National Day of Action – Events Across Canada

These events and actions are happening across the country on November 21st as part of a national day of action calling for a national housing strategy and a stop to the cuts now!
Can’t be there in person? You can send a message to your MP and join our call!
On social media? Nov 21st hashtag: #right2housing (et #logementundroit en français)

Montreal & Ottawa:

Action organized by FRAPRU:
Harper, Couillard… Le logement est un droit: On déménage devant chez vous!
Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm
Locations:
À Ottawa: sur la rue Wellington, entre les rues Elgin et Metcalf.
À St-Félicien: devant le 501-1209, boul. du Sacré-Coeur.
For more details, please visit this page
View press release here
FRAPRU will be using #logementundroit hashtag on social media

Toronto:

Rally organized by the Right to Housing (R2H) Coalition:
Time: 12pm-1pm
Location: Yonge-Dundas Square
For more details, please visit this page
View event poster here
View press release here
For more information about the rally and R2H Coalition: righttohousingcoalition@gmail.com

Coming from Jane/Finch/Steeles/York University area? Free shuttle bus, pick-up at 11am outside of 35 Shoreham Dr. (see map here – just east of Jane, south of Steeles). Look for the yellow school bus! Return trip after the forum, pick-up at 5:15pm at the top of James St. (next to the church).

Banners will also be dropped from the building fronts of several downtown social service organizations – including Street Health, Fred Victor Centre, and Casey House – to send a message to the Federal government that we need a national housing strategy now!
For more information about the banner drop:
lynda@streethealth.ca

Thunder Bay:

Rally organized by The Housing and Homelessness Coalition and Poverty Free Thunder Bay:
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: McGillivary Square, in front of City Hall
For more information:      
Anne Ostrom – Co-Chair, Housing and Homelessness Coalition
(807) 625-2942 / anneostrom@thunderbay.ca

Winnipeg:

Call to Action organized by Winnipeg Right to Housing Coalition:
Sarah Cooper, PhD Student at the University of Illinois – Chicago will present research on:
What the Expiring Social Housing Operating Agreements mean for Manitoba
A Panel of community and political representatives will respond to the paper, followed by audience discussion.
TIme: 1:30-3:00pm
Location: West End Commons (641 St. Matthews Avenue)
View event poster here
For more information:
coordinator@righttohousing.ca

Saskatoon:

For information on the leafleting/postering/social media action, please contact Saskatoon Anti Poverty Coalition and Passion for Action Against Homelessness:
antipoverty@sasktel.net

Edmonton:

Rally organized by the Edmonton Coalition on Housing and Homelessness:
Time: 12:15pm
Location:
Centennial Plaza (on the south side of the Milner Library)
See more details here
View event poster here

Vancouver:

For information, please contact Social Housing Alliance:
info@socialhousingbc.com

Whitehorse:

Action organized by the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition:
Bring a cardboard box and a marker if you can – we’ll build houses in solidarity with people across the country!
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Yukon Legislature
View event poster here
For more information:
(867) 334-9317 / yukonantipovertycoalition@gmail.com

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One thought on “National Day of Action – Events Across Canada

  1. Even victims of abuse can’t get shelter accommodation there is no social housing and victims are put on the street. The legal system does not help to ensure that immigrants have their rights when the government cut legal aid programs and the victims rights to be treated with respect, the healthcare system in Canada sucks when it comes to victims rights to treatment, and the government are not eliminating abuse against women and children because they condone it by not providing services they need to enable them to enjoy the rest of the life. Many like me I am sure end up with PTSD and cancer, are parentally alienated from their children and cannot have them stay with them. Immigrants in Canada are subjected to abuse because of the government who do not abide within orders of the court and cut off civil and human rights.

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