Through the National Housing Strategy, the Government took steps toward realizing a human rights-based approach to housing, including committing to establish the following initiatives: the tabling of New Legislation, the Federal Housing Advocate, National Housing Council, the Community Based Tenant Initiative, and Public Engagement Campaign. This was a commitment that is in line with Canada’s obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
The Government launched public consultations with Canadians to seek feedback on its human rights-based approach to housing, which will draw upon the diverse knowledge and expertise of thought leaders in the housing and social sector, and those with lived experience of housing need and homelessness.
Organizations across the country have developed submissions to this consultation. They include the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario and Canada Without Poverty. To provide a submission, or learn more, click here