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

2021 annual inflationary adjustment

On June 23, 2021, Council approved rate adjustments to CAC Targets based on the annual inflationary index. See Table 1 in the CAC Policy (1.6 MB) for more information.

Update to Little Mountain, SEFC CAC targets

On July 23, 2020, Council approved updated CAC targets for Little Mountain and Southeast False Creek took effect September 30, 2020, with in-stream rate protection for submitted rezoning applications.

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. 

Map of CAC policy 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 (1.6 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)