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Women’s National Housing and Homelessness Network
The Women’s National Housing and Homelessness Network (WNHHN) is a collective of diverse women, including those with lived expertise, who are working to eliminate homelessness and housing insecurity for women, girls, and gender-diverse peoples across Canada,
Women’s homelessness is an urgent crisis in Canada, requiring immediate action. Housing insecurity and homelessness for women are largely invisible and women remain profoundly underserved across many systems and services. Women, especially those who are multiply marginalized, face systemic barriers to accessing safe, affordable, and adequate housing.
The Women’s National Housing and Homelessness Network are trying to change that.
Activities of the Network include, but are not limited to:
– Conducting research on the causes of, and solutions to, homelessness and housing insecurity for women, girls, and gender diverse peoples;
– Advocating for policy change in support of preventing and ending homelessness for women, girls, and gender diverse peoples;
– Valuing, listening to, and actualizing the voices and ideas of women-identifying people with lived experience of homelessness and housing insecurity in policy discussions and public debate;
– Developing toolkits and training to support the transformation of programs and systems to support ending homelessness for women and girls (for example, developing toolkits and training on
Housing First for Women)
– Hosting webinars featuring best and promising practices on preventing and ending women’s homelessness
The research and resources section of the website includes the following reports other resources are also available:
1. Pan-Canadian Women’s Housing & Homelessness Survey
2. A Rights-Based, GBA+ Analysis of the National Housing Strategy
3. Literature Review: The State of Women’s Housing Need & Homelessness in Canada
4. Implementation of the Right to Housing for Women, Girls, and Gender Diverse People in Canada