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Freylekh Friday

Friday, 12 January, 2024 2 Shevat 5784

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM30 Cleary Ave.

“Freylech is Yiddish for Fun for All Ages!

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Potluck @6pm

Kabbalat Shabbat @ 7:15pm 

Guest Speaker @8:15pm - Carolyn Whitzman: "Home Truths: Fixing Canada's Housing Crisis" 

No matter who you are or where you live in Canada, you have probably been affected by the high cost of housing. You might be trying to find a smaller and more accessible home in the community you have lived in for most of your life, deciding to move an hour away from the big city where you work because you can’t find a home you can afford, or stuck in a home without enough room for you or your family, living with the fear of being evicted. House prices and rents are increasing at rates that are well beyond affordability of average income people, with millions of households paying more than they can afford, hundreds of thousands at risk of evictions, tens of thousands homeless… Canada’s housing system is a mess. How can this mess be fixed?

“Home Truths” provides an overview of how Canada’s housing crisis can be solved. I review past policy mistakes, highlights international best practice, and gathers ideas from developers, advocates, researchers, politicians, and planners, to provide a guide to how a basic need like “the right to housing” can become reality.

A Bit about Carolyn Whitzman:

Dr. Carolyn Whitzman is a housing and social policy consultant. She is an expert advisor to the Housing Assessment Resource Tools (HART) project based at UBC, which is developing standardized best practices for doing housing need, land, and acquisition assessments, using detailed, open data.

Carolyn is the author, co-author or lead editor of six books, including most recently Clara at the Door with a Revolver (UBC Press, 2023), and over 100 book chapters, peer reviewed articles, and major reports. She has provided expertise to national, state/provincial and local governments, UN Women, UN Habitat, and private and non-profit organizations.


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