FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
From the Office of Karen Vecchio, Member of Parliament
Shadow Minister for Families, Children and Social Development
Call for Proposals to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence
March 20, 2018
St. Thomas, ON – Karen Vecchio, Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London and Shadow Minister for Families, Children and Social Development, is encouraging organizations in EML to contribute to the government’s National Consultation on a Human Rights-Based Approach to Housing.
As part of the National Housing Strategy, the government has launched a consultation program, open to the public, to inform their “human rights-based approach to housing.” By approaching housing this way, the government hopes to direct their funding to individuals who are vulnerable and in immediate housing need.
“I strongly believe in pursuing policies that help move individuals facing housing difficulties along the housing continuum – from core housing need all the way to responsible, stable homeownership,” said Vecchio.
“I encourage members of the public to engage in the government’s consultation to provide wide-ranging expertise on an issue that directly impacts the lives of many Canadians. Housing need is an issue faced in many Canadian communities, and can be experienced in a variety of ways. For this reason, people from across our country should consider participating before the deadline on June 1, 2018.”
For instructions on how to provide your written submission, please visit www.placetocallhome.ca.
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