Best Practices for Accessory Dwelling Units


In many communities across BC, there continues to be an increased demand for rental housing and housing diversity. Despite the introduction of policies and zoning that support secondary suites and accessory dwelling units (ADUs), there has been a slow uptake of these housing options.

A recent report Accessory Dwelling Units: Case Studies and Best Practices from BC Communities conducted by WCS Engagement and Planning, and BC Housing, examined the main barriers limiting the construction of this built form in B.C.’s small and medium-sized communities.

This webinar will cover leading practices in policy and bylaw amendments, community engagement, and other initiatives to more successfully implement ADUs.


Cheeying Ho, B.Sc, M.Ed, has over 25 years of experience in community planning, engagement and sustainability, and is a seasoned facilitator. She provides strategy, creative process design and engagement tools for local governments, private sector clients, and non-profit organizations. She develops and executes innovative community development focused programs to support community goals.
Prior to her role at WCS Engagement and Planning, Cheeying was the Executive Director of Smart Growth BC, the leading province-wide, non-governmental organization advancing sustainable land use and development that was largely responsible for getting ‘smart growth’ into planning practice in B.C.
Dan Wilson, B.Comm, M.Sc, has worked in a research capacity, community planning and program delivery, as well as public engagement for 20 years. His experience includes assisting over 25 local governments, non-profits, First Nations and corporate clients, many with a unique need for tourism planning guidance.  More recently, Dan has worked on housing research projects and completed various housing needs assessments.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm PST
Cost: Free
Location: Online
CPD Points: 2

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