Right to Housing Forum: September 30th

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We have an affordable housing and homelessness crisis in Canada and the government is doing little to fix it. The Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO) and the Right to Housing Coalition are joining groups and individuals across Canada in a national week of action. Make affordable housing an election issue and vote housing for all!

Join us for our Right to Housing Forum to talk about the affordable housing and homelessness crisis in the context of housing as a right.

SPEAKERS:
Leilani Farha, United Nations Special Rapporteur on adequate housing
Alex Neve, Secretary General, Amnesty International Canada
Christa Big Canoe, Legal Advocacy Director, Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto

COMMENTATORS:
Mike Creek, Working for Change
Cheyanne Ratnam, What’s The Map: Mobilizing Newcomer Homeless Youth

MODERATOR:
Angela Robertson, Central Toronto Community Health Centres

THIS EVENT IS FREE! ALL WELCOME!

Date: Wednesday, September 30th from 6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Ryerson University, Library Building, 350 Victoria St., Room 72
The forum will also be broadcast live online here.

Wheelchair accessible and ASL interpretation provided.
Invite your friends and share our Facebook event page here.
Downloads: poster (pdf) / flyer (pdf)

Co-sponsored by the Unifor-Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy at Ryerson University.

As the October 2015 federal election approaches, send a strong message to all political parties: we want a national housing strategy now! This event is part of a national week of action, Sep 23rd-30th. For more information: https://righttohousing.wordpress.com/take-action.
Use the hashtag #votehousing4all

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4 thoughts on “Right to Housing Forum: September 30th

  1. When the Honourable Mr. Harper visited China, he left a potent message with the dignitaries there. He said the insignia of a civilized nation lies in the care and provision given to the underprivileged. Admittedly, Canada is a very civilized nation the ethnic value of which is founded on Christian doctrines. However, we still have a lot of holes in our system that need improvement and AFFORDABLE HOUSING is one of them.

  2. Even victims of abuse are put on the street in Canada due to the lack of assistance by community and social services and the municipal government. I live in Ontario and have been living co dependently for 16 years on Ontario Disability and paying storage rather than getting housed. It is disgusting being an immigrant from the United Kingdom living in Canada when the government do not respect fundamental basic human rights or victims rights to be treated with respect. I am suffering with Post traumatic stress as a result of these ongoing human rights abuses

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