[Hpn] Fw: November 22 - National Housing Strategy Day of Action

Graeme Bacque graeme.bacque@3web.net
Thu, 9 Nov 2000 23:49:58 -0500


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From: "TDRC" <tdrc@web.net>
To: "TDRC desk" <kira@idirect.com>
Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2000 7:15 PM
Subject: November 22 - National Housing Strategy Day of Action


 hi everybody - kira here (yes, i still exist, despite the
 lack of emails recently) with a very important notice that i
 hope all of you take the time to read and distribute as far
 and wide as possible
 
 it is about the National Housing Strategy Day of Action that
 the NHHN (the National Housing and Homelessness Network -
 our friends who advocate for the 1% solution and and end to
 homelessness across Canada, much in the same way we do here
 in Toronto - in fact, tdrc is a member organization) is busy
 organizing right across the country, working alongside
 municipal groups and governments.
 
 below you will find information about the day in general,
 and details on what will happen in Toronto - including a
 community meal sponsored by the City of Toronto and a rally
 to follow in Nathan Phillips Square
 
 attached is the official flyer for the Toronto event -
 please print and post it (if you can't open it, please email
 me back and i will fax you a copy)
 
 i will send updated E-flyers as we firm up speakers and
 entertainers - so watch out for them - and of course, mark
 the day in your calendar, talk to your friends about it,
 make banners to bring along and come out and join in the
 call for a National Housing Strategy to end this shameful
 homeless disaster!!!
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 National Housing Strategy
 Day of Action
 Wednesday, November 22, 2000
 
 Community Meal @ 1:00 pm in the Church of the Holy Trinity
 (right behind the Eaton Centre)
 followed by a
 Rally in Nathan Phillips Square (City Hall) at 100 Queen
 Street West
 
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 On November 22nd there will be action across Canada
 commemorating the second anniversary of the Big City Mayors
 Caucus of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)
 which declared homelessness a National Disaster. The Caucus
 also called upon the Federal government to develop a
 National Housing Strategy to end homelessness in Canada.
 
 Community organizations from across the city are
 strategizing to ensure that this historical event is well
 attended. It will be a rallying call, underlining the need
 for a National Housing Strategy to respond to Canada's
 homelessness disaster.
 
 The date of November 22nd was strategically chosen to fall
 before the federal election to maximize its political
 statement. Mayors from municipalities outside Toronto are
 being invited to attend and encouraged to have their cities
 host similar events.
 
 
 In Toronto:
 1pm - Community Meal @ Church of the Holy Trinity
 2pm - Rally @ Nathan Phillips Square
 
 The City of Toronto has endorsed November 22nd as the
 National Housing Strategy Day of Action and is helping to
 organize the event. There will be speakers, entertainment
 and a community meal for homeless people and their
 supporters on Nathan Phillips Square.
 
 The historic National Housing Strategy Day of Action is
 co-sponsored by the National Housing Policy Options Team
 (NHPOT) of the FCM.  This team was created after the Big
 City Mayors Caucus declared homelessness a National Disaster
 with the intention to propose a national housing strategy as
 the solution.  Their final proposal for such a strategy was
 released in early October, 2000 and can be found on the
 website www.fcm.ca.
 
 It is also co-sponsored by the City of Toronto and the
 Advisory Committee on Homelessness and Socially Isolated
 Persons of the city is playing a key role in helping to plan
 the event.  The third co-sponsor is the National Housing and
 Homelessness Network (NHHN) representing community advocates
 fighting for the One Percent Solution to fund a National
 Housing Strategy.  Information on the 1% Solution can be
 found at www.tao.ca/~tdrc.
 
 For information:
 Kira Heineck - event organizer - 416-599-8372
 Susan Shepherd, City of Toronto - 416-392-5398
 Michael Shapcott, NHHN - 416-366-1711, x224