Housing is more than 4 walls and a roof. It's where people and families thrive and children learn and grow. Housing helps us stay employed, do better in school and access community services. A safe and secure home gives us the stability we need to face life’s challenges and enables us to participate fully in society. Having a home isn’t just a basic need — it is essential to our health and well-being.
Despite its importance, many people in Canada don’t have a safe and stable place to call home. This National Housing Day, we recognize that housing matters and that we all have a role in ensuring that more people have the dignity and safety of a home.
We can’t do this alone. We need to work together — across sectors and across orders of government — to find new, innovative solutions to housing challenges.