Resources

This is our library of resources and research including international and Canadian reports, videos, webinars and backgrounders on the implementation of the right to housing.

Backgrounder & FAQ

For infomation about NRHN and it’s goals, please download our PDF Backgrounder

Fact Sheets and Articles

The Right to Housing 101 – What it means, what it doesn’t, and what it looks like in the Canadian context

Article: “Housing Rights: Ottawa takes a historic step forward,” Bruce Porter and Elizabeth McIsaac, (Literary review of Canada: November 2019).

Videos

Webinar: “The Road to the Right to Housing In Canada: How did we get here? What’s next?”

Hosted by the Right to Housing Coalition and the Right to Housing Toronto, this webinar looks at where we’ve been in the right to housing in Canada, and where we need to go next.

View the webinar recording

CAEH18 Keynote Address by UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing

UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing speaks about the importance of the right to housing at the National Conference on Ending Homelessness, Hamilton, Nov. 6, 2018

CAEH18 Keynote Address by UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing

UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing speaks about the importance of the right to housing at the National Conference on Ending Homelessness, Hamilton, Nov. 6, 2018

Webinar: “How a Housing First approach fits with a human rights approach to housing.

Hosted on September 13, 2018, by EENet (Evidence Exchange Network for Mental Health and Addictions) and the Ontario Housing First Regional Network Community of Interest (OHFRN-CoI), this webinar looks at:

  • A rights-based approach for the National Housing Strategy;
  • How Housing First fits with this approach;
  • How to get the rights-based approach into legislation.

View the webinar recording | view the presentation slides.

Obligations & recommendations for Canada under International Human Rights Law

Report of the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing: Guidelines for the Implementation of the Right to Housing

Website of the UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing – Why housing as a human right?

Open Letter – UN Special Rapporteur on Housing – June 22, 2018

Report of the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, and on the right to non-discrimination in this context

Universal Periodic Review 2018 – Canada

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