We Don't Build, We seek to improve
Livable Canada is a global network and community of trade professionals seeking best practices in residential design. Through our exclusive platform you will connect with global architects, builders, interior designers, contractors/renovators, kitchen bath designers, decorators, home inspectors, real estate brokers, medical professionals including occupational therapists and caregivers plus academia and researchers.
We serve the trades in the residential design/build sectors across Canada and the USA. Our mission is to aspire to be your "go to" for education on residential wellness design, accessibility, living in place and more!
Our website and events consistently showcase new products, educational resources, reports, webinars, training and more.
Better Living, Better Designing
Currently, there are more people over the age of 65 than under the age of 14. The Baby Boomer generation is being recognized as one of the largest segments of the population and the driving force behind the living well in place.
Today over 90% of Baby Boomers want to remain in their own homes as they age. With the means and a desire to be active, relevant, and contemporary, Baby Boomers are creating change in how they live. If you want their business, then you need to pay close attention.
Designs That Meet Your Needs
The Baby Boomer generation is changing the face of interior design. Their want for accessible, barrier-free, comfortable, and well environments is of no surprise.
But what is of surprise is that their movement is growing to include others with similar wants due to their needs. That raises the question and ignites conversation as to "why are we not designing and building better spaces for everyone?"
Need to Combat Housing Crisis
Currently, we are facing a housing crisis. For individuals to remain at home during their lifespan, they will need to modify their spaces.
It's reported that: Home Modification is a $77 billion industry in Canada, with New Builds tipping the scale at $275 billion! (reported by the Canadian Home Builders Association).
To support everyone, regardless of age, ability, or size, the idea of LIVING IN PLACE came about. This new, expanded movement started asking, "why can't residential environments adapt to us as our needs change over an entire lifespan?" Think about it. The design of our homes shouldn't be driven by any specific factor. Environments should support everyone regardless of AGE, ABILITY, SIZE or CIRCUMSTANCE!