October 27, 2016
Campaign 2000 is endorsing the National Housing Day of Action on Nov. 18 – an initiative of The Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO).
In 2015, an estimated 235,000 people experienced homelessness across Canada (with one in every seven shelter users being a child). Over 730,000 renter households spent more than 50% of their income on rent putting them at risk of homelessness. In its 2015 Annual Report Card, C2000 urged the government to develop a comprehensive national housing strategy reflective of the needs of local communities and First Nations in partnership with provinces, territories, municipalities, First Nations, the non-profit sector and the private sector.
The Canadian government has promised to fix the affordable housing crisis with Canada’s first ever National Housing Strategy to be announced on Nov. 22.
ACTO is organizing a Toronto march for the right to housing on Nov. 18, 12 p.m. at Queen’s Park to ensure our National Housing Strategy will guarantee everyone the right to safe, adequate, and affordable housing.
Find out more about the event and register now.