[We can do better]: YC28-0/421-5S-PDF

[housing in Inuit Nunangat] /

"Throughout their traditional homelands, Inuit face an acute housing crisis which threatens their health and safety. This persistent and growing housing shortage has been characterized as one of the most significant public health emergencies in this country. Severe overcrowding, substandard homes, and a lack of affordable and suitable housing options has left many Inuit families one step away from homelessness; an unsettling reality in one of the harshest climates in the world. In this report, we have set out actions to support integrated and community-based solutions that better reflect Inuit cultures and the climate in which they live. This means involving Inuit in meaningful partnerships in the design of suitable homes, exploring new technologies to make better and more affordable homes available, exploring alternative financing opportunities that support greater homeownership, and taking appropriate steps to lower operating and construction costs, while promoting local skilled labour. Finally, the chronic housing shortage, combined with a young and growing population, requires us to actnow to alleviate the vulnerability experienced by far too many Inuit families due to a lack of housing and to ensure that generations of Inuit to come can fulfil their promise"--Executive summary, p. 4, 5.

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Department/Agency Senate. Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples.
Title [We can do better]
Subtitle [housing in Inuit Nunangat] /
Series Title Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [Inuktitut]
Other Language Editions [English]
Format Electronic
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Note English title supplied by the publisher. Cover title. "March 2017."
Date 2017.
Number of Pages 69 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • YC28-0/421-5S-PDF
Subject Terms Inuit, Housing, Northern Canada, Government policy