Housing is a cornerstone of sustainable and inclusive communities. Each year, National Housing Day is held on November 22. It’s a day to recognize the important work done by housing partners across Canada to improve access to housing for everyone in Canada
This year, COVID-19 has reminded us of the importance of access to safe and affordable housing. Some of those hit hardest by the pandemic are our most vulnerable populations. This includes people experiencing or at risk of homelessness, and people living in group housing, such as seniors, women and children fleeing domestic violence, and people with disabilities.
The Black, Indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC) and LGBTQ2S communities have also been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. The pandemic has exposed the fact that they continue to face unique challenges in accessing safe and affordable – and equitable – housing.
Now, more than ever, National Housing Day is an opportunity to reflect on the work that still needs to be done. As our communities recover from the pandemic, we need to ensure that everyone in Canada has access to affordable and equitable housing.
Join the conversation, download the toolkit and share why housing matters – during COVID-19. And, help raise awareness of the importance of safe, affordable and inclusive housing for everyone in Canada.
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