T he first draft of The Charter for Canadian Urbanism was introduced at CanU1, the first annual summit of the Council for Canadian Urbanism in Toronto in 2009.Since that time urbanists from across the country have collaborated to craft the final Charter for Canadian Urbanism.

The final Charter was ultimately ratified and signed on September 29, 2013 in Halifax, Nova Scotia at the 5th annual summit of the Charter for Canadian Urbanism, known as CanU5. The official Charter, now known informally as “The Halifax Charter,” can be found here (English) (French).

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