Implementing the human right to housing in Canada’s national housing strategy

The federal government announced a National Housing Strategy based on Canada’s obligations under international human rights law to implement the right to housing.

The government is currently seeking feedback on how the National Housing Strategy (NHS) can embed this “rights-based approach” to housing in legislation. In the early stages of these consultations, 

This document was developed by Bruce Porter of Social Rights Advocacy Centre and Emily Paradis, reflects a consensus on key principles arrived at by civil society representatives at the first Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation consultation roundtable held in Ottawa on April 19, 2018. It builds upon two ideas papers that can be found at:

The authors are grateful to Maytree for financial support for this work.

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