The human rights approach to housing

Join this webinar to explore how a Housing First approach fits with a human rights approach to housing.

Date: Thursday September 13, 2018

Time: 1:00 − 2:30 PM (EDT)

Learn about:

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

About this webinar

The Human Rights-Based Approach to Housing Team, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, recently released a discussion paper, "A Human Rights-based Approach to Housing" (2018). This webinar will highlight the feedback that the Ontario Housing First Regional Network Community of Interest provided to the discussion paper.

Presenters will also discuss their views on the rights-based approach to housing and how  it fits with the Housing First approach.

Participants from different communities are encouraged to attend and share their stories about implementing Housing First for persons experiencing chronic homelessness.

Register for this webinar or download the flyer.

About the presenters

Kenneth Hale, Director of Legal Services, Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario

Emily Paradis, Independent researcher, and instructor, Urban Studies, University of Toronto

Bruce Porter, Executive Director of the Social Rights Advocacy Centre

The moderators

Tim Aubry, Professor, School of Psychology & Senior Researcher, Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services, University of Ottawa; and OHFRN-COI Co-lead

Geoff Nelson, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University; and OHFRN-COI Co-lead; and OHFRN-COI Co-lead

About the Ontario Housing First Regional Network Community of Interest

This community of interest aims to assist communities across Ontario to develop, evaluate, and improve Housing First (HF) programs based on the Pathways model tested, adapted, and shown to be effective in the At Home / Chez Soi Demonstration Project. For more information, visit 


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