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Report: Setbacks in Realizing Women’s Right to Housing
August 26, 2021 / News

A Report to United Nations Commission on the Status of Women by CERA This report focuses on how there are policy gaps in Canada’s National Housing Strategy which have prevented … More


Budget 2021: Gains and gaps for women experiencing homelessness
April 21, 2021 / News

All across Canada many women, girls, and gender diverse people continue to live in insecure or unsafe housing due to inequity and discrimination. In the Canadian context, these groups experience … More


My Story: If I had not been homeless
January 26, 2021 / News

In this blog post, Hilary L. Chapple shares her experience of homelessness and where the journey led her. Hilary sits on the Steering Committee of the Women’s National Housing & … More


WNHHN’s recommendations make it to HUMA
September 30, 2020 / News

On June 12, 2020, the Women’s National Housing and Homelessness Network sent recommendations to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development, and the Status … More


Criminal justice involvement amongst youth experiencing homelessness in Canada: Reflections during a pandemic
September 22, 2020 / News

Gender matters when it comes to tackling homelessness and housing need. This is the second blog in a series that brings a gender-based lens to the housing challenges facing women, … More


Does Transit Matter? Connections between transportation systems & homelessness for women in Canada
August 14, 2020 / News

Gender matters when it comes to tackling homelessness and housing need. This is the first blog in a series that brings a gender-based lens to the housing challenges facing women, … More


The Right to Housing in Canada: Imagining an Inclusive Future
August 4, 2020 / News

“An intersectional lens must be used to ensure that the ‘right to housing’ inscribed in the national housing strategy act does not have exclusionary results.”


In the News: State of Women’s Homelessness report
July 7, 2020 / News

The State of Women’s Housing Need & Homelessness in Canada’s release on June 25 was met with widespread media coverage from coast to coast. See some of the great news … More