We have international and Canadian research demonstrating the way forward. And if further help is needed, we are here along with many others, ready and able to work to implement solutions. The ingredients are all there. Now it's time to demonstrate the vision and political leadership to make sure every single one of us has a decent place to call home.
Every person needs a home - that's a basic necessity. You can't maintain a family, get a job or add value to society without one.
Every one needs a community; people that accept you for who you are as one of their own. It's community connections that empower us to work together, to help a neighbour, to work on shared solutions or advocate with a voice that resonates.
And society needs each and everyone of us at our best. We can't change who we are to make better an economy that is designed to cull the weak, but we can co-design the system to empower strong individuals for a strong society.
The only way forward is to grow together on common ground. It has always been thus.