The Crisis of Women's Homelessness in Canada: Summary of the CERA Report

The Crisis of Women's Homelessness in Canada: Summary of the CERA Report

Canada was once a leader in developing some of the most innovative cooperative and non-profit housing for and by women anywhere in the world. Today, in contrast, there is a growing crisis of women's homelessness across Canada. The Canadian government has failed to address this crisis and has done little to explore the causes of women's homelessness. The Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA) in Toronto analyzed this situation and recommended strategies to respond to some of the most pressing housing problems facing Canadian women. Below is a summary of their key findings and recommendations, followed by my own commentary about the prospects for change and the implications for urban sustainability.

MAGAZINE: Women & Environments International Magazine
VOLUME: Spring
PAGES: 38
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006
LOCATION: Canada