National Housing Strategy
Canpoli, Economic Justice

Keep Affordable Housing in the Federal Budget

Let’s not let affordable housing be another broken promise from Trudeau. 235,000 Canadians experience homelessness in a year. 1 in 5 renters spend more than half their income on housing. 1.5 million households can’t find decent housing they can afford. The affordability of housing for low-income families living in social and co‑operative housing is uncertain,… Continue reading Keep Affordable Housing in the Federal Budget

Activism, Disability Movement, Elections

“Here in Canada, we won’t see your disability”…unless we can profit from it.

The Parapan Am Games, August 2015. I was at the Torch Relay a few weeks ago, and one of the speakers, a well-known member of the disability community, and founder of a disability organization said, “Here in Canada, we won’t see your disability”. My jaw dropped. I wanted to believe that he hadn’t just said… Continue reading “Here in Canada, we won’t see your disability”…unless we can profit from it.

Activism, Canpoli, Disability Movement, Events, Human Rights

Why Disabled Canadians should care about Bill C – 51

Today I was asked why disabled people should be concerned about bill C-51. This was my response : I'm not sure I'm understanding your question, are you saying that the serious potential for the violation of human rights is not a concern of the disability community? "Demonstrating without an official permit or protesting despite a… Continue reading Why Disabled Canadians should care about Bill C – 51