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The Right to Housing in Canada: Backgrounder and Fact Sheet
PDF | Published: 2020

The National Right to Housing Network (NRHN)

This backgrounder outlines the goals of the National Right to Housing Network and an overview of what the right to housing means in Canada.
The Right to Housing 101
PDF | Published: 2020

The National Right to Housing Network (NRHN)

The Right to Housing 101 -What it means, what it doesn’t, and what it looks like in the Canadian context.
National Housing Strategy Act: S.C. 2019, c. 29, s. 313
Website | Published: 2019

Government of Canada

This is the first legislation of its kind to implement the Canadian federal government’s commitment to the realization of the right to adequate housing under international human rights law and put in place novel mechanisms through which this right is to be realized through a new “rights-based approach.”
Implementing the Right to Housing in Canada
Expanding the National Housing Strategy
PDF | Published: 2021

The National Right to Housing Network (NRHN): Michele Biss; Sahar Raza

This paper breaks down the elements of a rights-based housing strategy as outlined in international human rights law—and offers an analysis of Canada’s current housing strategy according to these international standards.
General Comment No. 4: The Right to Adequate Housing (Art. 11 (1) of the Covenant)
CESCR
PDF | Published: 1991

UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR)

The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) recognizes “the right of everyone to an adequate standard of living for himself and his family, including adequate food, clothing and housing, and to the continuous improvement of living conditions”.
Claiming the Right to Housing Across Canada
Workshop Resources
Website | Published: 2022

The National Right to Housing Network (NRHN)
Centre for Equality Rights in Accomodation (CERA)

TRAC encourages you to communicate with your landlord in writing. If you ever have to go to dispute resolution, your evidence of written correspondence could be the difference between winning and losing your hearing. TRAC offers a variety of templates for you to use and edit based on your specific situation.
10 days of what the #right2housing means for you
Website | Published: 2022

The National Right to Housing Network (NRHN)

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. Learn about the key components of what is considered adequate housing, some of the systemic barriers that directly impact individuals and groups that are already marginalized, and more.
What is the “financialization” of housing?
Statements before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance
Website | Published: 2022

The National Right to Housing Network (NRHN)

Hear from the NRHN’s Sahar Raza and former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing, Leilani Farha as they speak about the financialization of housing before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance.
Right to Housing in Toronto: Rights Reviews
Website | Published: 2020-2022

Right to Housing Toronto (R2HTO)

Here you will find rights reviews from the Right to Housing Toronto about increasing affordable housing stock; access to justice for the right to housing; safety and maintenance; implementing the right to housing in Toronto’s shelter system; aligning the city of Toronto’s eviction prevention Strategies with the right to housing; and upholding the right to housing in Toronto’s encampments.
Comparing Canada’s Provincial Residential Tenancies Acts
PDF | Published: 2016-01-06

Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO), Carmen Charles

This document highlights a comparison of provincial residential tenancies legislations across Canada. It is a useful tool for understanding the legal obligations of both landlords and tenants with respect to repairs and maintenance issues.

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