What's New in the Community Housing Sector
On September 29, the CHRA hosted the annual Housing on the Hill Day in a virtual format. Almost 40 MPs met with housing delegates across Canada to discuss issues that matter most to the community housing and homelessness sector.
The day kicked off with a Thought Leaders Panel with Carole Saab, CEO, Federation of Canadian Municipalities; Leilani Farha, Global Director, Making the Shift, and former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing; Jenny Kwan, Member of Parliament, Vancouver East, and NDP Critic for Housing; and Jocelyn Formsma, Executive Director, National Association of Friendship Centres, moderated by Canadian Press journalist Jordan Press.
It was a great opportunity to hear directly from senior national housing leaders and officials giving us their take on what community housing should look like in a post-pandemic Canada.
Keep your eyes peeled on the CHRA’s website for a summary and recording of the event.
Today, the Centre takes a moment to acknowledge and stand in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples on Orange Shirt Day. We recognize and honour the injustices Indigenous Peoples faced in Residential Schools, and we reiterate our commitment to Reconciliation. To learn more, and how you can support, visit their website.