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National Consultation underway on human rights-based approach to housing

May 3, 2018

In November 2017, the Canadian government launched the first ever National Housing Strategy in Canada. As a part of this strategy, the federal government made a commitment to working towards a human rights-based approach to housing. A key component of the rights-based approach proposed focuses on meeting the housing needs of the most vulnerable groups across Canada. The government is now undertaking a public consultation on this proposed approach. As part of this consultation, the government also developed a discussion paper.

We know all too well the links between housing, homelessness and violence against women and the significant barrier that housing is to women’s safety. We believe that this is an opportunity to offer input and feedback on the core principles guiding the government’s rights-based approach as well as help shape the key initiatives. We want to ensure that the National Housing Strategy responds to the diverse needs and experiences of women experiencing violence.

WomanACT will be developing a submission in response to this consultation and is welcoming input and ideas on the core principles and some key initiatives included in the strategy.

If you are a community agency or interested community member who would like to share your thoughts and feedback on how a rights-based approach to housing can be realized in Canada, please contact us. 

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