Promoting and claiming social and economic rights through an inclusive human rights practice

What's New

Grounding the Rights-Based National Housing Strategy in the Right to Housing: Here's How

Bruce Porter Enhancing the Rights-Based Framework for Canada's National Housing Strategy

SRAC promotes key social rights recommendations for Canada's upcoming UPR. Check out the Key UPR Recommendations

UM Human Rights Committee to decide on Migrants' Access to Healthcare in decision in Nell Toussaint v Canada HRC No 2348-2014 to be released at next session in July. See  Response to Canada re access to health care for irregular migrants. Gets support from Amnesty International and ESCR-Net

Application for Leave to Appeal to Supreme Court of Canada denied in Tanudjaja (Homeless peoples' rights to life, security and equality) Affidavit of Bruce Porter
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New Book. Martha Jackman & Bruce Porter (eds)  Advancing Social Rights in Canada now published and available at Irwin Law

See the ESCR Case Law Database

Past but Relevant NOW

Bill C-400 model housing strategy legislation.

1992 Alternative Social Charter

New Publications

Martha Jackman and Bruce Porter (eds)  Advancing Social Rights in Canada (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2014)

Martha Jackman & Bruce Porter "Social and Economic Rights" in P. Oliver, P. Macklem and N. Des Rosiers, The Oxford Handbook of the Canadian Constitution (New York, Oxford Univesity Press, 2017) at pp 843-866.

Bruce Porter, Inclusive Interpretations: Social Rights and Judicial Accountability in Helena Alviar García, Karl Klare and Lucy Williams (eds), Social and Economic Rights in Theory and Practice: Critical Inquiries (London and New York: Routledge, 2015)


From the Archives

Bruce Porter, Human Rights and the Right to Housing in Housing - A Right, a publication to coincide with an exhibition at the Power Plant Gallery on homelessness and the right to housing. Now Magazine, Toronto, 1989.

See Further publications

Grounding Canada's National Housing Strategy

in the Right to Housing


Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing presents report on rights based housing strategies with 10 key principles.

Bruce Porter  Enhancing the Rights-Based Rights-Based Framework for Canada's National Housing Strategy

Civil Society Consensus on Key Requirements of a Rights-Based Housing Strategy

Emily Paradis If You Build It, They Will Claim: Rights-Based Participation and Accountability in Canada’s National Housing Strategy

CUPE Housing is a Human Right



housing strategy chart

2nd chart of right to housing at the centre