanism for peer exchange and learning among senior leadership from the international member organizations. IHP's efforts are built on three types of interaction among members:
- Exchange of information on areas of common interest;
- Deeper collaboration and exploration on specific areas identified as priorities; and
- Creating opportunities for business collaborations among members.
IHP is governed by a steering committee made up of two representatives from each of the four countries, with the chair rotating each year. IHP operations are supported by staff from each of the sponsoring national associations -- Housing Partnership Network in the U.S., Housing Partnership United Kingdom, Housing Partnership Canada, and PowerHousing Australia. IHP's day-to-day affairs are managed by the Housing Partnership Network which operates the IHP Secretariat.
See the IHP Membership List for full details of all Member Organizations from Australia, Canada, the UK and US.
The IHP Annual Leadership Exchange is hosted by member countries around the world. Housing Partnership Canada hosted the 2016 Exchange in Ottawa (read event summary).
Housing Partnership UK (HPUK) hosted the 2014 Exchange in London. The 2015 Exchange was hosted by the Housing Partnership Network in Chicago (read event summary).
For further information about the IHP Exchanges see the IHP Events page.