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
CAC Target Review
In January 2023, staff have completed economic testing of CAC Targets and sent the testing results and assumptions to development stakeholders. Any changes to these rates will be brought to Council for consideration on April 11, 2023, and if approved would take effect September 30, 2023 with in-stream rate protection applicable. To review the test assumptions and findings, refer to the summary of consultant results.
CAC policy areas and map
There are two types of CAC policy areas in Vancouver:
- 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.
- For all rezonings not determined through a CAC target, the CAC is determined through a negotiated approach.
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 PDF file (1.7 MB)
For more on how the we administer and implement the CAC Policy, read CAC Implementation Procedures PDF file (202 KB)
For more on the negotiated approach, read our brochure Rezonings and CACs - negotiating for a more liveable city PDF file (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.