Affordable housing

In from the margins: a call to action on poverty, housing and homelessness

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Resource Language: 
English
Translated Title: 
Pauvreté, logement, itinérance : les trois fronts de la lutte contre l’exclusion
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Online
Author: 
The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology
Publisher: 
Parliament of Canada
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Ottawa ON

Senate report based on the testimony from a myriad of expert witnesses, site visits, roundtables and from those living in poverty and homelessness. Concludes that "far too many Canadians living in cities live below any measure of the poverty line; that too many people struggle to find and maintain affordable housing; and that an increasing number of Canadians are homeless". Finds that despite the thoughtful efforts and many promising practices of governments’, the private sector, and community organizations, that are helping many Canadians, the system that is intended to lift people out of poverty is substantially broken, often entraps people in poverty, and needs an overhaul. Includes 72 recommendations for action on poverty and homelessness.

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Available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Women’s Housing Equality Network

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Groups Served: 
All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Advocacy

A national organization working on women's housing issues in Canada. Includes representatives from every province and territory. WHEN has been working since 2003 to improve poor women's housing conditions across the country.  WHEN aims to put women's housing and homelessness issues on political, legal and policy agendas across Canada. Using a human rights framework, they  advocate for policies and programs that will improve women's access to housing that is safe, secure, stable and affordable.

Primary Telephone: 
613.233.8618
Email Address: 
nwg@equalityrights.org
Fax Number: 
416.352.5507
Street Address: 
200 Maclaren Street
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K2P 0L6
Country: 
Canada

Precarious housing in Canada

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Wellesley Institute
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Research and policy report with a gender analysis that sets out a pragmatic, five-point plan for improving the health of the millions of Canadians who are living in substandard, over-crowded and unaffordable homes – plus those who are living without any housing at all.

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Order Information: 
Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Project Genesis

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Advocacy
Community education/development
Housing
Information provision and referral

Deeply rooted in Cote-des-Neiges, Project Genesis connects individual services with community organizing to bring concrete improvements to people's lives.

Primary Telephone: 
514-738-2036
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
514-738-6385
Street Address: 
4735 Cote Ste Catherine Road
City: 
Montreal
Province: 
Québec
Postal/ZIP Code: 
H3W 1M1
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