HSABC Webinar: National Right to Housing Network- National Standards for Shelters

July 17, 2024, 10:00 - 11:30 AM

In this webinar, we are joined by National Right to Housing Network's National Director to discuss their newly released "Gender-Sensitive National Standards for Shelters." We will discuss the engagement that lead to this groundbreaking national standard, and the right to housing more generally.


Instructor/s Bio/s: Michèle Biss

Michèle Biss is the National Director of the National Right to Housing Network. As an expert in economic and social rights, she has presented at several United Nations treaty body reviews and at Canadian parliamentary committees. Prior to her work at the NRHN, Michèle was the Policy Director and Human Rights Lawyer at Canada Without Poverty. In 2016, she graduated from the Advanced Course on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights at Åbo Akademi University in Finland. She has extensive professional experience working for marginalized groups, particularly women, persons with disabilities, newcomers, and Indigenous persons through casework, research, and community legal education. In her local Ottawa community, she sits on the board of directors of Ottawa Community Legal Services. She is a human rights lawyer and was called to the Ontario bar in 2014.