The Right to Housing in Action
October 14, 2021 - Articles, News Releases

Transforming housing law and policy in Canada The National Housing Strategy Act commits the federal government to the realization of the right to adequate housing under international human rights law … More

Implementing the right to housing: Questions for your federal candidates
September 1, 2021 - Articles, News Releases

With the federal election around the corner (on September 20th, 2021) and housing emerging as a central election issue, we need to ensure that our federal candidates and leaders from … More

Two years too late: It’s high time for Canada to implement the right to housing
July 26, 2021 - Articles, News Releases

OPINION – National Newswatch by Michèle Biss and Sahar Raza As the Canadian government works to recover from the pandemic, one basic human right remains alarmingly inaccessible to more and … More

A rights-based proposal to address Canada’s arrears and evictions crisis
February 18, 2021 - News Releases

The pandemic has caused an unprecedented assault on the right to safe and secure housing in Canada. Income loss and job losses have been disproportionately experienced by women and lower … More

Searching for Canada’s first Housing Advocate who can shape the right to housing
November 30, 2020 - Articles

The federal government is currently accepting applications for Canada’s first Federal Housing Advocate, with a deadline of December 30. This provides a tight timeline to ensure candidates with technical human … More

National Housing Council appointments missing lived experience and right to housing expertise
November 23, 2020 - News Releases

The National Right to Housing Network is concerned with gaps in the recently announced National Housing Council but intends to work collaboratively to progressively realize the right to housing in Canada.     Yesterday, the Government of Canada took the next step in implementing its … More

We’re hiring: Communications & Marketing Advisor
October 5, 2020 - Articles

Join our team! One-year term contract / Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness & National Right to Housing Network Are you looking for meaningful work promoting an end to homelessness and … More

Advocates Urge Independent Oversight and Human Rights Hearings in Forthcoming Legislation
November 26, 2018 - News Releases

On the first anniversary of Canada’s National Housing Strategy important questions remain about the federal implementation of the Right to Housing. CALGARY (November 26, 2018) –  Canada will fall short … More

Why are people destitute in Canada?
August 14, 2018 - News Releases

A group of over 170 organizations and prominent individuals have signed an open letter to Justin Trudeau — urging the government to follow up on its national housing strategy commitment to ensure “the right of every Canadian to access adequate housing.” 

Coalition urges federal government to table bill declaring housing a human right
August 14, 2018 - News Releases

The federal Liberal government needs to make good on its promise to declare housing a “fundamental human right” under Canadian law as part of its forthcoming national housing strategy, advocates for affordable housing said Tuesday.