Cowichan Public Meeting on the National Housing Strategy

Thursday, October 11th, 6:30pm

I'll be there.

Thank you for your RSVP. See you there!

Cowichan Public Meeting on the National Housing Strategy

with special guests

Thursday October 11th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Lecture Theatre, VIU Cowichan Campus
2011 University Way
Duncan , British Columbia V9L1P1

Please join me and special guest panelists for a town hall to talk about the National Housing Strategy and discuss the current housing crisis. Feedback will be compiled in a report and which I will deliver to Federal Minister Jean-Yves Duclos.


Safe, secure, affordable housing is fundamentally important for the future success of Canadians and a primary priority for me. You don’t have to look far to see the national housing crisis Canada is facing. Rising rents, a shortage of rental housing, federal government withdrawal from funding social housing, and the growing number of homeless people are just a few examples of the causes and effects of this crisis.


There are currently 1.7 million Canadian families that still don’t have access to adequate housing and it is estimated that between 150,000 and 300,000 individuals experience homelessness in Canada every year. Census data from 2016 shows that nearly a quarter of Canadian families (24.1%) are spending more than 30% of their household income toward housing. Canadians are too often forced to choose between basic needs they must meet. It is completely unacceptable that a person must choose between buying groceries or medications and keeping a roof over their head.