An Intersectional Feminist Housing Agenda for Canada
The WNHHN, National Indigenous Housing Network, the Pan-Canadian Voice for Women’s Housing, and an intersectional, nation-wide coalition of feminist advocates released An Intersectional Feminist Housing Agenda for Canada: A Briefing Guide for Canada’s Housing Minister, which includes 15 Calls to Action for the federal government to answer. The calls range from targeted investments in housing, scaling solutions to the level of need, to taking meaningful steps that will realize the right to housing for this often under-served and marginalized population of women, gender-diverse, childrend, and 2SLGBTQQIA people.
Housing Need & Homelessness Amongst Gender-Diverse People in Canada—A Preliminary Portrait
These companion reports highlight homelessness and housing need amongst gender-diverse people in Canada, highlighting pervasive human rights violations. Commissioned by the Office of the Federal Housing Advocate, these reports are a starting point for how we can better realize the right to housing for gender-diverse people across the country.
Pan-Canadian Women’s Housing & Homelessness Survey
This survey is the largest national gender-specific survey on housing need and homelessness in Canada to date. Completed by 500 women and gender diverse people, this survey provides insight into the unique causes, conditions, and consequences of housing precarity and homelessness for women, girls and gender diverse people. The report highlights 10 key challenges that illustrate why and how homelessness is gendered, offering 21 recommendations for transformative change.
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A Rights-Based, GBA+ Analysis of the National Housing Strategy
The National Housing Strategy Act (NHSA) establishes housing as a human right in domestic legislation, and requires that the National Housing Strategy (NHS) adopt a rights-based approach. However, there are significant gaps between NHS programs and the NHSA when it comes to protecting the rights of women and gender diverse people. This report employs a rights-based, GBA+ analysis to explore how the NHS can progressively realize the right to housing for women, girls, and gender diverse people in Canada.
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Literature Review: The State of Women’s Housing Need & Homelessness in Canada
Homelessness amongst women, girls and gender diverse peoples is a crisis in Canada – hiding in plain sight. This literature review explores evidence on the unique causes, consequences, and experiences of homelessness and housing precarity for this group. It is the most comprehensive literature review on this topic in Canada.
Implementation of the Right to Housing for Women, Girls, and Gender Diverse People in Canada
The ratification of the National Housing Strategy Act (NHSA) provides a historic opportunity to progressively realize of the right to housing for women, girls, and gender diverse people in Canada. This report draws together findings from the WNHHN’s literature review, pan-Canadian survey, and GBA+ federal policy analysis to outline how the federal government can advance the human right to housing for this group.
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Developing Gender-Based, Low Barrier Housing to Address Complex Homelessness
The Homeless Hub, the largest online library of resources and research on homelessness, provides further resources on women’s homelessness. Click below to explore their resources.