Implementing the Right to Housing in Canada: A Responsibility of all Governments

April 29, 2022

This informational pamphlet details the responsibilities of federal, provincial, territorial and municipal governments in Canada to work toward the progressive realization of the right to housing.

Highlights include:

  • How the right to housing applies to all governments in Canada.
  • Holding all governments accountable to their international human rights commitments.
  • Using the National Housing Strategy Act as a model for implementing the right to housing within provincial, territorial and municipal governments.
  • Using federal spending power to ensure national co-ordination and coherence to implement the right to housing.
  • Encouraging inter-governmental collaboration and co-operation and through UN human rights mechanisms.
  • Recommendations for all governments to uphold the right to housing

This pamphlet was produced by the Canadian Centre for Housing Rights (CCHR) and the National Right to Housing Network (NRHN).

Get the latest updates about the right to housing in Canada