PROJECT UPDATE! Facilitating Local Responses to Housing Discrimination

After two exciting years of work, we are bringing our Facilitating Local Responses to Housing Discrimination Project to a close. We are very pleased with the success of this initiative and are exited to share the new resources developed with our partners with you. For this initiative, we collaborated with partner organizations in Ottawa, Hamilton, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, London, […]

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February 23, 2017

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CERA Will Reignite Work on Women’s Rights

We are excited to announce that in 2017, with the support of Status of Women Canada, CERA will reignite our work on women’s rights by partnering with IRIS and Riverdale Immigrant Women’s Center and a number of other women serving agencies in Toronto. This project will address systemic barriers that contribute to housing insecurity in Toronto through the development […]

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January 31, 2017

New initiative – CERA working with sex workers on housing rights issues

Making Room, Creating Place: Announcing arts-based human rights legal education for sex workers. This Wednesday, CERA will be joining Maggie’s Sex Workers Action Project for our first housing rights workshop for street-involved sex workers. During these workshops, participants will learn about their housing rights under law; learn skills to self-advocate; creatively engage with artistic message-making strategies. […]

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Eviction Prevention for Seniors Initiative – Ways to Participate

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Did you know that the number of homeless seniors in Toronto doubled between 2009 and 2013? And that at least 10% of the homeless population of Toronto are older adults? CERA is working with seniors across the GTA to identify eviction prevention strategies that work for them. We need to hear from senior tenants and […]

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Under 30? Join our Advisory Committee

  UPDATE! : : : Interest in this position has been overwhelming! At this time we are no longer accepting applications for the Youth Advisory Committee. Please stay in touch with CERA about future opportunities —– If you are under 30 and have ever faced discrimination in housing or homelessness, we want your input. This is a […]

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Thanks to Vital Ideas, Our Youth Housing Rights Program is Growing

CERA is excited to announce that we have been selected as a 2016 Vital Ideas grant recipient! Evaluating and documenting curriculum, conducting research in community legal education and arts facilitation, and updating communications materials will allow us to expand our youth housing rights program over the next year. We are grateful for this support provided by a grant […]

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April 28, 2016

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Exciting News – CERA receives funding for rights-based seniors eviction prevention initiative

CERA is pleased to announce that we have received support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to develop community based, eviction prevention strategies for seniors. As part of this initiative, we will identify eviction prevention strategies through a senior-driven process in the GTA. Using a collaborative gap analysis, we will gather information about the current needs of […]

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Check out new tools to help you claim your rights!

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PROJECT UPDATE! Facilitating Local Responses to Housing Discrimination After many hours of writing and lots of conversations with our wonderful partners across the province, we’re excited to share over twenty new housing rights resources and self-advocacy tools for tenants that we’ve been working on over the past several months. Here they are! At CERA, we believe […]

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CERA pens Open Letter to the Prime Minister

Read CERA’s open letter to the Canadian government following the release of the UN’s report on Canada on March 7th, 2016. How well is Canada doing as a signatory to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights?  According to CERA’s ED Renee Griffin, we can and must do better. Contact your local MP and tell […]

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March 8, 2016