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ACCESSIBLE HOUSING NETWORK

A collaboration of non-profit Canadian organizations, advocating in support of people of all ages to live as they wish, in housing that is fully accessible. 

Our mission is to ensure that, whatever their age or ability, every person in Canada can live in housing

that is fully accessible. To this end, we call on every level of government to make universal design mandatory in every unit in all new multi-unit

residential buildings. 

We invite individuals and other groups to support our campaign by contacting their elected representatives

at all levels -- municipal, provincial, and federal.

For a list of the Steering Committee members,

click here.

We are proud to have 71 member organizations joining us in the campaign for accessible housing. 

 

Click here to sign our petition to the Ontario Legislative Assembly, calling for accessible housing.

 

 

Click here to sign our federal Change.org petition.

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Latest News

Monitoring the right to housing for people with disabilities. The Canadian Human Rights Commission monitors the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in Canada. It tracks how Canada is putting the CRPD into action. Early results show that people with disabilities in Canada face many barriers to housing. See the full report (June 2024):

https://www.chrc-ccdp.gc.ca/en/resources/monitoring-the-right-housing-people-disabilities?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new-project 

Accessible Housing Network supports recommendations of the Federal Housing Advocate, Marie-Josée Houle, which she outlined in a letter May 22, 2024, to four federal ministers. Madame Houle recognized accessible housing as a fundamental issue. 

Hundreds of Ontario patients have been moved into nursing homes they didn’t choose. More than 400 patients have been forced into Ontario nursing homes they did not want to go to, and the rate of those moves is increasing. June 12, 2024.

Hundreds of Ontario patients moved into nursing homes they didn’t choose | Globalnews.ca

The Federal Housing Advocate, Marie-Josée Houle, has written to the Federal Minister of Housing, calling for all the housing in the new "Catalogue" program to be accessible or easily adaptable. 

You'll find the letter at this link (Jan. 25, 2024):

https://www.housingchrc.ca/en/open-letter-universal-design-and-accessible-housing 

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