The Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA) is the only organization in Canada dedicated to promoting human rights in housing and ending housing discrimination.

CERA carries out this work through public education, research, law reform, human rights casework, test case litigation and using international human rights law and mechanisms.

We also have special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

Below is a wonderful animation about human rights in housing by the Ottawa-based artists and motion designers, Jamie Muntean and Annette Kozlowski. For more of Jamie’s work, go to his webpage. Annette’s website is here.

For Rent from CERA on Vimeo.

If you have experienced discrimination related to your housing, call us at 1-800-263-1139 ext. 1. You can also e-mail us at


CERA is a non-profit, charitable organization that receives no ongoing funding.  To provide our services we rely on individual project grants and direct fundraising. We gratefully accept donations of any amount. If you would like to make a donation, please send us a cheque or contact us by telephone or e-mail. We will issue a charitable receipt. You can also donate securely online through CanadaHelps. Just click on the link above.

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