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 Through exchanges, national workshops and training activities, Rooftops Canada has supported widespread learning and communication among numerous groups involved in community-based housing projects in Africa. It has also supported our development of an international award-winning campaign against illegal land-grabbing (Operation Firimbi), as well as the Ndungu Commission on land and graft in Kenya, and the proposed new Land Act.
            Davinder Lamba, Mazingira Institute, Kenya
 
On behalf of myself and the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, it is my honour and pleasure to offer you congratulations as you celebrate 25 years of dedicated humanitarian service. 
 
Rooftops Canada has demonstrated great leadership, not only in its commitment to affordable housing in Canada and internationally, but in its emphasis on local community development, needs assessments, and evaluation and community planning and participation. I have seen some firsthand examples of this during my trip to Kenya, and I was particularly impressed with the positive impact of housing micro‑finance. We wish you all the best on your future endeavours.
Ed Komarnicki, MP Souris – Moose Mountain
 
On behalf of the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada (CHF Canada), it is my great pleasure to extend Rooftops Canada congratulations on its 25th Anniversary. Rooftops Canada is an indispensable advocate for building low-cost, affordable housing for less fortunate communities, particularly in the developing world. 
 
For the past 25 years, CHF Canada’s 900-member housing co-operatives have supported Rooftops Canada’s mission of helping to improve housing conditions, build sustainable communities and develop a shared vision of equitable global development. We look forward to the next 25 years of success. 
Nicholas Gazzard, CHF Canada
 
On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada, I am pleased to congratulate Rooftops Canada on its 25th Anniversary. I applaud your dedication to reducing poverty by helping thousands of families to secure affordable housing and I commend your efforts in rebuilding homes and communities in places like Banda Aceh, after they have been destroyed by the Tsunami.
 
Your organization continues to demonstrate the success that global partnerships in international development can achieve. Not only have you committed to promoting the right to housing as a basic human right, but your organization is strengthening whole communities in the process.
 Glen Pearson, MP London North Centre
 
Rooftops Canada is able to look back at 25 years of excellent service and commitment to the efforts of poor and marginalized people to roll back the debilitating shackles of poverty. In particular, Kuyasa Fund would like to thank Rooftops Canada for the steady stream of young professionals and technical advisors who enriched our work and improved our institutional capacity.
            Olivia van Rooyen, Kuyasa Fund, South Africa
  
Congratulations to Rooftops Canada on your 25th Anniversary and thank you for all the amazing work that you have done abroad representing Canada. Proper housing is a basic human right that so many people in the developing world are lacking, and your hard work is going a long way to fill that need. Your work is a shining example of Canadian goodwill in the world, one which makes all Canadians proud. On the behalf of myself and my colleagues in the New Democratic Party caucus, congratulations on 25 years of great service to those in need.
            John Rafferty, MP Thunder Bay – Rainy River
 
Rooftops Canada has facilitated a series of fruitful exchange visits between Toronto Community Housing and South African social housing providers such as JOSCHO, Communicare and Madulamoho Housing.  Staff from Toronto Community Housing and South African housing providers have used knowledge gained from the visits to improve housing management and community development.
 
We’re proud to be a partner supporting Rooftop Canada’s international development programs and wish Rooftops Canada many more years of success.
 Keiko Nakamura, Toronto Community Housing, Canada
 
Rooftops Canada has played a role in improving the lives of thousands of families around the world. Through their efforts and their sterling work over these many years, Rooftops Canada has helped to build a better society. We should draw inspiration from their experience and knowledge to make the right choices as we build the future.
 
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Rooftops Canada staff for their dedication and ongoing commitment. 
Mme Johanne Deschamps,MP, Laurentides-Labelle, Quebec
 
Support from Rooftops Canada has enhanced our organizational capacity, particularly advocacy skills and operation systems. Rooftops Canada also supported our research study on the link between HIV/AIDS and Housing in Uganda. It was instrumental in the formation of the Uganda Human Settlements Network in 2009.
Deborah Kaijuka, Shelter and Settlements Alternatives (SSA), Uganda