A social safety net to ensure that every individual has enough to live on should be standard in a liberal democracy. Canada had such a social safety net, until it was abolished nearly 25 years ago.
right to housing
A federal-provincial-territorial (FPT) framework agreement on housing was signed on April 10 in Toronto. It supports the Trudeau government's National Housing Strategy, which was released last fall.
FRAPRU organized a week of occupation across Quebec to demand recognition of the right to housing and increases in government funding for social housing.
In a decision announced Tuesday, the B.C. Supreme Court refused to grant the Province of B.C. an injunction against SuperIntent City campers.
Nick Falvo examines the emergence of homelessness in Canada as a pressing public policy area in the 1980s, discussing the growth of homelessness, policy responses and advocacy.
As the new federal government works on this year's budget, several housing advocates draw attention to the urgent need for the implementation of a national housing program in Canada.
In 2008, Calgary became the first Canadian municipality to publicly commit to "ending homelessness." Read on for more points about ending homelessness in Canada.
Nov 20, 2015
Church of the Holy Trinity
10 Trinity Square Superior Court of Justice (outside), 361 University Ave.Toronto , ON
Canada43° 39' 17.5572" N, 79° 22' 53.292" W
Join the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario and the Right to Housing Coalition in Toronto for a march and People's Assembly on Friday November 20 to mark National Housing Day!
With a potential partner at the federal level, the possibility for progress exists, but housing activists must redouble their efforts to put an end to poor housing in Winnipeg and across Canada.
Efforts to enumerate persons experiencing homeless have generally been spotty, but it is reasonable to assert that homelessness in Canada saw substantial growth in the 1980s and 1990s.