We of different faiths are working together for the common purpose of ending homelessness in the City of Toronto and surrounding areas. With one voice we will persist in asking persons and institutions with the authority and resources, to act decisively in meeting the needs of people for decent affordable housing; in asking persons of goodwill to join their voice to ours in this common cause; and in partnering with others to improve housing conditions for people in need. Our actions are motivated and guided by our Declaration and Call to Action.
Who We Are
The MultiFaith Alliance to End Homelessness is the unified voice of members of faith communities that include Aboriginal people, Anglican, Baha'i, Baptist, Catholic, Hindu, Jain, Jewish, Mennonite, Muslim, Pentecostal, Salvation Army, Tibetan Buddhist, Unitarian, and United Church, and members of like-minded community organizations.
Declaration and Call to Action
This declaration and call to action is based on our belief in the fundamental dignity and worth of every human being, and argues that the care of poor and vulnerable people of all ages is a central tenet of our respective teachings and traditions, of good government, and of responsible, compassionate citizenship.
Attached file: MFA Declaration & Call to Action (vers 3.0).pdf
Lacking a dwelling place to call home. This includes people living on the street, in city shelters, in decrepit housing or staying temporarily with friends or relatives.
View past issues
Close the Housing Gap
The City of Toronto and Toronto Community Housing are working hard to put people first by fixing social housing. And the work is paying off.
By acting on recommendations in Putting People First – Transforming Toronto Community Housing, plans are now in place to generate $156 million in revenue to help pay for capital repairs. And there's more revenue to come.
Revenue which is being used to repair heating and cooling systems, roofs and elevators in Toronto Community Housing buildings. But there is still a housing gap.
The City and Toronto Community Housing cannot fill the gap on their own. More provincial and federal government funding is required.
More information and campaign resources can be found here.
A Road to Home: The Right to Housing in Canada and Around the World
The Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario is pleased to announce that registration for a one day symposium on the right to housing in Canada and internationally is now open. The symposium will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2013. Funding for this symposium has been generously provided by the Law Foundation of Ontario, Legal Aid Ontario, Osgoode Hall Law School, and the Canadian Homelessness Research Network.
The Agenda and Speaker Bios are here: http://www.acto.ca/en/training
The Registration link is here: http://r2h.eventbrite.ca/#
Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org