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Title Aboriginal Housing in Canada - Building on Promising Practices
Day / Time Tuesday, June 20th / 13:30 - 15:30
Room MR12
Event Description Aboriginal housing is recognized as the worst in Canada. Fifty-four per cent of housing on reserves is substandard. The Canadian government and aboriginal organizations are currently in discussions aimed at implementing a transformative solution. The resource paper will review the reasons for the poor state of aboriginal housing and will examine the particular, and unique, challenges involved in housing aboriginal Canadians living both on and off reserves. The paper will showcase eight existing aboriginal housing providers as models for future success. They represent "aboriginal homeownership," urban rental and social housing projects. These models demonstrate principles helping bring about the desired transformation of aboriginal housing. At the networking session an aboriginal panel will lead a discussion based on the models to propose a strategy for the future.
Session Language English
(information as provided by host organization)
Ron Jamieson, Six Nations Reserve, retired Senior Vice President, Bank of Montreal
David Seymour, National Aboriginal Housing Association, Executive Director, M'akola Group
Beverley Jacobs, President, Native Women's Association of Canada
This session is one of a series of 12 networking sessions organized by the International Housing Coalition (IHC) on important housing issues.
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Related Documents (in English and / or French)
Host Organization Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA)
Host Organization Description The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) is one of Canada's largest single-industry trade associations, representing more than 82,000 real estate Brokers/agents and salespeople working through 99 real estate Boards, 10 provincial Associations and one territorial Association. CREA's primary mission is to represent its members at the federal level of government and to act as a watchdog on national legislation that pertains to the real estate industry. CREA has frequently taken strong stands to defend the public's right to own and enjoy property.
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