Telkwa Housing Survey
The Village of Telkwa is completing a housing needs assessment and wants to hear from you! Sharing your housing experience, whether you own or rent, will help us to identify key needs and housing gaps in the community. This survey is open to all Telkwa residents!
Participants completing the survey are eligible to win a $20 Tyhee Market coffee card or a bag of Reel Coffee for participating. The survey is open until February 28th, 2020 - visit
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Telkwa Resident Confirmation (survey only open to Telkwa residents)
By checking this box, I confirm I am a Telkwa resident & live within the municipal boundary (
Q1. Which of the following best describes the type of housing you currently live in?
Single-detached home (i.e. stand alone home)
Self-contained suite (i.e. basement suite, carriage house, secondary suite)
Two-family dwelling (i.e. duplex)
Multi-family dwelling (townhome, apartment, condo)
Mixed-use building (combination of commercial / residential in one building)
A private bedroom with shared living spaces
Q2. Tell us the main reason(s) you live in Telkwa (select all that apply):
Housing price / rental is in my price range
Able to find housing to meet my household needs
Close to my place of work
Close to family
Housing design meets my personal needs (i.e. accessible)
Q3. Do you live in Telkwa year-round?
Q4. Do you rent or own your home?
Q5. Tell us which statement(s) best reflect your current housing situation. Select all that apply:
My housing is not suitable (i.e. size is too big/too small)
My housing is not secure (i.e. rental/lease agreement is short-term)
I am satisfied with my housing situation
My housing is not affordable (i.e. the cost of accommodation is too high)
My housing is not well located to meet my needs (i.e. proximity to transit, services, etc.)
My housing is not adequate (i.e. in need of repair)
Q6. In the next 5 years, do you anticipate any of the following will be a challenge for you? Select all that apply:
Cost of mortgage or rent
Accessibility limitations (i.e. stairs)
Cost to repair / maintain my home
House too small due to changing household size
Stability of housing (i.e. loss of tenancy, landlord may sell the house, etc.)
Distance to services and amenities (i.e. groceries, bank, medical, school, work, etc.)
Requirement for supports (i.e. cooking, cleaning, care, etc.)
House too big due to changing household size
Q7. What do you think are the housing types that are most needed in Telkwa? Select all that apply:
Single-detached homes (stand-alone homes)
Homes with suites (basement suites, secondary suites or stand-alone carriage houses)
Two-family dwellings (duplexes)
Multi-family dwellings (townhomes, apartments, condos)
Mixed use buildings (combination of commercial / residential)
More developable residential lots
Q8. Overall, do you think Telkwa needs to improve on any of the following? Select all that apply:
Housing for individuals with special needs
Housing for seniors
Housing for families
Housing for Indigenous people
Housing for individuals experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness
Q9. Would you consider moving out of Telkwa to find housing that better aligns with your needs?
Q10. Are there specific community amenities or features that contribute to your choice to live in Telkwa? Select all that apply:
Access to transit
Family friendly (i.e. elementary school, childcare, neighbourhoods)
Outdoor recreation (i.e. riverfront, trails, playgrounds, sports)
Community events (i.e. Telkwa BBQ, seniors’ activities)
Small town charm (i.e. friendly people, community groups, compact village core)
Q11. Do you have additional thoughts about current and future housing needs in Telkwa?
Thank-you for Participating!
Note that information is being collected as per Section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of informing the Village of Telkwa Housing Needs Report development. If you have any questions pertaining to the protection of your privacy, please contact Debbie Joujan, Chief Administrative Officer, at (250) 846-5212.
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