Realizing the right to an adequate standard of living

Posted on September 4, 2023 in Social Security Debates

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August 8, 2023.    Maytree

Everyone in Canada has a right to an adequate standard of living. The International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights – which Canada ratified in 1976 – defines this as having adequate food, clothing, and housing, and the continuous improvement of living conditions.

Maytree’s submission to the 2024 budget calls on the federal government to help people realize this right by strengthening income supports, investing in more affordable housing, and embedding human rights into social policies and programs.

Maytree’s recommendations

Strengthen income supports
Invest in affordable housing
Improve accountability on human rights

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