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Dec 13, 2018

CHRA’s Indigenous Housing Caucus has received $189,000 in funding as part of a collaborative federal research grant from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and Indigenous Services Canada to identify issues – such as expiry of operating agreements, waitlists, and housing management – most prevalently affecting urban, rural, and northern Indigenous housing service providers. 

Acknowledging that urban, rural and northern Indigenous housing may not be effectively addressed by current federal policies or that potential gaps exist, results from this project will help inform a call for increased and improved services and supports. 

Nov 09, 2018

Stéphan Corriveau, CHRA Board President, provided insights and context surrounding the legislated right to housing in Canada during a televised interview on Radio-Canada Ontario. 

He detailed the scale of the mass homelessness phenomenon we are experiencing in Canada and explained that adopting a law would help correct this situation that has been worsening in the last 25 years due to lack of federal government involvement. Stéphan also pointed out that at the federal level, although things have been heading in the right direction for the last few years with commitments that would enable building up to 10,000 units per year, there remains an important need for major investments in social, non-profit and affordable social housing that go beyond a law. Without these investments, he explains, we will not be able to absorb this crisis, it will instead get worse. 

Oct 10, 2018

​Each year we honour and pay tribute to outstanding individuals and organizations that excel at providing safe and affordable housing to all people living in Canada. Nominations for the four CHRA National Awards of Recognition are now open

Nominate a deserving candidate today, and let’s celebrate the outstanding achievements taking place in the social and affordable housing sector!

Deadline: December 14, 2018

Oct 09, 2018

 

"It was great to connect with someone more experienced in my field. The greatest takeaway was building contacts in the sector." HPMP 2018 participant

The Housing Professionals Mentorship Program connects experienced housing professionals with those who are ready to take the next step in their professional journey, or graduate students whose research is focused on housing or homelessness in Canada.

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