NOT ENOUGH AFFORDABLE HOUSING
What we’re going to be talking about for our report is the fact that many people in Canada cannot find affordable housing. This problem connects to the course because in class we discuss many social problems that are becoming a big issue. Global citizenship focuses on the world we live in and the people living in it because we as people make the world what it is today. As citizens, we can positively or negatively change the social issues that are talked about in global citizenship. Housing is a human right and everyone deserves to live comfortably, unfortunately the world has more people living uncomfortable due to the lack of affordable housing which makes it harder for people to maintain a healthy living style taking care of their family while working minimum wage or middle class jobs. Another reason why this topic relates to our course is because our course talks about equity and equality and Toronto is such a diverse city with so many cultures. When they migrate to Canada, they are trying to make a better living for their family but the problem with that is not being able to find good jobs to be able to support their family due to the different requirements needed in their country vs. our country. If people were to come and visit our country and see a positive change in housing being affordable, they would be able to go back to their country with a positive mindset knowing that if in the near future they want to move, they’d be able to afford it.
This issue is relevant to us because we all have either witnessed it with our parents growing up or know people in the situation right now. It concerns us that if it continues to go the way it is right now, almost everyone will not be able to find a safe and affordable environment to live in that they can afford without struggling to make ends meet. With that being said, we have children and we are experiencing this social issue within ourselves while paying...
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