KENORA – On days when the temperature drops to 30 below, it reaffirms how fortunate I am to have a roof over my head and a place to call home for my family. But for some, this basic need does not always exist. Homelessness has been a longstanding issue and our government is committed to finding solutions. Nominations to be part of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy advisory committee<https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/communities/homelessness/advisory-committee.html> are now being accepted, and I encourage those? interested to please apply.
Employment and Social Development Canada are looking for applicants that have knowledge of the issues of those who are experiencing homelessness in Canada such as Indigenous peoples, seniors, veterans, youth and women who have been forced to leave their homes to flee violence. Persons who can share their own personal experience and insights into homelessness are also very much encouraged to submit their nomination.
Here in northwestern Ontario, we have a set of unique circumstances that contribute to homelessness. I think this is an excellent opportunity for citizens of the north to get involved and ensure that our voice is heard and our problems are addressed.
This is a serious concern and one that needs the support from all of us. We can and must make our communities safe for those who are less fortunate. In my view, there is nothing as important as to have a warm and safe place to call home. I know that northerners care and believe that homelessness is unacceptable.
The nomination period is now open and will close on February 20, 2017 at 1:59 AM, CST. The members of the Advisory Committee will be announced in the spring. If you’re looking for more information you can visit my website, bnault.liberal.ca<https://bnault.liberal.ca/> where we’ll have links to the Employment and Social Development Canada<https://www.canada.ca/en.html> website.
Hon. Bob Nault MP