About ADUSearch

About ADUSearch

Our mission is to help Canadians discover the potential in their own backyards.

Our vision is to be the one-stop-shop for ADU knowledge and development in Canada.

The construction of detached additional dwelling units (ADUs) has the potential to increase housing supply in municipalities across Canada, in turn, helping Canadians access stable, affordable housing – all within their existing neighbourhoods.

ADUSearch empowers property owners, industry professionals, policymakers, non-profit housing providers, and researchers to see the potential of detached ADUs in Canadian municipalities, with the ability to explore the physical and financial feasibility of building detached ADUs in compliance with local zoning bylaws on both a lot-by-lot basis and at a neighbourhood level.

ADUSearch was developed with funding from the Housing Supply Challenge – Data Driven Round offered by the National Housing Strategy, the Government of Canada, and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). ADUSearch is supported by Family Services Windsor-Essex (FSWE), a non-profit, charitable organization that provides support to build resiliency and restore people’s ability to choose their own place in the world. FSWE is committed to investing in initiatives that increase housing supply and affordability to support communities and families in their ability to determine their future.

The Maintaining Affordability through ADUs: A Tracking and Analysis Model project received funding from the Housing Supply Challenge – Data Driven Round, however, the views expressed are the personal views of the author and CMHC accepts no responsibility for them. Copyright © CMHC 2022. All rights reserved. Use subject to license.

Our Partners

Family Services Windsor-Essex
Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Government of Canada
Cross-Border Institute