Tools & Resources: Join our collective voices across Canada to call for the right to housing!


We have an affordable housing and homelessness crisis in Canada and the government is doing little to fix it. As the October 2015 federal election approaches, use and share these tools & resources in your local campaigns and advocacy efforts to send a strong message to all political parties: we want a national housing strategy now!

More information on what we are calling for:
Right to Housing – take action!
Vote Housing For All Network

Campaign logo:
Download the Vote Housing For All logo (right click and choose “save image as”) in English or French/Français

Social media hashtags:
#votehousing4all (English)
#logementundroit (Français)

Resources for the elections:
Housing For All – news & resources
Alliance to End Homelessness Ottawa – federal elections tips & resources
Canadian Association of Community Health Centres – report card & petition
Federation of Canadian Municipalities – petition & policy tracker & election toolkit
Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario – one page info sheet & national poll press release & report card on party platforms
Call for Housing – campaign page & petition
Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada/Vote Co-op Housing – campaign tools
College of Family Physicians of Canada – report card on each party’s stance on homelessness
Homeless Hub – election guide & party platforms on housing
The Housing Fix (The Tyee) – investigative media project on housing + party platforms summary + election candidates look-up tool
FRAPRU – bulletin de fin de campagne

Visual tools on affordable housing and homelessness in Canada:
Infographic: Homelessness in Canada by the numbers (Homeless Hub)
Infographic: Affordable housing for Ontario (a series of infographics by ONPHA)
Infographic: Did you know: Canada is only G8 country without national housing strategy (CACHC)
Infographic: Affordable Housing in Canada (CPJ)
Infographic: Urban Aboriginal homelessness in Canada (Homeless Hub)
Infographic: The real cost of homelessness (Homeless Hub)
Infographic: Housing and mental health – .pdf version / .jpg version page 1 & page 2 (CAMH)
Infographic info sheet: Housing For All (CHRA)
Infographic/statistics: The state of housing in Canada (CHRA)
Infographic/statistics: Average cost of rental housing across Canada (RentSeeker)
Infographic/statistics: Why Canada Needs a National Housing Strategy (YWCA Toronto)
Infographic/statistics: Women and shelter use in Canada (YWCA Toronto)
Infographic/statistics: Canada Needs a National Housing Strategy (Campaign 2000)
Graphic: Over half of Canadians would support a political party that makes housing a priority (ONPHA)
Video: Housing For All (CHRA)
Videos: Why Housing Matters for Families / Seniors / Youth (ECOHH)
Videos: Le logement social, pour les femmes, c’est vital! (FRAPRU)

Policy briefs and reports:
Winnipeg Right to Housing Coalition – federal brief on housing
Dignity for All – national anti-poverty plan for Canada
Registered Nurses of Ontario – Why Health Matters guide to the elections
Canadian Rental Housing Index (detailed analysis of affordability and suitability of rental housing across Canada)
Canadian Observatory on Homelessness – State of Homelessness in Canada 2014 report
Vote Housing For All Network – poll on national attitudes towards affordable housing as election issue
Wellesley Institute – Health Equity Impact Assessment on housing + analysis of party platforms

Last updated: October 15, 2015.
More resources will be added as they become available – please visit again!
Contact us if you would like your federal election & housing related tool or resource to be shared on this page.

We are part of the Vote Housing For All network. Join the campaign!


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