Reclaiming the National Housing Strategy

In 2019, the National Housing Strategy Act cemented Canada’s commitment to implement housing as a fundamental human right throughout all its programs, policies, and budgetary decisions. Yet in the 3 years the Act has been in place, the Canadian government has not revised the National Housing Strategy to comply with this obligation and has been failing to uphold housing as a human right in this country.
In fact, the housing crisis has only gotten worse. Canada has failed to meet the housing needs of far too many people across Canada, but especially Indigenous peoples and disadvantaged communities such as racialized, 2SLGBTQAI+, low-income, and new migrant households, people with disabilities, rural and remote communities, and particularly women and gender-diverse people within all these groups, who continue to bear the brunt of our country’s deepening housing crisis.
This needs to change.



The National Housing Strategy urgently needs to be revised with a human rights-based lens.

Add your name to send a letter to:

  • The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau
  • The Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, Ahmed Hussen
  • The Minister of Finance, Chrystia Freeland
  • The Federal Standing Committee on Finance
  • The Federal Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities
  • MP and Housing Critic, Jenny Kwan (New Democratic Party)
  • MP and Housing Critic, Mike Morris (Green Party)
  • MP and Housing Critic, Denis Trudel (Bloc Québécois)
  • Your local MP

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