Canadian Human Rights Commission: The Office of the Federal Housing Advocate

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Federal Housing Advocate asks National Housing Council to launch public hearing on corporate investment in housing

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Corporate investment in housing linked to unaffordable rents, evictions, and long-term care deaths: study

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Housing is a human right: The Office of the Federal Housing Advocate's 2021-2022 Annual Report to the Minister

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Housing submission tool

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People in Canada can now share systemic housing and homelessness experiences with the Federal Housing Advocate

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Right to housing in Canada

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The Right to Housing in Canada

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The Federal Housing Advocate promotes and protects the right to housing in Canada. 

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Key Dates

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Marie-Josée Houle appointed as Canada's first Federal Housing Advocate

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Government Announces Membership of the National Housing Council

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Parliament passes the National Housing Strategy Act, which establishes a requirement for a National Housing Strategy, a National Housing Council, and a Federal Housing Advocate.

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