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Right to Housing is the law (almost)

We still need to advocate and reach politicians to make sure they know that we have a Right to Housing (R2H). Get on the email/phone/post office!Brass keys on a key chain with a wooden maple leaf.

Interesting Background Document on the R2H

  • Declare that it is the policy of the Government of Canada to recognize housing as a fundamental human right.
  • Establish that the National Housing Council will monitor progress and advise the Minister regarding the progressive realization of the right to housing.
  • Strengthen the federal Housing Advocate who will:
    • assess and advise the Federal Government on the implementation of the housing policy;
    • initiate inquiries into incidents or conditions in a community, institution, industry or economic sector;
    • monitor progress in meeting goals and timelines of the housing policy;
    • receive and investigate submissions from affected groups;
    • issue opinions about compliance with the right to housing; and
    • refer key systemic issues for accessible hearings before a Review Panel.
  • Provide for a Review Panel, made up of three members appointed from the National Housing Council, to hold hearings into selective systemic issues and submit reports and remedial recommendations to the designated federal Minister.
  • Require the Minister to respond to recommendations within 90 days.

Staying cool in a closed city – Heat Warning

How are people supposed to stay cool when the libraries, malls, restaurants and other public spaces are closed? COVID-19 has…
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Toilets – Public Health Now

Where can you go when you need to go? Here is an updated map by the folks at @totoiletcodes about…
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Libraries live! Get a virtual library card during COVID

Libraries are closed. But the new virtual library card gives you access to electronic and audio books. Right now you…
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COVID-19 outbreak at CAMH (as of April 14)

When clients and staff at CAMH test positive for COVID-19 what happens? CAMH has been updating cases, staffing, policies and…
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