Over the past 30 years, representatives from many countries have come to Canada to gather information about Canada's housing and construction industries. Part of this recognition is due to the fact that Canadians are among the best-housed people in the world (according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) and Canada is acknowledged as a world leader in housing.
Mr. Wayne Stevens has more than thirty-five years experience in the construction industry and is a specialist in residential construction. In addition to his construction expertise, Mr. Stevens has many years of experience in training and technology transfer, as well as in-country capacity building. Mr. Stevens works in cooperation with governments and industry, both locally and internationally, in the delivery of training and technology transfer programs for the construction sector, with a particular focus on housing and habitation.
The Maple Leaf Housing Centre works in cooperation with government and industry stakeholders to:
Mike Holmes visits with Mr. Stevens to discuss energy efficiency and new technologies in housing.
Mr. Stevens meets with Mr. Eugenio Ortega, Chile's Ambassador to Canada (left) and Mr. Ricardo Lagos, President of Chile and UN Special Envoy on Climate Change (right) to discuss sustainable energy solutions for housing.
At the invitation of Mr. Stevens, Ministry of Housing officials from Brunei Darussalam visit Canada to learn more about Canadian housing practices.