Senior Manager, Innovation, CMHC
Brigit Knecht is the Senior Manager of the Housing Supply Challenge at the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. The Housing Supply Challenge is a Government of Canada initiative that asks Canadian innovators to propose solutions that reduce barriers to housing supply in Canada. Prior to joining CMHC’s Innovation division, Brigit held a number of positions in the Government of Canada working on Smart Cities, Indigenous economic development, Arctic policy, and Cultural policy issues. Brigit also maintains an active schedule as a professional violinist performing with symphony orchestras and chamber groups across Canada. She holds a PhD in arts policy from the University of Calgary, and a Master of Music degree from Yale University.