National Housing Day Rally (Toronto): housing is a human right!

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 17:00 to 18:00

We have a housing and homelessness crisis in Canada. November 21: We will be heard.

HOUSING IS A HUMAN RIGHT!
Speak up for an end to the housing crisis!
Speak out for an end to homelessness!

The Toronto rally is part of National Housing Day actions taking place across Canada to send a message to the Federal government that we are calling for a national housing strategy and a stop to the cuts now!

For more information or to endorse the rally as a group or organization: righttohousingcoalition@gmail.com.
Don’t forget to join us at our Right to Housing Forum after the rally!
You can download (and print!) pdf version of flyer here:
poster (8.5″ x 11″)
half-sized flyers (change the settings to print 2 to a page before printing)

In Canada, we have 150,000 to 300,000 people who are visibly homeless, plus 450,000 to 900,000 people who are among the "hidden homeless."

The homelessness crisis may soon get even worse.

In Canada, 365,000 low income households are at risk of losing their homes because the Federal government refuses to renew subsidies for social housing. Meanwhile, the waiting list for social housing continues to grow: there are over 165,000 households on the waiting list in Ontario alone.

In 2009, Miloon Kothari, the UN Special Rapporteur on Housing, called the housing and homelessness crisis in Canada a “national emergency.” Yet, Canada remains the only G8 nation in the world without a national housing strategy, and our government continues to cut funding to housing and homelessness programs.

Join us on November 21 as we raise our voices collectively to say enough is enough!
Stop the cuts!
We need a national housing strategy now!

Yonge-Dundas Square
1 Dundas St. East
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 22.3956" N, 79° 22' 50.3004" W
Ontario CA
Helen

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