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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.

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The United Nations (UN) Committee on the Rights of the Child Concluding Observations
PDF | Published: 2022

The United Nations (UN) Committee on the Rights of the Child

The United Nations (UN) Committee on the Rights of the Child called on the Canadian government to address the ways children’s rights continue to be neglected, especially where Indigenous and racialized children, children in poverty, and children with disabilities are concerned. 

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National Housing Strategy Act: S.C. 2019, c. 29, s. 313
Website | Published: 2019

Government of Canada

This is the first legislation of its kind to implement the Canadian federal government’s commitment to the realization of the right to adequate housing under international human rights law and put in place novel mechanisms through which this right is to be realized through a new “rights-based approach.”

Implementing the Right to Housing in Canada
Expanding the National Housing Strategy
PDF | Published: 2021

The National Right to Housing Network (NRHN): Michele Biss; Sahar Raza

This paper breaks down the elements of a rights-based housing strategy as outlined in international human rights law—and offers an analysis of Canada’s current housing strategy according to these international standards.

General Comment No. 4: The Right to Adequate Housing (Art. 11 (1) of the Covenant)
PDF | Published: 1991

UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR)

The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) recognizes “the right of everyone to an adequate standard of living for himself and his family, including adequate food, clothing and housing, and to the continuous improvement of living conditions”.

Website | Published: ND

Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)

The Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO) works for the advancement of human rights and justice in housing for low- income Ontarians through legal advice & representation, law reform, community organizing, training and education.

Public Interest Law Centre
Website | Published: ND

Public Interest Law Centre (PILC)

The Public Interest Law Centre represents groups and individuals on issues affecting the environment, human rights, Indigenous Peoples, consumers and low-income persons. They work to assist those who are far too often silenced in legal and public policy debates by providing high quality, evidence based advocacy.

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