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

Encampments research

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Homeless encampments in Canada a human rights crisis

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Dad in kitchen with kids sitting on table and giving him a hug

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

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Parliament of Canada Peace Tower with Canadian flags

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

Row of houses with Canadian flag waving in the town of Inuvik Northwest Territories in Canada. Housing rights

Government Announces Membership of the National Housing Council

Rear view portrait of young couple standing outside admiring their new home. Housing rights

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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