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Our mission

Small Housing BC is a non-profit organization working to accelerate the uptake of gentle density housing in numerous cities throughout British Columbia. From laneway homes to houseplexes, pocket neighbourhoods to tiny homes – Small Housing BC is the voice for Gentle Density Housing in the Province.

Single-detached neighbourhoods typically represent 80% of residential zones in a given city, representing the vast majority of the land mass, and offering a significant opportunity for build out of housing options. Over the last several years SHBC has worked hard to build up awareness of small housing as an option for delivering the communities of our future—ones that are sustainable, affordable and vibrant. And it’s working.

Not only has the Government of British Columbia initiated Province-wide upzoning in single-family neighbourhoods, but are cities are leaning into enabling more housing options, and industry is coming to the table with innovative solutions and capacity. But there is still more to be done. To drive greater adoption of small housing in British Columbia we need to support changes that encourage more of its development across the province.

Ready to make a difference? Then check out the current openings we have in the team!

Small Housing BC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest and effort, however only those invited for interviews may be contacted.

Job Openings

Executive Lead

The Executive Lead’s role is to drive Small Housing’s success in achieving its mission and goals, namely to increase the supply of gentle density housing in British Columbia and, in time, across the country. In this role you will lead the planning and program delivery, partnership and stakeholder relations and revenue-generating activities.

You will also collaborate closely with the Board of Directors to provide strategic direction and guidance for the organization, ensuring sound business planning and financial sustainability, and compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. The Executive Lead also represents the organization externally and is recognized as a thought leader on gentle density housing in North America.

If you’re interested in this exciting opportunity, send your resume and cover letter to, showcasing why you’re the perfect fit for the position.

Senior Planner

As a key member of the team, the Senior Planner will act as a subject matter expert to develop and advance professional knowledge of GDH, support innovation in both the government and development sectors, and enable the growth of GDH supply.

Our ideal candidate must be passionate about catalyzing small housing options in residential communities, and achieving province-wide impact. We are looking for a results-oriented team player who thrives in a fast-paced environment with exposure and/or experience consulting with the industry actors, public, committees and Council and possessing a solid knowledge of planning principles, practices and objectives of municipal planning.

If you’re interested in this exciting opportunity, send your resume and cover letter to, showcasing why you’re the perfect fit for the position.

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