Episode 3: Housing for Homefulness – New Opportunities in Canada

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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Show Links:

Beyond Housing to Homefulness Symposium: https://empireremixed.com.azwawtg5j2-jqp3vl7gy450.p.temp-site.link.azwawtg5j2-jqp3vl7gy450.p.temp-site.link/homefulness

Empire Remixed: https://empireremixed.com.azwawtg5j2-jqp3vl7gy450.p.temp-site.link.azwawtg5j2-jqp3vl7gy450.p.temp-site.link

Sorrento Centre: https://www.sorrentocentre.ca

Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness: https://caeh.ca/

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Andrew Stephens-Rennie
Andrew is a writer, dreamer and organizer with a keen interest in developing leaders in faith, compassion and justice.

He currently serves as the Director of Missional Renewal for the Anglican Diocese of Kootenay on the unceded territories of the Sinixt, Syilx, and Ktunaxa nations. He previously served as the Director of Ministry Innovation at Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver, BC.

Andrew is cofounder and contributing editor at www.empireremixed.com, and co-editor of "A Sort of Homecoming: Essays Honoring the Academic and Community Work of Brian Walsh" with Marcia Boniferro and Amanda Jagt.
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