November 22 is National Housing Day

November 22 is National Housing Day

Join us in celebrating the achievements of our sector, while recognizing the work that still needs to be done, so that all Canadians have a safe place to call home.

COVID-19 has reminded everyone of how important it is to have access to safe and affordable housing.

In a statement marking National Housing Day, Calgary mortgage and Housing (CMHC) notes that some of those hit hardest by the pandemic are our most vulnerable populations – people experiencing or at risk of homelessness, seniors, women and children fleeing domestic violence, and people with disabilities.

Each year, National Housing Day is held on November 22 to recognize the important work done by housing partners across Canada to improve access to housing for everyone in Canada.

Now, more than ever, says CMHC, National Housing Day is an opportunity to reflect on the work that still needs to be done. As our communities recover from the pandemic, we need to ensure that everyone in Canada has access to affordable and equitable housing. Housing is a cornerstone of sustainable and inclusive communities, and housing is a basic human right recognized by the United Nations and all levels of government in Canada.

Take a moment this National Housing Day to celebrate the achievements of our sector – especially during such a challenging year, while recognizing the work that still needs to be done, so that we can continue to gain momentum in ensuring that all Canadians have a safe, and adequate place to call home.

How to celebrate National Housing Day in 2020?

Although these are interesting times – especially when it comes celebrating events – it is still possible to make the most of your National Housing Day while remaining safe!

Attend a virtual celebration!

Multifaith Housing in Ottawa is hosting their National Housing Day celebration online at 1pm (3pm EST)!

Share your thoughts on social media!

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation has put together a toolkit with backgrounds to use in virtual meetings and frames to use in social media.

  • National Housing Day info from CMHC
  • If you mention CHRA on Facebook and on Twitter (@CHRA_ACHRU) they will share your post or tweet.
  • You can also use the #NationalHousingDay hashtag!

Talk about your story!

  • Share your success story, recent progress, or achievement of goals as it relates to the importance of housing.
  • Talk about the need for Community Housing in your area.
  • Give kudos to someone who deserves it.

Join your fellow Canadians across the country in celebrating this very special day! Share why housing matters to you, especially during COVID-19m and, help raise awareness of the importance of safe, affordable and inclusive housing for everyone in Canada.

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