November 22nd is National Housing Day and we'll be bringing out the Red Tents across the country. Click here to find out about what we have planned..
It’s been almost two decades since the federal government handed off responsibility for housing to the provinces, making Canada the only G-8 country without a national housing strategy. The end result is a housing crisis that the UN described as a “national emergency.”
Red Tent is an open source campaign spearheaded by Vancouver-based Pivot Legal Society. Across the country, individuals and organizations have become a part of the Red Tent Campaign to work toward the common goal of a funded national housing strategy that will end homelessness and ensure secure, adequate, accessible and affordable housing for all people living in Canada.
Modelled after a successful campaign in Paris, Red Tents are a symbol of Canada’s housing crisis and the growing support for a funded national housing strategy. Our strategy is to use red tents to draw attention to Canada’s homelessness epidemic, educate the public about the need for a funded national housing strategy and mobilize people across the country to pressure government to take action on homelessness.
Everyone who believes that housing is a right and support the basis of unity is invited to get involved in creating a lasting solution to homelessness.