PUSH with panel presented by CMHA Toronto // Films Changing the World
Housing is a fundamental human right, and a precondition to both mental and physical well-being. But in cities all around the world, having a place to live is becoming more and more difficult. In the Greater Toronto Area alone, housing prices have increased at three times the rate of income: in the current market, the average renter would require 11-27 years to save for a 10% down payment on a home, waitlists for social housing range from five to 10 years long, and many families spend far more than the suggested 30% of their earnings on shelter. So, what are the factors that make housing one of today’s most pressing world issues? To push the conversation, join Canadian Mental Health Association Toronto for a screening of Fredrik Gertten's acclaimed exposé of the global housing crisis, followed by a lively panel on the connections between mental health and housing access.
Special guests will discuss the City of Toronto’s current roles and responsibilities in shaping our housing environment and share recommendations on how we can build an inclusive and rights-based housing framework in our city.
In partnership with Canadian Mental Health Association Toronto
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