On Tuesday, November 22, 2011 there will be a rally in Toronto for National Housing Day
The rally will take place at St. James Park at the corner of Queen St. East and Jarvis, and will run from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
"Between 150,000 and 300,000 people are homeless in Canada, and millions more are living in inadequate or unaffordable housing. And 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 at noon at St. James Park/Occupy Toronto for a rally to call for a national housing strategy 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.
Endorsed by: the Stop the Cuts Network, the Dream Team, and the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario."
- From the Housingworkers.ca website
For more information, contact [email protected]