Wanted: Canada’s First Official Housing Advocate

doors at entrance to the House of Commons in Ottawa
Commons-doorway photo by Makaristos is licensed under the public domain
Canadian flags flank the entrance to the House of Commons, where legislation to make housing a human right was passed in 2019.

Recruitment for Canada’s first Housing Advocate is underway. The deadline for applications is December 31, 2020.

The Housing Advocate’s position was created as part of Canada’s commitment to make housing a human right. The Housing Advocate will be responsible for helping the country to make good on its decision.

Read more about the duties of the Housing Advocate, how it will shape Canada’s future and how to apply at the National Right To Housing Network: Canada’s First Housing Advocate

For the record, Canada’s right to housing is the result of work by thousands of people who have advocated for housing for many years, reaching out to federal politicians, writing letters to the editor, and speaking up on social media to call for housing as a human right.. Without all those advocates, it’s safe to say that there would be no right to housing in Canada today, and there would be no recruitment campaign for the country’s first official Housing Advocate.

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