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Women’s National Housing &
Homelessness Network

Women’s homelessness is a crisis in Canada. Women, girls, and gender diverse peoples experience some of the most severe forms of housing need. It is time for political action.

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Human Rights Claims

The Federal Housing Advocate has officially requested a review on the Government of Canada’s failure to prevent and end homelessness for women and gender-diverse people!

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National Standards for Emergency Shelters

The WNHHN, Canadian Centre for Housing Rights, & National Right to Housing Network released Human Rights-Based, Gender Sensitive National Standards for Emergency Shelters Across Canada.

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Women & Girls’ Homelessness in Canada

28%

of women-led households in Canada are in core housing need

36%

of people experiencing homelessness in Canada are women-identified

7%

of women in Canada have experienced hidden homelessness at some point in their lives

About the Network

We are a collective of diverse women, including those with lived expertise, who are working to eliminate homelessness and housing insecurity for women, girls, and gender-diverse peoples across Canada.

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Resources on Gendered Homelessness

National Standards for Emergency Shelters Across Canada

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An Intersectional Feminist Housing Agenda for Canada

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Gendered Evictions in Financialized Housing Markets Across Canada

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Housing Need & Homelessness Amongst Gender-Diverse People

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