Who has the power to end homelessness and increase affordable housing?

The Canadian Constitution sets out the responsibilities of the Federal and Provincial governments, does not recognize municipalities as a separate order of government, and gives provinces exclusive control over municipalities, including the rules that govern them. The issues contributing to homelessness are all within the legislative jurisdiction of the Provincial and Federal Governments.

However, Toronto is carrying the regional workload for homelessness caused by the Provincial and Federal governments’ chronic lack of funding and we need each level of government to immediately take action to provide funding, policy and program tools to augment services for homeless individuals, including mental health and addictions.

Federal

Federal

Government of Canada

National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces

Postal service

Banking

Employment

Immigration and citizenship

Census

Foreign affairs and international trade

Agriculture

and more...

Provincial

Provincial

Government of Ontario

Health

Education

Housing

Driver and vehicle licensing

Energy

Human rights

Natural resources

Environment

Social services

and more...

Municipal

Municipal

City of Toronto

Water treatment and sewers

Parks and recreation centres

Libraries

Garbage collection

Public transit

Land use planning

Traffic and parking

Police, fire, and Paramedic services

Homeless shelters

Childcare

and more

Phone: 416-392-7903
Constituency Office: 100 Queen St W A5, Toronto, ON, M5H 2N2