National Housing Strategy Implementation

In 2019, Canada legally committed to the right to housing in its National Housing Strategy Act. The National Right to Housing Network (NRHN) is a group of key leaders, thinkers, experts and people with lived experience of housing precarity and homelessness, with a mission to fully realize the right to housing for all and ultimately eliminate homelessness in Canada.

We are committed to the meaningful implementation of the right to housing. We believe that the key to solving the housing crisis in Canada is to recognize it as a human rights crisis, give a meaningful voice to rights holders, engage with multiple stakeholders, identify and address systemic problems, and develop practical solutions. We know that the right to housing is not a mere policy goal or aspiration. We must address inadequate housing and homelessness as human rights violations requiring urgent and coordinated action.

Stark Truths: Indigenous Housing Realities & Solutions in Northern, Remote Communities

August 10, 2023

Stark Truths is an eye-opening exposé on the state of housing in the North, as told by Indigenous community members … More

Encampments and Charter Rights - Housing Tell Blog - NRHN

Encampments and Charter rights: Upholding the right to life, liberty and security of the person in the Waterloo Region decision

July 27, 2023

In July of 2022, the Region of Waterloo filed an application with the Superior Court of Justice to evict encampment … More

PRESS RELEASE: New Minister of Housing Presents a Renewed Opportunity to Implement Human Rights

July 27, 2023

Homelessness and housing unaffordability are two of the biggest crises facing the people and governments of Canada today. The appointment … More

What is a Rights-Based Shelter? Applying Human Rights and Gender-Sensitive Approaches in Emergency Shelters across Canada

June 27, 2023

Do you work in—or with—a shelter in Canada’s homelessness or gender-based violence sector? We want to hear from you! Take … More

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