TORONTO, ONTARIO — So that more Canadians have access to a safe and affordable place to call home, the Government of Canada is taking further steps to recognize and progressively realize a human rights-based approach to housing.
Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development (Housing and Urban Affairs), today launched a consultation period on the human rights-based approach to housing.
The consultations will seek the views of provinces and territories, municipalities, experts in the legal and human rights fields, housing experts and stakeholders, Indigenous peoples, those with lived experience of housing need and homelessness and all Canadians. One of the main results will be the drafting of a bill to introduce new legislation that would maintain a National Housing Strategy for now and the future.
All Canadians are encouraged to share their thoughts and add their voice to a national conversation on a human rights-based approach to housing, and new legislation. For more information, to read the discussion paper and to provide feedback, visit www.placetocallhome.ca.
The Government of Canada believes that all Canadians deserve access to housing that meets their needs and that they can afford. That is why Canada’s first-ever National Housing Strategy includes bold targets to cut homelessness in half and remove 530,000 families from housing need over the next 10 years.