Why Toronto needs a national housing strategy
Points made in the opinion piece include the following:
-The City of Toronto has worked hard to develop good practices on the ground to address homelessness.
-But, like all of Canada’s major urban centres, it can’t properly address homelessness without substantial increases in funding from the federal and provincial governments.
This opinion piece is quite timely, as a new “national housing strategy” is expected to be unveiled by the Trudeau government later this month.
On Monday, the Calgary Homeless Foundation will be publishing a peer-reviewed report authored by Dr. Phillips. That report’s focus will be Toronto’s Streets to Homes program (a program that provides immediate access to housing to persons experiencing homelessness).
Nick Falvo is a Calgary-based research consultant. He has a PhD in public policy.