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dc.contributor.advisorWesley, Jared
dc.contributor.authorde Vos, Esther
dc.date.accessioned2022-06-23T22:17:14Z
dc.date.available2022-06-23T22:17:14Z
dc.date.issued2022-06-23
dc.date.submitted2022
dc.identifier.urihttps://viurrspace.ca/handle/10613/25871
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.25316/IR-17634
dc.description.abstractIncreased focus on non-housing outcomes in the context of social housing in Canada continues. However, that focus remains predicated on existing systems, for the most part designed in the mid to late 1990s. To really support tenants of social housing, we need to create systems that will put the people first. To that end, this dissertation asks the question of how best to design a social housing system in Canada that facilitates and enhances tenant wellbeing. After providing a review of the evolution of social housing policy in Canada, this dissertation then introduces a definition for tenant wellbeing based on the Capability Approach, consisting of six domains: self-determination, health, belonging, security (cultural, tenure, and financial), controlling one’s space, and quality of life. This definition was then used in the analysis of the findings from comparing the systems in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba based on each respective system environment, boundary, system elements and their interconnections, and system function. Those findings were supplemented by interviews with senior executives working in each province. After identifying different parts of the existing systems that facilitate or disempower tenant wellbeing, the dissertation outlines the principles based recommendations to design a new social housing system focused on tenant wellbeing, and how this idea may come to fruition in the current policy and regulatory environment.
dc.subjectCanada
dc.subjectsocial housing
dc.subjecttenant
dc.subjectwellbeing
dc.titleDesigning for tenant wellbeing : a new approach to Canadian social housing
dc.date.updated2022-06-23T22:17:16Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
dc.degree.nameDoctor of Social Sciences
dc.degree.levelDoctorate
dc.degree.disciplineCollege of Interdisciplinary Studies


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