Canadian Human Rights Commission: Housing

Right to housing in Canada


The Right to Housing in Canada

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a house held in the hands of a person


Canada must uphold the rights of persons experiencing homelessness

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Houses on the coast line of Ulukhaktok Northwest Territories in Canada. Housing Rights


A Fundamental Human Right: CHRC Welcomes National Housing Strategy Legislation 

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The Federal Housing Advocate promotes and protects the right to housing in Canada. 

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Parliament of Canada Peace Tower with Canadian flags

Upcoming Federal Housing Advocate will be appointed by the Governor in Council

Row of houses with Canadian flag waving in the town of Inuvik Northwest Territories in Canada. Housing rights

Upcoming National Housing Strategy Act will come into force on a day to be set by the Governor in Council

Rear view portrait of young couple standing outside admiring their new home. Housing rights

Parliament passes the National Housing Strategy Act

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