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

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Statement

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

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Unsafe conditions for people experiencing homelessness

A pressing human rights issue

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Right to housing in Canada

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The Right to Housing in Canada

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Statement

Canada must act to ease housing inequality

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

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Key Dates

Parliament of Canada Peace Tower with Canadian flags

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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