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Creating affordable housing… going beyond charity

“My people will abide in a peaceful habitation,
in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.”

Isaiah 32:18

A safe, secure, affordable home is a human right in Canada. Yet many families, seniors and individuals of all ages have no home, or they...

Safe, secure and affordable housing is a human right

As we near the end of 2020, there are many thoughts, memories, concerns and hopes we likely all have for 2021.

With 2020 came COVID-19, which has quickly grown into a global pandemic that has affected each of us in different ways, including the...

Safe, Secure and Affordable Housing Is a Human Right

Our national housing campaign committee has met every month to fine-tune and finalize the action plan, which many of you have seen in its earlier drafts.

The final version of the plan was presented to and approved by our national board of...

Safe, Secure and Affordable Housing Is a Human Right

Indigenous Peoples and Poverty in Canada

Though poverty in Canada and globally affects people of every race, ethnic group or age, ample evidence shows that it burdens racialized groups to a greater extent.

For this article, I would like to focus...

Safe, Secure and Affordable Housing Is a Human Right

Does Poverty in Canada Have a Colour?

Recent editions of Changing Times have focused on the theme of the housing and homelessness campaign that our national council’s special committee continues prepare: Safe, Secure and Affordable Housing Is a...

Safe, Secure and Affordable Housing Is a Human Right

I begin this month’s edition by remembering all those who have passed away during the Covid-19 pandemic, especially the many seniors in long-term care homes. Also, may we be thankful for the many healthcare and frontline essential-service workers...


As I write the May Changing Times report, we are all experiencing the challenges of dealing with COVID-19 and the uncertainty of when it will ease or, hopefully, end. There will also be more uncertainty as we begin to recover from the pandemic...

Safe, Secure and Affordable Housing Is Human Right

In a previous article, I mentioned the Working Group to End Homelessness (WGEH), which currently consists of 31 United Nations Non-Governmental Agencies (NGOs) who have come together to form the WGEH. The mission of the WGEH is “to influence the UN...

Safe, Secure And Affordable Housing Is A Human Right

As we continue to discuss the national campaign theme of safe, secure and affordable housing being a human right, I’d like to focus on the topic of systemic change as it relates to the campaign theme. The systemic change concept is based on the...

Safe, Secure and Affordable Housing is a Human Right

The issue of the need for safe, secure and affordable housing and how it is a major contributor to homelessness is a global one and one that  numerous organizations are addressing. One question that is asked of us is why the Society of Saint...


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