Related national efforts include MMIWG Calls for Justice 4.8, 8.1, and 17.9.
Action Area 2: Housing and Homelessness
We envision a city where all members of the urban Indigenous communities enjoy access to safe, secure, and affordable housing. To realize this vision, we call on all residents of St. John’s to help advance change in the following ways:
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Lead, support, and coordinate research on the demographics of homelessness in St. John’s.
Ensure that demographic data drives program evaluation and delivery of services to the homeless population in St. John’s.
Collaborate with service delivery agencies to ensure that Indigenous residents in nonmarket housing have access to culturally appropriate programming and spaces.
Collaborate with service providers, including those in the private rental market, to ensure that Indigenous people have equal access to secure and affordable housing that is free of discrimination.
Promote the implementation of a no-discharge-into-homelessness policy by the provincial government.
Support provincial and national efforts to implement a universal basic income.
Support efforts to ensure that Indigenous people and members of other racialized and marginalized communities have access to safe, affordable, and reliable transportation throughout the city.
Promote and support efforts to improve access to safe, stable, nutritious, and affordable food sources for the urban Indigenous community. This includes wild game, country foods, and other culturally significant sources of nutrition.