Since the days when only Natives inhabited our vast land, Canadians have been adapting to their local environment, using locally available materials to construct dwellings and build communities. Today, Canada is recognized as a world leader in the housing.
Canada Post will issue a pane of nine domestic-rate Housing stamps this September. Each stamp focuses on one of Canada's celebrated housing structures, with images that evoke the social, environmental, cultural and technological contexts in which these homes were built.
As we approach the end of the 20th century, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), the federal government body responsible for overseeing housing in Canada, is pursuing a progressive vision of housing for Canadians called Healthy Housing. The program aims to promote occupant health, enhance energy efficiency, improve the efficient use of natural resources, and encourage environmental responsibility of housing for Canadians.
On the occasion of the Heritage Canada Foundation's 25th anniversary, Canada Post salutes its valuable efforts and recognizes, too, the more than 50 years of service which the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has provided to Canadian dwellers across the country.