National Housing Day rally and march!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 17:00 to 18:30

Tuesday November 22, is National Housing Day. 

Between 150,000- 300,000 people are homeless in Canada, and millions more are living in inadequate or unaffordable housing. And yet, Canada is the only major industrialized country without a national housing program. Aboriginal peoples, racialized communities, people with disabilities, women, seniors and other marginalized groups are disproportionately affected by housing insecurity. 

On National Housing Day join the Right to Housing Coalition for a rally to demand a national housing strategy and to support the Charter challenge to end homelessness.

The Right to Housing Coalition (R2H) is a group of people facing homelessness, advocates, service providers, and organizations, working together for the right to housing. In May 2010 four individuals and the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation filed a court case against the Ontario and federal governments, asking the court to recognize that, by making policies that cause and perpetuate homelessness, the governments have violated the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. R2H has provided ongoing support to the legal challenge through research, public forums and other events, and has participated in the national days of action for housing as part of the Red Tent campaign ( http://redtents.org )

 

St. James Park (Occupy Toronto site)
King st. East and Jarvis march to Attorney General of Canada at 130 King st. West
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 1.6596" N, 79° 22' 18.9264" W
Ontario CA

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