Join the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario and the Right to Housing Coalition in Toronto for a march and People’s Assembly on Friday November 20th to mark National Housing Day!
“We are all actors: being a citizen is not living in society, it is changing it.” – Augusto Boal
If you were in charge, what would you change?
On June 25th, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled that a Charter challenge holding governments responsible for the crisis in affordable housing and homelessness will never be heard in Canadian courts. The courts refuse to hear the people, but the people will be heard! We will continue to take to the streets until we have a national housing strategy. The new Liberal government campaigned with a promise to fix our affordable housing crisis and we will hold them to this. We are calling for the government to ensure that everyone has the right to housing. Join the People’s Assembly on the Right to Housing to help imagine what a national housing strategy will look like.
11:00am - March!
Location: meet outside the Superior Court of Justice, 361 University Ave. (just north of Queen St. West)
12:30pm–3:30pm - People’s Assembly!
Location: Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Square (behind Eaton Centre)
Rise up, speak up! Be a “spect-actor” in our legislative theatre chambers and join our collective voices for an end to the affordable housing and homelessness crisis!
- Watch a short play based on local community members’ lived experiences of homelessness and housing struggles.
- Act onstage to offer alternative solutions to this systemic problem – on the individual, institutional and government levels.
- Propose policy ideas which will be heard by housing advocates, policymakers, legislators and others witnessing the process.
- Vote on the laws you want to see passed.
An interactive performance/community dialogue performed and facilitated by Branch Out Theatre.
Free - all welcome! Wheelchair accessible. ASL interpretation provided.
A light, hot lunch will be served at Church of the Holy Trinity at 12:00pm (vegan and gluten free friendly).
This event is part of a national day of action.
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Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)
The Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO) works for the advancement of human rights and social justice in housing for low-income Ontarians through legal advice and representation, law reform, community organizing, and education and training.