March 27, 2018, Ottawa, ON - Karen Vecchio, Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London and
Shadow Minister for Families, Children and Social Development, is encouraging organizations
in EML to contribute to the government's National Consultation on a Human Rights-Based
Approach to Housing.
As part of the National Housing Strategy, the government has launched a consultation
program, open to the public, to inform their "human rights-based approach to housing."
By approaching housing this way, the government hopes to direct their funding to
individuals who are vulnerable and in immediate housing need.
"I strongly believe in pursuing policies that help move individuals facing housing
difficulties along the housing continuum – from core housing need all the way to
responsible, stable homeownership," said Vecchio.
"I encourage members of the public to engage in the government's consultation to
provide wide-ranging expertise on an issue that directly impacts the lives of many
Canadians. Housing need is an issue faced in many Canadian communities, and can
be experienced in a variety of ways. For this reason, people from across our country
should consider participating before the deadline on June 1, 2018."
For instructions on how to provide your written submission, please visit www.placetocallhome.ca.