Canada is experiencing a national housing crisis in cities, rural communities, and Indigenous territories, with increasing rates of homelessness, a lack of affordable housing, and insufficient supports for those most vulnerable to housing insecurity. It is easy to despair in the face of such challenges, but we can also respond with hope! This event will focus on nurturing hope, taking action, and working towards solutions that create tangible differences for our communities. Together we can face this crisis head on, and proceed faithfully to address it and live out the call to love all of our neighbours.
This is an in-person event at Christ Church Cathedral that will also be livestreamed.
Ryan Weston has been the Lead Animator, Public Witness for Social and Ecological Justice at the Anglican Church of Canada for 6 years. In this role he coordinates national engagement on key social and environmental issues, manages government relations, and develops resources and education initiatives for Anglicans across the country. Prior to this role, he held positions with the Diocese of Toronto, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace. Ryan holds an MA in Social Anthropology and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies. He lives and works in Toronto, on the lands covered by the Dish with One Spoon covenant, but he will always be from Tottenham, Ontario.