The Canadian government has just launched a consultation period on what it called a “human rights-based approach” to solving the long-running housing problems that have plagued markets nationwide.
Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development (Housing and Urban Affairs), said that the consultations will cover a wide swathe of the population – including, but not limited to, provinces and territories, municipalities, housing experts and stakeholders, legal and human rights experts, and Indigenous peoples.
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Vaughan added that the results of the consultation will be utilized in the drafting of a future version of the National Housing Strategy, among others.
“By launching these consultations, our Government will engage Canadians from all walks of life to share their views on key elements of a rights-based approach to housing, and what maintaining a National Housing Strategy for now and into the future means to them. By making sure everyone's voice is heard, we can continue to improve the homes and lives of Canadians over the next decade and for generations to come,” Vaughan explained.
The first-ever National Housing Strategy included ambitious targets to cut homelessness in half and remove 530,000 families from housing need over the next 10 years.