Dying for a Place to Call Home: Women and Homelessness in Toronto and Canada

The National Housing and Homelessness Network, a network of groups and individuals from Vancouver to St. John’s, and the Toronto Disaster Relief Committee, a community-based housing and homelessness group, are making this joint organizational submission to the United Nations Regional Consultation on Women and the Right to Housing. Canada faces a national affordable housing crisis and homelessness disaster that is touching cities and towns, along with rural, remote and Northern areas. Homelessness among women has been on the increase. The TDRC, along with the Church of the Holy Trinity, maintains the Homeless Memorial in downtown Toronto, which lists homeless people w ho are known to have died on the streets of Toronto.

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