November 22 rally for National Housing Day!

National Housing Day Rally and march
Tuesday, November 22nd
12pm-1:30pm
meet at St. James Park (Occupy Toronto site) at King St. East & Jarvis

march to Attorney General of Canada at 130 King St. West

Tuesday November 22, is National Housing Day. Between 150,000– 300,000 people are homeless in Canada, and millions more are living in inadequate or unaffordable housing. Any yet, Canada is the only major industrialized country without a national housing program.  Aboriginal peoples, racialized communities, people with disabilities, women, seniors and other marginalized groups are disproportionately affected by housing insecurity. On National Housing Day join the Right to Housing Coalition for a rally to demand a national housing strategy and to support the Charter challenge to end homelessness.

The Right to Housing Coalition (R2H) is a group of people facing homelessness, advocates, service providers, and organizations, working together for the right to housing. In May 2010 four individuals and the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation filed a court case against the Ontario and federal governments, asking the court to recognize that, by making policies that cause and perpetuate homelessness, the governments have violated the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. R2H has provided ongoing support to the legal challenge through research, public forums and other events, and has participated in the national days of action for housing as part of the Red Tent campaign (http://redtents.org )

Endorsed by: Voices from the Street, Toronto Disaster Relief Committee, TCH Tenants Speakers Bureau, Stop the Cuts Network, Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul, Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario, Occupy Toronto, FORWARD, the Dream Team, Toronto CAS and the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario. Please contact righttohousingcoalition@gmail.com to endorse the action or for more information.

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