Canada can take practical and pragmatic steps to avoid falling farther behind other countries when it comes to poverty, poor health and housing insecurity. That’s the message that the Wellesley Institute’s Director of Affordable Housing and Social Innovation, Michael Shapcott, will deliver to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities during its public hearings in Toronto on June 2, 2009. Key components of a national campaign to reduce poverty are a national housing plan built from the community up, a national initiative to strengthen the social (third) sector, a national community health plan and a national campaign to reduce health inequalities.
Read the Wellesley Institute submission to the HUMA committee here .
See the latest status report on federal housing funding here .