Webinar: A For Indigenous, By Indigenous National Housing Strategy
June 20, 2018
The federal National Housing Strategy is committed to working toward co-developing distinctions-based First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation housing strategies. However the Government of Canada's distinctions-based approach risks creating a large service gap for the 87 per cent of Indigenous Peoples not living on reserve lands, but in the urban, rural and northern parts of Canada. In June 2018 CHRA and CHRA's Indigenous Housing Caucus Working Group released a "For Indigenous, By Indigenous National Housing Strategy" calling on the government to address the housing needs of urban, rural and northern Indigenous families and individuals, including the disproportionate representation of Indigenous Peoples living in homelessness and core housing. To eliminate the service gap, the paper asserts that the federal government must acknowledge and fund a fourth strategy for Indigenous households in need of housing in urban, rural and northern areas. This webinar will provide an overview of the proposed strategy and discuss the CHRA's and the Caucus Working Group's advocacy for greater inclusion of urban, rural and northern Indigenous housing.
- Marc Maracle, Executive Director, Gignul Non-Profit Housing Corporation