housing and homelessness

6 petitions

Started 2 months ago

Petition to Justin Trudeau, Helena Jaczek, Jean-Yves Duclos, Tim Richter

Fix the Housing Crisis in Canada

On Friday, January 12th, 2018, I was evicted from my place of residence due to mental health issues. I had an accessible apartment at Carleton University - with help to fulfill my every day needs, including dressing myself, bathing and eating. Since being evicted, I have been forced to move back to my father's apartment where I am unable to shower and have been sleeping in my wheelchair. In Canada, including my place of residence, Ontario, we are currently faced with a widespread housing crises. Today, I call upon the Minister of Community and Social Services, the Honourable Helena Jaczek, Minister Jean-Yves Duclos and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, to reduce the wait times for subsidized housing greatly.  Today, I propose 'Falum's Law' - a new bill which would force municipalities to find persons suitable housing accommodations when they are in danger. For Falum's law to take effect, an individual must meet one or more of the following criteria: 1) an individual's human dignity is in jeopardy; meaning they are unable to care for their basic needs otherwise 2) their health and/or or safety is at risk by not having suitable housing accommodation, and/or 3) other housing options are not financially feasible or may be unavailable   Sign this petition if you believe that everyone has a right to adequate housing, and therefore support the implementation of Falum's Law in the province of Ontario, as well as the country of Canada. I ask that Falum's Law be considered both federally and provincially, meaning that this law be applicable to all provinces and territories in Canada. No one deserves to go without adequate housing, especially when their dignity, health/safety, and/or finances are at stake. In Canada, we take pride in our country. We should start helping the most vulnerable who need us the most.

Falum Gibson
289 supporters
Started 6 months ago

Petition to The Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, British Columbia Housing Minister, British Columbia Attorney General

End “No Pets” Policies in British Columbia

Amidst an unprecedented affordable housing crisis and historically low vacancy rates across British Columbia, affordable pet-friendly housing is in dramatically short supply and existing units are quickly disappearing. An estimated 75-97% of rentals have 'no pets' policies in place, putting families with pets at an unfair disadvantage to secure housing. Stratas often enact unreasonable pet restrictions, limiting the choice and personal freedoms of homeowners. In 2016, the BC SPCA alone took in 1,774 companion animals due to the lack of pet-friendly housing, a number which has risen steadily each year since they started keeping record in 2012.  'No pets' policies are based on the widespread misperception that pets are likely to cause excessive damages, which has been shown by peer-reviewed studies to be a fallacy. The fact is tenants without pets incur virtually the same amount of damages on average, and any pet-friendly landlord can attest that the benefits of providing pet-friendly housing outweigh the risks.  Our proposal follows the legal precedent set in Ontario, which removed the pet restrictions clause from their Residential Tenancies Act in 1990, and has enjoyed a greater abundance of pet-friendly, family-friendly housing for 27 years. Your petitioners respectfully request that the Honourable House introduce and pass a motion urging the government to repeal and replace Sections 18 (1) (2) and (3) of the Residential Tenancy Act, S.B.C. 2002, c.78, Sections 18 (1) and (2) of the Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Act, S.B.C. 2002, c.77, Section 123 (1) of the Strata Property Act, S.B.C. 1998, c. 43, and repeal Section 3(4) of the Schedule of Standard Bylaws in the Strata Property Act, S.B.C. 1998, c. 43, to allow tenants of all of these types of properties to keep pets in their homes.

Pets OK BC
62,119 supporters
Update posted 8 months ago

Petition to Mayor John Tory, Councillor Michelle Holland, Councillor Gary Crawford, Councillor Michael Thompson, Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker, Councillor Jim Karygiannis, Councillor Norm Kelly, Councillor Chin Lee, Councillor Neethan Shan, Councillor Paul Ainslie, Coucillor James Pasternak, Councillor Joe Mihevc, Councillor Joe Cressy, Councillor Paula Fletcher, Councillor Michael Ford, Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam

Please support youth and YouthLink in Scarborough!

Youth experiencing homelessness in Scarborough currently have nowhere safe to go. They need transitional housing and support services in Scarborough. They should not have to go to other parts of Toronto to receive the services they need. YouthLink has been serving Toronto youth for over 103 years, and has been offering counselling and clinical services at its Warden Avenue home for more than 13 years. Last year, through these and its other programs, it helped 7,000 youth and their families. YouthLink has submitted a proposal to the City of Toronto to operate a 53 bed transitional home and support services  at its Warden Avenue location for youth in Scarborough. This proposal is supported by city staff. We are calling on all city councillors, including Scarborough councillors and members of council's Community Development Committee, to support YouthLink's proposal for transitional housing and support services. The model of housing services was approved by Toronto city council in April 2017. Please vote 'yes' to support youth and YouthLink in Scarborough!

228 supporters