Ryerson partners with NAN to address housing crisis, announces Yellowhead first research fellows

October 3, 2018

Ryerson University’s Together Design Lab and the Nishnawbe Aski Nation have launched a partnership to address the desperate housing crisis plaguing the Nation's 49 communities. The partners will consult with NAN residents to hear about their needs and develop a comprehensive housing strategy using their ideas on how these needs can be addressed. “There is no one solution to the housing crisis,” said TDL director Shelagh McCartney, who led a recent pilot study into the ongoing housing crisis in Indigenous communities. “If you truly want to fix this housing crisis, you need to be developing metrics and policies that address it on the ground.” Ryerson’s Yellowhead Institute also recently announced its 15 inaugural research fellows, who will be working with the Institute to support First Nation assertions of self-determination, engaging in public education, research, and analysis on Indigenous Policy. The Star | Ryerson