Send a message to Ottawa to end homelessness
Snow is now covering the tent encampments of thousands of people who have nowhere to call home. Canadians are looking for ways to help families and seniors who have recently lost their homes due to the cost-of-living crisis as freezing temperatures arrive. Tent fires, carbon monoxide poisoning, amputation caused by frostbite are just a few of the brutal realities that people face in these makeshift homes.
In the fall, Primer Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberals announced a few modest actions to make housing more affordable, but the clock is ticking, and these half-measures simply won't cut it.
It’s clear that the federal government is planning to do more on housing in a crucial budget that will define the issue possibly for the next decade.
How far they go – and how quickly they move – is up to us.
Tell Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland and Housing Minister Sean Fraser that people are being left out in the cold and that housing needs to be at the heart of the next budget.
Often times, it’s difficult for people to ask for help, they feel vulnerable, and they have their pride. But the truth is that thousands of Canadians are being left on the streets this winter because of high interest rates, record-breaking rent increases which have doubled or tripled and the sticker shock of grocery store items.
People - families, students, grandparents - are forced to live in their cars, in tents or camp out on friends' couches. It is a humanitarian crisis in our own backyard bigger than Canada's largest natural disasters and we need to act right away.
Help Canadians get out of the cold by signing the petition now and demand that the government take real action in the next budget to end homelessness.
To: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland and Housing Minister Sean Fraser