Housing with security, peace and dignity ought to be a fundamental right for all people everywhere. And yet, in Canada, we are far from that goal. So: where have we been, where are we now, and where might we be headed? And, what’s the church’s role in all of this?
In today’s episode, we hear from housing advocate, the Rev. Michael Shapcott, Executive Director of the Sorrento Centre. Michael shares from decades working on the front lines—and in back rooms—to secure the right to dignified and affordable housing for all people in Canada.
This is Michael’s presentation from the Beyond Housing to Homefulness Symposium co-hosted by Empire Remixed and the Sorrento Centre in Spring 2021. Michael was speaking to us from the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Secwe̓pemc peoples.
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Beyond Housing to Homefulness Symposium: https://www.empireremixed.com/homefulness
Empire Remixed: https://www.empireremixed.com
Sorrento Centre: https://www.sorrentocentre.ca
Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness: https://caeh.ca/