Happy National Housing Day 2012, Canada! November 22 is recognized by the federal government, and in communities across Canada, as a day to mark the importance of affordable housing in the health and lives of individual Canadians and in the population and economic health of the entire country.
National Housing Day traces its roots to November 22, 1998, when 14 Mayors of Canada’s biggest cities adopted the Disaster Declaration from the Toronto Disaster Relief Committee and called on federal, provincial and territorial governments to take action to provide emergency relief for people who are homeless, and to work together to create a national housing plan.
For National Housing Day 2012, the Wellesley Institute has published a flipsheet on three important things all Canadians should know:
First, Canada has no national housing plan, and federal housing investments continue to erode…
Second, precarious housing and homelessness remains deep and persistent in every part of Canada, and has a big impact on individual and population health.
Third, there are smart and successful housing solutions in communities across Canada that can be adapted and replicated throughout the country.
Download our flipsheet: National Housing Day 2012