Designing and Implementing Rights-Based Strategies to Address Homelessness and Poverty in Ontario

Designing and Implementing Rights-Based Strategies to Address Homelessness and Poverty in Ontario

Two previous papers have explored the primary sources of rights which could provide a framework for anti-poverty and housing strategies in Ontario. International Human Rights, Health, and Strategies to Address Homelessness and Poverty in Ontario: Making the Connection explored emergent international social rights norms and new models for rights-based strategies within the UN human rights system. Strategies to Address Homelessness and Poverty in Canada: the Constitutional Framework assessed the extent to which constitutional rights, in particular rights in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, could offer a domestic legal framework for the implementation of rights to housing and to an adequate standard of living as required under international human rights law. This final paper will consider how the international and domestic rights frameworks described in the two previous papers can be applied to create a rights-based architecture for housing and anti-poverty strategies in Ontario.

ORGANIZATION: Social Rights Advocacy Centre
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013