July 4th, 2019
(Ottawa, ON) Earlier this week, NWAC completed a draft report on Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people’s difficult relationship with housing. Unfortunately, the report was released prematurely. We have more to add to ensure our final report is a valuable contribution to this (often-lacking) body of literature. Housing insecurity is one of the most pressing issues facing Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people in Canada. Colonization, patriarchy and the effects of inter-generational trauma all contribute to the particularly negative experiences Indigenous women endure around housing. For example, Indigenous women’s inability to access secure housing can leave them in vulnerable situations or unable to escape abuse. We hope to have our final report ready to share in the near future, in order to continue our mission of empowerment and equality for all Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people.
Senior Director of Legal and Policy