“Adequate housing is a fundamental human right that is recognized in international law, including the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, to which Canada is a party. Yet the fact remains that 1.7 million people in Canada are living in homes that are inadequate or unaffordable. Another 25,000 Canadians are chronically homeless. This is unacceptable in a country … Continue reading OLD NEWS: Housing as a fundamental human right & national housing legislation
On any given night in Calgary, roughly 3,000 people are homeless. Many of those who experience homelessness suffer from physical and mental health challenges including addiction and trauma. In 2008, the city launched a 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness. While it didn’t achieve its ultimate goal, it did lead to a 32 per cent … Continue reading The toughest cases of homelessness: Is there a way out?
The plan would see an annual investment of about $5 Billion per year for ten years. The authors say their plan would actually be less expensive that current federal plans on the books and would help more people. Continue reading Canada can solve homelessness by 2030