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Our national social justice committee includes the topics of advocacy, systemic change and restorative justice. There is little doubt about the relationship between the criminal justice system and poverty. One might argue that poverty is a major factor in why people turn to crime as a means to...

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul - National Housing Campaign
Safe, Secure and Affordable Housing is a Human Right!

In concert with the launch of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul's Canada-wide, multi-year National Action Plan on housing, this is the second in a series of newsletters to help you...

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul launched its national housing campaign on February 7, 2021, the feast day of Blessed Sister Rosalie Rendu. The theme is "Safe, secure and affordable housing is a human right". Everyone deserves to have safe and adequate housing for their families. This is their...

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...


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