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A Responsibility of all Governments: Protecting the right to housing in Canada
May 9, 2022 - Articles, News Releases

The National Right to Housing Network partnered up with the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA) to produce a series of pamphlets reviewing the barriers and opportunities to advancing … More


Planning and Development Tools: Protecting the right to housing in Canada
April 28, 2022 - Articles, News Releases

The National Right to Housing Network partnered up with CERA to produce a series of pamphlets reviewing the barriers and opportunities to advancing the right to housing in Canada through policy. … More


What Budget 2022 means for the right to housing in Canada 
April 13, 2022 - Articles, News Releases

Though Budget 2022 is referred to as the “housing budget,” it certainly isn’t a right to housing budget—and that means already-marginalized folks will continue to bear the brunt of Canada’s … More


What is the “financialization” of housing? Statements before the federal Standing Committee on Finance
April 1, 2022 - Articles, News Releases

Since January 2022, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance has been studying inflation in the current Canadian economy. Over a series of meetings, they have heard from expert … More


10 days of what the #right2housing means for you
February 15, 2022 - Articles, News Releases

With the appointment of Canada’s inaugural Federal Housing Advocate, the National Right to Housing Network launched a 10-day social media campaign on what the #right2housing means for you.  During these … More


Canada appoints the long-awaited Federal Housing Advocate amid a worsening housing crisis
February 4, 2022 - Articles, News Releases

Today, housing and human rights advocates across the country celebrate Canada’s appointment of the long-awaited Federal Housing Advocate, Marie-Josée Houle—but over two years since the role was created via the … More


Happy National (Right to) Housing Day!
November 22, 2021 - Articles, News Releases

November 22 is National Housing Day, but today, we are joining our partners in instead honouring National Right to Housing Day, to highlight that housing is a human right for … More


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