Muskoka Housing Task Force

Meet the faces of the Muskoka Housing Task Force!

Housing is a basic need for everyone.

In March 2019, Muskoka District Council endorsed the recommendation for the creation of a grass-roots, diverse and action-oriented “task force” to identify and promote strategies and opportunities for a range of housing options across Muskoka.

Made up of community members, stakeholders and municipal staff, the task force will act as an advisory body to the District of Muskoka, other decision-making bodies, the public and communities of interest. Membership is open to all stakeholders and community members with an interest in housing and will be fluid over time as Task Force projects and priorities evolve.



With a focus on attainable housing, the Task Force mandate focuses on four areas:

  • Research and Evaluation: Deepen members’ knowledge and understanding of the existing attainable housing supply and demand in Muskoka, planning and financial tools to support the maintenance of attainable housing, as well as policies and programs to encourage attainable housing development in Muskoka;
  • Information Sharing and Outreach: Engage Community and Planning Services Committee, Muskoka District Council, Area Municipal Councils and the wider public in discussion on matters related to attainable housing in Muskoka as community champions and advocates for housing related issues;
  • Foster Collaboration: identify opportunities that support the development and maintenance of attainable housing through collaboration with the federal and provincial governments, The District Municipality of Muskoka, Area Municipalities, Muskoka residents, financial and housing development partners, as well as other businesses, agencies and institutions with an interest in the housing needs of Muskoka residents; and,
  • Implementation and Demonstration: Undertake, facilitate, or support activities and projects that support the creation or maintenance of attainable housing in Muskoka, including seeking funding sources and participating directly in the delivery of policies, projects or programs that result in increasing housing supply or reducing barriers.

Please Note: Task Force membership requires a commitment to attend quarterly meetings as well as to participate in task force projects and working groups as established.




Meet the faces of the Muskoka Housing Task Force!

Housing is a basic need for everyone.

In March 2019, Muskoka District Council endorsed the recommendation for the creation of a grass-roots, diverse and action-oriented “task force” to identify and promote strategies and opportunities for a range of housing options across Muskoka.

Made up of community members, stakeholders and municipal staff, the task force will act as an advisory body to the District of Muskoka, other decision-making bodies, the public and communities of interest. Membership is open to all stakeholders and community members with an interest in housing and will be fluid over time as Task Force projects and priorities evolve.



With a focus on attainable housing, the Task Force mandate focuses on four areas:

  • Research and Evaluation: Deepen members’ knowledge and understanding of the existing attainable housing supply and demand in Muskoka, planning and financial tools to support the maintenance of attainable housing, as well as policies and programs to encourage attainable housing development in Muskoka;
  • Information Sharing and Outreach: Engage Community and Planning Services Committee, Muskoka District Council, Area Municipal Councils and the wider public in discussion on matters related to attainable housing in Muskoka as community champions and advocates for housing related issues;
  • Foster Collaboration: identify opportunities that support the development and maintenance of attainable housing through collaboration with the federal and provincial governments, The District Municipality of Muskoka, Area Municipalities, Muskoka residents, financial and housing development partners, as well as other businesses, agencies and institutions with an interest in the housing needs of Muskoka residents; and,
  • Implementation and Demonstration: Undertake, facilitate, or support activities and projects that support the creation or maintenance of attainable housing in Muskoka, including seeking funding sources and participating directly in the delivery of policies, projects or programs that result in increasing housing supply or reducing barriers.

Please Note: Task Force membership requires a commitment to attend quarterly meetings as well as to participate in task force projects and working groups as established.