Community Amenity Contributions

Community Amenity Contributions (CACs) are in-kind or cash contributions provided by property developers when City Council grants development rights through rezoning.

The demand on City facilities increases with rezonings, because of new residents and employees in the area. To lessen the impact on the community CACs address this increased demand by adding and expanding City facilities.

CACs help the City build and expand facilities like:

  • Affordable housing
  • Parks and open spaces
  • Childcare facilities
  • Community facilities (example: community centres and libraries)
  • Transportation and public realm
  • Arts and culture spaces

News and updates

2022 Annual Inflationary Update

On June 7, 2022, Council approved the annual inflationary rate adjustments to the CAC Targets that will come into effect on September 30, 2022. To view the approved rates, refer to the CAC Policy  (1.7 MB).

Marine Landing Policy and Rupert Renfrew updates

On December 8, 2021 and March 29, 2022, Council amended the CAC Policy to implement a negotiated CAC approach for rezoning applications within the Marine Landing Intensive Employment Area in South Vancouver and Grandview-Boundary Mixed Employment Area. See the Marine Landing report  (36 MB) and Rupert and Renfrew report (2 MB) for more information.

CAC policy areas and map 

There are two types of CAC policy areas in Vancouver:

  1. Specific CAC policy areas apply to locations with their own CAC and/or public benefit policies. For all rezonings in the area-specific CAC policies, the CAC is determined through a CAC target and/or negotiated approach.
  2. For all rezonings not determined through a CAC target, the CAC is determined through a negotiated approach. 

View map of CAC target areas

CAC policy, target rates, and implementation procedures

For more on CAC policies including a list of CAC target rates, read Community Amenity Contributions Policy for Rezonings (1.7 MB)

For more on how the we administer and implement the CAC Policy, read CAC Implementation Procedures (202 KB)

For more on the negotiated approach, read our brochure Rezonings and CACs - negotiating for a more liveable city (883 KB).

Annual reports and related documents

Get background information on CACs. Select 'show more' to get details and documents. 

If you would like historical reports, email Finance.Growth@vancouver.ca.

Understand and compare

DCLs vs CACs vs Density Bonusing

View a comparison chart of Development Cost Levies, Community Amenity Contributions, and Density Bonusing.

Community Benefits from Development

Learn about the community benefits that come with new development in our neighbourhoods.

Download guide (7MB)