I’m a Front-line Social Worker, and I Do Not Support Ford’s Cuts

A response to "Ontario Welfare Reforms Welcome News". Dear Editor, I’m writing in response to the editorial posted on July 31, 2018 with regard to Ontario’s recent “welfare reforms”. As a front-line social worker, a former recipient of the Ontario Disability Support Program, and a current City Council candidate for Etobicoke-Lakeshore, I thought I might … Continue reading I’m a Front-line Social Worker, and I Do Not Support Ford’s Cuts

Together we can Stop Ford’s attack on Democracy

Hello, my name is Melissa Graham, I’m a candidate in Toronto municipal election this year, in Ward 6 Etobicoke-Lakeshore. The following statement is not just to address the amazing people following and supporting my campaign, but to my friends and family across Ontario. The Big Smoke is in trouble Ontario, and we need your support. … Continue reading Together we can Stop Ford’s attack on Democracy

The 8th Annual Toronto Disability Pride March

Save the Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018 Starting at Queens Park (111 Wellesley Street West) and marching to the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson (99 Gerrard Street East) from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Why we’re Marching: To bring recognition of the struggles and value of people with disabilities as we fight against ableism, sanism and other … Continue reading The 8th Annual Toronto Disability Pride March

Recognize the Right to Housing in Law

We need a national housing strategy now!

Canadians have been urging their governments to recognize housing as a human right for over a decade. Last year, the federal government introduced Canada’s National Housing Strategy and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that “housing rights are human rights”. Now public consultations on the National Housing Strategy’s human rights-based approach to housing are underway until June 2018. The Government of Canada wants to hear what you have to say about the key elements of a human rights-based approach to housing, the proposed approach to new legislation, and new concepts to be explored.

We believe that the federal government MUST recognize that housing is a human right in law. Canada signed international agreements that must be upheld. We need clear remedies to hold our government accountable to their promise. Without recognition of the right to housing in law, a human-rights based approach to housing is merely symbolic.

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