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National Housing Day of Action

Food, water and shelter are some of the most fundamental human rights, yet Canada is facing an affordable housing and homelessness crisis. Everything begins with housing - without it, no one can truly live life with dignity.

On Friday November 18th, take the people’s pledge and join our National Housing Day of Action – take to the streets and march for the right to housing! 

See details of the march here

We encourage you to bring noise makers - pots, pants, cans, shakers, drums, etc. and join the drummers as we march!

If you have any questions, please contact Bahar Shadpour at 

The Canadian government has promised to fix the affordable housing crisis with Canada’s first ever National Housing Strategy. On November 22nd, they will announce what they have heard people across Canada say is needed in a National Housing Strategy. We are calling for the government to ensure our National Housing Strategy will guarantee everyone the right to safe, adequate, and affordable housing. 

We are here, loud and clear. Our message to the government is simple:

“This is Canada’s moment to make history. The federal and provincial governments have made the commitment to provide adequate housing to all. We, the people, are here to make a pledge that we will hold the government accountable to their promise.

  • No one shall ever feel a loss of their dignity because they don’t have a home. 
  • No one shall ever have to choose between adequate food and housing. 
  • No one shall ever have to live on our streets and sidewalks, or worry they may end up there. 
  • No one shall ever have to pass on life’s opportunities because they don’t have a place to call home. 

This is our pledge to everyone in Canada. Join our movement. Make your voice heard. Together let’s make a commitment that we will hold the government accountable.”

Please download this flyer and share within your network. 


This National Housing Day of Action is endorsed by:

Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario
Aboriginal Legal Services
Workers Action Centre
Housing Action Now
Women's Habitat of Etobicoke
Madison Community Services
Family Service Toronto
Campaign 2000
Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre
Fred Victor Centre
Kensington Bellwoods Community Legal Services
Mississauga Community Legal Services
Peel Poverty Reduction Strategy Committee
Covenant House Toronto
Working for Change
Women Speak Out
Voices from the Street
BC Disability Caucus
Toronto ACORN
CARP Toronto
Social Planning Toronto
Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation
Federation of Metro Tenants Associations
UNITE Here Local 75
Fairbnb Coalition

Toronto Drop-In Network
Inner City Health Associates
Committee to End Homelessness Victoria
Association of Ontario Health Centres
WoodGreen Community Services

Children's Aid Society of Toronto
Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario
Street Health 
Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto
St. Stephen's Community House

The Stop Community Food Centre
Downtown Legal Services

Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada (Ontario Region)

Ernestine's Women's Shelter

Commitment 2 Community

ODSP Action Coalition
Income Security Advocacy Centre
Scarborough Community Legal Services
Elizabeth Fry Toronto
YWCA Toronto
Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF)
Toronto Trans Coalition
Springtide Resources

Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness 

South Etobicoke Community Legal Services

Advancement of Women Halton
Nellie’s Women’s Shelter
Homeless Connect Toronto
Parkdale Community Legal Services
6 St. Joseph House
Seeds of Hope Foundation
Baba Yaga Seniors Housing
Rights of Non-Status Women Network
Toronto Women's City Alliance
South Etobicoke Community Legal Services

Hamilton Community Legal Clinic  

To endorse the rally as a group or organization: