Canadian Human Rights Commission: The Office of the Federal Housing Advocate

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Ending violence against people experiencing homelessness starts with upholding their human rights

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Housing is a human right: The Office of the Federal Housing Advocate's 2021-2022 Annual Report to the Minister

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Housing submission tool

News release

People in Canada can now share systemic housing and homelessness experiences with the Federal Housing Advocate

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Canadian Human Rights Commission welcomes Canada’s first Federal Housing Advocate

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Right to housing in Canada


The Right to Housing in Canada

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

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Key Dates

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Marie-Josée Houle appointed as Canada's first Federal Housing Advocate

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

Government Announces Membership of the National Housing Council

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Parliament passes the National Housing Strategy Act, which establishes a requirement for a National Housing Strategy, a National Housing Council, and a Federal Housing Advocate.

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