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Housing Issues for People with Disabilities in Canada

Submitted to: The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for its Review of Canada’s initial report under the CRPD

In April 2017, a delegation of national disability organizations including CACL travelled to Geneva to present the Civil Society report on Canada’s progress in implementation of the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, a ‘shadow' report that compliments the federal government's own reporting to the United Nations. As a follow-up to the civil society report, the Canadian NGO coalition has released a companion document to specifically address the housing and supports gap facing Canadians with disabilities. 

The companion document, Housing Issues for People with Disabilities in Canada, reports on housing disadvantage, discrimination and homelessness faced by Canadians with disabilities as well as the lack of a rights-based framework in Canada to address homelessness and housing and supports gap experienced by people with disabilities. The report also includes recommendations to address the gaps in legislation, policy and programs that result in systemic housing discrimination and disadvantage for people with disabilities in Canada.

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