CERA’s Submission to the City of Toronto Re: Inclusionary Zoning

Re: Inclusionary Zoning Submission About CERA The Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (“CERA”) is a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to preventing evictions, ending housing discrimination and addressing human rights violations in housing across Ontario. For sixteen years, CERA has served 1500 clients annually who are facing eviction and human rights violations in their housing, […]

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August 21, 2019

CERA’s Submission on the Government of Ontario’s Proposed Regulatory Amendments to the Housing Services Act, 2011.

About CERA The Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (“CERA”) is a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to preventing evictions, ending housing discrimination and addressing human rights violations in housing across Ontario. For sixteen years, CERA has served 1500 clients annually who are facing eviction and human rights violations in their housing, such as the need […]

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July 24, 2019

CERA’s Submission on the City of Toronto’s HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan

Housing in Toronto: A Human Rights-Based Approach Introduction The housing crisis in Toronto has reached epidemic proportions. According to the City of Toronto’s own market analysis, “Toronto’s housing and homeless supports system is bursting at the seams.”1 Social housing waiting lists and waiting times have grown, and renters are living in increasingly unaffordable units and […]

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July 23, 2019

CERA’s Submission on the Government of Ontario’s Seniors Strategy

About CERA The Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (“CERA”) is a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to preventing evictions, ending housing discrimination and addressing human rights violations in housing across Ontario. For sixteen years, CERA has served 1500 clients annually who are facing eviction and human rights violations in their housing, such as the need […]

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July 23, 2019

CERA’s Submission on Bill 108 – More Homes, More Choice Act

CERA’s Submission on Bill 108 – More Homes, More Choice Act May 31, 2019 CERA’s Human Rights Based Perspective The Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (“CERA”) is a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to preventing evictions, ending housing discrimination and addressing human rights violations in housing across Ontario. CERA was founded in 1987 as the […]

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May 31, 2019

Important Development in the Implementation of Canada’s National Housing Strategy

This morning, a coalition of housing advocates including CERA sent an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urging the adoption of several amendments to the National Housing Strategy Act in Bill C-97 which is currently before Parliament. While the National Housing Strategy Act reflects many of the recommendations made by housing rights advocates to […]

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April 16, 2019

Join CERA’s Youth Advisory Committee

Call for volunteers: CERA’s Youth Advisory Committee For Preventing Youth Homelessness and Housing Precarity If you are between the ages of 16 and 30 and have experienced homelessness or housing precarity, we are seeking your input and participation in our Youth Advisory Committee. The Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA) is an organization that […]

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April 11, 2019

Concerned the Ontario government will speed up eviction process

It is very concerning that the Ontario government is exploring ways to remove protections for tenants during the eviction process. If measures to speed up the eviction process are implemented, and the process by which tenants are physically removed from their units is deregulated, it is Ontario’s most vulnerable residents who will be affected. Most […]

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February 7, 2019

Welcoming new staff!

CERA is very pleased to announce the addition of three talented new staff members to our team! We are excited to be building the organization, and look forward to working with Erin, Janice, and Rozeta to continue advocating for improved housing conditions and the promotion of human rights across Ontario. Rozeta Aleksov, Program Manager – […]

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January 16, 2019

Today is Giving Tuesday, and there are many reasons to give to CERA

Did you know that less than 5% of CERA’s annual budget comes from donations?  In 2018, we: provided free legal information and advocacy supports to over 1300Ontario renters facing eviction or discrimination delivered over 70 education workshops in eight Ontario communities, and continued to develop our unique and responsive plain-language resources for renters established 17+ new formal partnerships with allies […]

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November 27, 2018

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