Making a Submission to the Federal Housing Advocate: A Guide for Tenant Leaders

February 24, 2023

This guide provides tenant leaders with information on how to make a submission to the Federal Housing Advocate, to claim their right to housing. It provides an overview of the Advocate’s role and the review process. It also guides tenant leaders on how to structure a submission, what information to include and how to gather it, as well as a practical checklist and examples of previous submissions that have been made by community members. 


Highlights include:

  • The Housing Advocate’s role.
  • The review process.
  • Structuring your submission.
  • Gathering information and data.

This guide is part of our Tenant Leaders’ Toolbox

Inside the toolbox you’ll find:

  • A toolkit on implementing the right to housing in Canada.
  • Resources on a human rights-based approach to housing, empowering communities to claim this right, and how to target your advocacy.
  • Guides on engaging with local, provincial and territorial governments, and how to make a submission to the Federal Housing Advocate
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